Around 2,000 civilians remain in Avdiivka, while Russians attempt to storm it

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Despite constant shelling by the occupiers, almost 2,000 people remain in Avdiivka and refuse to leave. The civilian population practically lives in basements.

Source: Brigadier General Oleksandr Tarnavskyi, Commander of Tavria, the operational-strategic group of troops, on Telegram; Colonel Oleksii Dmytrashkivskyi, Head of the joint press centre of the Defence Forces of the Tavria front on air during the national joint 24/7 newscast

Quote from Tarnavskyi: "The enemy is attempting assault actions in the areas of Avdiivka and Marinka.

In Avdiivka, the Russians are shelling residential buildings and want to push through our defences in order to surround the city.

The defence forces hold the front and give a decent fight back. The enemy’s attempts to attack are hampered. Our soldiers inflict significant losses on the occupiers.

About 2,000 people remain in the city and refuse to leave. People live in basements."

Details: The general reported that the occupiers are targeting shops, aid centres, and utility companies.

Avdiivka has been without electricity, water and heat for almost a year.

According to Tarnavskyi, the last day the city had electricity was 14 May, 2022.

Dmytroshkivskyi added that occupiers are constantly shelling the city: "We did not see a single house that was not damaged by enemy shells".

In addition, invaders try to bypass Avdiivka and attack the city.

On 22 March alone, 26 attacks were recorded, but the Russians were repelled and suffered serious losses.

Quote from Dmytrashkivskyi: "More than 100 personnel of the enemy army were killed and more than 240 were wounded. We also have information that our defence forces destroyed two tanks, two armoured personnel carriers, four infantry fighting vehicles, two electronic warfare complexes Zhitel and Borysoglebsk, self-propelled guns and one multiple-launch missile system."

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