Reports are coming in of intense fighting in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donetsk.
According to n-tv.de, citing Vitali Barabasch, head of the military administration in Awdijiwka, Russia has initiated new attacks, particularly around the long-contested city of Awdijiwka.
Andrij Yermak, head of the presidential office in Kyiv, also shares this assessment, stating that there are "massive attacks by Russian artillery."
Ukraine had already warned yesterday about the deteriorating situation around Awdijiwka.
"The enemy is trying to encircle the city," said Barabasch. "The risk of the city being occupied has existed for a year, but today (October 10, 2023), the situation is deteriorating rapidly."
Before the war, Awdijiwka had a population of around 30,000.
That number has now dwindled to about 1,600. The city is located 13 kilometers from Donetsk.
These claims have not yet been independently verified and should be treated with caution. In war, it can be advantageous for conflicting parties to deliberately spread misinformation to strengthen their own position or weaken the opponent's.