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Russia intensely attacking Avdiivka, Robotyne, says Ukraine

Russia was intensely attacking the eastern town of Avdiivka and southern village of Robotyne, where fighting has centred in recent weeks, Ukraine said on Monday.
8 months ago
A Ukrainian artilleryman carries a 155 mm shell to fire a M777 howitzer toward Russian positions near Avdiivka in the Donetsk region on June 23, 2023, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Photo by Genya SAVILOV / AFP)

Ukraine says Russian army still trying to encircle Avdiivka

Russian forces are fighting to surround the war-battered frontline town of Avdiivka and capture a strategically-located factory nearby, a Ukrainian military spokesman said Friday.
9 months ago
Servicemen of Ukrainian first presidential brigade "Bureviy" ride an armoured personnel carrier (APC) as they take part in military exercises in the Chernihiv region on October 13, 2023, before deployment on the front line, amid the Russian invasion in Ukraine. (Photo by Sergei SUPINSKY / AFP)

Putin sees gains on Ukraine frontlines, including Avdiivka

Russian forces have made gains in their Ukraine offensive, President Vladimir Putin said Sunday, including in Avdiivka, a symbolic industrial hub where fighting has been fierce.
9 months ago
The crew of an Mi-24 fighting helicopter prepares to take off for a mission against Russian targets on March 26, 2023. - President Volodymyr Zelensky is calling on Western allies to supply him with modern weapons, pilots in eastern Ukraine admit their ancient Soviet-made helicopters are outplayed technologically by Russia. (Photo by Aris Messinis / AFP)

Ukraine withdraws city workers from frontline town Avdiivka

A Ukrainian official in the battered frontline town of Avdiivka in the eastern Donetsk region said Monday municipal workers were being withdrawn, as Russian
1 year ago