"Situation around Avdiivka is close to critical": Ukrainian officer tells about new Russian tactics
Legion of Freedom officer, Major of the Interior Ministry Maksym Morozov spoke about Russia's new tactics near Avdiivka, noting that the situation is close to critical
Espreso TV channel reported this.
"The situation is extremely dramatic, close to critical. The Armed Forces of Ukraine are titanically defending Avdiivka. The enemy has reserves of manpower, attacks are constant, I can say that the massive wave that was on October 10 has been eliminated, we have completely neutralized the goals they set," he said.
Morozov noted that now the invaders have completely changed their tactics - they attack in small groups of 8 to 20 people.
"But having a serious enough reserve of their fighters, they throw them into these assaults, and they are quite dangerous and there are many of them. That is, the situation is very harsh at the front, and we constantly need logistical assistance. So, I think they are now grouping up and will try to cut the road, probably using some equipment. The situation is quite serious and difficult," he emphasized.
The Russian offensive near Avdiivka: what is known
On October 11, the Institute for the Study of War noted that the Russian occupation army has intensified its offensive around Avdiivka in Donetsk region. The city has been a frontline town for almost 10 years, and now the occupiers are trying to encircle it.
Instead, the General Staff reported that in the Avdiivka sector, the Ukrainian Armed Forces repelled 10 Russian attacks near Avdiivka and another 8 attacks in the areas east of Stepove and southeast of Sieverne in Donetsk region.
The head of the Avdiivka city military administration, Vitaliy Barabash, said that Russian terrorists had deployed up to 2,000 personnel for a massive offensive in the Avdiivka area.
On October 12, experts from the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) named the real reasons for the Russian offensive on Avdiivka.
Vitaliy Barabash also noted that the Russian enemy was trying to concentrate to the north of the city and was carrying out unsuccessful assault operations.
On October 13, it was reported that in three days, Russian troops captured 4.52 square kilometers of territory from different directions near Avdiivka. The occupiers suffered significant losses in equipment and manpower.