UKRAINE, KHARKIV OBLAST, May 29 — Ukrainian troops have repelled three Russian attacks in the Kharkiv and Kupiansk directions since the beginning of the day. Currently, two combat engagements are ongoing, 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.

The General Staff informed that in the Kharkiv direction, Ukrainian troops repelled two Russian attacks near Lyptsi since the beginning of the day. Another combat engagement is ongoing. 

Russian troops tried to assault Ukrainian positions seven times in the Kharkiv direction over the past day. The Defense Forces repelled four Russian offensives near Starytsia and Vovchansk.

As the General Staff informs, there were 19 combat engagements in the Kupiansk direction. The Ukrainian military repelled 16 Russian attacks near Synkivka, Stepova Novoselivka, Druzheliubivka, Novoiehorivka, and Nevske. At night, fighting was ongoing near Petropavlivka and Nevske.

As the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) reported on May 27, Ukrainian troops advanced north of Kharkiv in the direction of the village of Lyptsi.

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