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The Ukrainian army is in an “extremely difficult situation” – The Russians have changed their method of attack

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FILE PHOTO: Service members of the 92nd Separate Mechanized Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces hold artillery drills at a shooting range in an unknown location in eastern Ukraine, in this handout picture released December 17, 2021. Picture released December 17, 2021. Press Service of the 92nd Separate Mechanized Brigade/Handout via REUTERS

The situation is extremely difficult in parts of the front line

The Ukrainian military is currently in an “extremely difficult” situation against Russian forces, which are attacking eastern and southern Ukraine after capturing the town of Avdiyivka over the weekend, Kiev admitted on Monday.

“The situation is extremely difficult in parts of the front line where the Russian troops have gathered the maximum reserves. They are benefiting from the delay in the aid” of the West to Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelensky said yesterday in his daily message.

Lack of artillery

He added that his country lacks artillery and is equally in need of anti-aircraft defense and longer-range weapons, while he also said that the blockade of the border with Poland by Polish truck drivers and farmers demonstrates “the erosion of solidarity” towards the country of.

On the battlefield, according to the APE, the Russian soldiers, who achieved the greatest territorial gains since the capture of Bakhmut in May 2023, with the capture of Avdiivka, in the eastern region of Donetsk, have moved to attack the eastern and the southern regions of Ukraine, the Ukrainian armed forces explained.

In the southern part of the front, “the enemy made 10 fruitless attempts against the positions of the (Ukrainian) defense forces in the vicinity of (the village of) Robotyne. Here the situation is volatile, the enemy is constantly firing,” said Dmytro Likhovy, the representative of the Ukrainian armed forces in this zone.

How the Russians are attacking

According to him, the Ukrainians repelled attacks launched “with a significant number of armored vehicles”, but the Russians are now attacking “with small groups” supported by armor and the air force, which is “operating intensively”.

“These aggressive actions have been stopped, the enemy has been eliminated from the Robotine region,” assured General Oleksandr Tarnavskyi, the commander of Ukrainian troops in the region.

The Russians broke through the Ukrainian defenses

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The DeepState channel on the Telegram platform, which is close to the Ukrainian army, had broadcast on Sunday evening that the Russians had managed to break through the Ukrainian defenses a few kilometers east of Robotine.

This village, which, as and numerous other settlements, has been completely leveled by artillery, had been retaken by the Russians in August, which had been described as a major success for Ukraine in the context of the counter-offensive launched in the summer.

The Russian offensive on this part of the southern front began at the weekend, as the Russian army captured Avdiivka, about 150 kilometers north-east of Robotine, after four months of repeated attacks.

The Russian army “improved” its positions

In the Donetsk region, the Russian army “improved” its positions. In particular, “he completely liberated the Avdiivka coal mine, the last sector held by the Ukrainians before their withdrawal, it was officially announced yesterday, Monday, from Moscow.

In the Avdiivka zone, “the Russians are regrouping , they achieved their tactical objectives” and “they will likely transfer units (from Avdiyivka) to other areas”, stressed Ukrainian spokesman Dmytro Likhovy.

Russian President Vladimir Putin had spoken of a “significant victory” after the capture of Avdiivka, a few days before the second anniversary of the start of the Russian invasion, on February 24.

Source: 24h.com.cy

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