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No threat of assault on Kupyansk but fighting continues – regional authorities

Twenty-nine settlements in Kherson Region are still under Russian occupation.

No threat of assault on Kupyansk but fighting continues – regional authorities
Kupyansk (archive)
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After a large-scale counteroffensive of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the autumn, the front line has changed in Kharkiv Region. Currently, the Kupyansk direction is the most difficult, but there is currently no threat of an offensive by the Russians, the head of the Kharkiv regional military administration Oleh Synyehubov, has said on the air of the national telethon, Ukrinform reports.

"Our front line has shifted, and the main hot area now is Kupyansk. There, let me remind you, 29 settlements are still under occupation. Active hostilities are taking place in the Kupyansk sector. Our Armed Forces are holding their positions. We do not see any threats of a possible offensive," he said.

He noted that local population suffers from constant enemy shelling in the area.

"The city of Kupyansk is under fire from multiple rocket launchers and S-300 missile systems. These attacks are constant. Similarly, the settlements of Chuhuyiv District, in particular the city of Vovchansk, in the north - the settlements of Kharkiv District, again this is due to the fact that the front line in the north now goes almost along the border," Synyehubov noted.

Russia continues shelling Kupyansk and other settlements located near the contact line in Kharkiv Region. This afternoon the Russians attacked Kupyansk with rockets.

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