Russia attempts to storm Avdiivka in human wave attack
Russian forces have tried to storm Avdiivka. The Ukrainian Armed Forces repulsed the main onslaught by enemy troops in the Avdiivka direction
Ukrainian serviceman Yehor Firsov shared the information on Espreso.
"The recent attack that occurred 4-5 days ago was successfully repelled. The enemy then attempted to take Avdiivka by force. Currently, there are sporadic artillery fire, isolated assaults, and occasional air force activity. However, we no longer face the intense pressure we experienced in the past days, extending up to New York (a settlement in the Donetsk region, Ukraine - ed.)," stated the soldier.
He mentioned that the assault will persist until Ukrainian Armed Forces defeat Russian forces.
"All personnel, from our commanders to the soldiers, recognize the seriousness of this ongoing invasion. The objective remains to defend Avdiivka until we thwart all invasion attempts and undermine the morale of the enemy's armed forces," emphasized Firsov.
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.
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.