The militants’ attempt to assault Avdiivka industrial zone has resulted in transition of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to the offensive and taking an important outpost, which is of strategic importance. The Minister of Defence Stepan Poltorak announced this during communication with the wounded soldiers in the military hospital in Lviv, - the Ministry of Defence press service reports.
“There is a serious escalation near Avdiivka. This morning terrorists have started shelling, and then two groups (25-30 people each) have assaulted the Ukrainian positions. Our soldiers stemmed the advance of one group and undertook an offensive against the other group seizing strategically important outpost", - the Minister of Defence said.
According to him, the situation in ATO zone is serious but totally under control.
As reported earlier, around 5 am on Sunday, Russian occupation forces started shelling and then assaulted the ATO forces in the area of the Avdiivka industrial zone.