Chief of the Donetsk region National Police Viacheslav Abroskin said on Facebook, Censor.NET reports.
"Russian militants have just [3:35 p.m.] disrupted the truce around Avdiivka. They opened random fire on wiremen. The workers were forced to lie down to avoid being shot. They were 300 meters away from the place of a possible rupture of power lines," Zhebrivskyi wrote.
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.
According to the National Police, six civilians had been wounded and 26 houses damaged as of morning, Feb. 1.
The Donetsk regional civil-military administration said the sides had agreed to cease fire until 5 p.m. Wednesday.