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 "Militants keep shelling Avdiivka. Russian side provided no written confirmation of cease-fire," - Zhebrivskyi

As of 11:40 a.m. Jan. 31, militants continued hitting Avdiivka with heavy weaponry.

Head of the Donetsk regional civil-military administration Pavlo Zhebrivskyi said on Facebook, Censor.NET reports.

"The Russian side has not provided any written confirmation of a cease-fire. By preliminary information, a cease-fire is set to begin at noon. Repair crews are ready to immediately start works to restore power lines," Zhebrivskyi wrote.

Read more: All attempts by Russian hybrid troops to break through Ukrainian defenses are doomed, - Turchynov

The fighting in the vicinity of Avdiivka has been underway since late Saturday, Jan. 28. Ukrainian soldiers bravely hold their lines, according to the military sources.

Three days into fighting, Ukrainian soldiers have 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.

As reported by the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) Staff press center, militants carry out not stop attacks on Ukrainian positions near the town.
 
 
 
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