UKRAINE, KHARKIV OBLAST, June 7 — The Russian army is trying to advance in the Kupiansk direction, and there were no assaults on the Kharkiv axis, reported the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

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.  

Russian troops plan to advance in the Kupiansk direction to the positions of Druzheliubivka and Petropavlivka. The General Staff informs that the Ukrainian military repelled three Russian attacks.

In the Kharkiv direction, the Russian army did not conduct active offensive actions and is trying to push Ukrainian units out, shelling them intensively. The situation is under control.

After visiting combat zones in the Kupiansk and Kharkiv directions, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Oleksandr Syrskyi said Russian troops are trying to break through defenses from two directions near Kupiansk.

Syrskyi also said that the Russians are concentrating their main efforts in the Kharkiv direction (north of the Kharkiv Oblast) to advance towards Hlyboke-Lyptsi but suffer significant losses and fail.

The Commander-in-Chief also noted that the overall situation on the frontline remains complicated due to the high-intensity combat and the Russians’ extensive use of armored vehicles and guided aerial bombs.

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