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Avdiivka is Bermuda Triangle for Russia: military expert on Russia's losses

25 November, 2023 Saturday
20:15

Military expert Dmytro Sniehyrov says that the Russian army's most combat-ready units are disappearing near Avdiivka

He spoke about this on Espreso TV.

"We can talk about a change in the tactics of the Russian occupiers in the Avdiivka area. If earlier it was massive offensives, that is, armoured columns under cover of up to one battalion tactical group, now it is the tactics of the Wagner PMC, which they used during the assaults in Soledar and Bakhmut - the action of small mobile groups of 8 to 15 people. This is a large number of mobile groups that, by shortening the front line, create a fire advantage in a certain area of the front and try to break through the defences of the Ukrainian Armed Forces," the military expert commented.

According to him, the fighting does not stop for a day, there is constant pressure on the Ukrainian Armed Forces along the entire Avdiivka frontline.

"In the language of statistics, I would like to point out that 10,000 enemy personnel have already been disposed of, as well as 200 armoured vehicles and 120 tanks. That is, regardless of changes in enemy tactics and strategy, the Ukrainian Armed Forces are successfully disposing of the Russian occupiers. The fact that three elite reconnaissance groups, including Special Forces units, disappeared without a trace in the Avdiivka area is quite telling. And the Russian forces are wondering where they have gone. Avdiivka is turning into a kind of Bermuda Triangle for them, where the most combat-ready units of the Russian army disappear," said Snegiryov.

According to him, the invaders, realising that they are unable to break through the Ukrainian defences, are redeploying operational reserves from the Lyman sector, including the 2nd Combined Arms Army of the Russian Federation, to the Avdiivka sector. This significantly weakens the enemy's positions at the moment of a breakthrough of Ukrainian defences in the Kupyansk-Lyman direction, which is key for Russian forces.

  • On 23 November, Major Maksym Morozov, an officer with the Freedom Legion, noted that the enemy was attacking Avdiivka from all sides and was actively working towards the industrial area. 
  • Over the course of the day, the Defence Forces repelled Russian attacks at the Kupyansk, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Marinka directions. The Armed Forces also eliminated 1,100 invaders.
  • On 25 November, the commander of the Tavria operational and strategic grouping, General Oleksandr Tarnavskyi, said that the enemy had reduced the number of air strikes in the Avdiivka sector, despite the high activity of infantry.
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