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Graphic shows front lines in the battle for Avdiivka.


Oekraïne op het punt Avdiivka te verliezen

By Jordi Bou

February 16, 2024 - Russian forces are closing in on the town of Avdiivka, proving an early test for Ukraine’s new top commander whose army is running short of men and supplies as Western support falters.

Russia is trying to encircle and capture Avdiivka nearly two years after its full-scale invasion of Ukraine and Kyiv's foothold in the town appears increasingly shaky, with its supply lines threatened.

The fall of Avdiivka would hand Russian leader Vladimir Putin his most significant military victory since Bakhmut — and a timely one given presidential elections on March 15-17.

PUBLISHED: 16/02/2024; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, Google maps