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Clashes in northern Vovchansk of Kharkiv region and destroyed Russian Su-25 in Donbas - Monday brief

Clashes in northern Vovchansk of Kharkiv region and destroyed Russian Su-25 in Donbas - Monday brief RBC-Ukraine collage

Yesterday, May 13, the Armed Forces of Ukraine cleared the northern outskirts of Vovchansk in the Kharkiv region from Russian troops and destroyed their Su-25 in the Donetsk region.

RBC-Ukraine collected the main news for May 13.

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Ukrainian forces conduct clearance operations in northern Vovchansk: Battles in Kharkiv region

Ukrainian troops are conducting clearance operations in the northern outskirts of Vovchansk in the Kharkiv region to remove Russian forces. Additionally, battles have begun for the village of Starytsia.

The General Staff reported that as of 5:00 p.m., battles are ongoing in the Kharkiv direction. The number of combat engagements increased to 12.

"Our units have inflicted fire damage on the enemy, pushed it back, and are conducting clearance operations on the northern outskirts of Vovchansk," military officials explained.

The General Staff also reported that a firefight had begun in the vicinity of the settlement of Starytsia. Total enemy losses amounted to 106 individuals, 25 units of weaponry, and military equipment.

Ukrainian soldiers destroy Su-25 in Donetsk region

The Ukrainian Armed Forces destroyed a Russian aircraft in the Donetsk region. There were 31 clashes in the Kramatorsk direction.

It is noted that the Ukrainian armed forces destroyed a Russian Su-25 in the Donetsk region.

Biden administration announces new military aid package for Ukraine in coming days

The United States will announce a new military aid package to Ukraine in the coming days.

According to US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, the US will provide Ukraine with a new package of assistance. Sullivan clarified that this will happen in the next few days.

At the same time, Biden's advisor did not disclose details of what will be included in the aid package. Sullivan said that the US is trying to accelerate the pace of arms deliveries and once again acknowledged that the delay put Ukraine in a bind.

According to Sullivan, the part of this equipment is already on the battlefield and the part will appear on the battlefield this week. Thus, not all the equipment worth billions of dollars is on the battlefield, but there is a constant flow of supplies.

F-16 fighters from Denmark to be in Ukraine within month - Danish PM

The F-16 fighters that Denmark is transferring to Ukraine will be under the control of the Ukrainian Air Force within a month.

"F-16 from Denmark will be in the air over Ukraine within a month," said Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen.

Denmark is set to transfer 19 fighters to Ukraine.

Serbia agrees to improve relations with Ukraine and hold economic forum

Serbia will improve relations with Ukraine and hold an economic forum between businessmen from the two countries soon.

“A very good and constructive conversation with Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba,” Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić wrote.

According to Vucic, they discussed and agreed to improve bilateral relations, with a special desire to organize an economic forum between businessmen of the two countries in the near future.

“The Serbian ambassador will soon return to his duties in Kyiv. We also talked about the European path of both countries and the urgent need to establish peace,” the Serbian President added.

Spain prepares new military assistance for Ukraine, including Leopard 2 tanks - El Pais

Spain is preparing a new aid package for Ukraine, which could be finalized by June 30.

Sources of the agency say that the aid package will include:

  • large-caliber artillery ammunition,
  • light and heavy machine guns,
  • protected wheeled logistics vehicles,
  • armored infantry vehicles,
  • anti-tank weapons and shells for field artillery,
  • the first 10 battle tanks from a batch of 19 Leopard 2 A4s being restored.

In turn, Spanish companies will supply anti-aircraft surveillance systems and remote weapons stations to protect against drones.

Russian air defense base in Crimea attacked this morning: Unit commander killed

The Russian air defense base on Mount Ai-Petri in Crimea came under fire this morning, May 13. As a result, the commander of the unit may have been killed.

Military unit 85683 was attacked with missiles, possibly Storm Shadow, at six in the morning.

"There is a secret military air defense base of the 3rd Radio Technical Regiment of the Russian Armed Forces on the mountain," ASTRA writes.

As a result, the military unit was damaged, and the unit's commander, Aleksandr Kulakov, and another occupier were killed. In addition, there are wounded, their number is being clarified.

Commander of operational-tactical grouping Kharkiv changed amid Russian offensive

Against the backdrop of the Russian forces' advance in the north of the Kharkiv region, the commander of the operational-tactical grouping of troops (OTGT) Kharkiv was replaced. Mykhailo Drapatyi replaced Yuri Halushkin in this position.

"According to the decision of the military leadership on May 11, Brigadier General Mykhailo Drapatyi was appointed as the commander of the operational-tactical grouping of troops Kharkiv," the operational-strategic grouping of troops Khortytsia informed.

At the same time, Drapatyi remains the Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.