NewsRussian troop aggression decreases at Avdiivka, Donetsk following capture: ISW report

Russian troop aggression decreases at Avdiivka, Donetsk following capture: ISW report

The Russians captured Avdiivka.
The Russians captured Avdiivka.
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9:31 AM EST, February 20, 2024

"The momentum of Russian aggressive activities in the Avdiivka region was expected to significantly recede after the Russians took control of this town," remarks the Washington think tank, after analyzing the situation at the front line.

Aftermath of Avdiivka's Capture by the Russians

On February 19th, Ukrainian military spokesperson Dmytro Lychovij mentioned that the number of Russian attacks had notably reduced. Russian forces are currently repositioning and "clearing the area" of remaining enemy soldiers. The severity of bombings and airstrikes has likewise declined.

The Ukrainian army revealed that its forces have relocated from Avdiivka to freshly fortified defense lines, prepared beforehand "on several tiers."

"Most likely, the Russian forces will need to pause operations before resuming significant offensive maneuvers in the direction of Avdiivka. Alternatively, if they wish to prevent a cessation of hostilities in the Avdiivka region, it will be necessary to bring in further forces from the other front lines."

- observes ISW.

Analysts suggest that the Russians have reserves in other sectors that could be utilized for reinforcement, but thus far, there have been no signs of these forces mobilizing.

Representatives of the Ukrainian military, on their end, suspect that Russian forces from Avdiivka could be transferred to different fronts shortly. (PAP)

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