Russian army cannot meet Kremlin's hopes to capture Avdiivka - British intelligence
Russian leaders demand to seize more territory, but the invading forces cannot carry out effective offensive actions in the Avdiivka area
The UK Ministry of Defense reports.
"Over the past week, heavy but inconclusive fighting has continued around the Donetsk Oblast town of Avdiivka, where Russia initiated a major offensive in mid-October 2023," the statement reads.
It is noted that the Russian Federation has sent up to 8 brigades to this area. According to intelligence, they probably suffered some of the highest losses among Russian troops in 2023.
Instead, Russian propagandists began to sharply criticize the so-called Russian operation near Avdiivka. The intelligence experts believe that Russia's main military and political challenge remains the same as it has been for most of the war.
"Political leaders demand more territory to be seized, but the military cannot generate effective operational level offensive action," the intelligence added.
- The Institute for the Study of War believes that heavy losses of Russian equipment around Avdiivka are likely to undermine Russia's offensive potential in the long term.
- On Friday, October 27, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a phone conversation with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, he shared the situation at the front.
- Officer of the 59th Detached Motorized Infantry Brigade named after Yakiv Handziuk Serhiy Tsehotskyi noted that the Ukrainian Defense Forces are successfully repelling attacks by Russian forces near Avdiivka.