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Ukrainian Armed Forces retreat to western outskirts of Lastochkine near Avdiivka

26 February, 2024 Monday
12:59

The Armed Forces of Ukraine have withdrawn from the village of Lastochkine, located 6 km from the temporarily occupied Avdiivka, Donetsk region.

Dmytro Lykhoviy, spokesman for the Tavria military group, said this during a telethon on February 26.

"Units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine have withdrawn from the village of Lastochkino," he said.

According to him, such a maneuver was necessary to organize defense along the line of Orlivka, Tonenke, Berdychi and to prevent further advancement of the Russian troops further west.

On February 25, Lykhoviy said that the Ukrainian Armed Forces had withdrawn to the western outskirts of Lastochkine near Avdiivka, Hromadske reported.

It is noted that the Ukrainian military withdrew from the village and took up prepared defensive positions.

Lykhoviy added that fierce fighting is currently taking place in this area. "The enemy is constantly using guided aerial bombs, artillery and FPV drones," noted the Tavria spokesman.

  • On February 24, the monitoring platform DeepState reported that Russian terrorists had occupied Lastochkino in the Donetsk region.

  • Over the past day, 84 combat clashes took place at the front. In the Marinka direction, Russian forces tried to break through Ukrainian defense positions nearly 40 times.



 
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