• 13/04/2024 20:50

The Russian Federation has already lost 400 tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and other equipment trying to capture Avdievka, – British Ministry of Defense

The British also drew attention to the offensive actions of the Russians west of Bakhmut – here the Russians are probably trying to capture Vremya Yar.

The Russian Federation has already lost 400 - British Ministry of Defense

Avdiivka , February 2024

During the entire period of attempts to capture Avdeevka in the Donetsk region, Russia lost 400 tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and other equipment, as well as probably thousands of personnel.

This is reported by the British Ministry of Defense .

They have been trying to capture the city since October 2023, and during this time the occupying forces have suffered considerable losses. However, Russian forces are gradually cutting off the city.

“Russia has been making a focused effort to capture the city since October 2023 and has made gradual, steady progress in a section of the city, and the Ukrainian Armed Forces are strengthening their response,” the British noted. Ministry of Defense.

Currently, the invaders have concentrated their main offensive efforts in this direction.

The British also paid attention to the offensive actions of the Russians west of Bakhmut. According to the department, the purpose of such actions by the Russian Federation is likely to capture Vremya Yar.

The situation in Avdievka

  • On February 15, the commander of the operational-strategic group of troops “Tavria” Alexander Tarnavsky called the situation in Avdeevka controlled and difficult. He said that UAF maneuvers were taking place there.
  • The third assault brigade confirmed that its units were urgently sent to Avdievka for reinforcement. On the morning of February 16, fighters reported that the occupiers were carrying out continuous shelling and assault operations, and were using phosphorus shells against the coke plant in Avdievka. From these shells, tanks with fuel oil burn, and toxic smoke spreads throughout the entire territory of the enterprise.
  • The brigade also said that some of its military are completely surrounded and are trying to break through.
  • Then the commander OSUV “Tavria” Alexander Tarnavsky confirmed that there is a decision to withdraw from the “Zenit” position in the east of Avdeevka.
  • Vladimir Zelensky said that in Avdiivka the command is using “new approaches.”
  • As of 15:00 on February 16, Tarnovsky reported that raid-strike operations were being carried out in the Avdiivka area to expand logistics. corridors.
  • The third separate assault brigade stated that at least 15 thousand enemy army personnel were fighting against it in Avdeevka. The Russians are suffering heavy losses, but the situation is extremely difficult.
  • According to the head of the Intelligence Center of the Estonian Defense Forces, Colonel Antsa Kiviselga, Russia has gathered almost 50 thousand military personnel around this settlement.

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