Censor.NET reports citing the ATO Staff press center.
"The desperate attempts of Russian terrorist forces to take our positions in the area of Avdiivka led to numerous casualties among militants. The dead bodies of terrorists have not been evacuated through unilateral reluctance of occupants to negotiate a cease-fire.
"Over the past few days, the Ukrainian side has repeatedly proposed representatives of the enemy to cease fire in the vicinity of Avdiivka's industrial zone so as to enable the search of dead militants. However, no response followed.
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"This demonstrates once again that the command of Russian terrorist forces places the escalation of hostilities over basic respect for its own people who have become victims of the Kremlin's reckless venture in Ukraine," the statement reads.
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