After heat and water supplies stopped as a result of
shelling in Avdiyivka a headquarters has been
deployed and each possible scenario elaborated. All services to support life in
the town are operating at the location until power supplies restored. This was
announced by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman in his opening
address during a roundtable discussion dedicated to priorities in education and
science to include in the Medium-Term Plan of Priority Actions for the
Government until 2020 on Tuesday.
"All the services are operating, relevant headquarters
deployed, all possible scenarios developed. It is clear that it is a huge
challenge for us. But we will spare no effort to settle the situation which has
occurred", promised the Head of Government.
The Prime Minister told that shelling by militants of Avdiyivka being home to about 25 thousand people, over the
last few days had resulted into termination of heating and water supplies to
yesterday and the whole night we have been working to organize everything
necessary to maintain the situation, operation of all systems at least at a
minimum level. The situation remains difficult, but today there are all the
resources and chances to restore power supply. It takes time, but the most
important thing is the cease - fire. We understand that all these actions are
deliberate and appear the crime against people who are innocent and victims of
aggression Ukraine has been suffering from for the third year by the Russian
Federation, its troops and mercenaries", emphasized Volodymyr Groysman.
The activities on restoring energy and water supplies on the
territory of Avdiyivka will start as soon as a
ceasefire observed, added the Prime Minister.
reported, Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman announced that the
Government is monitoring the situation in Avdiyivka
and ready to adopt immediate decisions to provide the necessary support.
morning, pursuant to the commission of the Prime Minister, Hennady
Zubko, the Vice Prime
Minister / Minister of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities
of Ukraine chaired a meeting of the operational headquarters on the situation
in the town.
As of morning
31 January, there were developed 6 pyrotechnic calculations made by the SES and
deminers of the Ministry of Defense. According to the
data of the State Emergency Service, the local authorities in collaboration
with the SES teams deployed and launched 11 warming stations on the territory
of Avdiyivka. Operation of 14 pre-school and
secondary education institutions was temporarily suspended. There were also
worked on the issues of evacuation of citizens and organized fire protection control
over the coke ovens of the plant.
special police forces of the Donetsk region set off to Avdiyivka,
including officers of the KORD (Corps of Operatively-Rapid Action), the special purpose battalion of
the criminal and preventive units of the Main National Police Department in the
Donetsk region. They will perform round-the-clock duty in the town.
necessary, the units that are performing their duties in the shelled by the militants town will be backed by reinforcements. Acting head
of the National police of Ukraine Vadym Trojan ordered
to prepare the reserve forces for the police in the town.
a state of emergency was declared in the town. Chairman of the Donetsk civil-military
administration Pavlo Zhebrivsky deployed operational
headquarters, the staff of which comprises officials of the civil-military administration
and the military and security forces.