Ukrainian forces carried out a successful attack in the Avdiivka area near occupied Donetsk and moved on, the American Institute for the Study of War reported in its latest analysis. According to reports from the general staff in Kiev, 46 clashes with the Russian army took place on the front in the last 24 hours.
The latest analysis by the Institute for the Study of War reports that Ukrainian and Russian forces are still fighting in the eastern and southern Ukrainealthough wet weather will likely slow down the pace of fighting until cold weather arrives.
ISW analysts indicate that the Ukrainians carried out a counterattack in the Avdiivka area near occupied Donetsk and have moved forward in the last 24 hours.
Fights near the railway line
Geolocation data, published on November 19, indicates that Ukrainian forces have moved near the railway line southeast of the village of Stepowe (three kilometers northwest of Avdiivka), ISW reported.
The American think tank cites reports from Russian war bloggers who said that Ukrainian forces took up positions near a railway line and launched a counterattack near a coke plant located in the north of the city.
The industrial complex dominates the main road to Avdiivka. According to Ukrainian soldiers – quoted by the media in Kiev – the Russians are trying to cut off this road.
46 clashes with the Russian army
The ISW analysis stated that over the last 24 hours, the Russian occupiers carried out a number of offensive operations in the area of the city, which were not successful.
Monday’s report by the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces stated that over the last 24 hours, Russian troops carried out attacks in four directions. There were 46 combat clashes at the front. “In the Avdiivka area, the occupiers continue to try to surround the city. Our soldiers maintain defense,” the headquarters said.
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