Original by Yuriy “yurasumy” Podolyaka published at Naspravdi; translation from Russian by J.Hawk
On February 1, combat operations in Avdeyevka’s vicinity have continued with previous intensity. Neither side undertook active offensive operations, but that was more than made up for by the stepped up artillery bombardments which became more intense and targeted more territory. One also notes an intense process of concentrating forces by both sides which, judging by the situation, are ready to undertake far more intense operations once given an order…
The humanitarian situation in Avdeyevka
In spite of the short-term ceasefire and efforts to restore electricity to the city, the humanitarian situation is continuing to deteriorate. There is no light, heat is almost gone (fortunately the coke plant is still supplying heat in some form, but very irregularly). The population, mainly women and children, is gradually leaving the city on their own initiative (general evacuation has not been announced).
Avdeyevka industrial zone
After the active NAF offensive operations two days ago which restored positions lost earlier, no attacks were launched on February 1, only a NAF attempt to test enemy defenses which ended inconclusively. High intensity artillery fire (with a break during the “ceasefire”) has continued the entire day, evening, and night.
Preparations for a high-intensity operation