The armed forces of Ukraine conducted a counterattack south of


, in Donetsk region.

That is why the Ukrainian defenders made a little progress.

This is stated in a recent report by the Institute for the Study of War (ISW).

"Ukrainian forces likely launched a counterattack northeast of Avdiyivka. Geolocation footage released on April 2 shows that Ukrainian forces likely retook positions northwest of Novoselyvka, 17 km northeast of Avdiyivka, and moved in close to the settlement," analysts emphasize.

However, they emphasize that it is currently unclear whether Ukrainian forces still hold these positions, or whether they conducted reconnaissance operations and subsequently left the area.

Meanwhile, on April 3, a Russian military blogger said that the Ukrainian Armed Forces were preparing for counterattacks in the Avdiyivka area after several unsuccessful counterattack attempts.

Photo: battle map from ISW.

By the way, on April 4, Russian troops continued their offensive along the Avdiivka-Donetsk front line.

Geolocation footage published on April 4 shows that the occupiers have made minor gains west of Novobakhmutivka, which is 13 km northwest of the city.

Russian "militants" claimed that Russian troops tried to advance to Avdiivka from the southwest and east and conducted an assault near Severny (6 km west of Avdiivka) and Pervomaiskyi (11 km southwest of Avdiivka), as well as in Mariintka ( 27 km southwest of Avdiivka).

In the ISW with reference to the Ukrainian General Staff, it was reported that the Russian troops conducted unsuccessful assaults near Avdiyivka itself, within 13 km north of Avdiyvka in the Novokalynovoy and Krasnohorivka areas, and within 27 km southwest of Avdiyvka in the Severnoy, Pervomaisky and Mar areas "Yinks"

We will remind,

eight children remain in Avdiivka in Donetsk region


Previously, it was known about five, but three more were found.

Vitaliy Barabash, head of the Avdiiv city military administration, says that parents hide their children.

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