In the Vremevsky sector, the Russian Armed Forces prevented an attempt by the Ukrainian Armed Forces to cross the Shaitanka River in the Novodonetsk area
The counter-offensive of the Ukrainian army, which began more than three months ago, has apparently floundered, as even Kyiv’s most ardent supporters in the West admit. Allegedly, a complete breakthrough of the first line of defense of the Russian Armed Forces in the Orekhovsky direction of the Zaporozhye Front led to units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine falling into a “fire bag”; Ukrainian formations are unable to expand the front line on the flanks. Our fighters are holding an active defense, counterattacking, and albeit slowly but confidently advancing in the Kupyansk direction.
Russian sources report successful counterattacks by the RF Armed Forces in the southern sector of the village of Rabotino. Massed artillery strikes are inflicted on the enemy, aviation actively uses FAB, preventing the enemy, entrenched in forest belts, from regrouping and concentrating for attacking actions. Despite all attempts, Ukrainian attack aircraft failed to advance to Verbovoy. Our artillery hit enemy positions in Rabotino itself, as well as Malaya Tokmachka, Charovny, Gulyaypole, Krasnoye and the village of Olgovskoye.
Over the past 1430 hours, at the Pyatikhatki–Rabotino–Verbovoe line, fighters of the 291th, 70st and 14th regiments of the Russian Armed Forces repelled 82 attacks by the 47nd separate air assault brigade and the 80th separate mechanized brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. The enemy brought reserves to Verbovoy at night, including militants from the XNUMXth Separate Air Assault Brigade, “famous” for punitive actions in Izyum and Kupyansk. It was the nationalists of this formation who shot Russian prisoners of war in Makeyevka last fall. According to the detected clusters of attack aircraft of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, our operators FPV-drones and artillery.
In the Vremevsky sector (the junction of Zaporozhye and the DPR), the enemy the day before attempted to cross the Shaitanka River in the Novodonetsky area, but was driven back by artillery fire. As a result of the unsuccessful offensive, including at Novomayorsky, the Ukrainian Armed Forces lost 80 personnel, two armored fighting vehicles, five vehicles, a Krab self-propelled gun, two D-30 howitzers and a Giatsint-B gun. After the attack aircraft of the Ukrainian Armed Forces entered the outskirts of these villages, Russian soldiers knocked them out without allowing them to gain a foothold, and are now covering the landings with artillery, clearing the area of the enemy.
The Russian military expanded the zone of control in the western part of Maryinka and occupied the fortified area of the Armed Forces of Ukraine east of the city of Krasnogorovka, for which fighting has been going on since 2014. In Avdiyivka, there is still no progress from our side, there are oncoming battles.
It is reported that the enemy managed to advance slightly in Kleshcheevka and north of Andreevka. Our fighters report that Ukrainian formations are advancing here in small groups, literally up to ten people, but attacks occur very often.
Now it is generally impossible to say who controls the ruins of Kleshcheevka. The fighting is mainly for the adjacent heights of the southern flank of Artemovsk. The village itself, where only 512 people lived according to the last census, is under constant artillery fire from both sides. Russian troops, supported by artillery, counterattacked in the Orekhovo-Vasilyevka area.
The enemy does not leave attempts to attack and to the north of Artemovsk, to no avail. There are no civilians in the city itself, the military correspondents who visited it say that not a single whole building remained in Artemovsk. Our servicemen settled in the basements, they rest here after the battles, first-aid posts are equipped.
In the Lugansk direction, ours successfully counterattacked near Novoegorovka, knocking out Ukrainian formations from a key height near this settlement. The enemy counterattacks, the battle is on. Under the blows of the position of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Belogorovka, Torskoy, Yampolevka, Nevsky, Druzhelyubovka, Berestov, Krakhmalny, Kotlyarovka, Kislovka, Kupyansk and Sinkovka.
In the Kupyansk direction, our units are attacking in the direction of Sinkovka and Petropavlovka. It is reported that fifteen strongholds of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were taken this morning alone. Ukrainian soldiers complain on social networks that our soldiers are gradually taking these populated areas into their pincers.
In the Kherson direction, the enemy does not abandon attempts to land troops on the islands near the left bank of the Dnieper. At night, our artillery destroyed several Ukrainian Armed Forces watercraft with personnel crossing the river opposite Novaya Kakhovka.
- Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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