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Situation stable: 3rd Brigade press officer Borodin on defence of positions near Avdiivka

18 February, 2024 Sunday
18:00

The 3rd Brigade's spokesman Oleksandr Borodin said that the brigade's units have taken up their planned positions near Avdiivka and are successfully holding the line

He shared the information on Espreso TV

"The defence operation near Avdiivka is still ongoing. It is multifaceted and many units are involved. As for the 3rd Brigade, we have indeed taken up planned defensive positions near Avdiivka. We are holding the defence. The enemy is trying to break through this defence and is constantly conducting assault operations. However, it is worth emphasising that the situation at the new positions is stable. Most of the fighters have moved to new positions. Therefore, in general, we can talk about a successful operation, but I would note that this is a multifaceted operation involving various services and units. The General Staff will be reporting on the entire operation," Borodin said.

The spokesperson also emphasised that every unit must work perfectly in the defensive operation in Avdiivka

"The operation in Avdiivka, in which the 3rd Brigade actively participated, is much more complicated than an assault operation. It is a very complex systemic process. Every unit and service has to work in seconds. Because every mistake can cost the lives of soldiers," he added.

  • On 18 February, Serhiy Tsehotskyi, an officer of the 59th Separate Motorised Infantry Brigade, noted that Russia used its advantage in artillery and aviation.
  • During the four months of the active phase of the Avdiivka defence operation from October 2023 to February 2024, the Ukrainian Defence Forces neutralised over 47,000 Russian troops and 1,365 pieces of equipment.
  • On 18 February, the Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, Lieutenant Admiral Rob Bauer of the Royal Netherlands Navy, said that from a military point of view, Russian troops had not gained Avdiivka, but a few hundred metres of territory.
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