Battle of Avdiivka

NATO chief says Ukraine can still win war despite Russian advances

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Monday said it was "not too late" for Ukraine to win the war, despite its outmanned and outgunned military struggling in the face of Russian advances while waiting for stalled weapons deliveries from allies.

Ukrainian forces have been on the defensive for months, while Russia's troops have steadily inched forward along the frontline.

Ukrainian Troops Retreat on the Eastern Front

Ukrainian forces have undertaken a strategic withdrawal to new positions in at least three key areas, according to statements from Colonel-General Oleksandr Syrskyi, commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian armed forces. The move comes amidst heightened conflict dynamics, with Ukrainian troops facing increasing pressure from Russian forces in several strategic locations.

Ukraine warns front 'worsened' as Russia claims fresh gains

Ukraine's army leader admitted Sunday that Kiev's position on the battlefield has worsened after Russian forces captured another village in the east, pressing their advantage in manpower and ammunition.

Russia's troops are advancing in the eastern Donetsk region as Kiev awaits the arrival of much-needed U.S. weapons that it hopes will stabilise the fragile front lines.

Tactical Shift: Russian Forces Employ Surprise Maneuvers Near Avdiivka

The Institute for the Study of War (ISW) has reported a notable enhancement in Russian military tactics, particularly around the strategically significant region of Avdiivka, Donetsk. This development underscores a potential shift in the operational dynamics of the ongoing war, as Russian units demonstrate improved tactical acumen and the element of surprise in their operations.

Ukrainian Forces Recapture Tonenkoe Village, Repel Russian Attacks near Avdiivka

The Ukrainian armed forces have successfully pushed Russian occupiers out of the village of Tonenkoe, located west of Avdiivka.

The news comes from Julian Röpke, an open data analysis expert for BILD, who cited video footage from the frontline. Röpke had earlier reported on the challenges faced by Ukrainian forces in defending the Berdichi-Orlivka-Tonenkoe line west of Avdeevka.