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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Ukraine and the DNR told who and how is fighting in Avdeevka

The parties to the conflict in Ukraine made conflicting statements about the situation in Avdeevka, located on the Ukrainian side of the demarcation line. According to APU, the ceasefire is not respected by the NPT, while the representative of the Ministry of defence self-proclaimed Republic Eduard Basurin claims that the fire from them ceased.

Photo: Denis Grigoryuk

In the course of yesterday and today in the area of Avdeevka were active hostilities. Both sides accused each other of assault and use of prohibited by the Minsk agreements, means of warfare: so, according to the Minister of defence of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak, the troops DNI used during the storming of the Town with tanks and artillery, and Eduard Basurin, in turn, announced the contraction to the line of differentiation of systems of volley fire “Hurricane”. The OSCE also said that Ukraine pulled up to the border with their tanks and howitzers.

Thus, it remains unclear who exactly started the conflict: the opposing forces blame the other, resulting in various data loss. In particular, in social networks spread video, which shows the alleged shelling from the residential areas of Donetsk “Grad”, but this information is not officially confirmed.

In turn, President Francois Hollande said the shelling of residential areas of Donetsk: in the example, he cited the Kuibyshev district of the city. Pictures of consequences of impact on the plant, provided by Ukraine, the OSCE, President Francois Hollande called last year.

The situation is accompanied by damage to utility systems: now in the houses and settlements of the DPR no electricity, therefore cut off the supply of light, water and heat. MP Yevhen Deidei announced the beginning of the evacuation of the Town’s residents: now in the combat area are 20 degrees of frost. Only the town is inhabited by 16 thousand people.

Hampered understanding of the situation and a statement by the press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov, who was that soldiers of the DNR was able to return to the status quo, were perceived by a number of media as the information about the “return of Avdeevka”, and in fact, and according to the Minsk agreements under Ukrainian control.

According to the head of the NSDC Oleksandr Turchynov, as a result of clashes over the past two days by the Mat, killing seven and wounding 35 soldiers.

In the DNI claim that a day lost 4 soldiers dead and 7 wounded. It is also said about the death of two and wounding 6 civilians.

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