Russia Retakes Over Avdiivka Coke Plant

( – Russian forces have taken over the Adviivka Coke Plant after Ukrainian troops left the plant on Monday due to a lack of ammunition.

The Russian Defense Minister said, “The ‘Centre’ grouping of troops, taking the offensive, took full control of the coke plant in Avdiivka. Russian flags were hoisted on the administrative buildings of the plant.” The plant was taken over by Russian troops when they realized that Ukrainian soldiers had abandoned it.

Ukrainian troops left the Coke Plant due to shortages of ammunition; they have had a hard time getting supplies since the U.S. military aid has been delayed for months and as political leaders work on an agreed bill. Ukrainian troops pulled out of the plant to avoid being surrounded by the Russian military with limited ammunition.

Putin congratulated his troops as he looked at it as a victory for his country in the current war. The Ukrainian General said that pulling the troops from here was essential to “preserve the lives and health of the servicemen.”

“Our soldiers performed their military duty with dignity,” General Syrskyi said, “did everything possible to destroy the best Russian military units, and inflicted significant losses on the enemy in terms of manpower and equipment.”

President Biden spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Saturday after they pulled troops out of the plant. Biden has pushed for Ukrainian aid, arguing that Congress needs to push the bill through in order to get aid to Ukraine as quickly as possible.

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