Over the last week, the most intense ground combat has been taking place in three areas: on the Kupiansk axis, in Luhansk region; around Avdiivka in Donetsk region; and on the left bank of the Dnipro river in Kherson region, where Ukrainian forces have established a bridgehead, the British Ministry of Defense said, citing intelligence data.
“Neither side has achieved substantial progress in any of these areas. Russia continues to suffer particularly heavy casualties around Avdiivka,” the intelligence agency said.
Citing eyewitness reports, British intelligence notes that small uncrewed aerial vehicles and artillery (especially cluster rounds) continue to play a major role in disrupting the attacks of both sides.
“As colder winter weather sets in earnest in eastern Ukraine, there are few immediate prospects of major changes in the frontline,” the intelligence agency said.