After a year since Russian shells severed the pipeline, the 20,000 people living Avdiivka finally have gas again. Previously the gas came via the Russian occupied Donetsk city. However after the damage and despite long negotiations to allow the gas to be reconnected, Russia’s occupation administration was unwilling to cooperate. No doubt this was done in an effort to make more people abandon this strategically important front line town.
Undeterred and at a cost of around $2 Million, Ukraine’s now finished building a whole new supply pipeline to Avdiivka. Importantly it avoids the end of the town which routinely suffers from Russian shelling. Also, to limit further damage, the pipes have been embedded deep under ground. Good news for several surrounding villages, which have also been reconnected.