Defense Express: Russia deploys rare systems to Avdiivka
Oleh Katkov, military expert and editor-in-chief of Defense Express, highlighted that the Russian army has deployed significant resources to Avdiivka
He conveyed this information on Espreso.
"The Russian Federation has indeed deployed substantial resources to Avdiivka, including manpower, armored vehicles, and artillery. Russia has even brought in rare Tornado-S and Smerch systems, which are not commonly found in large numbers within the Russian armed forces. The Russians are using notably rare ammunition types in the Avdiivka direction," noted Katkov.
According to the military expert, the adversary has marshaled substantial resources for the assault on Avdiivka.
"The first instance of the Russian Federation employing elements from the Smerch or Tornado-S cluster rockets has been observed. These rockets release elements on parachutes when opened, each equipped with infrared sensors to detect the target. Their use is sporadic, indicating that the enemy has committed significant resources to the assault on Avdiivka," clarified Katkov.
- On October 30, Vitaly Barabash, the head of the Avdiivka city military administration, reported a regrouping of occupiers near Avdiivka, anticipating a new wave of assaults in the coming days.
- The Institute for the Study of War suggested that Russian occupation forces are likely gearing up for another round of ground attacks near Avdiivka, Donetsk region, despite considerable losses. Barabash later stated that there is no third wave of attacks on Avdiivka as of yet, but the enemy is maintaining tension around the city.
- On November 8, it was announced that the last 16 employees were evacuated from the Avdiivka coke plant.
- The Estonian intelligence chief remarked that the Russians aim to capture Avdiivka by year-end, even though the city lacks strategic importance.
- On November 9, Barabash reported that the enemy is preparing for an even larger attack on Avdiivka.