The worsening situation in the Donbass occurred right after the completion of the inspection of the OSCE mission in Eastern Ukraine. About this in his comments stated by the NSDC Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov, the correspondent of ЛІГА.net.
“After they (the observers – as amended) – out activity of hybrid attacks on Russian troops on our positions from the Minsk agreements prohibited weapons has increased significantly,” – said Turchinov added that the positions of AFU shelled not only from heavy artillery and mortars but from rocket launchers.
According to the Secretary of the NSDC, during the last day positions of Ukrainian military were fired about 1.5 thousand shells and mines.
“All attempts to attack the Russian-terrorist groups suppressed by our troops. Moreover, the Ukrainian military were forced to counterattack to improve their operational positions”, – said Turchinov.
He also stressed that as a result of large-scale attacks by fighters of Avdeevki affected not only the infrastructure of the city, but also civil buildings, there are wounded among the civilian population. “All this represents a significant threat to the lives of civilians,” – said Turchinov.
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The NSDC Secretary added that active attacks on the outskirts of the Town do not allow to carry out repair work to restore the terminated electricity and energy supply.
“Donetsk military-civil administration and the DSNs created in the city of the regional coordinating staff, extensive remediation,” he said, stressing that hospitals and nursing homes are well equipped with independent power supply means and continue to work normally.
In addition, according to Turchynov, in the case of continued attacks by Russian-terrorist troops SSES ready to evacuate residents to a safe distance into the next towns.
On the evening of 30 January 2017 as a result of attack by fighters of Avdeevki at the local coke plant was broken all the branches of electricity, with the result that the company started partial preservation, and the city was on the verge of a socio-economic disaster. State of emergency was declared.
According to the Deputy mayor, the Russian generals in SCCC block attempts repairs. Guarantee the cease-fire in repair time urban communications, was received on the morning of 31 January. Avdiivka coke continues to ensure operation of heating systems: as of midnight, the temperature in the apartments was at the level of 16-17 degrees Celsius.
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Ukraine has sent a letter to UN Secretary-General in connection with the aggravation of the situation in Avdeevka. President Petro Poroshenko interrupted his visit to Germany, and requested an emergency meeting of the contact group in Minsk due to a sharp escalation on the front.
31 January at 06:00 we arrived in the city additional divisions of gschs with powerful generators, heat guns, large tents, stoves, field kitchens, water and food. As of 07:00 in the town has seven points of heating of the population, at the same time began issuing hot Breakfast. The supply of drinking water the city provided.
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