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Russians shift to new tactics due to significant losses near Avdiivka

Russians shift to new tactics due to significant losses near Avdiivka Photo: the occupiers resort to new tactics due to heavy losses near Avdiivka (rosZMI)

The Russian occupiers near Avdiivka may try a new tactic. The reason for this was the huge losses of the enemy in this direction.

This is stated in the article of RBC-Ukraine "Avdiivka draining Russian resources: How Ukraine defends East and expands its foothold"

Last week, a video of an enemy kamikaze tank, which was allegedly able to enter the industrial zone of Avdiіvka, was published on the Internet. The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine clarified that it was a light armored tractor. He ran into a mine and exploded.

However, as a result, there were fears that the Russians might resort to such tactics - to blow up armored vehicles filled with explosives on Ukrainian positions. But the tactic probably won't work because of the minefields.

Oleksandr Kovalenko, a military-political analyst of the "Information Resistance" group, explained that this tactic was adopted by the occupiers in ISIS. It was widely used in Syria and is not the first time it has been used in Ukraine.

"Some tank is filled with explosives and directed in a straight line. If we talk about attacking a specific position, then this is a really serious weapon. But in most cases, they are destroyed on approach or they explode on mines themselves," Kovalenko explains.

The situation in the Avdiivka district

At the beginning of October, the occupiers intensified their offensive in the Avdiivka area. It became the largest since 2014. It is known that the Russian invaders had some success. Their main goal is to surround and then seize the "gate to Donetsk".

According to the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valerii Zaluzhnyi, during the month when the occupiers became more active near Avdiivka, Russia lost about 10,000 soldiers in this direction.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy calls the losses of the Russian Federation in the Avdiivka area larger than those at Bakhmut.