UKRAINE, KHARKIV OBLAST, June 6 — The Russian army tried to assault and push positions of the Ukrainian military out 17 times, reported the General Staff.

On May 10, Russia launched a new ground offensive north and northeast of the Kharkiv region, in the Vovchansk and Lyptsi directions. Russia’s primary goal in a new offensive would be to stretch Ukrainian troops and resources and force Ukraine to redistribute manpower and military equipment along the frontline.  

In the Kharkiv direction, there were five combat engagements with the Russian military. Ukrainian troops repelled three attacks near the village of Lyptsi and the town of Vovchansk, the General Staff informs. In Vovchansk, combat engagements are ongoing in two locations. Ukrainian troops did not lose any positions. The situation is under control.

In the Kupiansk direction, Russia tried to push Ukrainian units from their positions 12 times. According to the report, combat engagements were taking place near the settlements of Synkivka, Stepova Novoselivka, Stelmakhivka, Cherneshchyna, and Druzheliubivka. 

Ukrainian troops repelled 11 attacks and did not lose any positions. Combat is currently ongoing near Druzheliubivka.

As Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Oleksandr Syrskyi said after visiting the combat zones in the Kupiansk and Kharkiv directions, the overall situation on the frontline remains complicated due to the high intensity of hostilities and the Russians’ extensive use of armored vehicles and guided aerial bombs.

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