UKRAINE, KHARKIV OBLAST, May 30 — The Russian army carried out seven attacks in the Kharkiv direction and 13 in the Kupiansk direction, 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.

In the Kharkiv direction, Ukrainian troops repelled four attacks near the village of Lyptsi and the town of Vovchansk. Currently, combat engagements are ongoing in Vovchansk. The Russian Federation is also attacking near the village of Starytsia.

The General Staff reports that the situation is under control. The Russian army lost 79 troops over the day in the Kharkiv direction. The Ukrainian military destroyed an artillery system, 12 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), ten vehicles, and a unit of special equipment. In addition, the Ukrainian army destroyed three ammunition depots and eight shelters of Russian personnel.

In the Kupiansk sector, Russian troops tried 13 times to force Ukrainian units out of their positions. The fighting took place near Synkivka, Petropavlivka, Novoiehorivka, Druzheliubivka, Stepova Novoselivka, Andriivka, and Nevske. The Ukrainian army did not lose their positions. Fighting continues in four locations near Petropavlivka, Stepova Novoselivka, Druzheliubivka, and Nevske.

In total, there were 102 combat engagements along the frontline during the past day. The Russian army launched four missiles and 43 airstrikes on the territory of Ukraine using 69 guided bombs (KABs). They also fired about 2,683 times at the positions of Ukrainian troops from various types of weapons.

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  • 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, reports the General Staff.