There has been a lot of fighting in eastern Ukraine this week. According to the Ukrainians, they made progress on the eastern and southern fronts in the four-month counteroffensive. The Russians are preparing for the largest attack since the invasion of the city of Advica.
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On the other hand, the Russians reported that they had repelled a Ukrainian attack near the devastated eastern city of Bashmut. They say they inflicted heavy losses on Ukrainian positions outside the city.
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The Ukrainian counterattack aims to secure control over the areas surrounding Bakhmut and restore the city, which Russian forces captured in May after months of fierce fighting. In the south, Kiev wants to advance towards the Sea of Azov to cut a Russian land bridge linking the southern and eastern regions.
Major attack on Avdiivka
Ukrainian military officials said that Russian forces launched a large-scale attack on the city of Avdiivka in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday. Russian media reported that fighting was intense and that Russian forces had improved their positions in the immediate vicinity of Avdiivka. The city located next to Donetsk was under siege by the Russians for several months in a row.
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According to Ukrainian officials, Russia recently sent additional troops and equipment to Avdiivka in preparation for the largest attack on the city since the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022. The General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces said that 10 attacks on Avdiivka were repelled on Wednesday. .
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