Putin hails capture of Avdiivka as ‘important victory’ News

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday hailed his army’s capture of the eastern Ukrainian town of Avdiivka as an “important victory,” following a hasty withdrawal by Kyiv’s forces.
The capture of the town marks the most significant territorial gain for Russia’s forces since the seizure of Bakhmut last May.
“The President congratulated our military and fighters on such an important victory, on such a success,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told state news agencies.

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