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Ukraine digs in to repel new Russian attacks

February 20, 2024 - After retreat from Avdiivka, Ukrainian forces are taking up new defensive positions to repel Russian attempts to develop the offensive thrust.

Russia took full control of devastated Avdiivka after Kyiv's troops withdrew over the weekend, handing the Kremlin its biggest battlefield advance since capturing the city of Bakhmut in May.

Avdiivka's fall was the clearest sign the tide of the war has turned in Russia's favour as Kyiv struggles to regenerate manpower and U.S. Republicans scupper attempts to rearm Washington's ally battling a much larger and better armed foe, according to Reuters.

PUBLISHED: 20/02/2024; STORY: Graphic News