The state Department is concerned that Russia could deprive thousands of Ukrainians of drinking water

The flooding of the mine in the Donetsk region may revoke the drinking water of thousands of Ukrainians living in the Russian-controlled territories, I think in the U.S. state Department.

State Department spokesman Heather Nauert urged Russia to «act responsibly» and to abandon the plan of flooding the abandoned coal mine «Yunkom» in Donetsk.

Tomorrow, April 14, in the city of Bunge (former yunokomunarivs’k) will be disabled the pumps the mine, which will lead to gradual flooding. Note that even in Soviet times, namely in 1979, in the capsule of mine blew up a nuclear warhead.

In the report of the OSCE mission says that the possible leakage or increased pressure in the sinking of the shaft can affect the integrity of the capsule. Employees «Uncola» fear that the flooding may cause unpredictable results, including possible radioactive contamination.

Last year, residents came out to protest against the decision of local authorities, represents an illegal group «DNR».

Plans by Russian proxies to flood the abandoned coal YunKom mine – site of #Soviet nuclear test in ’79 – could threaten drinking water of thousands of Ukrainians in #Russia-controlled eastern #Ukraine. We urge Russia and its proxy authorities to act responsibly. @USEmbassyKyiv

— Heather Nauert (@statedeptspox) April 13, 2018

«The plans of the Russian Trustees in the flooding of abandoned coal mines Yunkom – the venue of nuclear tests, USSR in 1979 – could threaten the availability of drinking water for thousands of Ukrainians in part of Eastern Ukraine that is under Russian control. We urge Russia and its henchmen to act responsibly.»