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Russians transport hundreds of burnt vehicles from Avdiivka to Mariupol for disposal

20 February, 2024 Tuesday
20:41

Russian troops are relocating their burnt equipment from Avdiivka to Mariupol for scrapping 

The Atesh guerrilla movement reported the information.

The movement's agents "observed an unending procession of transport tractors throughout the day, presumably transporting charred equipment from Avdiivka for disposal in Mariupol."

The report adds that these convoys were accompanied by civilian vehicles of the Russian Federal Security Service, and the tractors were equipped with ZILs, KAMAZs, BMPs, armored personnel carriers and tanks.

According to the guerrillas, they counted about 500 vehicles.

"Notably, our agents were able to tally approximately 500 burned vehicles, we can only guess how many are left in the city and in the fields near Avdiivka. Judging by such a substantial amount of scrap metal indicates the staggering losses incurred by Russian forces during the assault, which was characterized by a relentless onslaught with meat and metal,’" Atesh emphasized.

  • On the night of February 16-17, in order to avoid encirclement and save the lives of Ukrainian soldiers, the command of the Ukrainian Defense Forces decided to withdraw units from Avdiivka and move to defense on more favorable lines.
  • Minister of Defense Rustem Umerov stated that the decision to withdraw from Avdiivka was correct, and Ukrainian fighters now need specific types of weapons and equipment.
  • Later, Dmytro Lykhoviy, a spokesman for the joint press center of the Tavria Defense Forces, said that fighting continued west of Avdiivka and commented on the situation in the Zaporizhzhia direction.
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