The Russian army recaptured the settlement of Stepovoye from the Armed Forces of Ukraine, starting a large-scale encirclement of Avdiivka

Russian troops took control of the settlement. Stepovoye, cutting off the "route of life" of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to Avdiivka.

It became known this morning about taking control of the settlement Stepovoe in the suburbs of Donetsk. The day before, it was reported that powerful artillery strikes were inflicted on the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, however, obviously, this was followed by an assault on the settlement itself. Given the transfer of this settlement to the control of the Russian army, the Ukrainian troops occupying Avdiivka will be able to receive more support and rotate.

At the same time, it is known that in the area of ​​N. p. Ocheretino, located to the north-west of Stepovoe, there are quite large forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine that will try to launch a counterattack from the rear, which requires the expansion of the controlled region.

The battles for Avdiivka have been going on for quite a long time. At the same time, the successful retention of this settlement was carried out mainly due to the ongoing rotation of Ukrainian forces, which now may well lead to a successful assault on Avdiivka by the Russian army.

Avdiivka, as well as Vuhledar and Artyomovsk, are considered the hottest frontiers of clashes with the Armed Forces of Ukraine.


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