Continuing their attempt to advance farther west, beyond Avdiivka, the Russians made attacks on Berdychi, Orlivka and Tonenke Sunday but had limited success, Dmytro Dmytro Lykhoviy, the spokesman for the operational and strategic grouping of the “Tavria” troops said, speaking on Ukrainian television.

On Feb. 17, with supply routes under serious threat and Ukrainian troops running out of ammunition, Ukrainian Commander-in-Chief Oleksandr Syrsky ordered that Ukrainian troops to withdraw from Avdiivka, where, though it cannot be confirmed, one prominent military blogger placed Russian losses at 16,000 – more than the Soviet Union’s official number for those killed in the Afghanistan War.

Then from there, the Ukrainian military also withdrew from the village of Lastochkyne in order “to organize defenses along the line of Orlivka, Tonenke, and Berdychi,” Lykhoviy said.

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“According to the confirmed data, the operational situation is stabilizing in the area of ​​these three villages, which are of most interest to everyone (Berdychi, Orlivka and Tonenke). There, our forces restrain the enemy within these settlements. The hostilities are ongoing,” Lykhoviy said Sunday.

While the loss of the villages isn’t imminent, the Russians have had some “local successes” in “some positions.” 

“For example, when firing positions are simply destroyed by artillery, then the personnel regroups and moves to other, more advantageous positions,” Lykhoviy said.

According to the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the Ukrainian military repelled 14 attacks around the settlements of Berdychie, Orlivka, Tonenke and Nevelske in the Donetsk region.

In the direction of Novopavlivka, Ukrainian defenders held back the Russians in the areas of Krasnohorivka, Georgiivka, Pobieda and Novomykhailivka 25 times.

And in the Orykhiv direction, the Russians carried out four unsuccessful attacks in the vicinity of the settlement of Robotyne and west of Novoprokopivka of the Zaporizhzhia region, the General Staff reported. 

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The Russian army also attacked in the Kupyan, Lyman, Bakhmut, and Kherson directions.

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Terry knight
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Not to change the subject, but I'm ready to hear of massive naval losses in the Russian Black Sea fleet (and Air Force). Of course 1,000 KIA Orcs is always welcome news.

SLAVA UKRAINI!
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@Terry knight, Be careful what you express on this psychotic joke of a comment environment. You may be labeled a Russian orc troll.

I swear I am not Ruzzians then straight to the Biden  propaganda////
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@SLAVA UKRAINI!, welcom back "simple" jack's cousin...

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SLAVA UKRAINI!
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This whole war would have never started had we had a real President in the White House. All our President had to do in the fall of 2021 was tell Putrid the United States had begun training Ukrainian pilots to fly the 150 F15s, F16s, and A10 Warthogs that continue to be mothballed at Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona. Then start ferrying those aircraft to Ukraine. The cost of such posturing would have certainly been an ounce of prevention to prevent ten thousand tons of cure. Ukraine would have never been invaded in the first place. This horrific state of death and destruction should have been and could have been avoided. We have a corrupt, incompetent, illegitimate idiot currently occupying the White House.
Marco Rubio, you know, a Republican, just stated on Fox New Sunday that had Joe Briben taken the southern border seriously and secured the southern border, he would vote for the military aid to Ukraine because he supports Ukraine's fight against Russia. Hell his father came from Cuba. There are a majority of Republicans both in the Senate and the House who favor aid to Ukraine, only we need to secure our southern border first. Joe BRIBEn is the sole individual responsible for the delay in further funding Ukraine.

John
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@SLAVA UKRAINI!, troll "putin briben trump'" (aka 'jack' is back.....he just couldn't 'Biden' his time any longer and had to let his MRGA bile out.

We can all second guess what the USA's duly elected President Biden's admin might have done different, but cannot contest that unlike insurrectionist putinrump His administration prewarned Ukraine of imminent invasion treat and supported their defense militarily from Day 1. They also did a good job of uniting the Allied response and strengthened an expanded NATO membership. Biden also spent every penny legally available to his administration, even marked down equipment prices, to spend on weapons sent to Ukraine. Currently they continue to push congress to support Ukraine more but putinrumps' MRGA goons are working every angle to stall this.

I won't pretend to be as savvy as some as to what the best weapons might have been, but there were plenty of good things delivered including the Himars, Patriots, Cluster Munitions ...etc.

Note that prewar during his term putinrump also deprived Ukraine of aid the administration had formerly approved. When he's not breaking laws and abusing other americans, Putinrump also works spreading lies to make the USA become isolationists and drive wedges between allies.

In short putinrump does putins bidding. Thats the facts jack.

Does putin have any new material troll 'jack', or just the same ole debunked stuff?

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Just call yourself something patriot and they'll never guess ur Putinbobt
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@SLAVA UKRAINI!, Okay Putin, sure you want Biden. We totally believe you. Just pretend to be American and get Trump elected. Totally not Putin's gameplan...

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John
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If I've said it once I've said it a thousand times: As honourable goal as it is you can't directly propel a Russian tank with solely the human occupant's methane. There is just not enough even on putin prescribed pure cabbage diet. Also there are the mechanic mods to consider:

"the natural gas enters a regulator to reduce the pressure. Then the gas feeds through a multipoint gaseous fuel-injection system, which introduces the fuel into the cylinders. Sensors and computers adjust the fuel-air mixture so that when a spark plug ignites the gas, it burns efficiently. A natural-gas engine also includes forged aluminum, high-compression pistons, hardened nickel-tungsten exhaust valve seats and a methane-specific catalytic converter."

No wonder the russian tanks are stalling.

Note to Ukrainian soldiers.. russia's methane power tanks are also highly explosive so stand well back when detonating.

Happy hunting courageous Ukrainian warriors!

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