Situation is very complicated in Donetsk sector
I don't know the analytics, I don't work in the General Staff, but we can see the concentration of forces and efforts of the invading Russian troops
They have built high-quality fortified areas along the entire front line, and now they want to break through the defences in the Donetsk sector and take Avdiivka.The invasion that took place on October 10-11 has been defeated. According to my personal sources, Donetsk morgues and hospitals are now full. I cannot say the exact number of enemy casualties. But it is definitely hundreds, just in one day.
Our best brigades are concentrated near Avdiivka - the commanders of these brigades are super experienced commanders – some of the best in the world, no exaggeration.
Basically, thanks to their defence organisation, the enemy is restrained.
But it is not about one problematic day for us. It's not about repelling a few enemy attacks.
The point is that there will always be pressure on Avdiivka. The enemy wants to take it at any cost. The only way to stop it is to break their invasion, which is extremely difficult.
As for our unit, we were supposed to have a training exercise. But the plans have changed a bit, and right now the instructors from the Dignitas Fund are planning attack drone operations with us. In practice, in combat conditions, the training is much better absorbed.
I would like to conclude by saying that we need everyone's support and attention. We cannot relax. The enemy will attack again – it is only a matter of time. We need to wake up from the lull that everything is fine and forget about the disputes.
Perhaps these battles for Avdiivka are among the most decisive!
About the author: Yehor Firsov, a serviceman of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Member of Parliament of Ukraine of the VII and VIII convocations
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