Russian attacks have intensified in many places. Eastern Ukraine According to Ukrainian military and regional officials, including Kharkiv, Luhansk and Donetsk.
It appears that Russian forces are shelling all three areas before a planned ground attack.
The General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces said that around Slobozhansky, an area south of Kharkiv, “the real focus of the Russian enemy is on the reorganization and strengthening of the forces.”
Russian forces aim to blockade the city of Kharkiv, which is still ongoing. Constant shellingThe General Staff added that 22 battalions around Izium have focused on tactical groups. A battalion tactical group usually consists of about 1000 soldiers.
Noting the deployment of additional Russian units, he said, “The main enemy efforts are focused on maintaining the already occupied positions.”
I Donetsk It added that in the region, Russian efforts were focused on capturing the towns of Popasna and Robzene, while also gaining full control over the strategic port city of Mariupol.
The General Staff also spoke of continued firing against Ukrainian positions around Popasna and said that Russian forces were “trying to improve the strategic situation to move deeper into the settlement of Popasna,” but in the end The car failed.
It reported heavy shelling around the city of Severodontsk, “to inflict damage, reduce its troops and prepare for potential offensive operations,” as well as shelling further south in Tortsk.
A local official said a man was killed in Kremina, northwest of Severodontsk.
Sergei Heidai, head of the Luhansk regional administration, said efforts were under way to protect residents of the town of Rubise and Crimea amid heavy fighting in the region. “There is no water or gas,” he added. Sevrodonitsk.
The General Staff added that 10 Russian enemy attacks were stopped in Donetsk and Luhansk regions yesterday.
Vadim Deninsenko, an adviser to the Ukrainian Interior Ministry, said on Saturday that “the most important events we will talk about in the coming days, or in the weeks to come, will be the fighting in the Ukrainian Donbass.”
Russian missile strikes have spread beyond that. Donbass areaUkrainian officials say.
One person was killed in an attack on a village near the town of Poltava, said Dmitry Lonin, head of the Poltava military administration.
The country’s top general said he spoke with a senior US military official on Friday.
Valery Zlozny said he met with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to discuss “fierce fighting on the Kharkiv-Azim border, deterrence of Russian aggression in the Luhansk and Donetsk regions, the precarious situation around Mariupol, and rocket fire throughout Ukraine.” Discussed General Mark Millie.
“I reiterate the urgent need for arms and ammunition for the Ukrainian armed forces to strengthen our defense capabilities,” Zlozny added.
This is how the news comes. Russia is preparing. For offensive operations in eastern Ukraine.