The Russian army in the East of Ukraine has fired over 1,000 artillery strikes at Ukrainian positions on two axes over the past day.

  • The spokesman reported this for the Eastern Group of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Serhii Cherevaty on Pryamyi TV channel.

“In the Bakhmut sector, the defense forces continue to hold the initiative. They are gradually squeezing the enemy out every day. The adversary is desperately resisting, primarily with artillery,” said Colonel Cherevaty.

Synkivka in Kharkiv Oblast / Map:

According to Cherevaty, the occupation forces made 560 artillery strikes around Bakhmut over the day, and there were 3 air raids and nine battles. The Ukrainian Armed Forces killed 55 occupants and wounded 106.

“The adversary is trying to assault our positions in the Lyman-Kupyansk sector. 8 attacks, 6 of them in the area of Synkivka. One each in Bilohorivka and Vesele,” said Colonel Cherevaty.

Cherevaty added that Russia fired 503 times from artillery in this direction and carried out 10 air raids. Ukrainian soldiers killed 16 Russian servicemen and wounded 72.

The Ukrainian army also shot down two repair vehicles and two Tiger armored vehicles, an Orlan-10 UAV, two trucks and destroyed a dugout.

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