ISW: Defense forces advanced near Avdiivka


About this it is said in a report by the Institute for the Study of War (ISW).

Ukrainian forces counterattacked near Avdiyivka and made a confirmed advance on November 19. Geolocation footage released on November 19 indicates that Ukrainian forces have advanced near the railroad southeast of Stepovoy (3 km northwest of Avdiyivka).

A Russian news blogger claimed that Ukrainian forces retook positions near the railway near Stepovoy and counterattacked near the Avdiyiv Coke Plant.

In particular, on November 19, Russian troops conducted offensive operations in the Avdiivka area, but did not achieve any confirmed successes. Russian media bloggers claimed on November 18 and 19 that Russian troops advanced in the area of ​​the industrial zone on the southeastern outskirts of Avdiivka, the Avdiivka Coke Plant, and the railway west and northwest of Krasnohorivka (5 km northwest of Avdiivka).

A Russian media blogger claimed on November 19 that elements of the Russian 114th Motorized Rifle Brigade (1st Army Corps of the DNR) and Sturm-Z units advanced near the Tsarska Okhota restaurant south of Avdiyivka, but later retracted this claim after , as other Russian sources refuted this claim.

The Ukrainian General Staff reported that Russian troops unsuccessfully attacked south of Novokalynovy (13 km northeast of Avdiivka), east of Novobakhmutivka (9 km northwest of Avdiivka), and near Severny (6 km west of Avdiivka). and Avdiivka.

Colonel Oleksandr Shtupun, a spokesman for the Tavry Group of Ukrainian forces, said on November 19 that the number of Russian deserters and servicemen who refuse to conduct offensive operations is increasing, forcing the Russian command to use physical force and blocking units to push Russian troops into battle. [49] Shtupun said that the Russian troops suffered heavy losses near Avdiivka and were forced to use mobilized personnel and conscripts from the ranks of conscripts.

  • In the evening summary of the General Staff for November 19, it was said that on Avdiivskyi direction the enemy unsuccessfully conducted assaults south of Novokalynovy, east of Novobakhmutivka, Severny and Avdiivka of the Donetsk region, where the Defense Forces repulsed 9 attacks.



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