Russia continues to attempt to lead an offensive on the Kupiansk axis 

During the past day, on December 13, the Ukrainian army fought off 21 Russian attacks near Synkivka and another two east of Petropavlivka in the Kharkiv Oblast. General Staff reported about this in their morning briefing. 

Read more: Syrskyi: Russia Relocates More Offensive Units Towards Synkivka to Block Kupiansk 

In the Slobozhanskyi direction, the Russian army maintains a military presence in borderlands, conducts diversions to hold Ukrainian troops to the location and prevent them from relocating to other directions. They also continue to build up mine-explosive barriers along the border in Berlgorod Oblast. 

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