Russians still planning to force crossing over Siverskyi Donets – General Staff

Russians still planning to force crossing over Siverskyi Donets – General Staff

Russian troops are attempting to gain full control over Luhansk Region and Donetsk Region, but their efforts have been unsuccessful so far. Meanwhile, the enemy is still planning to force a crossing over the Siverskyi Donets.

The relevant statement was made by Deputy Chief of the Main Operations Directorate at the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Oleksii Hromov during a briefing at Ukraine Media Center, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“The enemy continues to conduct offensive operations in eastern Ukraine, launch strikes all over the front line and deep into the defense lines of Ukrainian forces. […] Despite the prevailing number of personnel, ammunition and military equipment, the enemy has failed to achieve their goal so far,” Hromov told.

In the Kharkiv direction, Russian invaders opened fire on Ukrainian forces to prevent them from reaching the state border. The enemy attempted to improve their tactical positions, conducted assault operations in Ternova but failed. Russians are launching artillery strikes on the Ukrainian positions near such settlements as Rubizhne, Ternova, Cherkaski and Ruski Tyshky.

In the Sloviansk direction, Russian troops focused efforts to maintain the captured frontiers, conduct air reconnaissance, inflict fire damage to Ukrainian forces and create conditions to resume the offensive. Despite Russia’s significant losses, the enemy continues attempts to conduct assault and offensive operations near Kharkiv Region’s Dovhenke and Donetsk Region’s Bohorodchyne, but their efforts have been unsuccessful.

In the Lyman, Sievierodonetsk and Bakhmut directions, Russian invaders are attempting to break the Ukrainian defense lines and encircle Ukrainian forces near Sievierodonetsk and Lysychansk.

According to the preliminary data, Russian troops are preparing to force a crossing over the Siverskyi Donets within the Dronivka-Bilohorivka area.

In the Sievierodonetsk direction, with the support of artillery and aviation, the aggressor continued offensive operations but failed.

In order to prevent transport connection, Russian troops fired at bridge crossings between Sievierodonetsk and Lysychansk.

In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy is attempting to break the Ukrainian defense lines, gain control over the Bakhmut-Lysychansk highway and continue the offensive on Lysychansk.

In the Avdiivka, Novopavlivka and Zaporizhzhia directions, offensive operations slowed down. Meanwhile, the enemy continues to launch artillery and mortar strikes on Ukrainian positions.

In the Kurakhove direction, Russian invaders attempted to break the Ukrainian defense lines within the Oleksandrivka-Marinka and Stepne-Novomykhailivka areas but failed.

In the Mykolaiv direction, Russian troops did not conduct active hostilities. The enemy focused efforts to maintain control over Kherson Region and opened fire on Ukrainian positions. With the support of artillery, Russian troops attempted to break the defense lines and conducted assault operations in the direction of Oleksandrivka and Tavriisk, but their efforts were unsuccessful.

In the Volyn and Polissia directions, there are no signs of creating offensive groups by the enemy. Meanwhile, the Iskander missile systems were moved towards Luninets, Brest Region. They are likely to be used to launch missile strikes on infrastructure and military objects in western Ukraine.

In the Siverskyi direction, Russian troops continue to cover the state border in Bryansk Region and Kursk Region and prevent Ukrainian forces from being sent to other directions.

The enemy launched artillery and mortar strikes on Ukrainian positions near such settlements as Mezenivka, Krasnopillia and Slavhorod.

In the Black Sea operational zone, Russia’s two naval groups of warships are blocking civil shipping and restraining Ukrainian defense forces within the Bessarabia operational district. Russia’s two frigates, Admiral Essen and Admiral Makarov, are carrying 16 Kalibr missiles.


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