Russian forces plant explosives in vehicles, send them to Ukrainian positions near Avdiivka
Officer with the 59th Detached Motorized Infantry Brigade Tsekhotskyi says that the Russian troops are using various methods to storm Ukrainian positions near Avdiivka
He said this on Espreso TV.
"Over the past few days, we have observed several cases when the invaders tried to launch ‘kamikaze’ drones from vehicles. The Russians are stuffing their equipment with a large amount of explosives and sending it at full speed to the Ukrainian Armed Forces’ positions. In particular, it was automotive equipment and in one case MT-LB. However, I want to emphasize that the Russian equipment is the first target for all units. Therefore, this equipment was destroyed immediately," said Tsekhotskyi.
The officer also said that the situation at the Avdiivka Coke Plant is under the Ukrainian Armed Forces’ control.
"The enemy is storming Avdiivka Coke Plant with great force. Our units are holding out. However, I want to emphasize that the plant itself is a fortress within a fortress. That is why a lot of surprises are being prepared there for the enemy. The situation is generally under control," he added.
- The evening report of the General Staff on November 19 stated that in the Avdiivka sector, the Russian forces unsuccessfully conducted assault operations south of Novokalynove, east of Novobakhmutivka and Avdiivka in the Donetsk region, where the Defense Forces repelled nine attacks.
- A November 20 report by the US Institute for the Study of War said that Ukrainian forces had made advances near Avdiivka, repelling Russian attacks. Russian sources claimed heavy losses and the need to use personnel and conscripts.