In a daring military maneuver near Avdiivka, Russian forces attempted to advance using multiple mechanized convoys with armored vehicles on Wednesday, 22 November. However, their ambitious plan backfired as they lost 80 percent of their equipment during the operation.
Colonel Oleksandr Shtupun, the spokesperson for the joint press center of the Defense Forces in the Tavriia front, revealed this information during a national 24/7 joint newscast. He reported that the invaders not only intensified their use of aviation but also significantly increased the number of offensive actions by approximately 25-30%.
Undeterred by previous setbacks, the Russian forces launched their assault with about a dozen and a half pieces of equipment. However, their optimism was short-lived, as the Ukrainian soldiers swiftly destroyed 80% of the vehicles. The remnants of these ill-fated convoys were forced to retreat, but the battles in the region were far from over. The invaders persist in trying to encircle Avdiivka, refusing to give up easily.
According to Shtupun, 13 Russian attacks were repelled in the past day alone, demonstrating the resilience and determination of the Ukrainian defense forces.
This recent military development near Avdiivka comes in the wake of a prediction made by UK Defence Intelligence on 16 November. They foresaw heavy losses for the Russians if they were to assault the Coke and Chemical Plant in Avdiivka, a critical facility in the area. The events on 22 November seem to confirm this prediction, as the Russian forces suffered significant setbacks in their attempt to advance.
The situation in Avdiivka remains tense, with ongoing battles and continuous attempts by the invaders to gain control. The Ukrainian defense forces, however, stand firm in their resolve to protect their territory and repel any aggression.
The strategic importance of Avdiivka lies in its geographical location. Situated in the northeast, it is a corridor connecting key Ukrainian territories. Controlling this gateway enhances Russia’s ability to exert influence over the region and potentially disrupt Ukraine’s supply lines.
By targeting Avdiivka, Russia is closer to tightening its grip on the surrounding areas. However, the significance of Avdiivka extends beyond its physical attributes. It embodies the resilience and determination of the Ukrainian people. Despite enduring relentless attacks, the town’s inhabitants refuse to surrender.
Avdiivka is a symbol of Ukraine’s unwavering spirit and refusal to yield to external pressures. Moreover, Avdiivka serves as a rallying cry for international attention. The intensified conflict in this town highlights the urgent need for the international community to address the ongoing crisis in Eastern Ukraine.
It is a stark reminder that the impact of this conflict reaches far beyond the country’s borders, affecting regional stability and global security.