Kyiv announces the withdrawal of Russian forces after the Ukrainian army counterattack in Kramatorsk, east of Donetsk. Zelensky: “Missile defenses throughout the country by the end of the year”
Kyiv repelled the Russian attack in the direction of Sloviansk
The Ukrainian army repulsed the attack of Russian forces near Dolina, in the direction of Sloviansk, a city in eastern Ukraine considered by the Russian Federation after Lysychansk and Severodonotesk. This was stated by the Ukrainian General Staff in its morning report, which was reported by the Ukrinform company. According to the Kyiv army, the federal military forces were expelled near Dolina. Meanwhile, heavy mortar and artillery bombardment is taking place along the line of contact in the Avdiyivka, Kurakhiv, Novopavlivka and Zaporizhia directions.
British intelligence: The Russians advance 5 km to Isium in a week
“In the past week, Russian forces may have advanced another 5 km along the E40 main road from Izyum, in the face of very determined Ukrainian resistance,” said the MoD intelligence report in the daily update on Twitter. The report said the Battle of Sloviansk would likely be the next major challenge in the Battle of Donbass with Russian forces approaching and 16 kilometers from Donetsk city.
Russian forces from the eastern and western force groups are now likely about 16 kilometers north of Sloviansk where the central and southern force groups also pose a threat to the city, the report said, adding that Russia is likely to continue to consolidate its control over Lyschansk and Lugansk. In the north, it engaged most of the remaining units available from the eastern and western force groups on the Isium axis.
Kyiv, counterattack in Kramatorsk, the Russians withdrew
The Ukrainian army inflicted heavy losses on Russian troops in the direction of Kramatorsk, an eastern city in Donetsk: this was stated by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebook, citing UNIAN. In the direction of Kramatorsk, the Russians fired on civilian infrastructure in the Siversk and Gryhorivka regions. Ukrainian units inflicted significant losses on the enemy during his offensive attempt in the areas of the settlements of Verkhnokamyansk, Belogorivka and Grihorivka. The occupants withdrew,” the General Staff wrote.
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