Today Avdiivka marks the third anniversary of the liberation from illegal armed groups of pro-Kremlin militants. The solemn meeting was held in the city. This is reported by the press center of the headquarters of Donbas conflict.
The meeting was attended by the city's leadership, servicemen of the Armed Forces, representatives of the public and local residents, in total a few hundred people were present.
Many servicemen arrived to the center of the city wearing embroidered shirts and carrying national flags. Although it's difficult to call the celebration merry event, because in the southern suburb of Avdiivka is the industrial zone, the situation is still tense: militants continue shelling of positions of Ukrainian defenders and civilians. Only last night, on the eve of the 3rd anniversary of the liberation of the city, militants "congratulated" three times our military from anti-aircraft installations and 82 millimeter mortars. Of course our guys congratulated them in responce", stated in the press-center.
Avdiivka is located in close proximity to the occupied Donetsk. It was liberated by Ukrainian servicemen on July 30, 2014 and since has been one of the "hot spots" on the Donbas conflict map.