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.