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State of emergency declared in Avdiivka
00:30, 31 January 2017
State of emergency declared in Avdiivka

Authorities established Coordination Centre, which includes the heads of the city, security forces, rescue workers and representatives of city enterprises

00:30, 31 January 2017

Vlada

In connection with the aggravation of situation in Avdiivka authorities declared a state of emergency. This was announced by the head of Donetsk regional military and civil administration Pavlo Zhebrivskyi on Facebook.

"We announced a state of emergency in Avdiivka. I am here now . Also we established Avdiivka Regional Coordination Centre, which includes the heads of the city, security forces, rescue workers and representatives of city enterprises ", said in a statement.

Zhebrivskyi noted that President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has made a call from Germany to Avdiivka. It was also a call from Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman.

"After a detailed examination of the situation, Poroshenko put before the newly created Coordination Centre some very clear objectives - to support the vital functions of the city and eliminate the consequences of the shelling," said the head of Donetsk regional military and civil administration.

Earlier Zhebrivskyi reported that as a result of shelling, Avdiivka is left without water, electricity and heat.

Also President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko instructed Ukrainian diplomats to inform UN Secutiry Council and OSCE regarding emergency situation in Avdiivka due to militants’ shelling.

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