That’s according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
“Covert mobilization measures are underway in Russia. The enemy continues to remove obsolete weapons and military equipment from mobilization deployment centers. Reservists are being trained in the Voronezh region,” the war update reads.
Meanwhile, Belarus is further strengthening positions at the border with Ukraine in Volyn and Polissya directions. Their army group was reinforced by electronic warfare maneuver groups operating along the state border of Ukraine. Training of reserve officers set to man units of the Air Force and Air Defense Forces is underway.
A division of 9K720 Iskander-M (SS-26 Stone) mobile short-range ballistic missile launchers has been relocated to the Luninets district of the Brest region. The threat of strikes on Ukraine’s infrastructure and army bases from the territory of Belarus remains in place.
In the Siversky direction, the Russians are taking measures to strengthen protection of the Ukrainian-Russian border in Bryansk and Kursk regions. No significant changes in the situation were noted over the past day.
In the Slobozhansky direction, the Russians fired at the Ukrainian units to prevent their further advance in the direction of the State Border of Ukraine north and northeast of the city of Kharkiv. The enemy is also taking measures to upgrade logistics and replenish losses.
No offensive operations on the part of the invasion force were reported in the Kharkiv direction. At the same time, the enemy opened fire on civilian infrastructure in the areas of Ternove, Prudyanka, Ruski Tyshky, Kutuzivka, Varvarivka, Petrivka, Mykhailivka, Korobochkino, and others. They also remotely mined the areas of the Ukrainian Army’s potential advance.
In the Sloviansk direction, the Russians conducted intensive reconnaissance, focusing on maintaining the occupied positions, replenishing losses and stocks, as well as creating conditions for resuming the offensive.
Enemy artillery shelled civilian infrastructure in the areas of Studenok, Sviatohirsk, Bohorodychne, Karnaukhivka, and Virnopillya, while their aviation launched strikes at the village of Dovhenke.
With the support of artillery, they tried to develop offensive operations in the area of Pasika, which was unsuccessful.
In the Donetsk direction, the Russians acontinue active offensive operations, inflicting fire damage on the Ukrainian units along the line of contact, launching missiles and their operational-tactical and army aircraft increasing the number of sorties in the area.
In the Lyman direction, the Russians continued to use mortars and MLR systems in the areas of Ozerne and Dibrova, also trying to gain a foothold in the area of Lyman.
In the Sievierodonetsk direction, supported by artillery, Russian enemy conducted assault operations in the areas of Sievierodonetsk, Oskolonivka, and Toshkivka. They saw no success as the enemy suffered losses and retreated to previously occupied positions.
Russian enemy is trying to develop success in the Bakhmut direction, to reach the rear of Ukrainian troops and disrupt logistics. With the support of mortar and artillery fire, they went for offensive and assault operations in the areas of Nahirne, Vasylivka, Komyshuvakha, and Vidrodzhenna, none of which were successful.
In the Avdiyivka direction, Russian artillery engaged civilian infrastructure in the areas of Novobahmutivka, Novoselivka Druha, Vesele, Avdiivka, Pisky, and Krasnohorivka, as well as inflicted air strikes on civilian infrastructure in the Yakovlivka, Avdiivka, Vesely and Kamyanka districts.
Russia conducted active offensive operations in the Kurakhiv direction, deploying jet and barrel artillery at the firing positions and firing on the positions of Ukraine’s Defense Forces and civilian infrastructure near Maryinka, Myslyvsky and Pavlivka.
In the Novopavlivsk and Zaporizhia directions, the Russians fired on civilian infrastructure in the areas of Vremivka, Poltavka, Chervone, Huliaipole, Orikhiv, Kamyanske, and others. Enemy army aircraft operated near Olhivsky.
The Russians suffered significant losses and retreated in the areas of the settlements of Novopil and Novodarivka.
In the South Buh direction, Russian occupiers focused their main efforts on maintaining the occupied frontiers and fortifying their third line of defense. As a result of the offensive effort by Ukraine’s Army, the enemy suffered losses and took up defense on unfavorable positions.
Firefights continue, while the invaders fired on civilian infrastructure in Osokorivka, Novovorontsovka, Blahodatne, Zorya, and Tavriyske. The enemy continue to enhance their air defense network in the Kryvyi Rih direction. To replenish losses, the obsolete decommissioned T-62 tanks are brought in.
Over the past 24 hours, eight Russian enemy attacks have been repulsed in the Donetsk and Luhansk directions, where five tanks, ten armored combat vehicles, and four trucks have been destroyed, as well as an Orlan-10 UAV.
The Ukrainian Air Force also engaged and eliminated a Russian tactical company group, along with the equipment. In ] Kharkiv region, an enemy Ka-52 combat helicopter was downed.
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