"Maryinka. Terrorists are firing on the town. Some houses are already on fire. Classes have been suspended att both schools. Information on casualties is being verified," he wrote on Facebook.

As reported earlier, 52 houses were damaged in the town of Avdiyivka due to yesterday's shelling, three people were injured.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the combined Russian-separatists forces repeatedly attacked Ukrainian positions in Avdiyivka's industrial zone on January 29, the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters said. The enemy had to retreat, having sustained losses.

Read alsoAvdiyivka on fire: BM-21 GRAD MLRS position identified – volunteers (photo, video)An attack on the Ukrainian-controlled town of Avdiyivka late on Monday left nearly 34,000 residents cut off the power grids. Heat and water supplies were also halted amid weather forecast of 20 degrees Celsius below zero overnight.

In the evening on February 1, Head of the Donetsk Military and Civil Administration Pavlo Zhebrivskiy announced the start of negotiations for a ceasefire in Donbas for February 2 in order to conduct repair works.