UKRAINE, KHARKIV OBLAST, Jul 11 — Russian troops conducted 14 air strikes on the territory of the Kharkiv region, dropping 28 guided bombs (KABs), reported the General Staff.

Russia started their new offensive north and northeast in the Kharkiv region in May, but Ukrainian troops have stabilized the frontline in this section since. Now, heavy battles are ongoing in and around Vovchansk (three miles from the border, 46 miles away from Kharkiv) and near Lyptsi (six miles from the border, 12 miles from Kharkiv.)

The Russians dropped KABs on eight different settlements, including Vovchansk, Lyptsi, and Starytsia.

The General Staff reports that the Russian Federation is continuing to pressure the Ukrainian defense in the Kupiansk direction. The Russians are unsuccessfully trying to improve their tactical position near Synkivka and Berestove.

Over the past day, there were four assaults in that direction, the General Staff informs. The Ukrainian forces repelled half of them successfully, while two assaults near Berestove are still ongoing.

Viktor Solimchuk, deputy commander of the “Kharkiv” group of forces, said during the briefing that in the Kharkiv direction, in the 60 days since the start of the new offensive, the Russians have lost about 91% of their troops.

According to Viktor Solimchuk, 10,350 Russian soldiers participated in the new offensive. Of these, the Ukrainian army killed 2,939, injured 6,509, and captured 45 more.

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  • In the Kharkiv direction, there were eight combat clashes in Vovchansk, Starytsia, and Lyptsi over the past day, reported the General Staff.