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Ukrainian Armed Forces units are not leaving Avdiivka - Ukrainian serviceman

16 February, 2024 Friday
12:04

Ukrainian Armed Forces soldier with the call sign Sheikh, Yevhen Iyevlyev, said that the situation in Avdiivka is quite critical, but the Ukrainian forces are not leaving

He shared the information on Espreso TV.

"I have been talking to a unit that has been defending Avdiivka for almost two years. Firstly, not all of them, but part of them have been withdrawn for rotation, for additional staffing. Secondly, it is a well-known fact that the 3rd Assault Brigade was deployed to Avdiivka. That is, there are no secret orders, no conspiracy theories that everyone has been ordered to leave Avdiivka, no such information. If there was such information, no assault unit would have been sent there," Iyevlyev emphasized.

According to the Ukrainian Armed Forces fighter, the situation in Avdiivka is indeed quite critical.

"But I know it from the words of my comrades who worked in the direction of UAVs in one of the units. It is from them that I know that part of the units are going on rotation, but not the entire staff. This is what can be reported now," Iyevlyev added.

  • ISW writes that Russian troops are conducting a “tactical turning movement” through Avdiivka, which may create conditions that will force the Ukrainian Defense Forces to leave their positions in the town.
  • The situation in Avdiivka, Donetsk region, is "extremely critical." Soldiers of the Third Assault Brigade have been redeployed to this area.
  • In his address on February 15, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy commented on the situation at the front, particularly in Avdiivka and in eastern Ukraine in general. He stressed that every effort is being made in Avdiivka to preserve as many Ukrainian lives as possible.
  • The commander of the Tavria operational and strategic grouping of troops, Oleksandr Tarnavskyi, said that the defense operation in Avdiivka continues.
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