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Chasiv Yar under pressure, hostilities intensify in Kurakhove area: situation in Donetsk region

18 June, 2024 Tuesday
10:21

Andriy Kramchenkov, editor-in-chief of Suspilne.Donbas, said that Russian forces exert pressure near Chasiv Yar and are intensifying hostilities in the Kurakhove area

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He said this on Espreso TV.

"The Russians continue to exert pressure in all major areas of combat operations in the Donetsk region. Primarily, in the direction of Chasiv Yar. According to Nazar Voloshyn, spokesman for the Khortytsia separate military unit, 67 firefights took place near Chasiv Yar last week. If you look at the topographic map, it will become clear why the occupiers are so eager to attack Chasiv Yar. The entire Kramatorsk agglomeration is Kostiantynivka. Druzhkivka, Kramatorsk, and Sloviansk are located in the river valley. Capturing Chasiv Yar for the Russians will mean access to the ridge that dominates this river valley. Accordingly, if they capture Chasiv Yar, this entire agglomeration will be under their fire control," explained Kramchenkov.

According to the journalist, Russian forces are shelling civilian towns and villages.

"Russians continue to put pressure in the direction of the Pokrovsk-Kostiantynivka highway. They are trying to cut this important road. Now the distance from their positions to this road is over 8 km. Fighting also intensified in the area of Kurakhove. The invaders continue shelling civilian towns," he added.

  • Over the past day of the war in Ukraine, the Russian army lost at least 1,230 servicemen. Ukrainian defenders also eliminated dozens of units of Russian equipment.

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