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UK intelligence says Ukrainian forces likely to partially drive Russian troops out of Stepove near Avdiivka − map

Monday, 11 December 2023, 12:07
UK intelligence says Ukrainian forces likely to partially drive Russian troops out of Stepove near Avdiivka − map
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The Ukrainian Armed Forces have mounted successful local counterattacks during the fighting near the town of Avdiivka (Donetsk Oblast), UK intelligence has reported.

Source: UK Defence Intelligence review dated 11 December on Twitter, as reported by European Pravda

Quote: "Ukrainian units have likely conducted successful local counterattacks, denying Russian forces full control of the village of Stepove."

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Details: This is reportedly where the Russians are attempting to launch one of their "pincer movement" attacks to encircle Avdiivka and its well-protected industrial area.

UK intelligence notes that Avdiivka has so far remained the scene of the most intense fighting on the contact line, with some days seeing around 40% of all combat activity in this small area.

"The Russian offensives have continued to be characterised by largely dismounted infantry assaults, often by Shtorm-Z penal units," the UK MoD stated.

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