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 Peskov claims militants retook ground near Avdiivka

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov says "DPR" militants have managed to bring the situation near Avdiivka back to the state preceding the escalation of hostilities in the area.

"As far as we know, insurgents have brought the situation back to the state that preceded the spike in aggression," Peskov told journalists Tuesday, answering the question who controlls Avdiivka, Censor.NET reports citing Russian Interfax.

"As a result of the launched offensive, part of the territory of the unrecognized republic has been retaken by the attackers. And a counterattack helped restore the situation that preceded the operation," Peskov said.

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