In the gritty reality of eastern Ukraine, the smoke of battle barely clears before the next round of hellfire begins.

It’s a tough, unforgiving place, a fact made all too clear in the latest dossier from the UK’s Ministry of Defence.

This Tuesday, February 20th’s report isn’t just another piece of intel. It’s a stark revelation, laying bare the Russian bear’s stumble in the mud of Avdiivka, a city that’s seen more than its fair share of sorrow and destruction.

For months, the relentless pounding of artillery and the grim dance of urban combat swirled around Avdiivka, a city whose fate swung like a pendulum in the thick fog of war.