About 2.5 thousand civilians remain in Avdiivka, Donetsk region – this is 10% of the population that was in the city before the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation,
According to Ukrinform, this Radio Liberty said the head of the Avdiivka city military-civilian administration Vitaliy Barabash.
“People live in terrible, inhuman conditions. No water, no gas. There has been no electricity for about three months. We are trying to bring water, but it is very difficult to do it. The city is shelled about 20 times a day,” Barabash said.
According to him, for strikes on Avdiivka the Russian army uses the full range of artillery and aviation.
“For several days in a row, the enemy does not stop trying to attack the city … Almost every day, aviation hits twice a day. They work from all artillery systems that are available. They use Solntsepeki (heavy flamethrower systems – Ed.), Iskander missiles. They use remote mining,” said the head of the Avdiivka VGA.
Despite everything, he hopes that the Ukrainian troops will be able to hold the city.
As Ukrinform reported, on August 3, the Armed Forces of Ukraine repelled the offensive of Russian troops in the Yuzhnobuzhsky and Avdievsky directions, and also repulsed the enemy in the Bakhmutsky direction, inflicting losses on him.