“Positional Stalemate”: Russian Army Hits a Dead End

The Russian forces have hit a dead end around the city of Avdiivka. Just a few days after the launch of the major offensive on the Donetsk region, Putin’s army can’t make further progress there.

According to the Münchner Merkur, the Institute for the Study of Wars (ISW) cited a military blogger linked to the Kremlin, discussing challenges that might contribute to a “positional stalemate” of the Russian offensive efforts towards Avdiivka. On October 10th, Moscow launched its largest offensive in months to capture the city. Thousands of soldiers, tanks, and armored vehicles were dispatched into battle to take the city, seen as the gateway to retaking the area around Donetsk and the Donbas region.

Another break at the front?

The ISW further explained that, despite attacks by the Ukrainians and the failure of another push, the Russian forces would likely send additional troops to the Avdiivka front. The US think tank stated, “After a failed major attack in which they suffered heavy losses, the Russian forces are likely to take another break.”

Image: Kremlin.ru, Vladimir Putin in Ryazan Oblast (2022-10-20) 06, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons (image size modified)

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