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Russian attacks in Avdiivka reduced by almost half, Ukrainian military reports

Russian attacks in Avdiivka reduced by almost half, Ukrainian military reports The Russian Federation nearly halved the number of shelling and assaults on Avdiivka (Photo: Russian media)
Author: Daria Shekina

During the past day, the Russians significantly reduced the number of attacks and artillery shelling in Avdiivka. This might have been influenced by a significant drop in temperature, reports the spokesperson for the Unified Press Center of the Defense Forces of the Tavria direction, Oleksandr Shtupun.

According to Shtupun, the Russians continue their attempts to encircle Avdiivka. They remain active in this direction. However, there has been a slight decrease in the number of artillery shelling. For instance, on January 6, more than 1,000 shellings were registered, whereas on January 7, the number dropped to 617.

"We attribute this to weather conditions because drones cannot fully operate. Moreover, compared to the previous weather, it has become quite cold. Also, the number of assaults has decreased. While previously there were 50-60 per day, now there have been a total of 25," says Shtupun.

He notes that Russia continues to launch airstrikes with aviation bombs - 31 incidents were recorded within a day.

Situation in Avdiivka and enemy assaults

Russian aggressors intensified combat in the Avdiivka area at the beginning of October last year. This offensive is considered the most significant since 2014.

Back in mid-December, according to White House data, Russian terrorists suffered over 13,000 losses along the Avdiivka-Novopavlivka axis. Ukrainian troops destroyed more than 220 combat vehicles.

Earlier, the chief of the Avdiivka military administration, Vitalii Barabash, mentioned that logistics remained the city's most significant challenge. Food and other necessary items are transported only via one route, which is perilous.