Peskov confirmed during a press interview that Russian President Vladimir Putin received the first reports regarding the operation to liberate Avdiivka, on Friday at four in the morning, from the Russian Minister of Defense, Sergei Shoigu, and the Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, Valery Gerasimov, adding that President Putin was aware With all the details, he received another report at 11 am on the same day, pointing out that the final news about the success of the Russian forces in controlling and liberating Avdiivka was confirmed in the afternoon. Peskov explained to reporters that in the afternoon, both Shoigu and Gerasimov informed the Russian President of the end of the operation and the control of the Russian forces. On the entire city.” Earlier, the spokesman for the Russian Ministry of Defense, Major General Igor Konashenkov, confirmed on Saturday/Sunday night that the forces of the Kiev regime had chaotically escaped from the city of Avdiivka, one day before the decision of the Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Alexander Sersky, to withdraw from the city. The region, noting that the liberation of the city made it possible to secure it from terrorist strikes by Ukrainian forces. Konashenkov said in a statement, “The order was issued by the Supreme Commander of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Alexander Sirsky, to leave the city (Avdiivka) only one day after the start of the chaotic escape of Ukrainian forces from Avdiivka.” He added: “Currently, the necessary measures are being taken to permanently cleanse the city of militants and prevent the Ukrainian units that left the city and settled in the Avdiivka coke and chemical plant,” pointing out that the liberation of Avdiivka made it possible to move the front line away from Donetsk and thus greatly secure it from terrorist strikes. In the same context, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced that Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu informed Russian President Vladimir Putin that the forces of the Russian “Center” group had completely taken control of the city of Avdiivka, after battles in which the Ukrainian forces withdrew from the city. A statement by the Russian Ministry of Defense stated that “Today (Saturday) in the Kremlin, Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Sergei Shoigu informed the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation [Vladimir Putin] of the complete control of the forces of the Center Group under the command of Lieutenant General Andrei Mordvichev of the city of Avdiivka in the Donetsk People's Republic, which was a fortified stronghold of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.”