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Ukrainian Defense On Avdeevka Front Destroyed: Russian Army Took Control Of Berdychi, Orlovka, Tonenkoe

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Ukrainian Defense On Avdeevka Front Destroyed: Russian Army Took Control Of Berdychi, Orlovka, Tonenkoe

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The situation on the frontlines near Avdeevka is changing very rapidly. As soon as official sources in the Russian Ministry of Defense confirmed control over the entire first line of Ukrainian defense west of the city, reports from the front announced the fall of the second, main line of Ukrainian defense in the region.

In the afternoon of February 28, both Russian and Ukrainian sources reported that the advancing Russian forces had seized control of three villages on the Berdych-Orlovka-Tonenkoe line.

The reports from the front varied slightly. Some settlements have reportedly come under full Russian control, while fighting continued on the outskirts of the other villages. Any footage from the villages is yet to confirm the control by any of the warring sides, and the Russian Ministry of Defense has not yet declared control over the new settlements. However, it is already clear that the Ukrainian defense line west of Avdeevka has fallen.

The city of Avdeevka:

 

 

Reports of the liberation of the villages of Orlovka and Tonenkoe by Russian forces came almost simultaneously.

Just a couple of weeks ago, Orlovka was one of the most important supply hubs for the Ukrainian garrison in Avdeevka. After the defeat in the city, the Ukrainians claimed that they had retreated to “the newly prepared defense lines”, where Orlovka appeared to be the central stronghold of the retreating Ukrainian garrison; but it turned out that Ukrainian defense was completely unable to contain the Russian offensive.

After the victory in Lastochkino, Russian troops continued their offensive in two directions, west to Orlovka and southwest, cutting the line of communication between Orlovka and Tonenkoe and took control of an important road junction in the southern part of Orlovka.

On the eve of another defeat, the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Syrsky, ordered his troops to maintain control of Orlovka; but rapidly advancing from two directions, Russian forces managed to repel the Ukrainian grouping from the village in a couple of days.

According to the latest data, the village came under full Russian control on the night of February 29. The final mop up and deming operations continue on the streets.

The remnants of the Armed Forces of Ukraine retreated to the west towards Umanskoye, forced to move in an open area under fire from Russian artillery. According to reports from the front, the retreating Ukrainian forces were also shelled by friendly fire from Ukrainian artillery. Probably, the Ukrainian command made a mistake, but it is possible that this is how Ukrainian officers punish the retreating units.

Russian fire on retreating units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the area of Tonenkoe:

 

 

Soon, reports from the front confirmed Russian control of the village of Tonenkoe located on the southern flank of the Ukrainian defense line. Ukrainian military sources complained that “it was not possible to organize defense in Tonenkoe after losing control over the villages of Lastochkino and Severnoe” and Ukrainian forces were forced to retreat from the village “to more advantageous positions.”

The village of Tonenkoe was almost semi-surrounded. After the victory in Severnoe and Lastochkino, the Russians launched an offensive against Tonenke from the northern, eastern and southern directions.

On the morning of February 29, according to some reports from the front, the mop up operation continued on the western outskirts of Tonenkoe, where some Ukrainian forces remained before escaping from the village.

Russian strikes in the area of Avdeevka:

 

 

Having lost control of two villages of the defense line to the west of Avdeevka, the AFU began to withdraw from Berdychi, located on the northern flank of the Ukrainian defense

The loss of control of Berdychi by the Ukrainian military was swift. The Russian Ministry of Defense confirmed control of Petrovsky (formerly Stepovoye) only on February 28. According to reports from the front, by that time the Russian forces had already reached the outskirts of Berdychi.

On the night of February 29, the first reports were received that Ukrainian troops were leaving the eastern part of the village under Russian pressure. In the morning, various sources claimed Russian control over the village.

The Ukrainian line of defense was supposed to lay in villages along the small river Durnaya. The river itself does not a significant obstacle to the advancing Russian troops, but it brought problems for the Ukrainian soldiers. The settlements on the river banks are located in the lowlands comparing to the Russian positions on the outskirts of Avdeevka. As a result, the retreating Ukrainian garrison was under constant close fire control of the Russian artillery and suffered heavy losses.

Berdychi, Orlovka and Tonenkoe are mostly located on the eastern bank of the river; unlike Semenovka, which remains under Ukrainian control on the western bank. Russian forces already control territories on the western bank to the north near Berdychi and to the south in the Orlovka area. If the Ukrainian command continues to resist, Ukrainian forces in Semenovka may soon be surrounded. Most likely, the remnants of the Ukrainian army there will retreat to save the military personnel and the village will soon come under Russian control.

Artillery fire in the area:

 

 

The rapid Russian offensive showed that the defeat of the Ukrainian army was not an “organized withdrawal to more advantageous lines,” as it was declared by the Ukrainian military command, but it was a chaotic escape that had devastating consequences for the defense in the entire Donetsk direction.

Attempts by the Ukrainian military to hastily build a new line of defense along the eastern bank of the Durnaya River have failed. The remnants of the Ukrainian garrison are now forced to retreat to a new line of defense on the Netailovo-Umanskoye-Novoselovka Persha line, where their maneuverability will be significantly limited by the Karlovskoe Reservoir behind their backs, and the strongholds in these villages are located at a considerable distance from each other. There are no significant fortifications there, and the Ukrainian military is unlikely to have time to build them, since the pace of the Russian offensive is not slowing down.

Now, Ukrainian soldiers are forced to retreat across the fields under Russian fire. Anticipating the imminent retreat, the Ukrainian forces did not mine the fields. This gives the advancing Russian forces the opportunity to immediately continue their attacks to the new line of Ukrainian defense.

Meanwhile in Kiev, the new commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian army has not yet admitted defeat, but has already identified those guilty in the retreat:

“The situation is particularly tense in the Avdiivka and Zaporizhia directions… During the work, certain commanders were found to have certain miscalculations in the command of the situation at the front, which affected the stability of defense in certain areas,” the Commander—in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine declared on February 29.

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Emanuel Gomes Bueno - Brasil

avancem e tomem odessa! não podemos deixar um porto para a ucrânia! tomem odessa por favor!

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Redguard

beautiful work by the russian army. :d

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Samen Delen

so interesting that on (the cia controlled) wikipedia page on south front it says: “it has been accused by multiple sources of being an outlet for disinformation and propaganda under the control of the russian government. for this reason, it has been sanctioned by the us treasury and banned by social media platforms.”

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Florian Geyer

the wanks will be blaming bidens dogs for leaking tpo secret information soon. lol.

Janne Kankaanpää

misinformation = not repeating us approved versions of worldwide events.

Samen Delen

just an accusation from deep state without evidence that proves the accusation justified is enough to sanction and ban the accused from platforms. all as an excuse for not wanting the public at large to see the content. for if it did it would no longer want to see it’s hard earned tax dollars be given to the military industrial complex and the politicians who are its share holders.

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Dstroj

good work, sd…

Samen Delen

yet as far as the reality on the battlefield goes, in this case it makes no difference: russia is unstoppable in de-nazifying ukraine and making sure the ethnic russians in donbass and on crimea are no longer in danger from genocidal attacks ordered by the regimes in kiev. if to accomplish that kiev has to be treated by russia and its army as berlin was towards the end of wwii, that will be.

westoid trannies

the brits, frenchies and yankees are getting desperate. project oink oink rain is falling apart faster than biden

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Sylvain

i’m not getting desperate. many are by the way 😁

Samen Delen

i corrected the sequence in which my above comments appear. before i did that this message advised to begin reading my comments beginning with the lowest one first, and then the next ones above it.

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Piipii

progress only seems to accelerate. i bet that the situation will remain the same all the way to the dnieper. no help from the west will change the situation. there may be a rush for peace negotiations in the west as well, when kiev begins to be reached. unless the war-crazed eu leaders really want an escalation…

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Worldpeace

the conflict will only end when the war hawks are removed from office. mainly the biden administration and wef young global leaders mark rutte and macron. without the warhawks fueling the conflict negotiations are much more possible.

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Worldpeace

there is a chance we see a change in direction with the us elections. the biden administration will do everything in its power to escalate the conflict before the elections to justify all kind of anti democratic measures and secure their grip on power.

William Wallace

yesss always forward! i have been celebrating every day since they took avdeevka! whhhhhoooooooooooo! victory!!! freedom for the city of donetsk finally!

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aamater

tak toto sú ozaj dobré správy. svetu mier!!!

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Janne Kankaanpää

ukrainian defence is crumbling. russia should keep on expanding this breach to west and southwest. it seems within a week pervomaiske will be surrounded.

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Fqgqhhs

russia should not négociateur until russian army control all theeastof the dniepr. remember what happened in 2022 : russi n army was almost in kiev and putin accepted to retreat as négociation for peace. the peace treaty was hijackedby boris johnson the brit pm.

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Vladimir_Putin

slava rxsíja !!

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Clyde

but what about the russian third army! and the ones that aren’t dead have no food! remember bucha! ghost of kiev? weapons of mass destruction? this aggression will not stand? stay the course? who ya gonna call?

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Dstroj

“who ya gonna call?”

not yur monkey ass. most people are content to forget the 1980s, with exceptions, was a peaceful time thou…

Clyde

don’t cry, little derspter.

Dstroj

no tears obese fruitcake clown, see it, call it…

Scaathor

whats that i hear? could it be the sobbing of the nafo mutts as they realise the error of their ways? loving it. slava rossiya. take no prisoners.

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Keith

supposed by the zionist one dying one world government, like something corrupt the slithers.

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jens holm

most my feces under diaper control—all denmark control by amerikan gestapo

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Dstroj

bad situation, “most” some one else will “pick up” the slack…

jens holm taco clown show

my taco special secret sauce i forgot cuz me senile

joe biden

should i bomb oklahoma? if i bomb dumbmark will jens holm stop sniffing glue? maybe i should bomb cokeland? will kamala give me clean diaper?

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Janne Kankaanpää

none of this is confirmed by russian, or ukrainian army. it seems all these areas are still contested and russia has entered to orlivka only.

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The Truth Teller

what sort of stalemate is this? is cnn lying to me again?

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Massa John

mop me up and call me rhonda

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homer simpson

me and jens holm were previously married but when he became senile and his diarrea filled bed i sent him to dumbmark nursing home

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homer simpson

as an inferior species amerikan i am qualified to lick peniz clean toilet lose all wars and be nazi

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