Geolocated footage showed Russian military “marginally advanced in the industrial zone southeast of Avdiivka,” ISW said.
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.
Ukrainian forces have created several bridgeheads on the east bank of the river in the Kherson Oblast, which could serve as a base for continuing the attack against Russian defenses.
ISW confirmed it with the recent Ukrainian partisans’ attack on a Russian military headquarters in occupied Melitopol; on a former Luhansk People’s Republic (LNR) People’s Militia head; on a Russian military base in occupied Skadovsk etc.
Russian forces likely rely on infantry-led frontal assaults to compensate for a lack of adequately trained personnel and due to widespread equipment losses.
Pressure on Ukraine to negotiate an end to the war will likely remain meaningless if not harmful as long as Putin believes that he can achieve his objectives on the battlefield, an ISW assessment reports.
Such Russian actions violate the Geneva Convention on Prisoners of War, which ban forcing prisoners into battle
The scale of Russian equipment destruction around Avdiivka appears greater than at Vuhledar last winter and spring. Those losses prevented sustained Russian offensives elsewhere.
Russia aims to maximize impact on critical targets in a such way, as new Italmas drones can evade defences and strike targets the Shaheds can't reach.
Russian forces face difficulties advancing on Avdiivka's static frontline crowded with troops, fortifications and mines
Ukrainian forces made territorial gains in western Zaporizhia on October 21, advancing toward Novofedorivka.
On October 20, Russian forces initiated a renewed offensive push near Avdiivka, demonstrating their continued commitment to offensive…
As per a Russian milblogger, Ukrainian forces briefly gained a foothold in the village of Krynky before being pushed back by Russian troops, though the Ukrainians still hold parts of the village.
Ukraine says its forces are well-prepared with defenses and mines. Russia lacks reserves to attack the entire frontline.
ISW’s analysts say Russia does not have enough forces around Avdiivka to fully encircle the heavily fortified city.
Russo-Ukrainian war, day 590: Russia is relocating its Black Sea Fleet away from Crimea due to Ukrainian strikes
As Russia moves its Black Sea Fleet away from Crimea, Ukrainian forces claim minor gains near Bakhmut and Zaporizhzhia.
Blaming grenade fragments and hinting at substance abuse, Putin spun an unconvincing tale about the aviation accident that killed Yevgeny Prigozhin, founder of Russia's Wagner mercenary group.
The Ukrainian Army has achieved partial success near Klishchiivka (7km southwest of Bakhmut) and Andriivka (10km southwest of…
After ineffective leadership during Ukrainian counterstrikes near the eastern of Bakhmut, the Russian military reportedly removed Lt. Gen. Andrey Sychevoy from his position overseeing operations in the area.
Despite the UK denying plans to send military instructors to Ukraine after earlier comments, Moscow insists the Western support for Ukraine escalates the.