Ukraine repels Russian attacks but situation is difficult, top general says

Feb29,2024



Kiev: Ukrainian forces have pushed back Russian troops from the village of Orlivka, west of Avdiivka, but Situation. remains on the eastern front DifficultUkrainian army chief Oleksandr Sirsky said on Thursday.
Orlivka is less than 2 kilometers northwest of Lastochkin, which was recently captured by Russian forces.
Ukrainian officials say Russian forces captured the strategic eastern Ukrainian town of Avdiivka last week after a months-long offensive and are pressuring several other areas along the front line.
ukraineThe U.S. military said this week it had withdrawn from two more villages near Avdiivka, losing more territory as support from its Western allies waned.
“The enemy continues active offensive actions in many areas of the front line. The situation is especially tense in the Avdiivka and Zaporizhia sectors,” Sirsky said on the Telegram messaging app.
He said that Russian assault units were trying to break through Ukrainian defenses and capture the settlements of Tonyanke, Orlivka, Semenivka, Berdichi and Krasnohorivka.
Sirski, who visited troops on the Eastern Front, said some commanders had revealed some shortcomings in “situational awareness and assessment of the enemy”, which directly affected the stability of the defense in some areas.
“I took all measures to improve the situation on the ground, including the allocation of additional ammunition and material resources, as well as the necessary reserves,” Sirsky said.
The Ukrainian military and President Volodymyr Zelensky have repeatedly said that troops lack the military equipment and ammunition necessary to withdraw. Russian invasion Due to lack of military assistance from the Western allies.



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