Ukraine war: Kyiv regime says Russians are stepping up assault on Avdiivka

Source: Independent [UK]

“War-time president Volodymyr Zelensky has revealed the areas where Ukraine’s forces are facing a ‘challenging’ time repelling Russian troops as air bombardments intensified over a strategic city in the east. Ukrainian forces repelled a total of eight attacks on the battered, strategic city of Avdiivka by Vladimir Putin’s troops in the past 24 hours, said Ukraine’s military spokesperson Oleksandr Shtupun. It was earlier reported that Mr Putin was going to make a third attempt at capturing the city known for its large coking plant after failing twice before. … Russian accounts said Moscow’s forces had repulsed five Ukrainian attempts to advance on villages outside Bakhmut that was captured by Moscow’s troops in May after months of fighting.” (11/14/23)