The relevant statement was made the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebook, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
Meanwhile, Russian troops continue to conduct full-scale armed aggression and offensive operations in the Eastern Operational Zone.
In the Slobozhanskyi direction, the Russian military were launching air and artillery strikes on the city of Kharkiv.
In the Izium direction, Russia’s separate units of the 1st Tank Army and the 20th Combined Arms Army of the Western Military District, the 35th Combined Arms Army and the 68th Army Corps of the Eastern Military District and airborne troops are attempting to advance in the Izium-Barvinkove and Izium-Sloviansk directions.
Russian troops continue to concentrate forces and resources both in the temporarily occupied territories of Kharkiv Region and in Russia’s Belgorod Region, in the immediate vicinity of the state border with Ukraine. In particular, Russian invaders moved the units of the 55th Independent Motorized Rifle Brigade of the 41st Combined Arms Army of the Central Military District to Volokhiv Yar, and the units of the 5th Independent Tank Brigade of the 36th Combined Arms Army of the Eastern Military District to Izium.
The enemy is increasing the air defense system, conducting air reconnaissance of the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, using UAVs, in such settlements as Velyka Komyshuvakha, Ivanivka, Chervone, Kurulka, Dovhenke, Nova Dmytrivka and Barvinkove.
Russian occupation forces continue to carry out illegal actions within the occupied areas of Kharkiv Region. According to the available information, Russian invaders are forcibly deporting civilians to the territory of the Russian Federation. Russian occupiers are spreading misinformation about the seizure of Kharkiv, Kyiv and Zaporizhzhia.
In the Donetsk direction, Russian troops are conducting active hostilities all over the contact line. The enemy is launching continuous air and artillery strikes on Ukrainian positions.
Russian invaders are focusing on offensive operations in the direction of Lyman, Sievierodonetsk, Popasna and Kurakhove to gain full control over such settlements as Rubizhne and Popasna and, probably, planning to advance towards Lyman, Sloviansk and Barvinkove.
In the Mariupol direction, Russian troops continued to launch air strikes on the city. The enemy is focusing efforts to block the Ukrainian defense units within the Azovstal plant.
In the Zaporizhzhia direction, Russian invaders were regrouping and expanding artillery units in order to continue the offensive.
In the Tavriiskyi direction, the enemy continues to take demonstrative actions to prevent the Ukrainian Army from transferring its units to other areas, replenish ammunition and fuel stocks.
In the Southern Bug direction, Russian occupation forces of the 8th and 49th Combined Arms Armies, the 22nd Army Corps, the coastal units of the Black Sea Fleet of the Southern Military District and airborne troops are fighting to improve their tactical position. The enemy continues to regroup units, take measures to replenish supplies.
Russian troops are making preparations to carry out the offensive and reach the administrative border of Kherson Region.
In the Mykolaiv direction, Russian invaders continue to fire on the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
In the Bessarabian direction, Russian occupiers are spreading misinformation about the threat to the population of Transnistria from Ukraine.
In the Volyn and Polissia directions, the Belarusian Armed Forces continue to perform tasks to strengthen the Ukrainian-Belarusian border in Brest Region and Gomel Region.
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