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The UK Defense Intelligence Analyzes russia's Losses in Battles Near Avdiivka

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During the campaign to capture Avdiivka, russia lost at least 400 tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, and other hardware
During the campaign to capture Avdiivka, russia lost at least 400 tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, and other hardware

The defense of Avdiivka has been going on since 2014; over the past seven months, the city has been repelling constant enemy assaults. Huge losses of russian troops near Avdiivka deplete the potential of the aggressor

russian forces continue operations in the Donbas, with its primary effort focussed on the town of Avdiivka, the UK Defense Intelligence reports.

russia has been making a concentrated effort to seize the town since October 2023, and have made gradual, sustained progress in cutting off the city, with the Ukrainian Armed Forces reinforcing in response.

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Photo credit: the 3rd Assault Brigade

Avdiivka has been on the frontline in the Donbas since 2014. In its effort to take the city, russia has lost at least 400 tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, and other hardware, as well as likely thousands of personnel.

Further north, russian forces around Bakhmut continue attacks to the west, almost certainly with the objective of seizing the town of Chasiv Yar. russia has not been able to advance further beyond Bakhmut since taking control in May 2023.

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