UKRAINE, KHARKIV OBLAST, June 4 — 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.

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

The General Staff informs that Russian troops have no success in the Kharkiv direction. The situation is under control.

The situation has not changed significantly in the Kupiansk direction, with combat clashes ongoing near Berestove and Stelmakhivka, according to the General Staff. 

There are currently two combat engagements there. Russian troops are failing to advance toward Synkivka, Nevske, and Terny.

In total, there were about 124 combat engagements along the frontline during the past day. The Russian army launched two missiles and 37 airstrikes on the territory of Ukraine using 51 guided bombs (KABs). They also fired about 2,100 times at the positions of Ukrainian troops using various types of weapons.

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