The Russian army, which continues to invade Ukraine, is seen to be gradually moving its troops closer to the stronghold it in the eastern Donetsk Oblast, and it seems that the battle with the defensive Ukrainian army is becoming more intense.

Russian forces are intensifying their offensive to seize the Ukrainian stronghold of Avdiivka, near Donetsk, the capital of Donetsk Oblast in eastern Ukraine.

The British Ministry of Defense said on the 28th that Russian troops have advanced up to 2 kilometers in the area since last month with many soldier casualties, and that "although it is slight, it is one of the greatest achievements that Russia has gained since this spring."

He also expressed the view that Russian troops are gradually approaching the factories on the north side of the city, which is also tactically important.

A spokesman for the Ukrainian army on the front line revealed to local media that Russian forces are advancing infantry units while repeating airstrikes, and it seems that the fighting with the defensive Ukrainian army is becoming more intense.

In Ukraine, on the 28th, three people, including a girl, were killed by an attack by Russian troops in the northeastern Sumy Oblast, and an apartment building was attacked in Nikopol, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast in the east, killing one man, local authorities said.