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Russia advances in several frontline sections over 2 months, Ukrainian military states

Russia advances in several frontline sections over 2 months, Ukrainian military states Illustrative photo (Photo: Getty Images)
Author: Daria Shekina

Russian forces have made certain advances in some sections of the front within the responsibility zone of the Tavria operational-strategic group since the beginning of October, announces Colonel Oleksandr Shtupun, the spokesperson for the unified press center of the Tavria Defense Forces.

According to him, Russia holds a significant advantage due to its active force.

"Since October 10, when the enemy intensified, they have advanced in some areas by 1.5-2 km. But it has cost them dearly. In a little over two months, only in the Donetsk region (in the responsibility zone of the Tavria Defense Forces), the enemy has lost nearly 25,000 personnel killed and wounded, approximately 200 tanks, and over 400 other armored vehicles. 80% of these losses occurred in the Avdiivka direction," he stated.

Frontline situation

According to the General Staff, Ukrainian forces repelled 12 enemy attacks in the Zaporizhzhia direction and are wearing down the enemy in the Melitopol direction. Missile forces hit 4 enemy ammunition depots.

Also, according to a report by the Institute for the Study of War, the Ukrainian Armed Forces repelled Russian attacks in the vicinity of Avdiivka, as well as in the northwest, southwest, and directly west of Avdiivka. Possibly, Ukrainian forces have moved to more fortified positions closer to Robotyne.

Losses suffered by Russia in the war in Ukraine

As of Wednesday, December 20, amounted to 890 occupiers, with the total number of losses for the Russian army since the invasion approximately totaling 349,190 military personnel. Additionally, Ukrainian forces destroyed 16 tanks, 23 APCs, and 16 enemy artillery systems.