The commander of the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Col-Gen Oleksandr Syrskyy, visited the Kupyansk and Lyman sectors, Military Media Centre has reported.
Syrskyy noted that together with the commanders of the operational and tactical groups and brigade commanders, all the necessary decisions were made and measures were taken to strengthen defence and repel Russian attacks.
"The operational situation in the east remains tense. After a month of fierce fighting and significant losses in the Kupyansk and Lyman sectors, the enemy is regrouping its forces and assets, while redeploying newly formed brigades and divisions from the territory of the Russian Federation," he said.
He noted that the main purpose of these measures is to increase the level of combat potential and resume active offensive actions. The Russians also continue to pour fire from artillery and mortars, and actively use aviation.
"In such circumstances, we must promptly take all measures to strengthen our defence in threatened areas and move forward where possible," Syrskyy stressed.
Recently, he also visited the Kupyansk sector. At that time, he reported that the Russians were trying to break through the defences and capture Kupyansk.