Tuesday, January 31 2017 20:03 EET
UN Security Council to consider Avdiivka clashes behind the closed door
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The session, initiated by the Ukrainian delegation will be held behind closed doors.

The UN Security Council will hold consultations on the latest developments in Avdiivka, the town in Donetsk region that is currently under heavy fire by Russia-backed mercenaries. Oleg Nikolenko, the press secretary of Ukraine’s UN delegation, reported by 112 TV channel.

‘The Ukrainian side will initiate the discussion tonight, timed to the escalation in Avdiivka. The meeting will be held behind the closed doors,’ the official said.

EU also reacted on the escalation in Ukraine, calling for the end of hostilities in Avdiivka.

"The intense fighting around Avdiivka is a blatant violation of the ceasefire", noted in the European Union. Intense fighting around Avdeevka constitute a flagrant violation of the ceasefire agreement. This is stated in the press service of the European External Action Service, published on the website of the EU Delegation in Ukraine.

“We call for the fighting to stop immediately. This would also allow for the urgent repair of critical infrastructures. Full observance of the ceasefire is a crucial step towards the full implementation of the Minsk agreements, which is the basis for a peaceful and sustainable resolution of the conflict, respecting Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Earlier video of BM-21 GRAD, shelling outskirts of Avdiivka by Russia-backed militants, was published. 

Also Poroshenko held a meeting with security officials on the escalation in Avdiivka.

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