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 Works at Donetsk water filtration station ended abruptly due to militants' fire, - OSCE

OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine reports on the militants' attacks at workers repairing the Donetsk water filtration station.

Censor.NET reports citing the OSCE's Twitter.

"#DFS: Works ended abruptly. The cease-fire breached. Civilians continue to suffer. Stop shooting now!," the OSCE statement reads.

Read more: Militants fired at electricians repairing power line in Avdiivka, - Tseholko

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.

Read more: Kremlin says it hopes Russia-backed militants have enough ammunition as tensions escalate in Donbas

As reported by the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) Staff press center, the militants continue to storm Ukrainian positions near Avdiivka.

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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