Espreso. Global
Exclusive

Ukraine should brace for unpleasant scenarios in Avdiivka - military expert

9 February, 2024 Friday
19:08

Ivan Kyrychevskyi, military expert at Defense Express, noted that judging by the current contours of the frontline, one should not have high expectations that Avdiivka will be easy to hold

He expressed this opinion in an interview with Espreso.

"I would not like to give out any pessimistic forecasts in advance, but obviously, the situation is such that our troops are trying to fulfil two tasks. The first is to prevent the city from being surrounded, to keep the defense manageable regardless of where the Russian forces may advance. The second is that various sources are circulating information that a fortified defense line is being prepared somewhere to be occupied by Ukainian troops after the likely withdrawal from Avdiivka. This is about 20 kilometres from the city, as Western analysts concluded, using satellite images. But the fact that there may be various unpleasant scenarios in Avdiivka is something we need to prepare for," the military expert told Espreso.

According to him, it will not be possible to carry out the task of destroying Russian enemy at the frontline near Avdiivka continuously, as some problems may accumulate in the Ukrainian troops.

"Perhaps there is even something in it that the change of leadership of the Ukrainian Armed Forces took place now or at a time when the problems in Avdiivka have not yet accumulated so much to enter an acute phase. However, we need to be prepared for different, including difficult, scenarios for the development of events around Avdiivka. Judging by the current contours of the frontline, we should not have high expectations that it will be easy to hold the city. If a miracle happens and the Russians are stopped from advancing, it will be a military miracle, which has never been done in military history," summarized Ivan Kyrychevskyi.

  • On 8 February, Ukrainian General Staff reported in its evening report that in the Avdiivka sector, Ukrainian defenders repelled 17 attacks in the area of Avdiivka and another 5 attacks in the areas of Pervomaiske and Nevelske in Donetsk region.
  • On 9 February, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that Ukrainian defenders continue to hold back the Russian enemy, who is continuing to try to surround Avdiivka
Tags:
Read also:
  • News
2024, Tuesday
27 February
22:00
Review
Victorious news of 734th day of war: two downed Russian Su-34s, coalition to supply Ukraine with long-range weapons
21:50
Russia attacks in 7 directions, 86 combat clashes take place at front overnight
21:35
Updated
Zelenskyy discusses Peace Formula, bilateral cooperation with Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia
21:19
Destruction of Ukraine’s iconic Mriya plane: former Antonov officials face up to 15 years in prison
21:00
Ukrainian troops stabilize defense line in Avdiivka sector - General Tarnavskyi
20:40
OPINION
Foreign troops in Ukraine: A light version of NATO for Kyiv
20:20
South Korea estimates amount of ammo sent by DPRK to Russia in 6,700 containers
20:00
Exclusive
Putin loses legitimacy, shadow government needs to be created in Russia - former Russian MP Ponomarev
19:40
After downing of second Russian A-50, no such aircraft have been seen in Ukraine - Air Force spokesman
19:15
Updated
Russian shelling in Sumy region kills two policemen, wounds six others
18:52
Exclusive
Too early to talk about Russia’s offensive on Kharkiv - military spokesman
18:30
Exclusive
Russia fails to seize initiative in Bakhmut sector - Ukrainian officer Nazarenko
18:10
OPINION
EU troops in Ukraine as option: Macron gets out of European shell of caution
17:48
UK intelligence assesses consequences of downing of second A-50 for Russia
17:26
Ukrainian forces withdraw from Stepove and Sieverne villages near Avdiivka
17:04
Macron's proposal for troop deployment in Ukraine sparks responses from Stoltenberg, NATO countries, Russia
16:40
Russian Red Cross employees may have abused Ukrainian POWs
16:20
Russian forces seek stronghold in captured territories with massive infantry presence: military on Avdiivka situation
16:00
Ukraine destroys two Russian Grad rocket launchers at once
15:40
Russia to ban petrol exports after Ukraine attacked oil refineries
15:20
Russia acquires millions in banned EU weapons tech despite sanctions
15:00
Macron "does not rule out" sending Western troops to Ukraine; French Prime Minister Attal expresses support
14:40
European Parliament votes to allocate €50 billion to Ukraine 
14:20
Speaker Johnson promises to do everything possible to help Ukraine after his conversation with Zelenskyy
14:00
Exclusive
US has mechanisms to supply Ukraine with weapons without congressional approval - political analyst Shlinchak
13:40
EU accession: Ukraine declares fulfillment of 78% of healthcare commitments
13:20
OPINION
There may be a revolution in Russia or something similar
13:00
North Korea speeds up pace of secret arms shipments to Russia - Bloomberg
12:40
Exclusive
Russians hesitate conducting mobilization in occupied Ukrainian territories, says military expert Kovalenko
12:20
Review
Ukrainian defense line in Avdiivka direction may move westward over time. Column by Serhiy Zgurets
12:00
Exclusive
Russian troops will not be able to advance on Kharkiv through Kupyansk direction — Ukrainian serviceman Sazonov
11:40
Ukrainian Air Force downs another Russian Su-34 in East Ukraine's eastern sector
11:20
Exclusive
Crimean Bridge will turn into trap: Mejlis member Bariiev explains how bridge destruction threatens Russians
10:50
Exclusive
Deliberate provocation: military expert Zgurets on Shahed drones over Moldova
10:25
Ukraine's General Staff: Russia loses tank, 16 artillery systems and 850 soldiers in one day of war
10:05
Russian troops take two more villages west of Avdiivka - DeepState
09:50
Russian troops regain initiative on battlefield and ready for offensive operations - ISW
2024, Monday
26 February
22:00
Review
Victorious news of 733rd day of war: Zelenskyy signs law on demobilization of conscripts, rallies in support of Ukraine held in 150 cities
21:46
Exclusive
Russia wants to bring civilized world to its knees by 2030 - Portnikov
21:35
Russian troops storm Ukrainian positions 73 times in one day - Ukraine's General Staff
More news