Russian invaders focusing on five battlefield areas in Ukraine - General Staff

Russian invaders focusing on five battlefield areas in Ukraine - General Staff

Russian troops are concentrating their main efforts in the Kupiansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Marinka directions, while sabotage and reconnaissance groups were active on the Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes.

That’s according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Ukrinform reports referring to the evening update on war developments.

Twenty-four firefights took place in the Kupiansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Marinka directions. According to the General Staff, the towns of Bakhmut and Marinka in Donetsk region remain at the epicenter of hostilities.

In total, the Russian army carried out four missile strikes and 45 air strikes, as well as more than 30 attacks involving MLR systems, destroying and damaging residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure.

In missile attacks on Lyman, Sloviansk, and Kostiantynivka, the enemy once again fired S-300 air defense systems, which are not considered high-precision weapons, which emphasizes the terror tactics pursued by the Russian Federation.

In total, during the day, the Ukrainian aviation carried out 12 strikes on the Russian manpower and equipment clusters, as well as four on the enemy's air defense systems.

Ukraine’s rocket and artillery forces, for their part, struck an enemy cluster, two ammunition depots, two artillery installations at firing positions, and “another important target.”

Ukrainian defenders destroyed three Russian reconnaissance drones on Sunday.

The General Staff warns that further missile and air strikes are highly likely across the entire territory of Ukraine.

According to the Armed Forces, the operational situation in the Volyn and Polissia directions has undergone no significant changes.

Russia continues to maintain military presence in the Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna directions in the areas bordering Ukraine. Enemy sabotage and reconnaissance groups operate in some areas of the state border.

The Russians fired mortars and artillery at Progres in Chernihiv region, Studenok and Mykhailivka in Sumy region, as well as Uda, Hraniv, Zelene, Starytsia, Ohirtseve, Hatishche, Pletenivka, Vovchansk, Nesterne, and Budarka in Kharkiv region.

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In the Kupyansk direction, the invaders do not stop trying to improve their tactical position. Over this day, they conducted unsuccessful offensive operations in the Masiutivka area.

Kamianka, Kolodyazne, Krasne Pershe, Petro-Ivanivka, Fiholivka, Novomlynsk, Zapadne, Monachynivka, Masyutivka, Tabaivka, and Berestovka in Kharkiv region and Stelmakhivka in Luhansk region were hit by Russian artillery and mortars.

On the Lyman axis, the enemy undertook offensive efforts toward Ivano-Daryivka – with no gains. The enemy attacked the Nevske district using aviation.

Russian artillery hit settlements located along the battle line, including Makiivka, Nevske, and Bilohorivka in Luhansk region, as well as Torske, Verkhnyokamianske, and Spirne in Donetsk region.

Russian troops continue to conduct offensive operations in the Bakhmut direction. Battles for the town of Bakhmut are underway. During the day, the invaders unsuccessfully tried to restore their positions lost earlier south of Ivanivske and tried to launch an offensive toward Hryhorivka, with no success.

Russian aviation struck the districts of Bakhmut and Ivanivske. Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Markove, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Bila Hora, and New York of Donetsk region were affected by enemy shelling.

In the Avdiivka direction, the Russians ran unsuccessful offensive actions in the Avdiivka and Pervomaiske directions. The enemy struck the Avdiivka district using aviation, and the Novokalynove, Berdychiv, Stepove, Avdiivka, Severne, Pervomaiske, Karlivka, and Nevelske districts of Donetsk region came under artillery fire.

In the Marinka direction, units of Ukraine’s Defense Forces repelled numerous attacks by invasion troops in the Maryinka area. Russian forces conducted airstrikes near Marinka and Novomykhailivka. Heorhiyivka, Pobieda and Novomykhailivka of Donetsk region also came under enemy shelling.

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The Russian army launched no offensive operations toward Shakhtarske. They chose air strikes targeting the areas of Vodiane, Vuhledar, Prechystivka, Zolota Nyva and Velyka Novosilka. Vodiane and Vuhledar also suffered from enemy shelling.

In the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions, the Russian army remains on the defensive, without ceasing attempts to destroy the infrastructure of the settlements located close to the line of contact.

The enemy airstrikes hit Stanislav in Kherson region, while artillery shelled Vremivka, Burlatsk, Novosilka, Zelene Pole in Donetsk region, Olhivske, Hulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Bilohirya, Mala Tokmachka, Mali Shcherbaki, and Kamianske in Zaporizhzhia region, as well as Kherson and Tyahinka in Kherson region.

In the temporarily occupied territories of Kherson region, Russian invaders limit the access of the civilian population to mobile communication services.

According to the General Staff, the Russians dismantle substation equipment, as well as that of relay towers, limiting the movement of local residents to areas with stable signal.

As Ukrinform reported earlier, in the course of the full-scale war Russia is waging against Ukraine, the Ukrainian Defense Forces have already eliminated 203,160 Russian invaders, destroying thousands of units of Russian military hardware.

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