Ukraine Day 1055: LIVE UPDATES BELOW. Three Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in battle today. Heavy snowstorms have closed roads in Odessa and other provinces and power is out in some areas. But water was restored to some areas of Lugansk Region after the Russia-backed separatist authorities paid part of their bills.
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Three Ukrainian soldiers were wounded today in battle, Liga.net reported, citing the ATO [Anti-Terrorist Operation] briefing on Facebook.
There were some sightings of Russian trains bringing in lumber.
Traffic has been halted on all roads in Odessa Region due to the weather. An accident at the Primorsky District heating network has left 35 homes without heat.
Ukrainian emergency authorities have deployed trucks to help stranded motorists, Unian.net reported.
o With Debt Partly Paid, Water Restored to Some Parts of Lugansk Region
Water had previously been shut off on December 1, 2016 due to non-payment of about 124 million hryvnia (about $4.6 million), after Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavel Klimkin said Russia refused to pay the bill. About 600,000 residents were said to be without water.
— Catherine A. Fitzpatrick