Head of the Avdiivka civil-military administration (CMA) Pavlo Malykhin told 112 TV Channel, Censor.NET reports.
"People already want to go return home. We've already got about 30 applications from Avdiivka residents," he said.
According to him, the situation is under control right now. The last night passed calm. At the same time, the militants fired at Ukrainian soldiers positions at Avdiivka industrial area.
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. Casualties were reported among the military.
A state of emergency was declared in Avdiivka since Jan. 30. 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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