Russia continues intense efforts to encircle Avdiivka and cut off supply lines, making minor gains amid fluid fighting and heavy losses.
ISW: Ukrainian forces advance in Dnipro’s eastern bank and in the south while Russians advance near Avdiyivka
According to the latest ISW war assessment, both Ukrainian and Russian armies conducted their offensive campaigns on 17-18 November 2023 with minor advances on both sides.
The Avdiyivka offensive forces Russian troops to walk a mile in Ukrainian shoes. Like the Ukrainians during the counteroffensive on the southern front, the Russians have to wade through vast minefields under relentless artillery fire.
The US will spearhead training for Ukrainian pilots on F-16 jets. Finland and other Ukrainian allies have bolstered military aid. Meanwhile, Russia suffered heavy losses in the Avdiyivka offensive and kept striking Ukrainian civilians.
According to Ukraine's General Staff, the Russian army lost 91 armored vehicles and 34 tanks during offensive operations within 24 hours.
Ukrainian troops hold their ground, while Russia intensifies its attacks in the Donetsk Oblast.