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ISW reports Russian advance in Avdiivka: Enemy 700 meters from Ukraine's main ground line of communication

Avdiivka is in a semi-circumscribed state
Avdiivka is in a semi-circumscribed state

Russian forces recently made a confirmed advance in southern Avdiivka and reportedly made further advances in northern Avdiivka, the U.S.-based think tank Institute for the Study of War (ISW) wrote in a Feb. 10 report.

Geolocated footage published on Feb. 9 indicates that Russian forces recently advanced along Chernyshevskoho, Sportyvna, and Soborna streets in southern Avdiivka. A Russian source claimed that Russian forces advanced from the Tsarska Okhota restaurant area in southeastern Avdiivka.

Russian military bloggers also claimed that Russian forces advanced in northern Avdiivka along Sapronov and Lesia Ukrainka streets and towards Hrushevskoho Street as well as in northeastern Avdiivka near the quarry, but ISW has not had visual confirmation of these claims.

Russian sources claimed that Russian forces hold positions roughly 700 meters from Ukraine's alleged main ground line of communication (GLOC) in Avdiivka along Hrushevskoho Street, which is largely consistent with ISW’s assessment of Russian advances in the area.

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Ukrainian and Russian sources stated that positional engagements continued northwest of Avdiivkanear Keramik, Novobakhmutivka, Stepove, and Ocheretyne; near the Avdiivka Coke Plant in northwestern Avdiivka; and southwest of Avdiivka near Sieverne, Tonenke, Pervomaiske, and Nevelske.

Ukrainian military observer Kostyantyn Mashovets stated that elements of the Russian 114th Motorized Rifle, reinforced with elements of the 30th Motorized Rifle Brigade, advanced along Michurin and Zaliznychnyi streets and towards the railway overpass near Chystiakova Street in northern Avdiivka in the past few days.

Mashovets stated that elements of the Russian 55th Motorized Rifle Brigade are operating nearOptyne (south of Avdiivka).

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