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"Ukraine wants peace, Russia needs war. 117 attacks by Russian militants, 2 UA servicemen KIA, 2 WIA, heavy weaponry used," she tweeted.

"Grave escalation in and around Avdiivka is yet another reminder why sanctions against Russia must stay in force," Betsa added.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 117 times in the past 24 hours with two Ukrainian soldiers reported as killed in action (KIA) and two as wounded in action (WIA).