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 Nine Russian soldiers destroyed, 13 wounded in combat near Avdiivka, - Defense Intelligence

Nine Russian servicemen are reported to have been eliminated and 13 more - injured in a clash with Ukrainian servicemen in the vicinity of Avdiivka.

Ukraine's Defense Intelligence reports, Censor.NET informs.

As reported, the enemy continues attacks at the Donetsk direction, seeking to expand the controlled area.

On March 7, the units of the 11th Separate Motorized Rifle Regiment of militants (Makiivka), reinforced by the fighters of the 3rd Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade (Horlivka) as well as a separate assault battalion (Donetsk), the 2nd and 3rd Separate Special Operations Battalions of the 1st Army Corps took another attempt to establish control over the industrial area on the south-eastern outskirts of Avdiivka.

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"In the outcome, the enemy failed to reach significant results, while suffering considerable losses: nine Russian soldiers were killed, 13 more were injured, including heavily wounded Lieutenant Dmitry Protopopov and Sergeant Maxim Isenov," the statement notes.
   
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