- Russian forces have made new small advances in recent days as part of an attempt to encircle Avdiivka in Donbas. However, they succeed with huge losses.

This was reported by the intelligence of the British Ministry of Defense.

It is noted that since the beginning of October 2023, Russian troops have advanced the front line in this area up to 2 km.

"Despite the modest successes, this advance is probably one of the biggest Russian achievements since the spring of 2023. It cost the units involved thousands of victims," British intelligence reports.

"Currently, this operation is gradually bringing Russian troops closer to the Avdiivka Coke Plant, where Ukrainian forces hold one of the main defensive positions," the British intelligence report says.

Although Avdiivka has become an important area on the Ukrainian front line, Ukraine still controls the approximately 7 km wide corridor through which it continues to supply the city.

Recall that Russian troops continue their third attempt to capture Avdiivka in the Donetsk region and fierce fighting continues near the city. However, the occupiers have not yet reached either the coke plant or the industrial zone. TSN.ua has collected everything that is known about the situation around Avdiivka and about the third attempt by the enemy to capture the city.

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