Russian troops mining territory on route of Ukraine’s army offensive in Kharkiv region

Russian troops mining territory on route of Ukraine’s army offensive in Kharkiv region

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In Kharkiv region, the Russians mine the territory on the route of the offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine towards Rubizhne.

"In Kharkiv direction, the enemy's main efforts are focused on holding the occupied frontiers, border areas north of Kharkiv city, and restraining the advance of our troops. The enemy remotely delivers mines on the route of the offensive of our troops towards Rubizhne," the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine posted on Facebook.

In Slovyansk direction, the enemy focuses its main efforts on continuing the offensive towards Izium and Slovyansk. The invaders try to advance towards Dovhenke and Dolyna.

The enemy shells the Ukrainian positions in the area of Bazalivka, Brazhkivka, and Hrushuvakha, conducts air reconnaissance with the use of UAVs.

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In Donetsk direction, apart from artillery shelling, the enemy launched strikes from aircraft and helicopters. The aggressor's main efforts were focused on Sievierodonetsk and Bakhmut directions.

The enemy did not wage active hostilities in Lyman direction. Russians launched a missile strike on the village of Mykolayivka, 4km east of Slovyansk.

The enemy continues to assault Sievierodonetsk, fighting continues. The Ukrainian soldiers inflict losses on the enemy.

In Bakhmut direction, Ukrainian troops successfully countered and repulsed the enemy's offensive in the directions of Nahirne, Berestove, Krynychne, and Roty.

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The enemy redeploys its units to strengthen the group in the directions of Popasna, Mykolayivka.

The enemy did not conduct active hostilities in Avdiivka, Kurakhove, Novopavlivsk, and Zaporizhzhia directions.

In the Southern Buh direction, the enemy focuses its main efforts on improving its tactical position, holding the occupied frontiers, replenishing ammunition and fuel stocks. The Ukrainian helicopters struck the clusters of enemy forces in Kherson region, and aircraft struck the ammunition depots in Mykolayiv region. The enemy lost more than 20 personnel and up to 10 units of military equipment.

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In order to regain the lost positions, the enemy carried out offensive operations in the direction of Lozove – Bila Krynytsia with the support of artillery and army aircraft but had no success. To clarify the Ukrainian positions, the enemy conducted air reconnaissance with UAVs.

Three carriers of Kalibr sea-launched cruise missiles are on alert in the Black Sea.

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