Russian forces may resort to provocations in Transnistria – Ukraine's General Staff

Russian forces may resort to provocations in Transnistria – Ukraine's General Staff

Russian armed forces may resort to provocations in the Transnistrian region of the Republic of Moldova.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said this in a report posted to Facebook, Ukrinform reports.

According to the report, the enemy attempted to launch an offensive outside the settlements of Dovhenke and Dmytrivka. But those attempts failed and the enemy retreated to previous positions.

Attempts to launch an assault near Zolote also failed.

In total, in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, Ukrainian defenders repulsed four enemy attacks, destroying five tanks, eight armored vehicles, six vehicles and eight artillery systems, the statement said.

At the same time, the enemy continues to create an assault grouping of troops for operations in the Slobozhanshchyna direction. According to operative data, the occupiers will probably try to resume their offensive in coming days.

"In addition, the enemy continues to train and send personnel, weapons and equipment to participate in hostilities in Ukraine," the statement said.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine also did not rule out that the Russian armed forces may resort to provocations in Moldova's Transnistria region.

In the Slobozhanshchyna direction, separate units of the 6th Combined Arms Army and Coastal Troops of the Northern Fleet continue to partially block the city of Kharkiv, and artillery shelling of certain parts of the city is going on.

Aerial reconnaissance of the area is underway in the Izium direction in order to locate the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. To do this, the enemy uses the Orlan-10 UAVs.

In the Donetsk direction, the enemy continues to focus on taking control of the settlements of Popasna, Rubizhne, Nyzhnie and Novobakhmutivka, as well as establishing full control over the city of Mariupol, where the occupiers continue to conduct assault operations near the Azovstal plant and the seaport.

With the assistance of separate units, the enemy carried out artillery shelling of the positions of Ukrainian troops near Vysokopillia, Trudoliubivka and Marianske.

Photo: AA

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