"Unprecedented negligence": Ukrainian soldier on heavy enemy losses near Avdiivka
AFU soldier Yevhen Ievliev, pointed out that the enemy is taking significant casualties in the Avdiivka area
He stated this on Espreso.
He explained, "We're holding our defensive line near Horlivka. Avdiivka is about 10-12 kilometers to our right. Our main focus is disrupting one of the supply routes for enemy equipment and personnel moving to Avdiivka. A week ago, the enemy bolstered their electronic defense system and intensified shelling on our side."
Ievliev reported that the enemy's assault activity has decreased a bit in the past two days.
He added, "We have positions where we deploy reconnaissance drones and share information with our comrades in Avdiivka. I can confirm that the enemy is sustaining significant losses. Sending 25 soldiers three times to capture a hill that's already been completely destroyed is a pointless move. This level of negligence by the enemy, which shows a disregard for their own troops, is unprecedented."
- Since the offensive on Avdiivka began, Russia's equipment losses have exceeded Ukraine's by a factor of five. During the six days of the offensive, the Russian army lost at least 118 pieces of equipment, while Ukraine lost 25.
Russian offensive on the key city of Avdiivka in eastern Donetsk region
On October 11, the Institute for the Study of War noted that the Russian occupying army had intensified its offensive around Avdiivka in the Donetsk region. The city has been a frontline one for almost 10 years, and now Russian troops are trying to encircle it.
The Ukrainian General Staff reported that in the Avdiivka direction, the Ukrainian Armed Forces repelled 10 attacks near Avdiivka and another 8 attacks east of Stepove and southeast of Sieverne in the Donetsk region.
The head of Avdiivka City Military Administration, Vitaliy Barabash, reported shelling of Avdiivka, Donetsk region, which killed an elderly man and wounded two civilians.
On October 12, experts of the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) named the real reasons for the Russian offensive on Avdiivka.
Vitaliy Barabash, head of the Avdiivka City Military Administration, noted that Russian troops are trying to concentrate their forces north of the city, launching assault operations.
On October 13, the ISW reported that in three days, Russian troops had captured 4.52 square kilometers of territory from different directions near Avdiivka. The occupying Russian army suffered significant losses in equipment and manpower.
On October 17, ISW noted that in the coming days, Russian forces may intensify their attempts to encircle Avdiivka, and British intelligence believes that the Russian offensive on the city will be the largest since the beginning of the year, as they want to occupy Donetsk region within its administrative boundaries.