"At night, the militants used tank shells, cannon artillery systems, 120 mm mortars against the defenders of Avdiyivka's industrial zone – this is not to mention rocket-propelled grenades, heavy machine guns and small arms," he wrote on Facebook on Monday, May 16.

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"The ceasefire agreed for Orthodox Easter and May holidays is over," he added.