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Russia-Ukraine war: Frontline update as of May 26

Russia-Ukraine war: Frontline update as of May 26 Frontline update of today (photo: Getty Images)

Since the beginning of the day on May 26, 83 combat engagements have been registered in the frontline. At the same time, enemy activity in the Kupiansk direction almost doubled today, reports the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

"Russian occupants are making every effort to break through our defense. The enemy's activity in the Kupiansk sector increased dramatically, almost twofold during the day. It has not decreased in the Pokrovsk sector either. Ukrainian troops are taking measures to hold their positions and destroy the enemy's offensive potential," the General Staff said.

Situation at the frontlines

The situation in the Kharkiv direction remains unchanged. The enemy continues to try to improve the tactical situation in the areas of Vovchansk and Lyptsi. It attacked the latter with three more multiple rocket launchers. In total, the occupants have already dropped 22 guided aerial bombs in the north of Kharkiv region today.

Six combat engagements continue in the Kupiansk sector, out of 21 since the beginning of the day. Hostile assault actions continue in the areas of Novoyehorivka, Petropavlivka, Berestove and Hrekivka. Occupants do not stop air strikes - two more took place in the areas near Bohuslavka and Shyikivka.

In the Lyman direction, fighting continues in the area of Terny. The situation is under control.

In the Pokrovsk direction, 31 combat engagements took place so far. The enemy, with the support of aviation, is focusing its main efforts in the areas of Novooleksandrivka, Sokil and Umanske. It also conducted three air strikes near Skuchne and Novoselivka Persha.

In the Vremivka direction, the enemy continues to fire guided bombs and unguided aerial missiles near Staromayorsk, Urozhayne and Olhove. The number of combat engagements has not changed.

In other areas, the situation did not change significantly.

According to British intelligence, the Ukrainian Armed Forces managed to stabilize the situation at the front in Kharkiv region, where the Russians had launched an offensive.