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Defense Ministry: Situation in Avdiivka remains complicated
14:07, 30 January 2017
Defense Ministry: Situation in Avdiivka remains complicated

Hundreds of artillery shells and mines have hit the positions of Ukrainian troops over last 24 hours

14:07, 30 January 2017

mediarnbo.org

The fierce military action continues in the area of Avdiivka, Donetsk region. Olexandr Motuzyanyk, the Defense Ministry spokesman, reported that at a briefing in Kyiv on Monday.

According to him, yesterday’s intensive shelling lasted for 19 consecutive hours; casualties are reported among both sides of the conflict and the civilians residing in the area.

‘The combat situation in the industrial zone is tough now. Hostile units extensively use heavy artillery and mortars there. However, our servicemen hold firm out there, fighting back’, the official said.     

He added that over the last 24 hours, the Armed Forces lost five men dead, and 14 more were wounded. According to Motuzyanyk, the enemy took casualties, too; 15 were killed, another 24 injured. 

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