Ukraine's Armed Forces 122nd Battalion member Masi Nayyem wrote on Facebook, Censor.NET reports.
"This thing came today. It was rattling as it flew to us. It is still hot. But its target was definitely not [Avdiivka's] industrial zone. It hit the area near a nine-floor apartment building, just behind it. This is some 1.5 km away from the industrial zone. Martin Brest says this is a fin-stabilized discarding sabot projectile produced in 1982," the soldier said adding that Avdiivka residents urgently need scotch tape and boards to seal windows.
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, 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. A female body of a civilian was found in Avdiivka downtown on Feb. 1.
The Donetsk regional civil-military administration said the sides had agreed to cease fire until 5 p.m. Wednesday.
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