The Russian army rests on the outskirts of Donetsk, where it tries to surround all means to Ukrainian forces in the town of Avdivka, in one of the most important battles of this war.
“It is a key battle in this war. There have been many, but I think this is one of the most important. The way I see it, it is Russia’s last attempt to seize the initiative on the front,” Mikhailo Podoliak, advisor to the Office of the President of Ukraine, told the UNIAN agency.
“Active defense”, as defined by Russian President Vladimir Putin, has become in Avdivka a general offensive, which for the moment has not been able to overcome the fortifications built by the Ukrainians over the past eight years.
The arrival of autumn, accompanied by rain and humidityhinders the advance of the motorized brigades, which facilitates the defensive work of the Ukrainians in Donetsk, so time is running against the Russians.
Although in the first attacks it suffered “great losses” in soldiers and equipment, the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) assures this Monday in its report that Moscow continues to send reinforcements to the area.