Prime Minister Volodymyr Hroisman said, Censor.NET reports citing 112 Ukraine.
"We understand it is not a man-made problem. It is a large-scale military invasion of the territory of Ukraine by the Russian Federation, which requires, in particular, international response. It is very important to us that the enemy forces roll back, cease fire, and then the situation is completely controlled. We will restore all vital utilities in the town," he said.
Hroisman is sure the Verkhovna Rada's involvement in the issue is unnecessary.
"I don't deem it necessary for the Verkhovna Rada to take any decisions on the current situation. There is no need to politicize the matter. The parliament is always united in deciding on military issues and passing laws to enhance our defense. Today, no decision is out there for the parliament to be taken to deal with the problem more effectively," Hroisman pointed out.
Hroisman is sure the lawmakers will quickly gather if such a necessity occurs.
The fighting in the vicinity of Avdiivka has been underway since late Saturday, Jan. 28.
After three days, Ukrainian soldiers 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.
A regional coordination center to aid local population has been set up.
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