UKRAINE, KHARKIV OBLAST, June 14 — Ukrainian troops repelled three Russian attacks near Hlyboke, Tykhe, and Vovchansk over the past day. As of the evening of June 13, the combat was ongoing near Vovchansk, reported the General Staff.

The Ukrainian military has stabilized the frontline north and northeast of the Kharkiv region, where Russia launched a new ground offensive in May. Currently, heavy fighting is ongoing in and around Vovchansk and on the Lyptsi axis. 

In the Kupiansk direction, the Russian army tried four times to push Ukrainian troops back from their positions near Synkivka, Petropavlivka, Stelmakhivka, and Berestove without success. The Ukrainian army did not lose any positions or territories, the General Staff informs.

Yurii Fedorenko, the commander of the Achilles Assault Brigade, said on Ukrainian TV on May 13 that the Ukrainian army managed to “fully stabilize the situation in the Strilecha-Hlyboke area [Lyptsi axis — ed.]” and now works to push the Russian military out of their positions.

Fedorenko said the fighting is underway in urban areas of the Vovchansk direction. “The war is going on for every basement, every house, every street. Anyway, the enemy has no further advances,” says the commander.

As Oleksandr Syrskyi, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, said on June 12, the Russian army is conducting unsuccessful offensives, trying to advance deep into Ukrainian positions and create a “safety belt” for their forces. 

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