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 Avdiivka comes under heavy artillery strike, Russian militants intensify attacks on Marinka, Krasnohorivka in evening, - Donetsk region police chief. PHOTOS

Donetsk region National Police Chief Viacheslav Abroskin says the militants committed heavy artillery strike on Avdiivka this evening and later continued shelling the town with mortars. The enemy also intensified attacks on Marinka and Krasnohorivka.

The law enforcer wrote on Facebook, Censor.NET reports.

Abroskin wrote: "The militants shelled Avdiivka at 7:30 p.m. Four houses on Hrushevskoho and Druzhby Streets were damaged. No casualties reported so far.

"The mortar shelling is starting again. The terrorists stepped up attacks on Marinka and Krasnohorivka using heavy weapons. The people are hiding in the shelters.

"Information on casualties is being clarified," Donetsk region police chief wrote.

See more: "This thing came today. It was rattling as it flew. Still hot," - Ukrainian soldier Masi Nayyem shows militants' ordnance impacting Avdiivka. PHOTOS

Avdiivka comes under heavy artillery strike, Russian militants intensify attacks on Marinka, Krasnohorivka in evening, - Donetsk region police chief 01

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Avdiivka comes under heavy artillery strike, Russian militants intensify attacks on Marinka, Krasnohorivka in evening, - Donetsk region police chief 03

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.

See more: Rescuers evacuate 132 persons including 70 children from Avdiivka, - Sate Emergency Service. PHOTOS

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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