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Avdiyivka loses electricity again as shelling continues


Avdiyvika and its suburbs were cut off electricity supplies amid armed clashed over the frontline on Mar. 14, having sustained less than 24 hour since previuous blackout.

Photo by Volodymyr Petrov

Battles raged along the war front in the eastern Donbas, injuring six Ukrainian fighters and causing an electrical power blackout in the key industrial city of Avdiyivka, the Ukrainian-controlled home to a coke plant that supplies steel mills.

Avdiyivka, 700 kilometers southeast of Kyiv and home to a war-depleted population of 20,000 residents, lost power at 6 p.m. on March 14 amid ongoing clashes.

“Shelling is continuing constantly, short combat clashes are being initiated all night long, and the situation remains very high-stress,” Oleh Mokriychuk, Ukraine’s 72nd mechanized brigade press officer, said.

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