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Ukraine says eastern town of Avdiivka could become ‘second Bakhmut’

The Battle for Bakhmut was a 13-month-old conflict in Ukraine. It has been compared to trench warfare in World War One.

According to the commander of Ukraine’s ground troops, Moscow attempted to surround Bakhmut last week in an incursion that had not made any breakthroughs.

According to the spokesperson for Ukraine’s Tavria military command, Monday’s statement stated that he had agreed to an assessment by British Defence Intelence that Russia was increasing its pressure on Avdiivka’s supply lines just like it did around Bakhmut.

“The enemy is always trying encircle Avdiivka. Oleksiy Dimitrashkivskyi, a UK spokesperson, stated that he agrees with his colleagues that Avdiivka might soon become the second Bakhmut.


In televised comments, he said: “But, but, I would love you to know that it’s not all right with the Russian units attacking in this direction.”

According to Ukraine, Russian forces suffered heavy losses in their offensive in eastern Ukraine.

In peacetime, Avdiivka housed more than 35,000 people. It is a large town, which is different from Bakhmut.


Before Russia invaded Ukraine last year, the Ukrainian forces were there. They stood firm against Russian-backed militants who took large swathes of eastern Ukraine in 2014, after Russian forces seize Crimea.

Avdiivka is located north of Donetsk, which Ukraine lost control over in 2014.

British Defence Intelligence tweeted Monday, claiming that Russian forces made “creeping advancements” around Avdiivka. The British Defence Intelligence also said Monday that Russian forces made “creeping advances” around Avdiivka.

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