Russia presses its advantage on Ukraine

Russia presses its advantage on Ukraine
# 20 February 2024 00:30 (UTC +04:00)

The Russian flag has been raised in several parts of Avdiivka in the Donetsk region, hours after Ukrainian forces beat a hasty retreat from the ruins of the eastern town they’ve been defending for a decade, APA reports citing CNN.

But Ukraine’s army is under pressure at several other points along the front line that meanders for about 1,000 kilometers from the border with Russia in the north to the Black Sea.

The Russians launched a determined drive to seize Avdiivka in October. But they are also on the attack near Bakhmut and Mariinka (also in Donetsk) and toward Kupiansk in the north.

On Ukraine's southern front, in Zaporizhzhia, Russian and Ukrainian sources speak of a massive Russian build-up in the area where Kyiv tried to launch its counteroffensive last summer. According to some analysts, a force of 50,000 men has been assembled.

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