The head of the National Police in the Donetsk region Viacheslav Abroskin wrote on Facebook, Censor.NET reports.
Abroskin has also published more photos of Saturday night shelling of Avdiivka.
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, the militants carry out non stop attacks on 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.
The Donetsk regional civil-military administration said the sides had agreed to cease fire until 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Nine Ukrainian fighters killed over past 24-hour period, six wounded, one taken captive, - journalist(0)