Russia’s military is said to have killed its own soldiers

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Russia suffered massive losses on the heavily contested Avdiivka front. Now reports of executions within their own ranks are doing the rounds.

Avdiivka – The small Ukrainian town of Avdiivka in the east of the country has been surrounded by Russian troops for weeks. According to information from the British Ministry of Defense, the army of Russian President Vladimir Putin is trying to capture the city, despite significant losses in personnel and equipment. Progress is being made, albeit small.

Russian soldiers are believed to have approached the city’s strategically important industrial complex. However, according to the reports of Ukrainian military officials, losses on the Russian side were significant.

Battle of Avdiivka: Russia reportedly executed violators of the order

John Kirby, a spokesman for the U.S. National Security Council, said the Russian military had disobeyed orders and killed its own soldiers. “We also have information that Russian commanders are threatening to execute entire units if they pull back from Ukrainian artillery,” Kirby said. Newsweek.

Russia suffers heavy losses in the battle for Avdivka. (Credit photo) © Alexey Maishev/Imago

Russian targets include a coking plant and a chemical factory in Avdiivka

The British Ministry of Defense has reported that Russian forces are closing in on the Avdivka coking plant and chemical plant. However, the ministry felt that the Russian military would suffer heavy losses in a direct attack on the plant.

The industrial complex in the north of the city is strategically located on a major road. Fuel coke and various chemicals are produced there.

If the plant is taken over by Russian troops, it will become more difficult to supply Ukrainian defenders, the report said. “However, the industrial facility gives Ukraine a local security advantage, and Russian forces could suffer significant losses if they attempt to attack the facility.”

Heavy casualties: Russia loses thousands of soldiers near Avdiivka

More than 400 Russian soldiers are said to have been killed in a Russian attack on the city on Sunday alone. This was reported by Ukrainian military officials. From the beginning of the battle for the small city, the Russian troops there suffered significant losses.

Ukrainian General Oleksandr Tarnovsky says Ukrainian soldiers will be positioned in Avdiivka against Russian forces. This was reported by an Irish radio station RTÉ. According to Ukrainian sources, Russia has reportedly already lost more than 400 armored vehicles and 5,000 soldiers in the battle for Avtivka. However, the numbers cannot be independently confirmed at this time.

Ukraine continues to own Avtivka

The region around Donetsk has been competing since 2014. With a population of about one million, Donetsk is the center of the Donbass coal and steel district in eastern Ukraine. The Ukrainian army has heavily fortified positions near the city, meaning the front line has changed little since the start of the Ukraine war in 2022.

Before the Russian invasion, about 32,000 people lived in Avdiivka. Today, according to Ukrainian information, there are still 1,000. (mag)

Machine assistance was used for this article written by the editorial team. The article was carefully checked by the author Lucas Rogalla before publication.

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