The lack of artillery and air defense ammunition is having a serious effect on the frontlines, with Russian forces now slowly advancing.
The situation on Ukraine’s eastern front is now very serious. In Avdiivka, it is becoming more critical by the day. After the failure of the attempt to surround it, Russia is fighting its way directly through the city from the southeast and north and is making steady, small advances. This makes the Ukrainian position increasingly untenable because the guns that could stop the advance lack ammunition.
Russia is also attacking west of Bakhmut in the direction of Kostyantynivka. It is about 22km (13.5 miles) from the current front line to Kostyantynivka (pre-war population of 70,000).
Kremlin forces are meanwhile on the offensive west of Kreminna but are making little progress. After reaching the road near Krokhmalne, Russia aims for the Ukrainian positions further north in the direction of Kupiansk.