Civilians remain at Avdiivka Coke Plant — Head of City Military Administration Barabash
The head of Avdiivka City Military Administration, Vitaliy Barabash, says that 15 civilians are still staying at the coke plant and the authorities are trying to persuade them to leave the city
He shared the information on Espreso TV.
"Unfortunately, there are still civilians at the Avdiivka Coke Plant. These are not workers of the plant, but people who asked for shelter at the plant at the beginning of the full-scale invasion. They are still not leaving. We are constantly negotiating with them. Initially, there were 17 of them, and now there are 15. It's very difficult to talk to them, and we have no way to forcibly take them out," said Barabash.
The head of the City Military Administration added that there is no possibility to deliver humanitarian aid to the city.
"There are no shops in Avdiivka anymore. We are not able to deliver humanitarian aid directly. It is very dangerous. Russian drones often fly over the city and hit civilian vehicles. People come and take the aid themselves," he added.
- The evening report of the Ukrainian General Staff for November 19 said that in the Avdiivka direction, Russian troops unsuccessfully conducted assault operations south of Novokalynove, east of Novobakhmutivka, Sieverne and Avdiivka, Donetsk region, where the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 9 attacks.
- A November 20 report by the US Institute for the Study of War said that Ukrainian forces advanced near Avdiivka, repelling Russian attacks. Russian sources claim heavy casualties and the necessity to deploy personnel and penal recruits.