Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman visited Avdiyivka where he summoned a meeting of the emergency
The meeting was also attended by Vice Prime Minister/
Minister of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities of
Ukraine Hennadii Zubko,
Minister of the Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced
Persons of Ukraine Vadym Chernysh
and Chairman of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine Mykola Chechiotkin.
The participants of the event heard the reports of leaders
of the Donetsk regional state administration and heads of all local services.
The current situation in the town
is difficult, but under control. The houses are kept warm, but it is impossible
to resume electricity supplies unless a ceasefire regime is restored.
possible scenarios of the situation development have been worked out. All the services
have a clear understanding of what each of those must do.
Minister commissioned the social services to visit all the elderly, and, if
necessary, to provide them with warm meals.
Due to the
fact that educational process in the schools of the town was suspended,
Volodymyr Groysman commissioned the Chairman of the civil-military
administration of Avdiyivka and the Department of
education to ensure operation of one school which works on solid fuel, where
children could stay during the daylight hours.
Moreover, the SES got a commission in collaboration with the
local water provider to approve schedules and to ensure the delivery of potable
and industrial water in all the yards of the town.
Volodymyr Groysman called for the warming station, which was
deployed by the State Emergency Service of Ukraine. The Prime
Minister instructed, if necessary, to deploy additional warming points.
Apart from that, the SES set up field kitchens, which should
provide everyone who needs with warm food.
Minister thanked the civilians of Avdiyivka for their
courage and promised that any decisions dependent on the Government would be
taken immediately by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.
Groysman highly appreciated the professionalism of the Ukrainian military.
Minister also announced that the Ukrainian President had used all possible diplomatic
levers in order to ensure a ceasefire in the region.