Chief of the Donetsk region National Police Viacheslav Abroskin said on Facebook, Censor.NET reports.
"Avdiivka. The aftermath of the morning shelling by militants. 20 minutes ago, a dead woman, born in 1955, was found at Zavodska Street with numerous shrapnel wounds," he wrote.
Photos - Abroskin's Facebook page
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.