Update Post: November 30, 2023 4:48 pm
Date: November 20, 2023 Time: 11:26:00
According to the analyst, the Russian army managed to break through the defenses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the southern flank, in the industrial zone near the Yasinovataya-2 station.
“The fortifications in this area have been controlled by Ukrainian formations since the beginning of the so-called ATO in 2014,” notes Rozhin.
The analyst added that the Ukrainian military, who did not expect a major breakthrough in defense, were forced to withdraw.
“Now the clearing and expansion of the control zone to the west continues,” Rodin said, adding that the Armed Forces of Ukraine continue to bring their reserves to this area.
Earlier, Rozhin also reported that Russian units had broken through a corridor in the defense of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the Avdeevka area. Assault units of the 114th separate motorized rifle brigade and the Storm Z unit were embedded 430 meters deep into the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Avdeevka is a northern suburb of Donetsk, from where the Ukrainian Armed Forces constantly bombard the city.