UKRAINE, KHARKIV OBLAST, June 13 — Russian troops tried to advance 13 times in the Kupiansk direction over the past day, 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 was to stretch Ukrainian troops and resources and force Ukraine to redistribute manpower and military equipment along the frontline, pulling forces away from Chasiv Yar, Kupiansk, and other directions.  

Russians conducted assaults near Synkivka, Petropavlivka, Novoosynove, Pishchane, and Miasozharivka, and failed nine of them, the General Staff reports. Russia lost 31 people and two vehicles in the Kupiansk direction. 

Currently, combat is ongoing near Petropavlivka, Pishchane, and Miasozharivka on the Kupiansk axis, the situation is reportedly under control.

The General Staff informs that there were also five combat engagements in the Kharkiv direction over the past day. The Russian army failed to approach Ukrainian positions near Lyptsi, Vovchansk, and Tykhe.

In total, there were about 108 combat engagements along the frontline during the past day. The Russian army launched three missiles and 34 airstrikes on the territory of Ukraine, using 48 guided bombs (KABs). They also fired about 2,874 times at the positions of Ukrainian troops using various types of weapons.

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