"At any cost!" Tarnavsky named the main goals of the occupiers at the moment
The Russian occupiers are trying to capture Avdiivka, Novomykhailivka and the territories they lost last year at all costs. The enemy is increasingly using not only infantry, but also armored groups.
Brigadier General Oleksandr Tarnavsky, commander of the Tavria Operational and Strategic Group, spoke about the situation in this section of the front. He also reported on the enemy's losses incurred the day before.
"The situation in the Tavria Brigade's operational area remains tense but under control. We can see the enemy's goal - to capture Avdiivka, Novomykhailivka and the territories lost last summer at any cost and as soon as possible. The enemy is increasingly involving armored groups in assault infantry groups. But Ukrainian soldiers are holding steadfastly. The Russian aggressor is being actively destroyed and captured, including by our fresh forces that have entered the battle," noted Tarnavsky.
Over the past day, the invaders carried out 25 air and 2 missile strikes, made 57 assault actions and 663 artillery attacks.
The commander also said that the day before, on February 10, Ukrainian soldiers destroyed 458 occupants and 25 pieces of military equipment in the Tavria operational area.
In particular, the invaders lost:
- 9 tanks,
- 11 armored combat vehicles,
- two artillery systems,
- two vehicles
- one unit of special equipment.
"One ammunition depot was also blown up. Another important Russian facility was destroyed. We neutralized or destroyed 139 UAVs of various types," added Tarnavsky.
On the morning of February 11, the General Staff reported that the Ukrainian Armed Forces neutralized 930 occupants and 12 Russian army tanks over the day. A total of 78 units of enemy equipment and weapons were destroyed. And the enemy's irreversible losses in manpower reached 395,200 people.
It was also reported that British intelligence concluded that the Armed Forces' strike on the Belbek airfield in the occupied Crimea further undermined the potential of Russian aviation. The destruction of the "radar control coordination center bunker," they believe, will impair Russia's ability to coordinate air activities in the Black Sea region.