The invaders are throwing a huge number of infantry into the assault on Avdiivka. Now a new enemy reserve is being stormed there, which is being destroyed by the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The enemy is trying to surround the city, but this enemy plan is not new for Ukrainian defenders.

This was stated by the officer of the "Legion of Freedom", Major of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Maxim Morozov on the air of the Espresso TV channel.

"The enemy conducts massive attacks every day. The invaders are throwing a huge number of infantry into the assault on Avdiivka. If the Russian military refuses to go on the assault, then they are demonstratively shot in front of the formation," the officer said.

According to him, Russia still has a mobilization resource that is trying to storm Avdiivka.

"We are observing a new reserve, from where the Russians are starting to take the mobilized — these are illegal immigrants and migrants who are forcibly mobilized. Indeed, Avdiivka is breaking records for the elimination of the enemy in manpower and equipment. The enemy is trying to surround Avdiivka, but this enemy plan is not new for Ukrainian defenders," Morozov said.

According to the officer of the Legion of Freedom, the enemy wants to take Avdiivka into the cauldron. Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, the city has been under threat of encirclement.

"The Russians have been announcing the capture of the city for two years. Therefore, now we do not need to leave Avdiivka. Of course, the situation is critical in the north and in the area of the industrial zone. But there are field commanders of each brigade, and only by agreeing on some kind of retreat or retreat to the second line is possible. But no one is talking about the retreat of the Armed Forces of Ukraine now," Morozov stressed.

Earlier, the head of the Avdiivka City Military Administration, Vitaliy Barabash, said that the occupiers had stretched manpower along the entire line of the eastern front. They want to make it impossible for the Armed Forces of Ukraine to focus their attention, for example, only on Avdiivka.