Russians may create gray zone in Avdiivka's industrial area — Legion of Freedom officer Morozov
Maksym Morozov, the Legion of Freedom officer, and Interior Ministry Major notes the Russian troops are attempting to move through the railroad to Stepove, which leads to the expansion of gray zones
He told this on Espreso TV.
"The enemy was moving, carrying out attack actions both in the industrial zone and near Stepove. They tried to expand their gray zones and gain a foothold in them. No serious consolidation of the occupiers has been observed, but there is a huge danger of the formation of a gray zone in the industrial zone. The invaders make constant attempts to move through the railroad to Stepove, but this all leads to the expansion of gray zones. They have not taken any control over certain areas," noted the Interior Ministry major. Maksym Morozov emphasized that the main problem now is Vynohradnyky, the industrial zone, and of course Stepove.
- On December 17, 54 combat engagements took place at the frontline. In the Avdiivka direction, the Russian troops unsuccessfully tried to break through the defense of Ukrainian forces.
On December 18, the press center of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that in the Avdiivka direction, the Defense Forces continue to hold back the enemy, who continues to try to surround Avdiivka.