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Ukrainian forces can completely destroy Russian reserves near Avdiivka

6 November, 2023 Monday

Freedom Legion officer Maksym Morozov says that if the Defense Forces have enough means, all Russian reserves near Avdiivka can be destroyed very quickly

He said this on Espreso TV. 

"Everyone understands that there may be a rainy season. Such weather conditions do not allow us to use machinery at all. So it is better to wait for the period when frosts begin and the ground freezes. This is the moment the enemy is waiting for. After all, they want to throw all the reserves and forces they have accumulated near Avdiivka to surround the city. The enemy has not abandoned its plans," said Morozov.

The officer noted that the Ukrainian Armed Forces need large resources to destroy the Russian group in the Avdiivka sector.

"We are preparing for the third wave of the invading troops' attacks in the Avdiivka sector. Previous attacks were repelled and this one will be repelled as well. If the Defense Forces have enough 'kamikaze' drones, attack drones and ammunition, all Russian reserves near Avdiivka can be destroyed very quickly. There are other needs, but those I have listed are the main ones. However, if these means are not enough, there is a great threat that the enemy will continue to move and expand gray areas in this direction," he emphasized.

Russian offensive on the key city of Avdiivka in eastern Donetsk region

The Institute for the Study of War predicts that significant losses of Russian equipment near Avdiivka may hamper Russia’s long-term offensive capabilities.

On October 27, President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, discussed the situation at the front with the Prime Minister of Great Britain, Rishi Sunak.

Serhii Tsekhotskyi, an officer with the 59th Separate Motorized Infantry Brigade named after Yakiv Handziuk, highlighted the success of Ukrainian Defense Forces in repelling Russian attacks near Avdiivka.

On October 28, the UK Ministry of Defense received information that Russian troops were unlikely to fulfill the Kremlin's expectations regarding the capture of Avdiivka.

Military observer Denys Popovych said that the Russian army is trying to surround Avdiivka to bring Ukraine to the negotiating table.

On October 29, Army Inform quoted Colonel Oleksandr Sрtupun, spokesman for the joint press center of the Tavria Defense Forces, as saying that over the past 20 days near Avdiivka, the Russians had lost 6,500 of their soldiers, 100 tanks and 250 armored vehicles.

On October 29, in the Avdiivka direction, Ukrainian border guards destroyed a Russian warplane, presumably a Su-25, using a portable air defense system (MANPADS).

On 30 October, the head of the Avdiivka City Military Administration, Vitaliy Barabash, said that Russian forces were regrouping near Avdiivka. A new wave of assaults is expected in the coming days.

Director of the information and consulting company Defense Express Serhiy Zgurets noted that the Russian enemy would try to push the Ukrainian defenses near Avdiivka for a month.

On November 2, the Institute for the Study of War noted that the Russian occupying forces are likely preparing for another wave of ground attacks near Avdiivka, Donetsk region, despite their heavy losses.

Later, Vitaliy Barabash, head of the Avdiivka City Military Administration, said that the third wave of attacks on Avdiivka has not yet taken place, but the enemy is keeping the tension around the city.

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