The battle for the Ukrainian stronghold of Avdivka entered its fourth week on Monday without Russian troops, who have suffered thousands of casualties, according to Ukrainian and Western sources, have managed to surround the Ukrainian defenderswhile they intensify their attacks throughout the eastern front.
Avdivka, just 15 kilometers from Donetsk, the capital and main Russian stronghold in the region of the same name, judging by the intensity of military actions, has become the main objective of Moscow troopswhich since the capture of Bakhmut last May have not made any important progress.
Since last day 10 in the area of responsibility of the Ukrainian group Tavria, which includes Avdivka, the forces Russians have lost six Su-25 assault aircraftreported Ukrainian military spokesman Oleksandr Shtupun.
According to the estimates of the Ukrainian military command, only this month in the vicinity of Avdivka Moscow troops have lost about 6,500 troops between dead and wounded, in addition to more than 400 armored vehicles.
In the last three weeks, at the price of heavy casualties, Russian troops have managed to advance north and south of Avdivka, but not enough to seize the city. practically in ruinsand completely cut off the supply lines of its defenders.