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Video captures scenes of fierce battle as Ukraine fends off one of Russia's assaults on Avdiivka

Video frame of one of the largest assaults on Avdiivka at the end of October 2023
Video frame of one of the largest assaults on Avdiivka at the end of October 2023

The 110th Separate Mechanized Brigade, which is defending Avdiivka, published a video of one of the largest Russian assaults on the town, which took place in late October 2023.

The caption to the video, which was posted on Jan. 20, says that the enemy has been trying to break through Avdiivka's defenses with "frantic, wild forces" for five months. Assaults, air raids, and close combat take place daily.

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"During the largest-scale attacks, the Russians simultaneously employed a quantity of equipment on the battlefield that no country has used in any conflict in the 21st century," the unit reported.

Colonel Oleksandr Shtupun, a spokesman for the Tavria Defense Forces, said during a Jan. 20 television appearance that Russian troops are concentrating assault and offensive actions on Avdiivka and Novomykhailivka in Donetsk Oblast. They are mainly attacking with infantry, using very little armor at this point.

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The head of Ukraine's Defense Ministry's Main Intelligence Directorate (HUR), Kyrylo Budanov, recently stated that Russian casualties at Avdiivka have increased significantly in recent weeks.

Russia intensified its offensive at Avdiivka in October 2023.

Ukraine’s Commander-in-Chief Valerii Zaluzhnyi stated that Russia had lost at least 10,000 troops during a month of active assaults on the city.

The U.S.-based Institute for the Study of War reported on Dec. 23 that Russian troops had made only minor advances southeast and northwest of Avdiivka.

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