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Russians plan to resume offensive in Siversk sector - Syrskyy

The Russian army continues assault operations in the Kupyansk, Lyman and Bakhmut directions.

Russians plan to resume offensive in Siversk sector - Syrskyy
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Russia continues offensive operations in the Kupyansk, Lyman and Bakhmut directions, but the Ukrainian Armed Forces inflict significant losses on the Russians and plan to resume offensive operations in the Siversk direction, the Commander of the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Oleksandr Syrskyy, said.

"The occupiers keep trying to force our units out of the Kupyansk forest and capture Synkivka, aiming to block Kupyansk. Thanks to the actions of our defenders, the enemy suffers significant losses. Nevertheless, it is trying to increase its efforts primarily at the expense of human resources," the commander said.

In the Lyman sector, the Russians are conducting offensive actions to push Ukrainian troops beyond the Chornyy Zherebets River. They are conducting intense artillery shelling. In addition, they are moving additional assault companies from the Russian Federation to the area and training new assault units in base camps. They are also attempting to demine the routes of advance.

The Serebryanske forestry continues to be one of the areas where the enemy's main efforts are concentrated. In this area, unsuccessful attempts are being made to attack our positions with the support of armoured vehicles in the directions of Dibrova-Torske and Dibrova-Yampil.

"The enemy is preparing to resume the offensive in the Siversk sector. For this purpose, the enemy is moving Shtorm units and forming assault companies," Syrskyy said.

In the vicinity of Bakhmut, the Russians are making every effort to reach the border of the Siverskyy Donets-Donbas canal. From the north of Bakhmut, they are conducting assault operations in the direction of Bohdanivka, with the involvement of "volunteer corps" units. The Russians are trying to create favourable conditions for an offensive on Chasiv Yar and to regain the lost position in the areas of the lake cascade east of Klishchiyivka and Kurdyumivka, for which it is engaging airborne troops and motorised infantry units from the Northern Fleet.

Despite the large-scale Russian offensive, Ukrainian soldiers are keeping defensive lines in all directions and inflicting significant losses on the enemy.

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