After several days off
Russia advances in the Donbass
For the past few days, defenders and attackers have been clashing in a fairly static way in the Donbass. Neither side can register significant territory gains. Now the Ukrainian General Staff reports that the Russian invaders have closed in on the northern city of Sloviansk.
After several days without noticeable progress, Russian troops have again gained ground in their attacks in the Donbass region, according to Ukrainian sources. “In the direction of Liman, the enemy attacked the northern outskirts of Shandrigolove,” the Ukrainian General Staff said in its situation report. Shandrigolove is about 20 kilometers north of the city of Sloviansk, which is part of the target of the Russian operation in the Donbass.
In addition, Russian troops continue to launch attacks in the direction of Sievzherodonetsk, Popasna and Avdiivka. “In the direction of Kurakhove, the enemy is trying to resume their offensive on Novomykhaylivka with artillery support,” he said.
In Mariupol, Ukrainian units would continue to be pinned down in the steelworks. With air and artillery support, the Russian troops continued their assault attempts there. In total, the Ukrainian military leadership speaks of nine repelled Russian attacks. Among other things, an Mi-28 helicopter was shot down and 19 tanks and 20 armored military vehicles were destroyed.
According to the report, the Russians went on the defensive in the northern Kharkiv region. There, “the enemy concentrated its efforts on stopping the advance of our troops towards the northern and northeastern border of Kharkiv,” the general staff said.