Russian troops attack Synkivka village in Kharkiv region to advance to Kupyansk
Russian forces plan to capture Synkivka in Kharkiv region to advance on Kupyansk and use it as a foothold for a further offensive to the west
Volodymyr Fitio, head of the public relations service of the Ground Forces Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, said this during a telethon.
According to him, active hostilities in the direction began in early October and are still ongoing. Over the last day alone, the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled nine enemy attacks near Synkivka, which the enemy plans to capture for a further offensive on Kupyansk, which in turn could become a springboard for an offensive to the west.
"In addition, we see that the enemy is now moving reserves of assault battalions there and thus trying to compensate for the losses it suffers. The losses there are quite serious," noted Fitio.
Over the past day, December 15, the invading Russian army:
- launched 2 'kamikaze' drones;
- fired and attacked 258 times.
The Ukrainian Armed Forces continue to target Russian terrorists on the territory of Ukraine. In particular, 258 Russians were eliminated and 14 units of enemy military equipment, including 3 tanks, were destroyed. On Thursday, December 14, the Ukrainian Armed Forces destroyed 9 tanks and 10 armored personnel carriers.
"The enemy is actively using both equipment and human resources for the offensive. Usually, they take more care of equipment, but human resources do not play a role for them. They send people to assault, reconnaissance by combat, and just cannon fodder assaults, not counting losses," summarized Volodymyr Fitio.