Enemy trying to restrain Ukrainian forces, prevent redeployment of troops in south

Enemy trying to restrain Ukrainian forces, prevent redeployment of troops in south

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In the south, the Russians try to hold the occupied frontiers and restrain the Ukrainian troops to prevent the redeployment of Defense Forces’ reserves to other directions.

"In the Southern Buh direction, the aggressor focuses on holding the occupied frontiers, restraining the actions of our troops, and preventing the redeployment of Defense Forces’ reserves to other directions. The invaders fire on Ukrainian troops. In particular, an unsuccessful attempt was made to assault the area of the village of Liubomyrivka," reads the report of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine as of 18:00.

According to the General Staff data, there is still a threat of missile and air strikes on the territory of Ukraine from the territory of the Republic of Belarus.

"Up to seven battalions of the armed forces of the Republic of Belarus continue to guard the Ukrainian-Belarusian border in Volyn and Polissya directions. The threat of missile and air strikes from this country remains. An electronic warfare group of the armed forces of the Republic of Belarus was deployed," the report reads.

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In Siversky direction, the enemy continues to strengthen the Ukrainian-Russian border in Bryansk and Kursk regions in order to prevent the Defense Forces of Ukraine from redeploying units to other directions.

The enemy did not carry out active offensive operations in Slobozhansky direction, trying to hold its positions and prevent further advance of Ukrainian units towards the state border. In particular, the invaders continue systematic shelling of localities, destruction of civilian infrastructure and remotely lay mines along probable routes of advance of Ukrainian troops.

The enemy also tries to rebuild the damaged railway to improve the logistics of troops. In particular, in the temporarily occupied territories of Kharkiv region, the invaders involve units of 29th separate railway brigade from Smolensk with special machinery and equipment in the repair of railway infrastructure.

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Russian troops did not launch an offensive in Slovyansk direction. The enemy fired artillery on Sviatohirsk, Bohorodychne, and Virnopillia. In addition, Russian invaders used aircraft to strike Slovyansk and Dovhenke.

In Lyman direction, the enemy tries to drive the Ukrainian units out from the village of Lyman and develop an offensive on Slovyansk. The invaders fired mortars and MLRS on Ozerne and Dibrova, launched an airstrike near Siversk.

In Sievierodonetsk direction, the Russian invaders, with the support of artillery, carried out assault operations in the area of Shchedryshcheve, Borivske, and Toshkivka. Fighting continues.

It is noted that the enemy tries to improve its tactical position in Bakhmut direction, to disrupt the logistics of Ukrainian troops. The enemy made unsuccessful assault attempts in the area of Komyshuvakha, Berestove, Bilohorivka.

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In Avdiivka direction, the enemy fired artillery on civilian infrastructure in the area of Novobakhmutivka, Kamyanka, Avdiivka, Pisky, and Marinka.

In Kurakhove, Novopavlivsk, and Zaporizhzhia directions, the enemy used mortars, rocket and tube artillery along the line of contact, launched airstrikes from Su-25 aircraft on Mala Tokmachka and Orikhove.

In Mykolayiv and Kryvyi Rih directions, the enemy redeployed vehicles, armored combat vehicles, and MLRS to Kherson region as part of logistics support and replenishment of the units that suffered losses.

The Black Sea Fleet ships in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov continue to isolate the area of hostilities, conduct reconnaissance, and support fire in the coastal direction.

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