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In Photos: Ukraine Evacuates Avdiivka as Russian Offensive Escalates

Ukrainian forces are evacuating civilians from the eastern Ukrainian city of Avdiivka, where Russian forces have stepped up their attacks in recent weeks.

Despite the intensifying offensive, Moscow has failed to make any significant advances.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Wednesday his troops were facing "heavy, tough battles" around Avdiivka, but were "holding their positions."

Ukraine's national police force has published footage of the evacuation efforts: