NewsRussian forces seize Ukrainian town Avdiivka amid intense hostilities, report comes with surprising revelations

Russian forces seize Ukrainian town Avdiivka amid intense hostilities, report comes with surprising revelations

The Russians took over Avdiivka.
The Russians took over Avdiivka.
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8:36 PM EST, February 18, 2024, updated: 1:36 PM EST, February 19, 2024

Oleksandr Tarnavskyi, commander of the Taurida group, which was responsible for Avdiivka's defense, reported Saturday near noon that Russians captured some retreating Ukrainian Armed Forces Soldiers. On Telegram, he mentioned that this occurred during the final phase of the Ukrainian army's withdrawal, under heavy pressure from the Russian troops.

The Ukrainian forces' withdrawal was decided on Friday night, extending into Saturday. The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Oleksandr Syrskyi, expressed that this decision was taken with the aim of stabilizing the front situation.

In another surprising revelation, Russia's pro-government news agency, Tass, shared shocking news. - Adviser to the head of the Donetsk People's Republic, Igor Kimakovsky, told Tass that the cleanup of Avdiivka revealed the bodies of fallen fighters adorned with American and Polish chevrons (a chevron refers to a military uniform sleeve patch) - according to Tass agency's website.

During the cleanup of Avdiivka, we uncovered several intriguing findings. This includes the bodies left behind by the Ukrainian Armed Forces bearing American and Polish chevrons on their uniform sleeves – Kimakovsky revealed.

Ukrainian media recalls that Avdiivka in the Donetsk region had been the center of Russian interest since last fall. The invaders redirected all their military resources towards assaulting this town.

On Saturday morning, Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky confirmed his country's forces' withdrawal from Avdiivka. - "Our utmost priority is to ensure the safety of our people, our troops. This constitutes our defence strategy," - Zelensky stated at the Munich Security Conference.

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