UKRAINE, KHARKIV OBLAST, June 14 — The Russians are bringing up reserves for attacks on the Lyptsi and Vovchansk directions and may even attack other areas of the Kharkiv or Sumy regions, said the commander of the Achilles Assault Brigade, Yurii Fedorenko, on Ukrainian TV on May 13.

“There is a possibility of crossing the state border line in another area where the enemy has not yet crossed. For example, it could be in the Sumy region or at the junction of regions,” Yurii Fedorenko said.

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 Lyptsi axis.   

According to the military, 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.

“Last week, the 92nd Brigade conducted a series of operations in which they took back another position from the enemy and securely established their foothold. The enemy tried to pull up reserves and recapture the lost positions. There were fierce battles that continue today,” said Fedorenko.

Fedorenko said that 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.

He also adds that the Russians are suffering great losses, but they still can replenish their forces and keep the battlefield active.

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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