The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that a clear and concerted efforts of the government and the military were not allowed the Russian Federation to destabilize the situation in Avdeyevka and on the frontline.
«One can only imagine how they lived in these days Avdeevka residents without light, with limited heat supply, limited water supply, because the Russian side tried to make their life a living hell. And only coordinated my actions, the Ukrainian government, services, glorious Ukrainian military, in coordination made everything possible in order not to allow the Russian Federation to destabilize the situation in Avdeyevka, and on the frontline,» — said the head of state during the teleconference with the head of the Donetsk regional military-civil administration Pavlo Zhebrivskyi, the press service of the President on Friday 3 February.
According to him, the Pro-Russian fighters deliberately do not work to the maintenance team, who organized the Ukrainian side. At the same time, the President noted the work of the Ukrainian government, including through the implementation of the positions of the headquarters, headed by Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman, Deputy Prime Minister Gennady Zubkoand pointed to the excellent work of the Ukrainian military and the State service of Ukraine for emergency situations.
President Poroshenko reiterated that the Ukrainian side has consistently advocated the need for a ceasefire in the Donbass.
«The Ukrainian side has done everything possible in order to reflect these attacks started in late January (in the town). And all the time stresses the need for a ceasefire. Tonight in the town from multiple rocket launchers were fired at residential areas and the distribution points of humanitarian assistance, civilians were killed,» — said the head of state.
The President stressed that the current hard aggravation of the situation around Avdiivka industrial zones, the shelling of civilian neighborhoods and the deaths of civilians, the wounding of journalists, the death of the Ukrainian military – the full responsibility lies on Russia and the militants, which it supports.
«I emphasize that the thesis that it does not control completely erroneous, because in each unit there are Russian military personnel, to carry out orders of the Russian Federation», — said the head of state and stressed that the attack on the positions of Ukrainian troops was organized by the Russian troops and militants, which are controlled by them.
As reported, President Poroshenko holds meeting on issue of power supply in Avdiivka.
We will remind, on January 29 the Russian occupation of hybrid armed groups have carried out assault operations in the area of Avdeyevka industrial area to seize positions of Ukrainian Armed forces and that both sides suffered serious losses.
As a result of the shelling of Avdeevka remained without power, electricity and heat.
In gorodechnyi a state of emergency.
Rescuers urgently transferred to the plant ancillary equipment, generators and field kitchens. Avdiivka coke (APS), the largest in Europe coke-chemical plant, stopped work after the attacks due to the loss of power, managed to maintain an Autonomous electricity generation at the plant and provide heating of the Avdeevka coke-oven gas.
Poroshenko: the actions of the government and military did not allow the Russian Federation to destabilize the situation in Avdeyevka and on the frontline 03.02.2017