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Russia suffered more losses in the battle for Avdiivka and Bakhmut: figures announced

Putin orders his troops to capture Avdiivka to boost his rating

Russian occupation forces suffered more losses in the battle for Avdiivka in Donetsk region than in the battle for Bakhmut. In just 4 months of the active phase of the Avdiivka defense operation, enemy losses amounted to more than 47 thousand soldiers.

This was reported by the Center for Strategic Communications. The defense of Avdiivka from Russian invaders lasted almost 10 years.

However, a decision was made to withdraw Ukrainian defenders from the city, and on February 18, the Defense Forces completed this process.

Ukrainian soldiers were forced to leave Avdiivka due to a lack of ammunition. This is the price of our partners' delays in providing assistance.

At the same time, Russia captured Avdiivka at the cost of huge losses in equipment and people. Over 47 thousand occupants, 364 tanks, 5 aircraft, and other enemy equipment have been destroyed in just 4 months of the active phase of fighting. This figure is much higher than the losses of Putin's army in the Battle of Bakhmut.

The Kremlin dictator Vladimir Putin ordered his troops to capture Avdiivka to boost his rating. However, his deadline for "victory" has been repeatedly postponed due to the resilience of the city's Ukrainian defenders.

"Controlling the ruins of Avdiivka will not give the enemy any strategic advantages. This is another "Pyrrhic victory" that brings the depletion of Russia's resources closer," the Center stated.

Russia suffered more losses in the battle for Avdiivka and Bakhmut: figures announced

As a reminder, the decision to withdraw Ukrainian troops from Avdiivka, which was under the threat of being surrounded by the enemy, was announced by the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Oleksandr Syrskyi on the night of February 17. President Zelenskyy called the decision correct and professional. In addition, he criticized the allies for not helping Ukraine properly, which led to this situation.

Earlier, it was also reported that the occupying army lost more than 47 thousand soldiers during the capture of Avdiivka. Seventeen thousand of them were killed.

Shortly before the withdrawal of the Ukrainian Armed Forces from Avdiivka, soldiers of the 3rd Separate Assault Brigade were sent to help them. During the time they were defending the city, they also inflicted significant losses on Russian troops: they killed 1,500 invaders, destroyed twenty units of Russian military equipment, and more.

As reported by OBOZ.UA, military correspondent Bohdan Miroshnikov said what will happen to the Russian army after the capture of Avdiivka. For his part, officer of the 59th Separate Mechanized Brigade Serhiy Tsehotskyi emphasized that Avdiivka had fully fulfilled its task in the defense operation of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and the decision to withdraw Ukrainian units was correct.

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