UKRAINE, KHARKIV OBLAST, May 24 — The activity of the Russian army in the Kupiansk direction almost doubled during the day, according to the General Staff.

“Six combat engagements are underway in the Kupiansk direction. In total, 21 clashes happened since the beginning of the day. Hostile attacks continue near Novoiehorivka, Petropavlivka, Berestove, and Hrekivka. The occupants did not stop airstrikes — [they attacked] near Bohuslavka and Shyikivka,” the statement reads.

On May 10, Russia launched a new ground offensive north and northeast of the Kharkiv region, in 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 Kupiansk axis

There were no significant changes in the Kharkiv direction. The Russian army keep trying to improve the tactical situation near Vovchansk and Lyptsi. In particular, they dropped guided bombs (KABs) on Lyptsi. In total, the Russian army has already dropped 22 guided aerial bombs in the north of the Kharkiv region today.

Overall, there were 83 combat engagements along the frontline since the beginning of the day. 

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