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Russia makes more gains around Avdiivka as Ukraine awaits US aid | Ukraine

Russia has stepped up its recent battlefield gains in eastern Ukraine, seeking to penetrate Ukraine’s defense lines before a long-awaited US military aid package arrives on the front lines. On Sunday, Russian troops advanced near the city of Avdiivka. They captured two villages and extended a narrow passage around the rural hamlet of Ocheletine, which […]

Biden Blames Congressional ‘Inaction’ For Fall Of Ukrainian City Russia Claims Capture Avdiivka

Biden “reaffirms strong bipartisan support in the U.S. government” for Ukraine’s sovereignty (File) Washington: US President Joe Biden on Saturday blamed Congressional inaction for Russia’s capture of the eastern Ukrainian stronghold of Avdiivka, as $60 billion in desperately needed military aid is held up by partisan disputes. Biden called President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Saturday “to […]

Ukrainians Withdraw from Avdiivka After Four Month Battle with Russia

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – Ukraine’s military commander announced early Saturday that he would withdraw troops from the eastern Ukrainian city of Avdiivka, where outnumbered defense forces have been fighting Russian aggression for four months. The timing is critical, as Russia is seeking a boost in morale ahead of the second anniversary of the Russian military’s […]

Ukraine withdraws troops from Avdiivka as ammunition shortage bites

As the war approaches its second anniversary, Ukrainian forces have withdrawn from the town of Avdiivka, a key battleground in the country’s east that could pave the way for a Russian advance. Kiev said the withdrawal was announced as Congress delayed U.S. military aid for months and as Ukraine faces a severe ammunition shortage and […]

Ukraine Withdraws Troops From Avdiivka Amid Acute Shortage Of Ammunition

Russia stepped up attacks on Avdiivka in October Kyiv: Ukraine’s new military commander announced early Saturday morning that Ukrainian forces had withdrawn from the devastated eastern town of Avdiivka, paving the way for the biggest advance since May 2023, when Russia captured the city of Bakhmut. Kiev said the withdrawal was announced as Congress delayed […]

Ukraine says forces are withdrawing from Avdiivka

The Ukrainian military announced on Friday that troops were withdrawing from the besieged city of Avdiivka in eastern Ukraine. Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Colonel Alexander Shirsky, Said Troops were withdrawing to “protect the lives and health of soldiers” and move to more advantageous positions. “Our soldiers duly fulfilled their military duty and did […]

Why Russia Wants To Capture Ukrainian City Of Avdiivka

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky himself visited Avdiivka in December. (File) Kyiv: As Russia’s war in Ukraine intensifies, the Russian military is stepping up efforts to capture the small city of Avdiivka in eastern Ukraine. The battle is reminiscent of the battle for the eastern city of Bakhmut, which Russia captured last May after months of […]

Russia suffered 4,000 casualties in fight for Avdiivka, Ukraine

Russian troops fighting for control of the troubled city in eastern Ukraine are likely suffering their worst casualty rate this year, with an estimated loss of at least 4,000 troops. In a phone call Saturday with U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, Ukrainian Defense Minister Rustem Umerov revealed the alarming death toll in Avdiivka. According […]