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"Today, Russian-occupation forces continued their attacks on Ukrainian positions near Avdiyivka. The enemy used BM-21 Grad multiple rocket launchers, 152mm artillery, heavy machine guns and small arms," the statement reads.

Read alsoUNSC concerned about Donbas, to meet on Feb 2 amid Ukraine's presidencyThe ATO Staff also told about the two failed attempts by terrorists to storm Ukraine positions near Avdiyivka: "At night, the occupants attempted to storm our positions. The attack has failed. The enemy retreated. At 07:00, Russian-occupation forces made another assault attempt with a 30-strong team. The enemy was stopped... The fighting continues."

As UNIAN reported earlier, Russian-backed militants made 86 attacks, leaving one Ukrainian soldier killed.