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Avdiivka residents are not evacuating en masse, - head of Donetsk regional military and civil administration
09:57, 1 February 2017
Avdiivka residents are not evacuating en masse, - head of Donetsk regional military and civil administration

Pavlo Zhebrivskyi says people need duvets and warm clothes

09:57, 1 February 2017

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Avdiivka residents, willing to evacuate, are not so numerous, so it’s not a question of emergency evacuation. Pavlo Zhebrivskyi, the head of Donetsk regional military and civil administration, reported that on air of 112 Ukraine TV channel.

“We worked out all the algorithms. There are several health resorts, both private and municipal. We can settle 1.4 thousand children in Svyatogirsk. There aren’t so many people ready for this offer, and we are not going to run the evacuation,” he noted.

Related: Donbas: Heavy artillery fire continues in Avdiivka

Zhebrivskyi explained that the issue of evacuation was raised not because of continuing shelling, but due to the problems with communal services providing for the residents.

“The water now reaches the fourth floor. It comes from the Donetsk hydraulic station. This helped to stabilize the issue of water supply to some extend. Not the diesel oil fuel arrived, about 30 tons,” he added.

At that Zhebrivskyi noted that people are in need of duvets and warm clothes.

Related: Donbas: Avdiivka under tank, mortar and artillery fire

Earlier, Zhebrivskyi informed that shelling of Avdiivka went down a bit, letting people to have some rest. In spite of such a complicated situation, the city is working.

Most recently, the state of emergency was declared in Avdiivka, where the militants continue to shell Ukrainian positions from mortars and artillery systems. Both parties to the conflict take casualties, as well as civilians who also suffer the consequences of the ongoing shelling. Local authorities are ready for possible massive evacuation of civilians from this area.

On Monday, January 30, Avdiivka was cut off from water and electricity supplies, as well as from heating.  

Related: What to expect from meeting in Minsk concerning situation in Avdiivka?

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