Russia shelled more than 130 settlements in Sumy, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipro, Kherson, and Mykolaiv regions, the General Staff of Ukraine’s Armed Forces reported on December 1.

According to the report, Russian army attacked in the Kupyansk direction, and with support from the air conducted assault operations near Synkivka, northeast of Petropavlivka in Kharkiv region and Stelmakhivka in Luhansk region.

Kupyansk, Synkivka and Petropavlivka in Kharkiv Oblast / Map:

Russians continue to maintain a military presence in the northern Kharkiv region, conducting active sabotage activities to prevent the deployment of Ukrainian troops to threatened areas and increasing the density of minefields along the state border in the Belgorod region.

The following areas were subjected to air strikes by the Russian occupiers: Synkivka, Petropavlivka, Ivanivka in Kharkiv region; Toretsk, Novomykhailivka, Avdiivka in Donetsk region; Tyahyntsi, Krynky in Kherson region.

More from Gwara

Russians reduced the number of attacks in Kupyansk area due to bad weather conditions. The tactics of Russian troops partly depend on the weather: in rough conditions, they conduct fewer assaults, Ivan Shevtsov, assistant chief of the 15th mobile border guard detachment Stalevyi Kordon.

Evacuation of children from dangerous frontline areas of Kharkiv Oblast completed. During November 3-26, 296 children were evacuated from the dangerous territory. Two more children are on the list in the Kurylivska community: born in 2012 and 2018. However, there are no children at their addresses.