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 OSCE SMM, JCCC assisted in ensuring localized cease-fire around Donetsk filtration station, - Hug

OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in conjunction with the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the cease-fire in the Donbas made efforts to ensure a localized cease-fire around Donetsk filtration station (DFS).

SMM Principal Deputy Chief Monitor Alexander Hug wrote on Twitter, Censor.NET reports.

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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.

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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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