Shelling of power station leaves cities without power in eastern Ukraine

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A power station caught fire in the Nikitovsk district of Gorlovka on Sunday after heavy shelling. Firefighters battled the flames at one of the city’s key electricity sources the whole night. Both water and electricity supplies to large numbers of civilian houses were shut off as a result of the shelling, while local authorities tried to repair the damaged equipment. Gorlovka supplies water to Donetsk, the capital of self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR/DNR) and, consequently, the city had to switch to backup power.