Ukrainian army says forces withdraw from Avdiivka

KYIV, Ukraine, Feb 17, 2024 – Ukrainian forces have withdrawn from the eastern town of Avdiivka, where the situation has deteriorated considerably in recent days, General Oleksandr Tarnavsky, who commands the area, said early Saturday.

“Based on the operational situation around Avdiivka, in order to avoid encirclement and preserve the lives and health of servicemen, I decided to withdraw our units from the city and move to defence on more favorable lines,” he said on Telegram.

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