Representatives of the DPR will raise the issue of unimpeded access for specialists of the Republic to the Donetsk filtering station (DFS) at Minsk negotiations scheduled for April 12. This was announced today at the press conference in DAN by the Human Rights Ombudsman DPR Daria Morozova.
“Ecological monitoring is an important means of ensuring the rights of citizens. We have no access to environmental information”, – Morozova said. – On April 12, at the meeting in Minsk, I will raise the issue of the environmental situation in our region and the unimpeded access of our experts to the territory of the Donetsk filtering station”.
It should be mentioned that the DFS vicinity has been one of the most “hot” points in Donbass for a long time, the territory of the station has repeatedly been shelled. According to the Ombudsman, OSCE observers recorded similar incidents, in particular, the hits of artillery shells into buildings with chlorine.
“I want to emphasize that chlorine is an extremely dangerous chemical. Destruction of one reservoir of about one ton (at least 4 tons is currently stored on the DFS – DAN), affects all life within the radius of five kilometers”, the Ombudsman said.
Donetsk filtering station is located between Avdeyevka and Yasinovataya. It supplies water to settlements on both sides of the front line. These are, first of all, Donetsk and Yasinovataya, Vasilievka and Spartak, which are under the authority of the DPR, as well as Avdeyevka, Krasnogorovka and Verkhnetoretskoe settlements, which are currently occupied by the SSU. The station was repeatedly subjected to shelling, and its work was interrupted for many times.