Over the past three weeks, Russia has probably lost about 200 armored vehicles during the assault on Avdiivka in Donbas.
This is reported by British Ministry of Defense intelligence
It is noted that this is likely due to a combination of the relative effectiveness of modern Ukrainian hand-held anti-tank weapons, mines, unmanned aerial munitions and precision artillery systems.
In response, Russian troops are likely to have switched to assault operations in this sector using motorized infantry. Ukrainian forces faced similar tactical challenges to those that attacked in the summer.
"Like previous Russian offensives, the assaults on Avdiivka were often characterized by advances across open terrain, resulting in heavy casualties. It is likely that since the beginning of October 2023, Russia has suffered several thousand casualties around the city," the British intelligence service said.
We remind that in early October, Russia began a massive assault on Avdiivka, a de facto suburb of occupied Donetsk.
After three weeks of assaults and several waves of attacks, White House spokesman John Kirby summarized the losses of the Russian army as about 125 armored vehicles and several thousand soldiers, which is equal to an army battalion