Russia deploys more resources near Avdiivka than it did in battle for Bakhmut
Oleksandr Kovalenko, military and political observer of the Information Resistance Group, says that invading Russian troops are deploying huge resources near Avdiivka
He said this on Espreso TV.
"The length of the front line near Avdiivka today is shorter than it was in Bakhmut. But the Russians have concentrated much more forces and means per kilometer along the line than they did near Bakhmut," said the military and political observer.
According to him, any defence can be breached. Therefore, it all depends solely on the resources allocated to it.
"Right now Avdiivka is really in a bad geographical position. The main focus of the Russian command today is on Avdiivka. The situation on this part of the frontline is difficult. There is less logistics, the fortified area is really reliable, but the Russian forces have much more resources," Kovalenko added.
The Institute for the Study of War believes that heavy losses of Russian equipment around Avdiivka are likely to undermine Russia's offensive potential in the long term.Major of the National Guard of Ukraine, a veteran of the Russian-Ukrainian war, Oleksiy Hetman, believes that, like in Bakhmut, Avdiivka's mission may be to destroy a large number of enemy troops.
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, 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 defences near Avdiivka for a month.