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Russia intensifies assaults in south of Ukraine: Hottest direction identified

Russia intensifies assaults in south of Ukraine: Hottest direction identified Photo: Dmytro Pletenchuk, spokesperson for the Civil-Military Complex South" (facebook com Taclbery).
Author: Liliana Oleniak

Russian troops intensified their assaults on Ukrainian positions in the south over the past day. Mostly in the area of Staromaiorske in Zaporizhzhia region, according to Dmytro Pletenchuk, head of the Joint Coordination Press Center of the Southern Defense Forces of Ukraine.

"We can see that Russians are intensifying their attempts, but they are unsuccessful. However, the number of assaults yesterday was quite large - 30. Most of them were in Staromaiorske (19 unsuccessful assaults), Krynky (7 assaults), and four in Robotyne. And by the way, Robotyne is mentioned in the information space, although they are making more attempts at Staromaiorsk," he says.

Russian losses in south of Ukraine

According to Pletenchuk, the unsuccessful assaults resulted in the loss of 130 Russian servicemen, including more than 60 killed.

"With the beginning of intensified Russian attempts to storm our positions, the composition of losses has changed qualitatively, that is, the proportion of dead to wounded has increased from one-third to one-half," the spokesperson states.

According to him, the Russian pressure is indeed quite serious.

"But this is against the background of using resources that were present there before. There are no signs of the creation of offensive groups in our direction," he summarizes.

Situation at front

The Russian military continues to attempt an offensive in the Kharkiv region. In some areas, the Russian occupiers had some tactical success.

In addition, the Russian occupiers continued their offensive on the Kupiansk-Svatove-Kreminna line, but the situation there remained unchanged. Russian troops continued ground assaults northeast of Kupiansk in Synkivka and Petropavlivka.

The Ukrainian Armed Forces have recently made a small advance in the Siversk direction northeast of Bakhmut.