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Avdiivka on combat map: Current situation on frontline

Avdiivka on combat map: Current situation on frontline Current situation on Avdiivka frontline (photo: Getty Images)

Ukrainian troops have completed the withdrawal from the city of Avdiivka. As of today, the situation in the Avdiivka sector has been stabilized.

The material was prepared using data from the Deepstate service, statements by the Third Assault Brigade and Dmytro Lykhoviy, spokesperson for the Tavria Joint Forces Operation Center, as well as data from the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

What the battle map looks like today

The Deepstate map shows that Avdiivka is completely under the control of the Russian occupiers, as well as the surrounding areas. Yesterday, the Third Assault Brigade reported that its troops had managed to level the front line in the city.

What is known about the situation in the Avdiivka sector

According to a spokesperson for the Tavria unit, the situation in the Avdiivka sector has stabilized to some extent after the Ukrainian military withdrew from Avdiivka.

"There are cautious reasons to believe that the situation in the Avdiivka sector has stabilized to some extent. With such losses, the enemy simply has to stop and lick its wounds. This is evidenced by the fact that by 18:00 today our defenders repelled 3 enemy attacks in this area. Compared to previous days, this is a small number," he said.

However, according to Lykhoviy, despite a certain stabilization of the situation on the ground, the enemy continues to carry out air, artillery and mortar attacks in the area of Avdiivka.

"However, the situation in the Avdiivka sector is somewhat calmer than in other parts of the frontline," he added.

Situation in other parts of the frontline

According to the evening report of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, 56 combat engagements took place in the frontline over the last day. In total, the enemy launched 3 missile and 33 air strikes, fired 64 times from multiple launch rocket systems at the positions of our troops and populated areas.

The Russians tried to attack at the Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, Maryinka, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions.

In addition, this morning it became known about yesterday's attempted large-scale Russian offensive in Zaporizhzhia region. Russian forces were defeated by Ukrainian forces.

18 pieces of equipment (including 3 tanks) and about 70 Russians were destroyed, and 80 were wounded. After the offensive, the Russians retreated to their previous positions.

Ukrainian Armed Forces withdrawal from Avdiivka

On the night of Saturday, February 17, Ukrainian Armed Forces Commander-in-Chief Oleksandr Syrskyi announced his decision to begin the withdrawal of the Defense Forces from the city of Avdiivka. At the Munich Security Conference, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy called this decision correct and professional, as it allows for the preservation of personnel lives.

At the same time, the Ukrainian president emphasized that the responsibility for the fall of Avdiivka lies with Western partners who keep Ukraine in an artificial shortage of weapons and artillery shells.

According to the commander of the Tavria Joint Forces Operation, Oleksandr Tarnavskyi, Russian troops lost 47,000 soldiers in the four months of fighting for Avdiivka. Ukrainian troops also destroyed hundreds of enemy tanks, artillery pieces and armored vehicles.

Read more about the withdrawal of the Ukrainian Armed Forces from Avdiivka and how it may affect the frontline in RBC-Ukraine's article.