The Ukrzaliznytsia Press Service (Ukrainian Railways) reported that terrorists have begun using tanks to destroy railway tracks at Donetsk railway stations.
“First, intent on destroying odd-number shunting neck tracks at the Bulavin station, the terrorists deliberately drove a tank several times along the rails.” announced Ukrzaliznytsia.
The Press Service stated that sabotage operations continue on the Donbas railway network.
“Over the past two weeks, tracks and railroad switches have been damaged at the following stations – Dolomyt, Elektrychna, Kashparov, Mykytivka, Torez, Luhansk, Donetsk and Horlivka.” added the Press Service.
Ukrzaliznytsia also confirmed that passenger areas in several railway stations had suffered major destruction.
“Passenger areas in Sloviansk, Krasny Lyman, Rubizhne and Pereyizna stations have also been devastated. It is impossible to predict how many railway stations and passenger areas will be destroyed or determine the extent of damage by the end of hostilities.”
Ukrzaliznytsia also reported that major companies in the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts have been cut off from railway supplies of coal and coke.
Financial losses due to terrorist acts amount to 600 million UAH.
Translated by Christine Chraibi, edited by Myron Spolsky