Militants continue assault on Ukrainian positions in Avdiivka

Source : 112 Ukraine

5 Ukrainian soldiers were reported dead over the past day in fighting in Avdiivka area, another 2 were killed this morning
17:33, 30 January 2017

Facebbok Vyacheslav Abroskin

Militants continue to attack the positions of Ukrainian forces near Avdiivka. This was reported by Stepan Poltorak, Defence Minister of Ukraine, according to the press service of the Ministry of Defence.

“The situation was calmer at night, but the active phase started again this morning. Enemy shells with banned weaponry: particularly tanks and artillery,” he said.

According to him, the military personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine acted accurately and skillfully during fighting in Avdiivka area.

“This provided an opportunity for capturing the enemy’s stronghold,” he added.

It is noteworthy that ATO headquarters reported that gunmen fired at Avdiivka industrial zone with small guns and mortars in the early morning of January 29, then assaulted the positions of the Ukrainian military, Armed Forces suffered casualties.

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