City in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine

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Avdiivka: City in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine
Avdiivka is a city in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine. The city is located in the centre of the oblast, just north of the regional centre, Donetsk. The large Avdiivka Coke Plant is located in Avdiivka. The city had a population of 31,392 before the Russian invasion of Ukraine, but it was reported as 1,600 in October 2023, and then "just over 1,000", mostly living below ground level.

Russian forces gain ground in eastern Ukraine [Video]

Russian forces gain ground in eastern Ukraine

Fighting is currently raging near Avdiivka in the Donetsk region as Moscow tries to take advantage before Western aid arrives.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:22Published

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