The Russians are trying to seize the dominant heights in the Berestovoye area in order to establish control over the Bakhmut-Lysichansk highway
Russian invaders seized two more settlements on Luhansk region. The enemy took Loskutovka and Ray-Aleksandrovka, which are located near Lisichansk and Severodonetsk. In addition, the rashists do not leave plans to take control of the Lisichansk-Bakhmut highway.
This is stated in the new summary General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
In the Donetsk direction, the enemy is concentrating its main efforts on establishing full control over Severodonetsk. In addition, the occupier continues to conduct offensive operations in order to encircle the military of Ukraine in the area of Lysichansk.
“In the Severodonetsk direction, the enemy has captured the settlements of Loskutovka, Rai-Aleksandrovka. It is conducting assault operations in order to establish control over the settlement of Sirotine. It is carrying out preparatory measures for forcing the Seversky Donets River,” the General Staff said in a statement.
In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy is conducting offensive operations in the directions of Zolote and Volcheyarovka. The Rashists want to seize the dominant heights in the Berestovoye area in order to establish control over the Bakhmut-Lysichansk highway.
“In order to strengthen the grouping in the indicated direction, in the area of the settlement of Novotoshkivske, the enemy transferred up to one battalion tactical group from the Central Military District,” the General Staff added.
On the Kramatorsk, Avdeevsky, Kurakhovsky, Novopavlovsky and Zaporozhye directions, the enemy did not conduct active operations. However, there the enemy continues shelling in order to tie down the capabilities of the Ukrainian military.
Earlier, UNIAN already reported that ISW analysts worsened forecast for the capture of Lisichansk. The city may be captured in the coming days.