Russian troops in the areas of Maryinka and Avdiivka suffer significant losses every day, losing about two companies of their personnel.
Source: Oleksiy Dmytrashkivsky, spokesman for the Tauride Defense Forces
In the area of Maryinka and Avdiivka, Russians lose about two companies daily In the area of Maryinka and Avdiivka, positional fighting continues, the Russians have varying success, but all our positions occupied by the enemy are being retaken and returned. The enemy is suffering huge losses, every day the enemy loses about two companies of personnel, but does not give up hope," he said.
"The prisoners say that commanders who are drunk and have no training send their personnel into battle. They simply raise their subordinates in the middle of the night and, threatening them with assault rifles and pistols, force them to storm the positions.
The situation in the area of Avdiivka
U.S. analysts say that Ukrainian forces may have launched a counterattack northeast of Avdiivka. This is evidenced by geolocation footage published on April 2. They show that Ukrainian forces may have recaptured positions northwest of Novoselivka (17 km northeast of Avdiivka) and advanced close to the town.
It is unclear whether Ukrainian forces are still holding these positions or whether Ukrainian forces conducted reconnaissance operations and subsequently withdrew from the area. On April 3, a Russian military blogger said that Ukrainian forces were preparing for counterattacks in the Avdiivka area after several failed attempts, analysts said.-
On April 4, Russian troops continued their offensive along the Avdiivka-Donetsk front line. Geolocation footage released on April 4 shows that Russian troops made minor gains west of Novobakhmutivka, 13 km northwest of Avdiivka.
Russian military bloggers claimed that Russian troops were trying to advance toward Avdiivka from the southwest and east and were conducting assaults near Severne (6 km west of Avdiivka) and Pervomaiske (11 km southwest of Avdiivka), as well as in Maryinka (27 km southwest of Avdiivka), the report said.-
The Ukrainian General Staff reported that Russian troops conducted unsuccessful assaults near Avdiivka itself, Novokalynove, Krasnohorivka and Severne, Pervomayske and Maryinka.
Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 10/04/2023