Amid the freezing temperatures and relentless fighting, Ukrainian soldiers have launched an assault on Russian positions in a trench along the front lines in Avdiivka. In a gripping video shared by Ukraine’s 108th Separate Mountain Assault Battalion, brave Ukrainian fighters can be seen swiftly exiting an armored vehicle and advancing toward the trench line.
The soldiers take cover near the vehicle and spot what appears to be Russian soldiers making their way through the trenches towards them. Intense gunfire ensues as the Ukrainian troops exchange fire with their adversaries, determined to defend their territory.
The exact location of the front line shown in the video remains unclear. However, the footage, believed to have been captured by an airborne drone, showcases the fierce battles that have become a daily reality for Ukrainian soldiers. The video’s authenticity could not be independently verified, and the Ukrainian General Staff declined to comment.
Ukraine and Russia often share snippets of battlefield footage to rally support for their respective causes. The ongoing conflict in Ukraine has lasted for nearly two years, with no end in sight. Russian President Vladimir Putin recently clarified that the war will only end when their objectives are achieved. At the same time, Ukraine remains steadfast in its determination to reclaim all of its Moscow-controlled territory.
Ukraine launched a counteroffensive during the summer but has made limited progress in pushing back Russian control. In Avdiivka, one of the most embattled towns in the region, Russian troops continue to press along the front lines. The Russian offensive, which began on October 10, has resulted in some of the war’s fiercest fighting.
Despite successfully repelling 57 Russian attacks in the Avdiivka area in the past day, Ukrainian forces are facing the grim reality of losing territory to the advancing Russian troops. Moscow’s forces have significantly advanced southeast of Stepove and northwest of Avdiivka.
Nevertheless, Ukraine’s military remains resolute in its defense, causing significant losses to the occupiers. The relentless battles between October and late November have inflicted high casualty rates on the Russian side, according to the British Defense Ministry.
Since the offensive to encircle Avdiivka began, Moscow has suffered over 13,000 casualties in the surrounding area. The ongoing conflict continues to devastate the region, leaving Ukraine and its soldiers facing an uncertain future. Despite the hardships, their unwavering determination to defend their homeland remains unyielding.