Ukraine’s general Syrskyi reports on Russian offensive in Siversk direction
General Oleksandr Syrskyi, the commander of Ukraine’s Ground Forces, says Russians intend to capture Siversk, Donetsk region
According to Syrskyi, the situation on the eastern front is difficult. The Russian army is increasing the intensity of offensive actions at the Siversk and Bakhmut directions.
"In the Siversk sector, the enemy continues offensive actions to improve its tactical position and create conditions for the advance towards Siversk. Assault groups with active support of mortar and artillery units are trying to attack in the direction of Kreminna and Hryhorivka to no avail," the Ground Forces commander wrote.
The Russian troops are compensating for the failures in offensive actions by increasing the intensity of fire. Over the past two days, Russian army has been actively shelling Siversk with rocket artillery, using air strikes and 'kamikaze' drones.
"In the Bakhmut sector, the aggressor is engaged in offensive actions, trying to break through Ukrainian defenses north and west of Bakhmut and launch an offensive on Chasiv Yar. Russians are regrouping their forces and means and using units of the "volunteer corps". Russian forces are trying to regain its lost ground in the areas of Klishchiivka and Andriivka to no avail. Due to the lack of tactical success in certain areas, the enemy has temporarily switched to defensive actions, while keeping assault groups ready for offensive," the statement said.
Oleksandr Syrskyi emphasized that the staffs and commanders timely react to any changes in the operational situation.