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 NATO-Ukraine Commission to hold extraordinary meeting today, discuss recent developments in Donbas

Feb. 8, the NATO-Ukraine Commission plans to hold an extraordinary meeting at ambassadorial level on the situation in the Donbas.

Censor.NET reports citing a statement by the Ukrainian Mission to NATO on Twitter.

"An extraordinary meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission at ambassadorial level will be held today. The recent developments in Ukraine's east are on the agenda," the statement reads.

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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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