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Ukrainian army moved to more advantageous positions in areas of Lukiantsi and Vovchansk

Ukrainian army moved to more advantageous positions in areas of Lukiantsi and Vovchansk Illustrative photo (photo: Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)

In some areas in the vicinity of Lukiantsi and Vovchansk in the Kharkiv region, where the Russian army is conducting offensive operations, Ukrainian Armed Forces units have moved to more advantageous positions, reports the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

"Overall, as of 23:00 on May 14, Ukrainian military units repelled 11 enemy attacks in the directions of Hlyboke - Lyptsi, Lukiantsi - Lyptsi, Borysivka - Neskuchne, and Shebekino (Russian Federation) - Vovchansk in the Kharkiv direction. Three combat encounters were still ongoing at that time.

"In some areas near Lukiantsi and Vovchansk, due to enemy fire and assault actions, to preserve the lives of our servicemen and avoid losses, units maneuvered and moved to more advantageous positions. The fighting continues. Ukrainian units prevent the Russian army from consolidating their positions. Counterattacking actions are being carried out, and the enemy is under constant artillery and UAV fire from the Defense Forces," the statement said.

On this front, the Russian army lost 162 servicemen, and 26 units of their equipment and military vehicles were destroyed or damaged.

Advancement of the Russian army in the Kharkiv region

The Russian army began offensive actions in the directions of Vovchansk and Lyptsi in the Kharkiv region on May 10.

According to DeepState, on May 12, Russian forces occupied Strilecha, Pylne, Krasne, Borysivka, Ohirtseve, and Pletenivka. On May 13, the enemy captured Morokhovets and Oliinykove. On May 14, the enemy managed to occupy the village of Lukiantsi.

According to the Chief of the Defense Intelligence of Ukraine Kyrylo Budanov, on May 14 in a TV marathon, yesterday evening there was a trend towards stabilization, the enemy is already blocked on those lines he could reach.