Ukrainian servicemen details Russian army's tactics in Avdiivka
Russian tactics in Avdiivka remain unchanged. They are ready to sacrifice their equipment and troops to overrun the first position, to unload everything so that their soldiers can engage in combat
Andriy 'Sever' Shyshuk, a serviceman of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, told this on the Espreso TV channel.
"The Russians are eager to get behind our forward position and unload infantry there. They are ready to sacrifice equipment, people, and armored groups for this. When the tank is paving the road, they want to skip the first position and unload everything somewhere there so that their men have no way to retreat but to engage in combat. This is their tactic," he said.
According to the serviceman, the main target for the occupying Russian forces is Avdiivka Coke Plant. When enemy vehicles move across the spoil heap, the Russians try to get close to the territory of the plant.
Over the past week, the Russian army has been launching assaults in the Avdiivka sector with small armored groups. They focused on the direction of Stepove, as they want to get a foothold there before winter, says Sever.
"The direction was to Avdiivka Coke Plant, and that's the direction they're going to keep, because there's a concrete road through the spoil heap to the plant, and in the direction of Stepove and north there are fields and dirt roads. Now that everything is getting wet, they will not be able to get there with their vehicles. These attempts were made a week ago and a few days ago. Almost all of them ended with a maximum of one or two pieces of equipment returning home, while the rest stayed behind," he added.
- Serhiy Tsehotskyi, an officer with the 59th Detached Motorized Infantry Brigade named after Y. Handziuk, noted that Russians focused all their attention on the Avdiivka sector.
- On November 30, the spokesman for the joint press center of the Tavria defense forces, Oleksandr Shtupun, said that the Avdiivka Coke Plant was under the control of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.