Russian troops actively storm Ukrainian positions in Kupyansk district — official
The acting head of the Kupyansk district military administration, Andriy Kanashevych, says that Russian troops are actively storming Ukrainian positions in the area, but the Ukrainian Armed Forces are controlling the situation
He shared the information on Espreso TV.
"Indeed, we have been experiencing active assault actions on the part of the enemy for 5-6 days now, with the focus mainly on settlements like Lyman Pershyi and Synkivka. However, based on the information we have received from our Armed Forces, our guys have been effectively repelling these enemy attempts to breach our defenses in these areas, successfully neutralizing a significant amount of their equipment, including tanks and other military assets," he noted.
Kanashevych added that the situation remains under control, so he believes that as of today there are no special changes along the front line, in those settlements where hostilities are taking place.
The situation in the Kupyansk direction
Roman Pohorilyi, co-founder of DeepState, reported an escalation of shelling in the Lyman-Kupyansk direction. Presently, it appears that the Russian forces are regrouping and selecting a point of attack.
On October 5, the Russian army struck a cafe in the village of Hroza, Kupyansk district, killing 52 people. The Security Service of Ukraine is looking for the marksman.
On October 9, the Russian military in the Lyman-Kupyansk direction were reportedly trying to compensate for the lack of artillery and build up their forces.
On October 12, Lieutenant Colonel Ivan Shevtsov, head of the press service of the Stalevyi Kordon (Steel Frontier) assault brigade, reported that Russian troops had intensified their offensive in the Kupyansk direction and were using "meat assaults" tactics.