Russia gears up for attack on Chasiv Yar - Ukrainian Ground Forces Commander
In the Bakhmut area, the Russian forces are making every effort to reach the border of the Siverskyi Donets-Donbas canal to conduct offensive operations on Chasiv Yar
Commander of the Ukrainian Ground Forces Oleksandr Syrskyi said this.
"From the north of Bakhmut, the Russian army is conducting assault operations in the direction of Bohdanivka with the involvement of 'volunteer corps' units. They are trying to create favorable conditions for an offensive on Chasiv Yar and restore the lost position in the areas of the cascade of lakes east of Klishchiivka and Kurdiumivka, for which they are engaging airborne troops and motorized rifle units from the Northern Fleet," he wrote.
The Russian troops also continue to try to force the Ukrainian Armed Forces out of the Kupyansk forest and capture Synkivka in order to block Kupyansk. Russia suffers significant losses, but continues to send people to this area.
In the Lyman sector, Russia is conducting offensive actions to push the Ukrainian Armed Forces beyond the Chornyi Zherebets River and is "covering" Ukrainian defenders with artillery. The Russian Federation is also deploying additional assault companies and training new assault units in base camps. In addition, the enemy is trying to mine the routes of advance.
"Serebrianske forestry continues to be one of the areas where the Russian main efforts are concentrated. In this direction, they are making futile attempts to attack Ukrainian positions with the support of armored vehicles in the directions of Dibrova, Torske, and Yampil," wrote Syrskyi.
- At the end of December 2023, the head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, Oleh Syniehubov, said that the main goal of the Russian troops was to control Kupyansk-Vuzlovyi.