Included in the plant tanks the Armed forces of Ukraine (AFU) do not participate in the fighting. They are the operational reserve of the Ukrainian troops, reported the press center of the headquarters of the Antiterrorist operation (ATO).
“In connection with the distribution of some media about closing tanks to the line of contact by the press center of the ATO headquarters reported that the armor is in the operational reserve of the Ukrainian troops to give adequate response to the enemy’s attempt to break through the defense. In the fighting tanks not participate”, — stated in the message.
February 2, the correspondent Bi-bi-si Tom Burridge took video included in the plant tanks APU. Armor stands among the houses, and near are Ukrainian soldiers.
The sharp deterioration of the situation in Donbas took place on 29 January. Near the town of Avdiyivka, which is 6 km from Donetsk controlled by the Kiev fighting broke out between forces of the self-proclaimed Donetsk national Republic (DND) and the Ukrainian army. The two sides exchanged accusations of conflict escalation. In Kiev, the claim that fighters of DNR began an assault action in the area of Avdeyevka industrial zone. DNR defense Ministry, in turn, said the Ukrainian military shelling of its territory. According to representatives of the Republic, according to DPR in the first half of January 29 was released about 900 mines and shells.
As a result of military action were damaged energovod Avdeevsky coke-chemical plant (AKHZ), which provides the city with heat and water. 1 February, the parties have agreed to establish a “regime of silence” for repairs.