This report details the OSCE’s efforts to address the humanitarian and environmental risks from damage to water, electricity, gas and environmentally risky infrastructure in eastern Ukraine.
This report focuses on the impact of the conflict in eastern Ukraine on certain types of infrastructure and the delivery of basic services to civilians from January 2017 to August 2018. Drawing on the Mission’s experience from monitoring infrastructure repairs in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, and its facilitation of dialogue, this report will provide:
• An overview of selected water, electricity, gas and communications infrastructure, and their operations and service delivery, highlighting the relationship between different types of infrastructure there and the effects of armed violence in eastern Ukraine;
• SMM-supported mechanisms for ensuring the provision of basic services; and
• SMM contributions, including facilitating and monitoring windows of silence and facilitating dialogue in support of operations, repair or maintenance of infrastructure.