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Russian army can drop about 500 guided bombs on Avdiivka in month - Freedom Legion officer

24 January, 2024 Wednesday
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Today, Ukrainian military should focus not on the Russian troops’ attempts to enter Avdiivka, but on the number of aerial bombs they are using to block the only road

The Freedom Legion officer, Major Maksym Morozov, said this on Espreso TV.

"Russia is using guided aerial bombs (KABs) in huge numbers. About 500 bombs will be dropped on Avdiivka this month. That is, in this short period of 2024, much more guided aerial bombs were used than in the whole of last year 2023. The Russian troops are dropping the bombs to block the only road. They realize that only by wiping the city off the map will they be able to somehow move the Ukrainian Defense Forces," he noted.

A KAB is an aircraft bomb that can glide. Its accuracy is not as high as that of missiles, but the destructive power of the KAB is much higher, Morozov noted.

"Approximately 25 kilometers away, at maximum altitude, the aircraft drops a guided bomb, and it is gliding to reach Avdiivka. This is done in order to completely destroy the houses as possible strongholds of the Ukrainian forces. Similarly, these bombs target the old part of Avdiivka, namely houses where the Ukrainian troops may be located. Such a number of aerial bombs can destroy everything, not only kill Ukrainian soldiers, but completely destroy the city," he added.

  • On January 23, the head of the Avdiivka City Military Administration reported that the situation in the Avdiivka sector was difficult but controlled by the Ukrainian Defense Forces.
  • On January 24, the US Institute for the Study of War reported that Russian forces had recently advanced northeast of Novomykhailivka (southwest of Donetsk) and in the area of Avdiivka.
  • Also, Ukrainian Armed Forces serviceman Yevhen Iievliev reported that Russian troops made minor advances in the south of Avdiivka.
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