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Ukrainian Armed Forces control 60% of Vovchansk, but attacks continue - RMA

Russian army is also concentrating on the direction of Liptsy. 

Ukrainian Armed Forces control 60% of Vovchansk, but attacks continue - RMA
Vovchansk (archive photo)
Photo: EPA-EFE/Heorhiy Ivanchenko

As of Monday, the Armed Forces of Ukraine control the city of Vovchansk in Kharkiv Region by 60%. At the same time, the Russian army continues its assaults, hoping to "push" the Defence Forces out of the city.

The deputy head of the Kharkiv regional military administration Roman Semenukha said this during a telethon.

According to him, the attacks and shelling in this area do not stop either day or night.

"The enemy is mainly concentrated in the areas of Liptsy, Vovchansk and on the left and right flank of Vovchansk. The city is about 60% controlled by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which means that the assaults do not stop," Semenukha said.

He added that in some areas, the Defence Forces are conducting their own assault operations to improve their positions.

At the same time, the head of the RMA, Oleh Synyehubov, said that the situation in the Vovchansk sector had stabilised. Fighting continues in the city itself, and the front line actually runs along the Vovcha River.

"We can conclude that the enemy's plan to quickly seize the territory of the north of our Region from the enemy failed due to the effective actions of our military," he said.

  • According to analysts at the US Institute for the Study of War, the Russians need Vovchansk to create a foothold for the second stage of the offensive in Kharkiv Region.
  • Recently, the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces reported that the Russia's plans to gain a foothold in the depths of the city of Vovchansk were thwarted. Since the beginning of the day, Ukrainian troops have continued to carry out combat missions within the city limits of Vovchansk in the northern part of the city. The Ukrainian Armed Forces are keeping the enemy under fire control. The fighting continues, the situation is under control. 
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