Tuesday, October 31, 2023

RUssian Military Suffered 4,000 Casualties in Fight for Avdiivka; RU Likely Suffer Some of the Highest Casualty Rates in 2023; UKRaine Claims It Has Entire Battalion Of Russian Citizens Who Rebelled Against Putin; UKR Repelled 48 Attacks as RU Assaults Across East; UKR Kills 740 RUs, Destroy 22 Tanks, LIVE UPDATES and MORE

NY POST: Russian military suffered 4,000 casualties in fight for Avdiivka, Ukraine
Russian forces fighting for control of an embattled city in eastern Ukraine have likely sustained some of their worst casualty rates this year — with estimated losses of at least 4,000 troops.
In a Saturday call with US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Ukraine Defense Minister Rustem Umerov revealed the staggering death tally in Avdiivka, according to a Telegram post by the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense.
The United Kingdom’s Defense Ministry said Moscow had deployed eight brigades in its campaign for Avdiivka, home to a sprawling coke plant and roughly 16 miles from the Russian-occupied Donetsk, but those forces have “likely suffered some of Russia’s highest casualty rates of 2023 so far.”
The Ukrainian General Staff said in its Saturday battlefield report that Russian forces were continuing to try and encircle Avdiivka, but Kyiv had continued to repel the Moscow troops.
“The Ukrainian soldiers are standing their ground, inflicting major losses on the enemy,” it wrote.
Russia launched its assault on the embattled Donetsk oblast city in mid-October, slamming Ukrainian forces with repeated artillery assaults along with a barrage of attacks by troops and armored vehicles, according to local and military authorities in Ukraine.
President Vladimir Zelesnky boasted Friday that in Russia’s offensive push for Avdiivka, Moscow lost “at least a brigade,” which varies in size but can be as many as 8,000 troops.
“The invaders made several attempts to surround Avdiivka, but each time our soldiers stopped them and threw them back, causing painful losses,” Zelesnky said. --->READ MORE HERE
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UK Defense Ministry: Russian forces in Avdiivka likely suffer some of the highest casualty rates in 2023:
Russia has likely committed parts of at least eight brigades in the fight to capture Avdiivka, and the forces operating there have likely suffered some of Russia's worst casualty rates in 2023, the U.K. Defense Ministry reported on Oct. 28.
A brigade in the Russian army can include between 2,000 and 8,000 personnel, according to open sources.
Ukraine's Defense Minister Rustem Umerov said on Oct. 28 that Russian losses in Avdiivka amounted to approximately 4,000, and President Volodymyr Zelensky said the previous day that Russia had lost at least a brigade trying to capture the city.
The U.K. Defense Ministry also noted that Russian milbloggers (typically nationalist, pro-war bloggers) have been "harshly critical of the military's tactics in the operation."
Russian milbloggers have previously gained attention for castigating Russia's poor performance on the battlefield and seeming inability to defend Russian territory from Ukrainian attacks.
It represents an increasing dilemma, the U.K. Defense Ministry emphasized, as "political leaders demand more territory to be seized but the military cannot generate effective operational level offensive action." --->READ MORE HERE
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