In a string of intense battles for control over the city of Avdiivka, Russia has suffered a staggering loss of nearly 200 armored vehicles within just three weeks. This significant number of casualties has forced Russia to resort to an unprecedented tactic – advancing on foot.
The fighting in Avdiivka has left both sides devastated, but Russia, in particular, has borne the brunt of the high casualty count due to its controversial “human wave tactics.” Ukrainian officials have boldly claimed that they have successfully killed over 6,000 Russian soldiers in the span of just one week.
According to the UK’s Ministry of Defense, Russia’s mounting equipment losses have compelled them to switch to infantry-based assaults. This strategy shift has been implemented to compensate for the alarming number of armored vehicles that have been destroyed or damaged during the offensive. The Institute for the Study of War estimates that at least 197 Russian armored vehicles have been lost or compromised thus far.
It is worth noting that the losses Russia has suffered in Avdiivka surpass those experienced during four months of fighting in another city, making the casualties in this battle the most significant for Russia since the war began. These developments indicate a serious setback for Russia’s military operations and could potentially impact the course of the conflict.
As the situation unfolds, the world awaits further updates on the ongoing battle for Avdiivka and its ramifications for the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
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