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 Escalation near Avdiivka set to wane, Governor Zhebrivskyi says

Donetsk military and civil state administration Chairman Pavlo Zhebrivskyi says 10 construction gangs start restoring houses in embattled Avdiivka.

As reported by Censor.NET, he said on air of 112 Ukraine TV channel.

"The escalation of hostilities near Avdiivka is on the wane. I hope the schools will start working today. We see preconditions for their opening. The energy supply has been restored all across the town except for some streets. The town is being heated while the water supply will be restored in full by the end of the day," he said.

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According to Zhebrivskyi, 10 construction gangs start restoring houses in Avdiivka.

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.

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As reported by the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) Staff press center, the militants continue to storm Ukrainian positions near Avdiivka.

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. A female body of a civilian was found in Avdiivka downtown on Feb. 1.
 
 
 
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