UKRAINE, KHARKIV OBLAST, June 3 — In the Kupiansk direction, the Russian army continues to attack near Nevske, 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. Military analysts and the Ukrainian military said Russia’s main goal in a new offensive would be to stretch Ukrainian troops and resources and force Ukraine to pull forces away from Donetsk Oblast and other directions, such as the Kupiansk axis.

According to the General Staff’s data, Russia has not conducted assaults in the Kharkiv direction since the beginning of the day. The Ukrainian troops continue to build up their defense capabilities.

In the Kharkiv direction, the Russian army lost 130 people and 40 weapons and military equipment units over the past day, reported the General Staff.

Ukrainian troops destroyed three tanks, an armored combat vehicle, one artillery system, 14 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), 12 cars, and three units of special equipment, the General Staff informs. 

Also, according to the report, the Ukrainian army damaged one tank, two artillery systems, two vehicles, and one unit of special equipment.

In total, there were 78 combat engagements along the frontline during the past day. The Russian army launched four missiles and 39 airstrikes on the territory of Ukraine using 63 guided bombs (KABs). They also fired about 2,500 times at the positions of Ukrainian troops from various types of weapons.

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