Contents tagged with Avdiivka

  • Ukrainian forces have stopped advancement of Russian troops near Avdiivka, claims brigade officer

    The advancement of Russian troops near Avdiivka has been stopped, according to Major Serhiy Tsekhotskiy, an officer of the 59th Separate Motorized Infantry Brigade named after Yakov Handziuk. During a broadcast on the FREEДІМ channel, Major Tsekhotskiy provided an update, saying, “Their active advancement has halted for today. Following the occupation of Avdiivka, they presumed they could proceed with enthusiasm... As of now, their main lines of attack are towards Berdychi, Tonenke, Pervomaiske, …

  • Ukrainian military command denies claims Russian forces captured Lastochkyne

    On the evening of February 24, analysts from DeepState reported that the Russian Armed Forces allegedly captured Lastochkyne in the Donetsk region. However, Dmutro Likhovy, a representative of the Ukrainian Joint Group of Forces Tavria, said in a comment to Ukrayinska Pravda that fighting for the town is still ongoing.

    "In the Avdiivka direction, the Ukrainian defense forces have withdrawn to the western outskirts of Lastochkyne and have taken pre-prepared defensive positions," said Dmytro …

  • Russian military blogger, who wrote about large Russian army losses in Aviivka, commits suicide amid harassment by Kremlin propagandists

    Andrey Morozov, the author of the Telegram channel "Letters from Yania," has taken his own life following harassment by official Russian propagandists, employees of Vladimir Solovyov, Yulia Vityazeva, and Armen Gasparyan. Morozov's death has been noted by Miroslava Reginskaya, the wife of the former "Defense Minister of the DPR," Igor Strelkov, who is convicted in Russia for "inciting extremism", and lawyer Maxim Pashkov.

    A suicide note was published on Morozov's channel. In it, he explained …

  • Six captured Ukrainian soldiers reportedly executed by Russian forces near Avdiivka

    Russian forces have reportedly executed six captured Ukrainian service members near "Garage No. 1" area in Avdiivka (within the fortified area "Zenit" in the south of the settlement), according to the Telegram channel DeepState (a Ukrainian project that supports a regularly updated map of territorial control in the combat zone in Ukraine and publishes summaries of the front-line situation based on open sources and information from the Ukrainian military).

    A video clip on was published on …

  • Kyiv: Russia lost nearly 50,000 troops in battle for Avdiivka

    Nearly 50,000 Russian soldiers have lost their lives in the battle for Avdiivka deemed crucial by Vladimir Putin in the run-up to the elections, reported the press center of the Ukrainian Defence Forces Tavria.

    Ukrainian military officials reported that a large part of the Russian reserves was destroyed in the conflict and, therefore, cannot be redeployed elsewhere. The Russian offensive on Avdiivka, which began on October 10, 2023, led to enormous losses over the course of four months of …

  • 3rd Separate Mechanized Brigade: withdrawal of Ukrainian Forces from Avdiivka continues

    Ukrainian troops continue to withdraw from Avdiivka, located in the Donetsk region, following orders from General Oleksandr Syrskyi, the Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, said the spokesperson for the 3rd Separate Assault Brigade, Oleksandr Borodin, in an interview with Liga.net, published on February 17.

    "These operations are much more complex than assaults because the enemy employs artillery heavily and also has 'carte blanche' to use expensive precision-guided aerial bombs," …

  • Ukrainian military: Ukrainian Forces retain control over large part of Avdiivka

    Troop withdrawal from a specific area of Avdiivka was meant to save Ukrainian soldiers, said Ukrainian serviceman Yehor Firsov in an interview with TSN. He clarified that the withdrawal was carried out to prevent the encirclement of Ukrainian forces. According to him, a big part of Avdiivka still remains under the control of the Ukrainian Armed Forces (UAF), but the situation is critical with relentless street fighting.

    The Ukrainian serviceman said that, although his brigade is located some …

  • Ukrainian forces withdraw from Avdiivka

    Ukrainian forces have retreated from the devastated town of Avdiivka, announced the new Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Oleksandr Syrskyi. According to Kyiv, the troop withdrawal which was decided upon as Ukraine was facing a critical shortage of ammunition and American military aid was delayed in Congress for several months, was intended to save troops from being completely encircled by Russian forces after several months of fierce fighting.

    "Given the operational situation …

  • Ukrainian forces reportedly reclaim some positions in Avdiivka amid escalating hostilities

    In the Avdiivka district of Donetsk province, an extraordinarily fraught situation has enveloped the Defence Forces where Ukrainian defenders managed to recapture some positions, said Junior Sergeant Stanislav Bunyatov from the 24th Aidar Assault Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, on his Telegram channel Speaking Sniper.

    "In the forest and dense woodland to the west of Avdiivka, our guys have reclaimed some positions, thrashing the bastards with anti-tank mine drops. Holding these …

  • Ukrainian 110th Mechanized Brigade says its soldiers continue to defend Avdiivka amid intense battles

    As of Friday, 16 February, Ukrainian fighters of the 110th Separate Mechanized Brigade, named after General-Horunzhy Marko Bezruchko, continue to hold the defense of Avdiivka in the Donetsk region, reported the brigade's press service on Facebook.

    "Avdiivka! The blaze of fierce fire does not burn us. The 110th Brigade has been holding this city for two years of full-scale invasion. Steadfastly, courageously, heroically! Without complaints! Gritting our teeth! Overcoming the 'impossible'!" the …