Russian invasion forces near Avdiyivka in Ukraine have recently adopted new tactics, according to Anton Kotsukon, the spokesman for Lieutenant General Marko Bezruchko’s 110th Separate Mechanized Brigade. Speaking on Ukrainian national television, Kotsukon revealed that the Russians have started using tactics reminiscent of the First World War, including digging tunnels closer to Ukrainian positions for camouflage and surprise attacks.
In addition to these tactics, Ukrainian intelligence officers have also observed the use of remote-controlled robotic devices by the Russians to deliver ammunition. Kotsukon described these machines as specialized and large, with the capability to carry a significant weight.
Kotsukon further emphasized that the Russians are continuously increasing their forces and resources, including personnel, armored vehicles, aircraft, and artillery. However, on October 21, the spokesman for the Tavria Defense Forces, Oleksandr Shtupun, noted a slight decrease in Russian activity in the Avdiyivka sector.
Nevertheless, on October 20, Vitaliy Barabash, the head of Avdiyivka’s military administration, reported that Russian troops had launched a new wave of assaults on the town. The situation remains volatile and challenging.
The Ukrainian Armed Forces have stated that the Russian military’s objective is to surround Avdiyivka and have consequently deployed a substantial amount of equipment and personnel into battle.
Sources: The New Voice of Ukraine