Head of the Donetsk civil-military state administration Pavlo Zhebrivskyi said on Facebook, Censor.NET reports.
"A number of Russian militants opened fire and launched an offensive near Avdiivka. First they requested a cease-fire, but in 10 minutes regrouped and attacked. I've been told this by the commander of the 72nd Brigade. Our forces repulsed the attack. Several militants were killed, including the one nicknamed Konsul. The battle is underway," he described the situation in Avdiivka as of 9:30 a.m., Jan. 31.
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