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(ENG SUBS)DPR: Ukraine attacks & takes control of water filtration plant Donetsk

Eduard Aleksandrovich Basurin Deputy Defense Minister and defense spokesman of the Donetsk People’s Republic has just made an announcement that Ukraine forces in the night took control of the Donetsk water treatment plant. He “urges world leaders to strongly condemn the Poroshenko regime and make the Ukrainian president to bring order to his army”


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  1. bryce says

    As reported by http://www.infocenter-odessa.com,
    On 22 February, the International Red Cross, using 13 lorries, delivered food to DNR.
    On 24 February, through the uncontrolled territory of KPVV Novotroitskoe, 23 lorries containing 280 tons of food were delivered to the DNR by the UN & Red Cross.

    If water soon becomes scarce, relief is possible through the efforts of these refugee relief agencies.

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    • How many trucks will be neededd to bring 4,500.000 liters of water every day (people need at least 1.5 liters of water a day), in your opinion? And which organization will do that?

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      • bryce says

        The food was delivered by the UN High Commission for Refugees and the International Red Cross Committee. Who among us knew that it was even possible to avoid the blockades and make these deliveries?
        Many of the Donetsk city residents will have a Granny or family still living in the villages, with fresh well-water available. Villagers have always provided their city relatives with garden produce, in season.
        You are correct, though; the logistics involved in delivering so much water are staggering, if it becomes necessary.

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  2. This is quite alarming. People cannot go without water for more than seven days if they are in good health. Babies, children, the elderly and the sick don’t have that long. The population of Donetsk was estimated at 929,063 (2016 est.) in the city, and over 2,000,000 in the metropolitan area (2011). A great deal of water is necessary for that many people and cannot easily be brought in by trucks every day.

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    • Water isn’t yet an issue. I think the upshot of the press conference was: either Kiev is allowing the provocations to happen or it has lost control over segments of its forces.

      Basurin isn’t making any accusations but suggesting that the latter is most likely the case, and therefore for the time being, Donetsk isn’t taking the bait, so to speak.

      At the same time, he is suggesting that if Kiev doesn’t act to restrain its outlaws, depending upon how dangerous to civilians become the illegal actions, the Republic may have to take matters into its own hands.

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      • Ye how in the world would water be and issue, ow wait how much % of the human body is water? Here is a what http://www.businessinsider.com/how-many-days-can-you-survive-without-water-2014-5 has to say “At least 60% of the adult body is made of it and ever living cell in the body needs it to keep functioning.” But your right water isn’t an issue if you hoping to killing all the civilians anyway. To your “I think” part of your comment, what you think is not a fact, it is an opinion so its value is as valuable as your lack of knowledge of the importance of the water to the civilians who still live there. There is no “depending up on how dangerous to civilians become the illegal actions”, they are as dangerous as they could get. If you don’t believe that, I suggest you try living without clean water. After all you still question how dangerous such events can be.

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              • The main Emphasis is always on civilians, wars have casualties but civilians should never be those casualties. It is a fact that Russians teach that idea to their soldiers from day one. It he wasn’t worried about it why in the world would he start such a silly thing as water. Because to him as a soldier those civilian lives are more important than his own. He didn’t declare it no need one can logically read between the line. If there is no way to lean in, they wont have it for long. After all there is more than one civilian living there, so whatever they do have will be used up. When it is used up guess what happens to those people?

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                • The press conference was called to draw attention to the ‘fact’ that Kiev is either a) trying to provoke war or b) has lost control over some of its troops. Do you believe that the Republic of Donetsk would leave any infrastructure critical to the lives of its citizens as vulnerable as apparently this particular water treatment obviously was? So Basurin is fire a shot across Poroshenko’s bow, essentiallly saying, “get your boys in line, or be careful what you wish for.” That’s how I interpreted his words. Would that be roughly equivalent to the point Basurin was making?

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