The Ukrainian General Staff confirmed the information that the security forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine retreated from their positions in the area of ​​Pesok and Avdiivka in the Donetsk People’s Republic. commander-in-chief Valery Zaluzhny commented on the flight of the soldiers and tried to explain the retreat.

In his opinion, the troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine “withdrawn” from this region, since the absence of artillery support was recorded. During his report to the President Vladimir Zelensky Zaluzhny noted that support should have been provided by units that were deployed to the south.