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Ukrainian Defense Forces strengthen positions in Kharkiv region: General Staff names hottest areas

29 May, 2024 Wednesday
14:12

There were 139 combat clashes on the frontline over the last day. Pokrovsk direction remains the hottest spot

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Ukrainian Armed Forces General Staff reports about 28 combat clashes as of today.

On the border with Chernihiv and Sumy regions, the Russian forces maintain a military presence, conduct sabotage and reconnaissance activities, and shell populated areas from the territory of the Russian Federation.

Frontline situation 

In the Kharkiv direction, Ukrainian forces have repelled two Russian attacks in the vicinity of Lyptsi since the beginning of the day, one of which is still ongoing. Ukrainian troops are taking measures to strengthen their defense. 

According to the updated data, the occupying Russian army lost 195 people in this direction over the last day. Ukrainian defenders eliminated a Russian tank, seven artillery systems, one MLRS, 13 vehicles and five units of special equipment. In addition, two tanks, three artillery systems, eight vehicles and four units of special equipment were damaged. 

In the Kupyansk direction, Ukrainian forces fought off an attack in the area of Stepova Novoselivka from the beginning of the day. Another combat clash is taking place near Petropavlivka. 

In the Siversk direction, Ukrainian troops beat back one Russian attack near Vyimka village.

In the Kramatorsk direction, the Russian troops have tried to force Ukrainian units out of their positions twice since the beginning of the day. The Russians unsuccessfully conducted assault operations in the areas of Ivanivske and Klishchiivka. 

As in the previous day, the situation remains the most tense in the Pokrovsk direction. Eight combat clashes are taking place there. The Russian forces are acting with the greatest intensity near Novoselivka Persha. Ukrainian Armed Forces defeated two more Russian attacks in the vicinity of Yasnobrodivka. Ukrainian defense forces are taking measures to stabilize the situation in this area.

According to the updated data, the Russian aggressor lost 394 personnel in the Pokrovsk direction over the last day. In addition, Ukrainian troops destroyed 15 armored combat vehicles, five vehicles and three Russian depots. In addition, a Russian tank, six armored combat vehicles and nine artillery systems were damaged. 

In the Kurakhove direction, Ukrainian forces repelled one attack near Krasnohorvika. The Russian troops did not succeed. The losses of the invaders are being clarified. 

Since the beginning of the day, one combat clash took place in the Vremivka direction near Mali Shcherbaky.  

The invading Russian army did not conduct active offensives in the Prydniprovskyi direction today.

  • On the night of May 29, the Russian army launched attack drones from the south into Ukraine. Ukrainian air defenders managed to destroy almost all Russian air targets in three regions.
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