UKRAINE, KHARKIV OBLAST, June 5 — The Russian Federation tried to assault Ukrainian positions near Vovchansk from Shebekino four times but failed, 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. Military analysts and the Ukrainian military said Russia’s primary 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. 

Ukrainian military and local authorities report that the Armed Forces stabilized the frontline since then, and now heavy fighting is ongoing in the region.  

The General Staff informs that Russian troops lost 96 people in the Kharkiv direction. Ukrainian troops destroyed one tank, four artillery systems, and seven unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). They also damaged one artillery system, 14 dugouts, and an ammunition depot.

In the Kupiansk sector, Russia attacked Ukrainian positions 14 times near Petropavlivka, Synkivka, Stelmakhivka, and Novoiehorivka, according to the report. Ukrainian forces repelled 11 attacks. Three combat clashes are ongoing near Stepova Novoselivka, Berestove, and Nevske.

As the General Staff reported, the Russian army lost 92 troops in the Kupiansk direction. The Ukrainian military destroyed two armored combat vehicles, a car, and a UAV.

In total, there were about 99 combat engagements along the frontline during the past day. The Russian army launched three missiles and 45 airstrikes on the territory of Ukraine using 52 guided bombs (KABs). They also fired about 2,862 times at the positions of Ukrainian troops using various types of weapons.

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  • The Russian army tried to attack Ukrainian positions in the Kharkiv direction six times. Ukrainian forces repelled five of the attacks. Another combat engagement is ongoing near Vovchansk and Lyptsi, reported the General Staff.