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Syrskyi after visiting hotspots: Active frontline expands

Syrskyi after visiting hotspots: Active frontline expands Photo: Oleksandr Syrskyi, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (Getty Images)
Author: Daryna Vialko

In Ukraine, the active front line has recently increased. At the same time, there has been a decrease in the intensity of the fighting, according to the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Oleksandr Syrskyi.

The general said he spent a week on the eastern front. There he visited almost all brigades fighting in the Pokrovsk, Kurakhove, Vremivka, Toretsk, Kramatorsk directions, as well as in Vovchansk and near Kharkiv.

"Severe combat operations of varying intensity continue everywhere. Compared to the previous trip two weeks ago, the Toretsk direction has been added to the list," noted Syrskyi.

According to him, the situation in the Pokrovsk direction remains difficult. The Russians have replaced the storm units whose assault units lost their combat capability and resumed their offensive attempts.

Syrskyi emphasized that this direction requires constant attention and additional ammunition and firepower.

"In other directions, the intensity of hostilities has decreased, while the active front line has increased," added the Commander-in-Chief.

According to Syrskyi, the main problem for Ukrainian commanders is to equip their units with motivated and well-trained servicemen. They also need to be provided with electronic warfare and air defense equipment.

"At the same time, we have an advantage in the number and quality of combat copters, especially bombers and FPV drones, and the skill of the operators who use them. This is the key to our success and saving the lives of our soldiers," he said.

What preceded it

Yesterday, on July 1, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy spoke about the report of Commander-in-Chief Oleksandr Syrskyi and Major General of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Anatolii Barhylevych.

According to the President, they discussed preparing steps to increase Russian losses in equipment and logistics.