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Ukraine: Fighting in Avdivka fades

2023-12-03 14:08:45, Kosova & Bota CNA

Ukraine: Fighting in Avdivka fades

The Ukrainian town of Avdivka, facing constant Russian attacks, has registered a decline in the Russian offensive in the last 24 hours, due to heavy losses of the Russian army and bad weather, said the mayor of the town, Vitaly Barabash.

For almost two months, Russia has been trying to take control of Avdivka, an industrial town near Donetsk, which has become one of the key points of the fighting.

Russian soldiers are now in the east, north and south of the town, which has been reduced to ruins.

Ukraine has said its army is in control of the region and is repelling attacks.

"In the last 24 hours, the number of ground attacks has decreased", said Barabash, for a Ukrainian broadcaster.

He has said that the fighting has faded due to three factors - difficult weather, heavy Russian losses and a lack of soldiers.

"Each time, less and less Russians have the will to fight", added Barabash.

Radio Free Europe has not independently confirmed these statements.

Due to the long war, Ukrainians consider the town as their symbol of resistance.

The war in Ukraine started on February 24, 2022.

Russian President Vladimir Putin calls the war a "special military operation" to demilitarize Ukraine.

The West has responded to Russia, hitting the economy of this country with harsh sanctions.

As a result of the war, thousands of people have died and millions more have been displaced from their homes./ REL

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