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Battles taking place in three directions, while in others, situation remains unchanged - General Staff

Battles taking place in three directions, while in others, situation remains unchanged - General Staff Photo: Ukrainian military (Getty Images)

Fierce battles are raging on three fronts - Pokrovsk, Kupiansk, and Kramatorsk. Over the past day, Russian troops made 53 attempts to advance.The Armed Forces restrain the onslaught and resolutely repulse the enemy, according to data from the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

In the Kupiansk direction, Russian forces have launched attacks on our defensive lines 13 times already. Eight of these attacks are still ongoing in the areas of Stelmakhivka, Tverdokhlibove, Druzhelubivka, Nevske, and Ivanivka. Additionally, the enemy has carried out three airstrikes, firing unguided aviation missiles near Andriivka, Serhiivka, and Makiivka.

Ukrainian soldiers are not allowing the aggressors to escalate their efforts, maintaining fire control and wearing down the enemy's offensive potential. Enemy losses are being specified.

In the Kramatorsk direction, the total number of clashes at this time is six. Ukrainian soldiers continue to repel three enemy assaults in the areas of Andriivka and Novyi. The situation is under control. Russian troops conducted two more airstrikes, using Su-25 attack aircraft weaponry, targeting the territory near Druzhba and Pivnichne.

In the Pokrovsk direction, seven clashes are taking place, including in the areas of the settlements Kalynove, Novooleksandrivka, and Sokil. In total, the enemy has already made 16 attempts to improve their tactical position. Ukrainian defenders are staunchly impeding the Russian army.

Russian troops supported their actions with six airstrikes - today, bombs fell near Yevhenivka, Kalynove, Novoselivka Persha, and Netaylove, while the enemy used unguided aerial bombs near Umanske.

There are no significant changes in the situation in the rest of the directions at this time.

Frontline situation

According to the Commander-in-Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Oleksandr Syrskyi, Russian forces in Vovchansk got bogged down in street battles after minor successes during the advance in the northern part of the Kharkiv region. The troops suffered significant losses.

In the Kupiansk direction, battles continue in the forested area north of the city. According to the Army Chief, the situation is complicated in the Kyslivka area, where the enemy is attempting to break through the defense and reach the Oskil River.

Intensive fighting continues in the Ivaniivske area and on the approaches to Chasiv Yar. Syrskyi emphasized that the Russian troops are trying at all costs to seize the city, using the latest T-90M, BMP-3, and BMD-4, which are typically destroyed by anti-tank weapons and FPV drones even during their deployment.

The most intense and fierce battles are taking place in the Pokrovsk and Kurakhove directions. Russia is deploying its most prepared units there. Infantry, armored vehicles, and sometimes motorcycles and buggies are used by Russia in their assaults.