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Ukraine says eastern town of Avdiivka could become ‘second Bakhmut’

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Ukraine announced on Monday (20 March) that the eastern city of Avdiivka could soon be a “second Bakhmut”, a small town where its forces have held off against Russian invaders for eight years but are at risk of being completely encircled.

Bhí Cath do Bakhmut, sna Donbas tionsclaíoch, ar cheann de na cinn is déine de na daoine a bhí beagnach 13 mhí d'aois. cogadh san Úcráin. Tá comparáid déanta aige le cogaíocht trinse sa Chéad Chogadh Domhanda.

According to the commander of Ukraine’s ground troops, Moscow’s forces attempted to encircle Bakhmut last week in an offensive that had not made any major breakthroughs.

The spokesperson for Ukraine’s Tavria military commande said Monday that he agreed to an assessment made by British Defence Intelligence, that Russia was increasing pressure on Avdiivka’s supply lines, just as it did around Bakhmut.

“The enemy is always trying to encircle Avdiivka. Oleksiy Dmytrashkivskyi, a spokesperson for the UK, said that he agreed with his colleagues in the UK that Avdiivka could soon be the second Bakhmut.

He said, “But, I would like you to know that it is not all well with the Russian units attack in this direction,” in televised comments.

Dar leis an Úcráin, tá fórsaí na Rúise ag fulaingt caillteanas trom le linn a ionsaithe in oirthear na hÚcráine.

Bhí níos mó ná 35,000 duine in Avdiivka le linn aimsir na síochána. Tá sé ina bhaile mór le blianta fada anuas, murab ionann agus Bakhmut.

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The Ukrainian forces had been there before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last year. They held the line against Russian-backed militants, who took over large swathes in eastern Ukraine in 2014 after Russian forces seize Crimea.

Avdiivka suite díreach ó thuaidh de Donetsk (i seilbh na Rúise), ar chaill an Úcráin smacht air in 2014.

British Defence Intelligence tweeted Monday that Russian forces made “creeping advances” around Avdiivka. They also stated that the sprawling Avdiivka Coke Plant would be “likely to being seen as particularly defenseable key terrain as battle progresses”.

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