Meanwhile, the enemy has lost control over Tsyrkuny in the Slobozhanskyi direction and failed to advance towards Virnopillia.
The relevant statement was made by the Strategic Communications Department of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU StratCom) on Facebook, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
“The enemy continues to conduct offensive operations in the Eastern Operational Zone in order to gain full control over Donetsk Region and Luhansk Region, and maintain a land corridor between these territories and the temporarily occupied Crimea,” the report states.
In the Volyn and Polissia directions, Russian troops did not take active actions. The separate units of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus continue to perform tasks to cover the section of the Ukrainian-Belarusian border in Brest Region and Gomel Region. The threat of missile and air strikes from the territory of Belarus is persisting.
In the Siverskyi direction, the separate units of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue to carry out tasks to cover the Ukrainian-Russian border in Bryansk Region and Kursk Region. Russian troops are hardening positions within the border areas of Kursk Region.
In the Slobozhanskyi direction, the enemy focused efforts to prevent Ukrainian forces from advancing towards the state border of Ukraine. Russian troops enhanced the groups of the 20th Combined Arms Army and the 1st Tank Army of the Western Military District with reserve units. The enemy launched artillery strikes near Prudianka and Slatyne.
As a result of the offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Russian invaders lost control over Tsyrkuny.
The enemy attempted to launch an offensive in the direction of Vernopilla but failed, suffered losses and retreated.
In the Donetsk direction, Russian troops focused efforts to gain full control over Rubizhne and make preparations for the offensive on Lyman and Sievierodonetsk.
In some areas, Russian invaders continued to launch artillery, missile and air strikes using operational and tactical aircrafts. The enemy also attempted to gain control over Oleksandrivka but failed.
In the Mariupol direction, Russian troops continued to block the Ukrainian defense forces within the Azovstal plant. The enemy continues to conduct assault operations with the support of artillery systems and tanks.
In the Novopavlivka and Zaporizhzhia directions, Russian invaders did not conduct active hostilities.
With the support of aircrafts, Russian troops attempted to conduct offensive operations in the direction of Poltavka, Zaporizhia Region, but suffered losses and retreated.
Near Polohy, Zaporizhzhia Region, the Ukrainian defense forces successfully inflicted fire damage to Russian troops, having destroyed some of their ammunition and military equipment. The enemy personnel left their positions.
In the Southern Bug direction, Russian troops are keeping the defense and launching missile strikes on military and civilian infrastructure. The enemy did not conduct offensive operations in the Kryvyi Rih direction. Russian invaders opened fire on the positions of Ukrainian forces with mortars and artillery systems.
Russian occupiers are suffering significant losses in battles with the Ukrainian defense forces. Over 100 wounded servicemen of the airborne troops of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation were revealed in the village of Burchak.
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