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Russian troops have no strategic successes in Eastern Ukraine: Ukrainian Armed Forces

Russian troops have no strategic successes in Eastern Ukraine: Ukrainian Armed Forces Photo: the occupiers have no strategic success in eastern Ukraine (Getty Images)

Russian occupation forces lack strategic successes in eastern Ukraine. However, the Russians are attempting offensives, as evidenced by the number of destroyed enemy vehicles, reports the spokesperson for the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Volodymyr Fitio, in a televised marathon.

He noted that the enemy was active in eastern Ukraine over the past day, as in previous days. On the Kupiansk and Lyman directions, 16 enemy attacks were repelled.

"The enemy used 43 kamikaze drones during yesterday's attacks. They conducted 657 artillery and mortar shellings on Ukrainian positions. Nevertheless, Ukrainian defenders managed to eliminate 267 Russian occupiers and 62 military vehicles," Fitio noted.

According to the spokesperson, the significant amount of destroyed equipment indicates that the Russians are attempting offensives, searching for weaknesses in Ukraine's defense.

"The Kupiansk direction remains a priority for them. They are trying to continue their offensive actions near Synkivka and Tabaiivka. The substantial losses in equipment indicate active advancement, thanks to the support of the enemy's technology," he added.

Fitio emphasized that the enemy's activity on the Bakhmut direction is somewhat less than on the Lyman-Kupiansk one, but the enemy's focus may shift.

"Today it may be the Kupiansk direction, tomorrow - Lyman, and the day after tomorrow, the focus of the enemy's attacks may shift to the Bakhmut direction. We are monitoring the situation, and our defenders repel enemy attacks. Currently, the Russian occupiers do not have any strategic successes," the spokesperson emphasized.

Battles near Kupiansk

Recall that the British publication The Telegraph claimed that the Russians might initiate a "ground offensive" in the Kharkiv region in January.

The Estonian General Staff also suggests that Russia may attempt to attack the border of the Kharkiv region in the coming weeks.

The head of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration, Oleg Syniehubov, stated that the occupiers have intensified their offensive actions on the Kupiansk direction. Fights are taking place in the areas of the settlements Synkivka and Tabaiivka.