Ukrainian forces deter Russian army in Lyman-Kupyansk sector
Russian invading forces fail to advance in the Lyman-Kupiansk sector, Ukrainian Defence Forces manage to hold back enormous enemy pressure
Ilya Yevlash, the head of the press service of the Eastern Grouping of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, shared the statement on Espreso.
"110 thousand Russian soldiers in the Lyman-Kupyansk direction is the total number. There may be tens of thousands at the front, the rest are in the rear along with their supply systems. There are people digging trenches, cooking, and communications personnel," he said.
Yevlash added that the group's commander, Colonel-General Oleksandr Syrskyi, is constantly visiting the area to hear first-hand about the realities, to hear reports from commanders, to look at the map and to get acquainted with the likely areas where the Russian forces want to break through our defences.
"All necessary measures are being taken - the enemy is not able to advance. They are trying to push the frontline at the expense of the number of people and throw "meat" at the territory. Thanks to the work of artillery, snipers and the entire Eastern Defence Forces, we are able to hold back this enormous onslaught,"summed up the press service chief.
- On 26 August, the UK Ministry of Defence said that over the next two months, the Russian army is likely to increase the intensity of its offensive in the Kupyansk-Lyman area.
- On 27 August, the head of the press service of the Eastern Military Grouping, Ilya Yevlash, said that Russia had concentrated 110,000 troops in the Lyman-Kupyansk sector of the frontline. Russian invaders increased the number of attacks there