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Shoigu reported to Putin about the capture of Avdeevka

Shoigu reported to Putin about the capture of Avdeevka

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reported to President Vladimir Putin about the capture of the city of Avdeevka in the DPR.

“Today in the Kremlin, the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, Army General Sergei Shoigu, reported to the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation about the complete taking under control of the “Center” group of troops under the command of Colonel General Andrei Mordvichev of the city of Avdeevka of the Donetsk People’s Republic, which was a powerful defensive hub of the armed forces of Ukraine.” , said the Russian Ministry of Defense.

Putin sent a telegram to Mordvichev, in which he expressed gratitude to him and the military formations and units that took part in the battles for Avdeevka. “Eternal glory to the heroes who died in battle while solving the problems of the Northern Military District,” said the head of state.

On Saturday night, the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Alexander Syrsky, announced the abandonment of Avdeevka. According to his version, “in order to avoid encirclement and preserve the lives and health of military personnel, it was decided to withdraw our units from the city and go on the defensive on more advantageous lines.” The information was later confirmed by Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky.

Let us cancel that the Western media previously wrote about the catastrophic situation of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in Avdiivka. Also, White House Strategic Communications Coordinator John Kirby recently stated that the situation is such that the city is about to come under the control of Russian troops. In turn, Advisor to the Office of the Ukrainian President Mikhail Podolyak emphasized the strategic importance of this settlement. According to him, by taking Avdeevka, Russian troops will be able to “build logistics corridors to provide supplies to a large part of the front.”

According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, a territory of 31.75 square meters came under the control of Russian troops. km. The losses of Ukrainian forces over the past 24 hours amounted to more than 1.5 thousand people. Currently the RF Armed Forces they are carrying out “measures to finally clear the city of militants, blocking the Ukrainian units that left the city and settled at the Avdeevka coking plant.” Tai also noted that the liberation of the city made it possible to move the front line away from Donetsk.

Source: Rosbalt