Russian forces regrouping in Lyman-Kupyansk direction, intensifying combat operations – Land Forces spokesman
Volodymyr Fityo, spokesperson for the Ukrainian Armed Forces Ground Forces command, discussed the increased Russian activity in the Lyman-Kupyansk direction
He stated it during an interview on the Espreso TV channel.
"In the Lyman-Kupyansk direction, we've seen a surge in hostilities. There were 12 enemy attacks in the Synkivka, Ivanivka, and Serebrianka Forestry areas. Russians even utilized aviation in the latter. Yesterday, Russians carried out 6 airstrikes using KA-52, Mi-24, and Mi-24 fire support helicopters, as well as Su-25," he reported.
Fityo mentioned that following a decline in Russia's aircraft fleet due to recent events in the south, the use of our air bombs in this direction has been temporarily halted.
"Additionally, 29 kamikaze drones targeted our positions, and 639 artillery shells were fired. Ukrainian forces successfully eliminated 56 Russian soldiers and destroyed three units of military equipment, including a tank," Fityo added.
Despite the ongoing activity, Russians persist in their intentions. They are reinforcing their reserves, regrouping, and actively engaging in combat operations, noted the Ground Forces spokesperson.
- On December 27, Ground Forces Commander Oleksandr Syrskyi reported that Russians are attempting to capture Synkivka and advance near Serebrianka Forestry.