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Russia’s enemies shocked by liberation of Avdeyevka — diplomat

"God give all our troops strength," Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote

MOSCOW, February 18. /TASS/. The liberation of Avdeyevka by the Russian armed forces makes ‘all Moscow's enemies so prickly,’ Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote on her Telegram channel.

"That's why all Moscow's enemies are so prickly. God give all our troops strength!" the diplomat wrote, commenting on the news that Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu had reported to President Vladimir Putin on the full liberation of Avdeyevka.

This town near Donetsk was a major fortified stronghold of the Ukrainian military

According to the Russian Defense Ministry, as a result of the operation an area of 31.75 square kilometers was liberated. The enemy’s losses in the battle for Avdeyevka during the past 24 hours exceeded 1,500. The liberation of the town has pushed the front line away from Donetsk.