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 "It's for them to understand their land is Kamchatka and Magadan," - defenders of Avdiivka industrial area raised Ukraine's flag on neutral ground. VIDEO

Ukrainian paratroopers defending Avdiivka industrial area against Russian hybrid troops have hoisted the Ukrainian flag just 40 meters from enemy positions.

As reported by Censor.NET citing 5 Channel, attacks and shelling of Ukrainian troops are almost non-stop and sounds of gunfire and explosions are constantly heard.

This is the second time Ukrainian paratroopers have raised the flag - the previous one was shot down by militants the day before. The flagpole is planted just 40 meters from Ukrainian positions. The trenches of terrorists lie at the same distance. The machine gunner, being on combat duty here, does not remove his finger from the trigger. Otherwise, he may fail to timely react to enemy's emergence.

"Militants are 70-80 meters away from us. Sometimes, they pop up, as they say, out of the woodwork. They dig trenches and holes. There are also destroyed houses and cellars there," paratrooper with callsign Shaman said.
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