Wednesday, February 1 2017 18:18 EET
Ukraine
Situation in war-torn Avdiivka: Repair works started, field kitchens to support local citizens deployed, fightings going on - photo from the epicenter
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According to the press centre of the ‘anti-terror’ operation (ATO) HQ, the Joint Centre for Ceasefire Control and Coordination and Stabilization of Demarcation Line along with the OSCE SMM took all measures to implement the ceasefire in Avdiivka. Thanks to the ceasefire, the emergency repair works have been started.

“The Ukrainian servicemen are deploying 10 field kitchens to support local citizens”, Col. Mykola Kuklyuk, Deputy Chief of ATO for Logistics, said.

The officer stressed that servicemen had enough food products and wood for heating and cooking.

“We emphasize that the Ukrainian army is always ready to help local population!” Col. Kuklyuk stated.

Over the past days Avdiivka has been living under massive artillery and mortar attacks resulted in destruction of homes, cutting off the water supply and electricity. Many buildings are without central heating.

“Military have provided meal for more than 1,000 citizens. We are waiting for all people in need”, Col. Mykola Kuklyuk, Deputy Chief of ATO for Logistics, said.

According to the press centre of the ‘anti-terror’ operation (ATO) HQ, the enemy keeps shelling the Ukrainian government positions near Avdiivka. Militants used MRLS BM-21 GRAD, 152 mm artillery, grenade launchers, heavy machineguns, and small arms.

At night there was a fight ended in the enemy’s failure.

Meanwhile, at 7:00 a.m. an enemy’s group of 30 was assaulting the ATO outposts. It has been stopped while the fighting is going on.

Earlier video of BM-21 GRAD shelling outskirts of Avdiivka revealed.

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

UN Security Council to consider Avdiivka clashes behind the closed door.

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