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Dramatic videos from the Ukraine front: Elite troops narrowly escape the Avdiivka pocket

2024-02-22T04:32:34.806Z

Highlights: Dramatic videos from the Ukraine front: Elite troops narrowly escape the Avdiivka pocket. Videos provide insight into the fierce final fighting in the city. The 3rd Assault Brigade, one of the most important Ukrainian combat units, described the situation in the “Av diivka Hell” as “threatening and unstable” They announced this on the short message service Telegram. A short time later they were completely surrounded - but they managed to free themselves completely, with deputy commander Maksym Zhorin on the platform. “Not a single soldier of ours” stayed there.



As of: February 22, 2024, 5:24 a.m

By: Helmi Krappitz

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An elite unit helped other Ukrainian troops escape Avdiivka.

Videos provide insight into the fierce final fighting in the city.

Avdiivka - Ukrainian forces fought for a long time in the Ukrainian War to hold the city of Avdiivka in eastern Ukraine - in the end unsuccessfully.

In order to save the soldiers already surrounded by Russia, Ukraine's new military chief Oleksandr Syrsky called on his troops to leave the city.

But it wasn't that easy: videos show fights by a Ukrainian elite unit.

“Threatening and unstable”: Elite unit had to help stranded troops

As the situation in the eastern Ukrainian city deteriorated, an elite unit was hastily relocated there.

They were supposed to support the stuck troops.

The 3rd Assault Brigade, one of the most important Ukrainian combat units, described the situation in the “Avdiivka Hell” as “threatening and unstable.” They announced this on the short message service Telegram.

A short time later they were completely surrounded - but they managed to free themselves completely, with deputy commander Maksym Zhorin on the platform.

“Not a single soldier of ours” stayed there.

He is responding to Russia's claim that Ukrainian soldiers are hiding in a chemical factory, according to

Kyiv Post

.

Avdiivka is in ruins due to heavy fire between Ukrainian and Russian troops.

© IMAGO / SNA

Elite unit: Night vision device records battles in Avdiivka

The intense fighting to evacuate the Ukrainian elite unit was recorded using night vision devices.

The brigade shared footage on Telegram showing its fighters' raids on positions already occupied by Russian forces in the city.

You can watch hand-to-hand combat with the Russians in the rural hut cooperative and fierce firefights.

Drone attacks: 13-minute video shows battles against Russian occupiers

The 3rd Brigade shared another 13-minute video on its YouTube channel.

Shown are footage of combat operations during the attack by the brigade's 1st mechanized battalion, which was the first to reach Avdiivka.

The soldiers faced constant Russian artillery fire, airstrikes and FPV drone strikes.

They themselves used, among other things, grenade launchers against enemy targets.

The video also shows how the Ukrainian Armed Forces used FPV drones for reconnaissance and attacks and provided first aid to wounded comrades.

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Ukraine War: Russia's conquest of Avdiivka affects Ukrainian population

On Friday (February 16), the military chief announced that the troops had managed to escape.

The top priority is to save the lives of the soldiers.

But the conquest of Avdiivka by Russian troops changed the climate in Ukraine.

Many Ukrainians would lose hope.

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Source: merkur

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