Defense Ministry reports casualties caused by fighting in Avdiyivka

14:44, 29 January 2017
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Three Ukrainian soldiers have been reported killed and one wounded as a result of today's assault launched by Russian-backed militants near Avdiyivka's industrial zone, according to press secretary of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine for ATO Oleksandr Motuzyanyk. 

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"Unfortunately, as of this moment, information has been confirmed about three soldiers that were killed and one wounded," Motuzyanyk said.

The situation in Avdiyivka's industrial zone remains tense, with the enemy shelling Ukrainian positions from all available weapons but refraining from storming, according to Motuzyanyk.

Militants' provocations in Avdiyivka aim to accuse the Ukrainian side of violating the ceasefire agreements, the press secretary emphasized.

"Ukrainian troops are in a state of high alert across the whole contact line," Motuzyanyk added.

Read alsoMilitants launch assault on Avdiyivka industrial zoneAs UNIAN reported earlier, Russian occupation troops launched intense fire near the industrial zone of Avdiyivka at about 05:00 a.m. today, January 29. 

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