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 Governor Zhebrivskyi says talks underway to cease fire in Avdiivka on Feb. 2

Chairman of the Donetsk regional military and civil administration Pavlo Zhebrivskyi says the parties started negotiations to establish cease-fire in the Donbas on Feb. 2.

Censor.NET reports citing Channel 5.

"The talks to maintain cease-fire tomorrow are underway. We do not know how fruitful they will be. The fact that Makiivka, Yasynuvata, and a half of Donetsk experience water shortage should also be taken into account. I think that if Russians care two straws for the people they have been imposing their 'Russian world' upon, they will maintain the cease-fire tomorrow, and heating in Avdiivka will be restored," Zhebrivskyi said.

See more: Aftermath of morning attack on Avdiivka: female corpse with multiple shrapnel wounds found, - Abroskin. PHOTOS

"The temperature in residential homes is now between 10 and 15 degrees Celsius depending on warmth-keeping capability of a particular house. The gravity flow pushed the water up to the fourth floors of the apartment houses but it drained in the evening. However, we are going to pump the water tomorrow so that the people will be able to stock up on it. We are limited by three such deliveries though. We hope for the cease-fire to be maintained tomorrow and that we will be able to restore water supply to Avdiivka," he added.

Read more: Militants open fire on repair brigade near Avdiivka, - Zhebrivskyi

The fighting in the vicinity of Avdiivka has been underway since late Saturday, Jan. 28.

After three days, Ukrainian soldiers managed to take enemy positions and improved their tactical set-up in the area. Unfortunately, casualties were reported among the military.

On Jan. 30, enemy strikes left the government-controlled town of Avdiivka without electricity, water and heat.

In the evening of Jan. 30, a state of emergency was declared in Avdiivka.

See more: Rescuers evacuate 132 persons including 70 children from Avdiivka, - Sate Emergency Service. PHOTOS

As reported by the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) Staff press center, militants carry out not stop attacks on Ukrainian positions near the town.

A regional coordination center to aid local population has been set up.

According to the National Police, six civilians had been wounded and 26 houses damaged as of morning, Feb. 1. A female body of a civilian was found in Avdiivka downtown on Feb. 1.

The Donetsk regional civil-military administration said the sides had agreed to cease fire until 5 p.m. Wednesday.
   
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