Ukraine built defenses along the reservoirs to the west of the enemy-captured Avdiivka in Donetsk region.

There are ponds and small rivers that are convenient to defend.

This was reported by Julian Röpke, an open data analysis expert of the German publication Bild.

The message says that recently the Russian invaders advanced to a distance of 5 km from Avdiyivka, capturing the villages of Stepove, Severne, Lastochkine and Vodyane.

Enemy troops advance further west along a wide front with a total length of 10-15 km.

The command of Ukrainian troops claims that they

managed to stabilize the front on the line Berdychi-Semenivka-Orlivka-Tonenke-Pervomaiske

.

It is noted that there are ponds and small rivers that are convenient to defend.

"We will see in the coming days whether they really managed to build a defensive line there and stop a big breakthrough," Röpke noted.

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Map where the Armed Forces of Ukraine set up defenses west of Avdiyivka / Photo: Bild

We will remind you that a day earlier, the Tavria military command center reported that the Ukrainian Armed Forces continued the defensive operation in the Avdiyiv direction, and that this was facilitated by the topography of the area, in particular, the cascade of reservoirs in the area of ​​the settlements of Tonenke, Orlivka, and Berdychi.

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