The whole of Avdeevka is on fire. The Russians entered the coke factory
The whole of Avdifka is on fire: 2,400 dead Ukrainians in 48 hours – The Russians crushed the all-out attack of the Ukrainians and entered the coke factory!
Russians raise flag on artificial hill Terrickon - Ukrainian Army loses a fifth of its garrison
Heavy fighting is taking place in Avdeevka (Avdeevka or Avdiivka) as Russian forces re-tighten the cordon around the town after a failed large-scale Ukrainian counter-offensive.
The Russians have raised their flag on the artificial hill of Terrickon, breached the Ukrainian defense lines, and now the fighting is taking place inside the coke factory of Avdifka.
The Ukrainian forces were forced to launch an all-out attack, literally throwing everything at their disposal, to retake the man-made hill and waste dump located next to the coke plant. But their efforts did not pay off.
Russian forces are a breath away from the northern suburbs of the city. The battles inside the coke factory will show how quickly the Russians will enter the city of Avdifka.
"The whole of Avdifka is on fire" – 2,400 dead in 48 hours
"The whole of Avdifka is burning, fierce battles are taking place, the Russians are advancing," commented the head of the local administration, Vitaly Barabas.
“During the night, 13 missiles arrived. The fighting has not subsided for days. Hand-to-hand combat, artillery operates around the clock. The attack of the Russian Army does not stop. The situation is very difficult, but under control," said Barabash.
According to Barabas, the Russians moved about 10 thousand soldiers in the direction of Avdifka.
Earlier, the Russian army destroyed a large warehouse of the Ukrainian Army with weapons and ammunition.
The Ukrainian Army is suffering serious losses. The 53rd Brigade has been decimated by the heavy bombardment it has received.
According to the latest data, in Avdifka, as well as in the area of the village of Berdychi, where the Russian Armed Forces broke through the flank defense of the Ukrainian Army, the Ukrainian Armed Forces have lost at least 2.4 thousand soldiers.
In the fields near Avdifka, Russian soldiers find dozens of abandoned bodies and wounded soldiers of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
In other words, the Ukrainian Army lost about a fifth of its Avdeevsko-Krasnogorovskaya area garrison in just two days, and is now making feverish efforts to replace losses on this part of the front.
The command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is trying to move reinforcements in the direction of Berdychi and Avdifka from Novogrodovka and Selidovo.
Fierce fighting inside Avdifka coke plant – Russians raise flag on Terrickon man-made hill
Currently, the most intense military operations in the zone of the Northern Military District are taking place in the Avdifka direction of the Donetsk Front, where Russian forces are trying to encircle the Ukrainian troop group.
As of the morning of October 31, the operational situation in this area is as follows.
-According to information, in the northern area, west of the settlement of Krasnogorovka, in the area of the village of Stepovoye, fierce artillery battles are taking place and position operations are continuing.
-A similar situation is observed west of Avdifka, in the area of Severnoye village. Attacks by the Russian Army were also reported near the villages of Tonenkoye and Pervomaiskoye.
-In the eastern sector, during numerous attacks, units of the Russian Armed Forces managed to completely occupy the waste heap (ash dump) of the Avdeevsky coke and chemical plant (AKHZ – part of the Metinvest Holding group of oligarch Rinat Akhmetov), located on the northwestern outskirts of the city.
-The main units of the Russian troops were entrenched in the forest zone along the railway west of the waste heap. Russian forces entered the industrial zone itself and are fighting in the coke factory itself in Avdeevka.
-Ukrainian Armed Forces positions in Novomikhailovka, Pobeda, Georgievka, Netaylovka, Yasnobrodovka, Lastochkino and Keramika are also under fire from the Russian Armed Forces.
Russian Armed Forces continue to tighten ring around Avdifka
Some Ukrainian sources speak of a successful attack by the Russian Army on a quarry near the village of Severnoe, southwest of Avdifka.
According to German Bild journalist Julian Repke. the Russian Armed Forces not only captured the quarry, but successfully advanced north of Avdifka reaching the railway line.
As a result, the width of the runway through which it is possible to support/supply the Ukrainian Armed Forces group has been reduced from 9 to 7 kilometers. In fact, the only road left under the control of the Ukrainian Army is through the village of Orlovka for the supply of ammunition or evacuation from the city.
It is expected that General Zaluzhny will request the withdrawal of the Ukrainian group from Avdifka.
The Ukrainian channel "Resident", citing sources in Zelensky's office, reported that Zaluzny is asking to convene the headquarters and make a decision on the evacuation of the remaining units before the situation becomes critical.