As the conflict in Ukraine continues, the situation on the ground has seen notable developments as of February 10. Russian forces have made further advances, particularly in the private sector east of the railway tracks. Contrary to rumors, there is no confirmation of Russian forces entering the Avdiivka Coke Plant. In both the northern and southern parts of Avdiivka, no significant changes have been recorded.
On the offensive front, the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) have made strides in the forest south of Kreminna, nearing the Pryslene hotel. Simultaneously, Russian forces have advanced southeast of Bilohorivka into the industrial zone, an area that has witnessed frequent changes in control.
The conflict has taken a toll on civilian life, exemplified by a tragic incident in Kharkiv. A drone and missile strike targeted a gas station, resulting in a devastating fire that engulfed an entire street. The incident claimed the lives of seven people, including three children.
In the realm of international support, the Norwegian Government has recommended acquiring 10 additional NASAMS launchers and 4 fire control centers, totaling $320 million. This move is aimed at bolstering support for Ukraine and enhancing Norway’s defense capabilities.
Adding to the aid efforts, Finland has provided Ukraine with a new military aid package worth €190 million. This marks the 22nd aid package from Finland to Ukraine, with the specific contents kept confidential for security reasons.
On the domestic front, Ukraine has undergone changes in its military leadership. President Zelenskyi confirmed the resignation of the head of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Serhiy Shaptala, and appointed Anatoliy Barhylevych as his successor. Barhylevych, formerly the commander of the Territorial Defense Forces, steps into a crucial role during these challenging times.
Meanwhile, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, Oleksiy Danilov, has stated that, to his knowledge, there were no Ukrainian prisoners on the crashed Russian IL-76 plane near Bilhorod.
As the conflict continues to evolve, the international community watches closely, and the people of Ukraine endure the hardships brought about by the ongoing hostilities.