Russia has recruited about a thousand mercenaries from the army of Bashar al-Assad and Hezbollah.
However, according to the General Staff, the militants do not want to fight on the territory of Ukraine but seek to get to Europe.
In addition, the General Staff of the UAF notes that the Russian occupiers have not achieved their strategic goals in Ukraine.
Volyn direction - the enemy did not conduct attack actions but continues to strengthen the protection of the Ukrainian-Belarusian border using units of the Armed Forces of Belarus.
Polissya direction - the enemy did not conduct attack actions but tries to keep the occupied frontiers to prepare an attack on Kyiv.
Siversk direction - the occupiers continue to blockade Chernihiv partially and attack the city with artillery fire.
In the area of the city of Brovary, the occupiers, from time to time, attack the positions at the Armed Forces of Ukraine with artillery fire.
Slobozhansk direction - the occupiers are trying to replenish ammunition, fuel, and machine oil stocks and are forced to use the accumulated personnel reserves to resume the attack on Sumy and Kharkiv earlier as planned.
In addition, the enemy is trying to resume the attack on the city of Izium.
Luhansk and Donetsk directions - the occupiers are preparing to attack Sievierodonetsk and encirclement of Mariupol.
South Buh direction - the enemy switched to the defense and engineering support of the occupied frontiers. The occupiers continue to try to detect and destroy the air defense system along the Black Sea coast.
The Russian occupiers dump from 50 to 100 air bombs on Mariupol on an average day. As a result, according to prior evaluation, about 80% of the city's residential areas have been destroyed, 30% of which cannot be restored.