Russian occupants keep trying to surround Avdiivka, but Ukrainian soldiers are holding the line.
This was reported by the spokesman for the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Andriy Kovalev on the air of the telethon.
According to him, in the Melitopol direction Defense Forces continue an offensive operation. They are inflicting losses in manpower and equipment on the occupation troops, exhausting the enemy."
Also in the Bakhmut sector Russians unsuccessfully tried to restore the lost position in the area of Klishchiyivka, where our defenders repelled three enemy attacks.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine, in turn, continue assault operations south of Bakhmut, Donetsk region. They are inflicting losses in manpower and equipment on the enemy and consolidating their positions."
In the Avdiivka sector, the enemy keeps trying to surround Avdiivka, but our troops are holding steadfast, inflicting significant losses on the enemy.
The offensive in the areas of Avdiivka, Tonenke and Pervomayske in Donetsk region was unsuccessful for the occupants. Five enemy attacks were repelled in this area.
According to the General Staff, as of the morning of October 31, Ukrainian troops continue to conduct defense in the east and south, and offensive operations in the Melitopol and Bakhmut directions. There were 36 combat engagements over the past day.
In particular, according to the Institute for War Studies, the Ukrainian Armed Forces advanced near Bakhmut in Donetsk region and in the south of Zaporizhzhya region.
Russia's losses in the war in Ukraine as of Tuesday, October 31, amounted to 870 occupants, the total number of Russian army losses since the beginning of the invasion is 300,810 military. In addition, the Ukrainian Armed Forces destroyed 10 MLRS and 25 artillery systems;