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 Russian JCCC representatives hinder effective restoration of Avdiivka destroyed infrastructure, - ATO Staff

This morning, the representatives of the Russian side to the Joint Center for Control and Coordination (JCCC) unilaterally limited the number of workers admitted to repair the damaged infrastructure.

This was announced by the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) Staff, Censor.NET reports citing the Defense Ministry of Ukraine.

According to the proposal of the OSCE SMM Deputy Chief Monitor Alexander Hug a fire should be ceased in the Yasynuvata-Avdiivka-Donetsk airport-Pisky area since 8 a.m., Feb. 5, in order to start repair process of critical infrastructure.

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"The Armed Forces of Ukraine and the Ukrainian side to the JCCC fully supported this initiative and provided written security guarantees to carry out repair work at the infrastructure facilities,'' ATO Staff claims.

''However, as of 6 a.m., Feb. 5, the Russian side to JCCC unilaterally limited the number of employees and field engineers up to 10 people, whereas at least 30 professionals were needed to provide quality service,'' the statement reads.

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ATO Staff states that "such a non-constructive approach to solving the humanitarian problems significantly hinders the restoration of the destroyed Donbas infrastructure".

The fighting in the vicinity of Avdiivka has been underway since Jan. 28. A state of emergency was declared in Avdiivka since Jan. 30.
   
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