No third wave of Avdiivka attacks, but Russian forces maintain tension — city military administration head
Vitaliy Barabash, head of the Avdiivka City Military Administration, says that Russia is launching dozens of attacks on the community, hundreds of attacks on positions around the city, dozens of assault actions both to the south and north of Avdiivka
He shared the information on Espreso TV.
"There is no third wave of enemy attacks yet, we are waiting for it. However, the enemy is attacking with infantry, mostly without armored vehicles. The enemy keeps up a constant tension: there are dozens of attacks on the community, hundreds of attacks on positions around the city, dozens of assault actions both to the south and north of Avdiivka. Small arms fighting is also ongoing," said the head of Avdiivka City Military Administration.
According to him, Russian troops are firing with everything they have at their disposal - cannon and rocket artillery, mortars. In addition, Russian aircraft strike with anti-aircraft gunships. On November 1, 6 KAB bombs were dropped on the community, and even more on military positions.
"In the morning of November 2, the invaders attacked the town, as a result of one of the shelling two civilians were wounded: a man born in 1951 and a woman born in 1938. The victims were evacuated to the hospital with moderate injuries. The enemy is pressing mainly from the north near the city. Of course, it can vary from day to day, sometimes the enemy is more active to the north of Avdiivka, sometimes to the south. However, more hostile activity is taking place north of the city," noted Vitaliy Barabash.
- The Institute for the Study of War predicts that significant losses of Russian equipment near Avdiivka may hamper Russia’s long-term offensive capabilities.
- On October 27, President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, discussed the situation at the front with the Prime Minister of Great Britain, Rishi Sunak.
- Serhii Tsekhotskyi, an officer with the 59th Separate Motorized Infantry Brigade named after Yakiv Handziuk, highlighted the success of Ukrainian Defense Forces in repelling Russian attacks near Avdiivka.
- On October 28, the UK Ministry of Defense received information that Russian troops were unlikely to fulfill the Kremlin's expectations regarding the capture of Avdiivka.
- Military observer Denys Popovych said that the Russian army is trying to surround Avdiivka to bring Ukraine to the negotiating table.
- On October 29, Army Inform quoted Colonel Oleksandr Sрtupun, spokesman for the joint press center of the Tavria Defense Forces, as saying that over the past 20 days near Avdiivka, the Russians had lost 6,500 of their soldiers, 100 tanks and 250 armored vehicles.
- On October 29, in the Avdiivka direction, Ukrainian border guards destroyed a Russian warplane, presumably a Su-25, using a portable air defense system (MANPADS).
- On 30 October, the head of the Avdiivka City Military Administration, Vitaliy Barabash, said that Russian forces were regrouping near Avdiivka. A new wave of assaults is expected in the coming days.
- Director of the information and consulting company Defense Express Serhiy Zgurets noted that the Russian enemy would try to push the Ukrainian defenses near Avdiivka for a month.
- On November 2, the Institute for the Study of War noted that the Russian occupying forces are likely preparing for another wave of ground attacks near Avdiivka, Donetsk region, despite their heavy losses.