Putin mocks Ukraine’s ‘chaotic flight’ from Avdiivka

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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday said the Ukrainian army had chaotically fled Avdiivka, a few days after Kyiv said it withdrew from the eastern stronghold to save soldiers’ lives.

“The Ukrainian armed forces issued an order to withdraw their armed forces when they were already on the move,” Putin said, calling the retreat a “chaotic flight.”

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