Ukrainian forces forced Russian troops to withdraw from two positions near Avdiivka – ISW

Ukrainian forces forced Russian troops to withdraw from two positions near Avdiivka – ISW

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The Ukrainian Armed Forces counterattacked north of the Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Plant and forced Russian forces to withdraw from two forward positions.

The Washington-based Institute for the Study of War (ISW) said this in a Russian offensive campaign assessment for December 5, Ukrinform reports.

According to analysts, Ukrainian forces counterattacked near Avdiivka on December 5 and recently made a confirmed advance. Geolocated footage published on December 4 indicates that Ukrainian forces advanced east of a section of the railway line north of the Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Plant.

Russian forces continued offensive operations near Avdiivka on December 5 and made confirmed gains. Geolocated footage published on December 5 indicates that Russian forces advanced along a section of the railway line north of the Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Plant in northwestern Avdiivka. Additional geolocated footage published on December 4 indicates that Russian forces also advanced south of the Avdiivka waste heap.

Russian milbloggers claimed on December 4 and 5 that positional fighting is ongoing near Krasnohorivka (4km northeast of Avdiivka) and that Russian forces resumed assaults near Nevelske (14km southwest of Avdiivka). A Russian milblogger claimed that Ukrainian forces are counterattacking near Stepove and are pressuring Russian defenses from the direction of Novokalynove.

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