Russian occupiers have set a new date for reaching the administrative borders of Donetsk Oblast – 31 December.
Source: Vitalii Barabash, Head of Avdiivka City Military Administration, on Ukrainske Radio
Quote from Barabash: "They have set another date for reaching the administrative borders of Donetsk Oblast. Now it is 31 December. That is, by the end of the year, they have been tasked with reaching the administrative borders of Donetsk Oblast.
They understand that if they capture the high ground in Avdiivka, it will be easier for them to reach Pokrovsk and so on. That is why Avdiivka is extremely important to them."
Details: Barabash said that the Russians are simply "wiping Avdiivka off the face of earth".
Background: Russian offensive operations near Avdiivka in Donetsk Oblast failed on 13 October.