Avdiivka: escalation of Donbas conflict continues

18:26, 31 January 2017

Two civilians were wounded in today’s attacks on Avdiivka, Donetsk region. This was reported by the Donetsk regional military and civil administration.

The injured were taken to a hospital. As we reported earlier, the pro-Kremlin militants continue shelling Ukrainian positions in this area. The critically ill and handicapped persons are being evacuated from the city.

Currently this is not about a full-scale evacuation, though the local authorities are ready for it. According to Pavlo Zhebrivskyi, the head of the regional military and civil administrations, they are able to evacuate up to eight thousand people a day.