The enemy is trying to establish full control over Severodonetsk.
The invaders are trying to resume the attack on Slavyansk.
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reports this on its Facebook page.
“In the Slavyansk direction, the occupiers are systematically exerting fire influence in order to create conditions for the resumption of the offensive against the city of Slavyansk. They are conducting assault operations. They are carrying out fire damage from multiple launch rocket systems near the new Dmitrovka, Osinovka, Kurulka, Ivanovka and Adamovka,” the department added.
In the Kharkov direction, the enemy is conducting aerial reconnaissance in order to identify the locations of our troops. The aggressor carried out intensive artillery shelling of Ukrainian positions near Kharkov, Stary Saltov, Rubizhne and Chepil. In addition, the enemy fired cannon and rocket artillery at civilian infrastructure in the areas of the settlements of Ukrainka, Petrovka, Shevelevka, Bazaleevka and Prudyanka.
In the Donetsk direction, the enemy continues to concentrate his main efforts on the Severodonetsk and Bakhmut directions in order to reach the administrative borders of the Luhansk region.
“The enemy is trying to establish full control over the city of Severodonetsk, to block the units of the Defense Forces in the areas of the settlements of Borovskoye and Voronovo, the fighting continues,” the statement says.
Earlier it was reported that Russian troops have some success in advancing to Lysychansk from South. There is a threat of an attack on the outskirts of Lisichansk in the next week.