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Abnormally high losses: Ukrainian army destroys 118 units of Russian equipment near Avdiivka — Oryx

17 October, 2023 Tuesday
18:47

Following the onset of the offensive in Avdiivka, Russia's equipment losses have exceeded Ukraine's by a factor of five. Over the course of six days, the Russian army lost at least 118 units of equipment, while Ukraine's losses amounted to 25 units

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This information is based on data from the OSINT project Oryx, as reported by the Telegram channel Ahenstvo.Novyny.

Russia's total losses in equipment from October 10 to 16 amounted to 118 units. Among them are 27 tanks, 33 infantry fighting vehicles and 8 armored personnel carriers. In total, since the beginning of the Ukrainian counteroffensive in June, the Russian army has lost 2,073 pieces of equipment, including 386 tanks, 499 infantry fighting vehicles and 133 armored personnel carriers.

Ukrainian losses in equipment from October 10 to 16 amounted to 25 units, including 4 tanks, 4 infantry fighting vehicles and 2 armored personnel carriers, according to Oryx's calculations based on open sources. Since June 1, the Ukrainian Armed Forces have lost at least 1,121 pieces of equipment (155 tanks, 234 infantry fighting vehicles, and 35 armored personnel carriers).

Russia's total losses during the offensive on Avdiivka exceeded those of the Ukrainians by almost 5 times. At the same time, for the entire period of the Ukrainian counteroffensive, Russian losses exceeded Ukrainian losses by at least 2 times.

At the same time, Russia failed to achieve significant success in the offensive on Avdiivka, the American Institute for the Study of War (ISW) writes. In its latest report, it notes that Russia is making slow progress in the area. According to the DeepState project, since October 10, only 3.69 square kilometers of territory in the Avdiivka area have come under Russian control.

Russian offensive on the key city of Avdiivka in eastern Donetsk region

On October 11, the Institute for the Study of War noted that the Russian occupying army had intensified its offensive around Avdiivka in the Donetsk region. The city has been a frontline one for almost 10 years, and now Russian troops are trying to encircle it.

The Ukrainian General Staff reported that in the Avdiivka direction, the Ukrainian Armed Forces repelled 10 attacks near Avdiivka and another 8 attacks east of Stepove and southeast of Sieverne in the Donetsk region.

The head of Avdiivka City Military Administration, Vitaliy Barabash, reported shelling of Avdiivka, Donetsk region, which killed an elderly man and wounded two civilians.

On October 12, experts of the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) named the real reasons for the Russian offensive on Avdiivka.

Vitaliy Barabash, head of the Avdiivka City Military Administration, noted that Russian troops are trying to concentrate their forces north of the city, launching assault operations.

On October 13, the ISW reported that in three days, Russian troops had captured 4.52 square kilometers of territory from different directions near Avdiivka. The occupying Russian army suffered significant losses in equipment and manpower. 

On October 17, ISW noted that in the coming days, Russian forces may intensify their attempts to encircle Avdiivka, and British intelligence believes that the Russian offensive on the city will be the largest since the beginning of the year, as they want to occupy Donetsk region within its administrative boundaries.

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