Poroshenko told how many Ukrainian soldiers have died since the beginning of aggravation of the situation in the Donbass

From 29 January in Donetsk direction in ATO zone as a result of military operations killed 15 Ukrainian soldiers.

This was announced by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko during the ceremony of handing over fire trucks the Department of Public service on emergency situations in the Ivano-Frankivsk oblast, UNIAN reports.

In addition, killed one squad.

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Left with only their smiles. The journalist remembered the story about the deceased at Avdeevka captain

“Unfortunately, in the period from January 29 in fighting in the Donetsk area killed 15 Ukrainian servicemen of AFU, were killed and one rescuer gschs”, – said the President.

In addition, Poroshenko added that the honor of the soldier Andrei Kyzyl was renamed vantage point.

“On the day I plan to give the Gold star of Hero of Ukraine to the family of Andrew Kyzyl with the call sign “eagle”, and in his honor was renamed vantage point. Now it is also called “eagle”, – said Poroshenko.

We will remind, on the anniversary of the battle of Kruty on 29 January, the day after the telephone conversation of the President of the United States Donald trump and Vladimir Putin, about five in the morning fighters began intensive shelling of Ukrainian positions near Avdeevka industrial area.

Later in the night on 31 January at the town declared a state of emergency. Militants fired at night the surrounding area of the settlement Avdeyevka from jet systems of volley fire BM-21 “Grad”. Already on February 1 began a massive voluntary evacuation of civilians.

For the first three days of confrontation under Avdou killed eight Ukrainian soldiersand more than 40 were injured. In addition, the shelling has killed several civilians in the Town.