Russia intensifies shelling in Horlivka sector, which is connected to Avdiivka - military Ievlev
Ukrainian soldier Yevhen Ievlev has commented on the situation in the Horlivka direction, which is connected to Avdiivka, noting that Russian invaders intensified shelling, equipment is continuously supplied
This was reported by Espreso TV channel.
"The Horlivka sector is directly logistically connected to Avdiivka and I don't think I will reveal any new facts, you can see what has been happening in Avdiivka for 3 days. All the equipment that is coming to Avdiivka from our direction is at a depth of 6-12 km from us, and for 3 days it has been a non-stop flow of equipment, where we have seen Soncepyoks, tanks, Self-propelled artillery, D-20 and D-30 cannons," the military noted.
Ievlev added that all of it is going on near the Ukrainian military, as much as possible - the Ukrainian Armed Forces are trying to hit this equipment. Still, the Russian troops have increased the density of artillery shells and mortar attacks these days. That's why it has been quite hot for 3 days and the situation has changed.
"The hit was about 150 meters before the launch, so we had to take cover. That is why I say the situation has been very hot for the last 3 days," he emphasized.
The Russian offensive near Avdiivka: what is known
On October 11, the Institute for the Study of War noted that the Russian occupation army had intensified its offensive around Avdiivka in Donetsk region. The city has been a frontline town for almost 10 years, and now the occupiers are trying to encircle it.
Instead, the General Staff reported that in the Avdiivka sector, the Ukrainian Armed Forces repelled 10 Russian attacks near Avdiivka and another 8 attacks east of Stepove and southeast of Sieverne in the Donetsk region.
The head of the Avdiivka city military administration, Vitaliy Barabash, said that Russian terrorists had deployed up to 2,000 personnel for a massive offensive in the Avdiivka area.
On October 12, experts from the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) named the real reasons for the Russian offensive on Avdiivka.
Vitaliy Barabash also noted that the Russian enemy was trying to concentrate to the north of the city and was carrying out unsuccessful assault operations.
On October 13, it was reported that in three days, Russian troops captured 4.52 square kilometers of territory from different directions near Avdiivka. The occupiers suffered significant losses in equipment and manpower.