"The armed forces of Ukraine are on the offensive in Avdiivka, and the permanent representative of Ukraine is convening the OSCE Permanent Council's special meeting for a diplomatic cover. Whom does he want to deceive?" Lukashevich said as cited in the diplomatic mission's Tweet.
#Lukashevich: UAF attacks in Avdeevka while Ukr. Representative convenes OSCE Special PC for diplomatic cover. Whom does he want to deceive?— Russian Mission OSCE (@RF_OSCE) 31 января 2017 г.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said earlier Tuesday that Moscow had reliable data that the Ukrainian independent armed groups, supported by the Ukrainian Armed Forces' artillery, were behind the attack on Avdiivka.