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Russia attempts to advance on Chasiv Yar: Frontline situation overview

Russia attempts to advance on Chasiv Yar: Frontline situation overview The situation at the frontlines in Ukraine on January 3 (Getty Images)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

Russian troops continue intensive offensive actions at the Kupiansk and Bakhmut directions and regroup at the Lyman direction. In particular, they are trying to advance on Chasiv Yar, according to Army Commander of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Oleksandr Syrskii.

Bakhmut direction

Intense fighting continues near Bohdanivka.

"The enemy is also trying to advance in the direction of Chasiv Yar," the general notes.

Kupiansk direction

Russian troops continue daily assaults near the town of Synkivka to create a foothold and further advance on the town of Kupiansk.

Lyman direction

After suffering losses, the Russian occupiers are regrouping and preparing for offensive actions.

"At the same time, the enemy is actively using aviation in this area to launch attacks with guided aerial bombs," adds Syrskii.

Overall situation at the front

In general, in the offensive areas, the Russian occupants have increased the use of equipment to support infantry assault operations. The enemy is also using assault units formed from former criminals Storm Z and Storm V to continue assault operations. In addition, the enemy continues to transfer reserves from other areas.

"Our soldiers, despite the difficult conditions, are bravely holding the line and preventing the enemy from advancing," the general notes.

According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, 57 combat engagements took place at the frontline over the last day. The Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to expand their bridgehead on the left bank of the Dnipro River in the Kherson region. In particular, a report by the Institute for War Studies says that Ukrainian troops continue to fight fierce battles with the Russian occupiers in several areas. In particular, the Ukrainian Armed Forces continue to hold a bridgehead on the left bank of the Kherson region and repel Russian attacks in the Krynky area.