The plan of the Kyiv regime for the “water blockade” failed

The rescue

The rescue “artery” was built faster than planned.

One of the main projects of recent months has been completed – a water conduit was built in the DPR, connecting the Seversky Donets-Donbass canal, which was broken and practically abandoned by Ukraine, with the large Khanzhenkovsky reservoir, which holds about 15 million cubic meters of water.

Built faster than expected

Recall that at the end of February, the Armed Forces of Ukraine purposefully fired at the canal: the filtering and pumping stations were de-energized, the flow of water through the canal towards Donetsk was reduced to a minimum. The Ukrainian side was not embarrassed that this is the only source of drinking water for the Donetsk region. But Russia does not abandon its own: it undertook to remedy the situation by finding another way to replenish the channel. After all, we are talking about the survival of innocent people.

“The Armed Forces of Ukraine tried to arrange a water blockade, which, in terms of its impact on the civilian population, would have much more serious consequences than in Crimea,” said the head of the DPR, Denis Pushilin. – The new water conduit, built with the help of Russia, is one of the elements of countering “water terrorism”.

According to Vitaly Khotsenko, chairman of the government of the DPR, who, together with Pushilin, solemnly launched a new water conduit, the life-saving “artery” was built faster than planned. The deadline was set for the end of summer, but the conduit was already operational in July.

Now, thanks to the man-made “river”, the Seversky Donets-Donbass canal, which is still under the control of Ukraine, receives about 70 thousand cubic meters of water per day. This will not completely solve the problem of water shortage in the DPR, but at least it will make it possible to provide residents on schedule.

According to the head of the Russian Military Construction Company Alexander Fomin, four pipeline strings with a length of 21 km each were launched. It has over 70 technical wells dug from scratch. The builders assembled more than 8 thousand joints, working around the clock under the protection of the Ministry of Emergency Situations.

– When the republic is liberated within the constitutional boundaries, we will be able to talk about the full provision of its inhabitants with water, – said Denis Pushilin.

This is how the water reserves in the apartments of Donetsk residents look like.

This is how the water reserves in the apartments of Donetsk residents look like.

By the way, this is not the first “artery” built after the blocking of the Seversky Donets – Donbass canal. The first pipeline, with the help of which it was possible to at least temporarily solve the problem with drinking water in Makeevka, Gorlovka, Yasinovataya and Donetsk, was laid in early summer by the DPR Ministry of Emergency Situations and the miners of the Zhdanovskaya mine. Its length is about 2 km, and about 15 thousand cubic meters of water from the reservoir enters the canal daily through it. After the construction of the pipeline, although it was a forced measure, Donetsk residents have already experienced some improvement in the water situation. Let once every few days and not for long, but sometimes there was enough pressure to deliver water to the upper floors of high-rise buildings.

Another conduit is now helping to build Mosvodokanal. It will provide up to 35,000 cubic meters of water per day. The head of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the DPR Alexei Kostrubitsky noted that soon it will be possible to supply water to the townspeople more often than once every 2-3 days. In general, when all plans are implemented, up to 200,000 cubic meters of water per day will be supplied to the canal from all water pipelines.

The queues are discussing a new water conduit

Donetsk political scientist Dmitry Kuzmenko told Komsomolskaya Pravda how to survive in such a situation. He lives in the frontline region and has been in a severe water shortage since March.

Political scientist Dmitry Kuzmenko.

Political scientist Dmitry Kuzmenko.

– Most importantly, in the hustle and bustle of work, do not forget what day there will be water. It does not always reach the upper floors, so you have to dial from the tap in the basement. To do this, you need to contact the neighbors and sign up for the entrance queue. Strangers in the queue are allowed extremely reluctantly. A couple of hours before the water supply, a line is already forming, so you need to check your place. Water is served after six in a thin stream, so residents make sure that everyone gets no more than 20 liters.

You need to take it upstairs, go downstairs, take a place in the queue again and collect 20 liters. During the evening, the process is repeated 3-4 times, and you are already glad that there were no screams and scandals.

According to Kuzmenko, the situation in his workplace is better. Water is brought to the office centrally.

“People are waiting for the launch of the Seversky Donets-Donbass channel with great impatience,” the political scientist emphasized. – Yes, the authorities deliver technical and drinking water by car free of charge, but it is taken apart by pensioners and the unemployed in a matter of minutes. Now 5 liters of drinking water are handed out in schools. You need to show your passport and stand in line. Donetsk residents showed unity in this issue. In social networks, the owners of wells are invited to draw water for free. Some families themselves bring water to residential areas and distribute it to people.

– If not for Russia’s help, we would have died without water, – confirmed Ekaterina Shubina from Donetsk. – They were afraid that various infections would occur in the heat. But the builders are the real heroes. In the queue for water, they are only discussing a new conduit. The millionth city was not taken by blockade. So thank you from the bottom of my heart!

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