Fighting took place near Avdiivka during Christmas night, - Ministry of Defence

Source : 112 Ukraine

Militants’ attack was repelled
12:31, 7 January 2017

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Today, on January 7, about half an hour after midnight, a military confrontation occurred in the area near Avdiivka between soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the enemy. It was reported by the press service of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.

"Enemy sabotage groups of up to ten people approached our positions within a hundred meters and opened fire. Thanks to the coordinated actions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, military attack was repelled, the enemy retreated," the message says.

At the same time, it is noted that as a result of combat clashes, which lasted about half an hour, there are no casualties among the Ukrainian Armed Forces, enemy losses are being specified.

As it was reported earlier, Russia-backed occupation forces continued to shell Ukrainian positions in all directions, 42 attacks were recorded.

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