Russia escalates heavy equipment deployment as frost sets in - Avdiivka military administration head
Vitaliy Barabash, the head of the Avdiivka city military administration, says Avdiivka is resilient and thwarting all of Russia's plans
He shared the information on Espreso TV.
"Conditions in our area remain extremely harsh. It has been freezing for the last few days, with a lot of snow falling. This is exactly what the enemy was waiting for, for the ground to freeze so that they could use their armor. Yesterday, the Russian invaders moved with a massive amount of vehicles, using tanks and armored personnel carriers. Ukrainian defense forces were ready for this, having taken certain stabilization measures in advance. Ukrainian defenders destroyed many tanks and armored personnel carriers, and a lot of personnel were eliminated. Later, the General Staff will clearly state the amount of destroyed equipment and manpower," emphasized Barabash.
The head of the Avdiivka city military administration also added that Avdiivka is holding on and destroying all Russian forces' plans and deadlines.
"Of course, the enemy does not give up attempts to surround the city, to enter the city head-on. There are dozens of assaults per day, the number of attacks has increased," noted Barabash.
- Ukrainian Armed Forces repelled Russian attacks in the Avdiivka, Kupyansk, Bakhmut, Marinka, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions and eliminated 840 Russian soldiers.
- Defense Express CEO and military expert Serhiy Zgurets noted that the Russian army lacks the forces and means to make changes on the front line.