Russian troops maintain their offensive in the Ukrainian city of Severodonetskin the eastern region of Lugansk, where in recent hours they have been carrying out various assault operations, according to the latest part of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
“The enemy is conducting assault operations” with the support of mortar fire in Severodonetsk and in nearby towns such as Bobrove and Ustynivka, says the military report this Thursday.
In the last 24 hours, he adds, Ukraine has stopped thirteen enemy attacks in the Donetsk and Luhansk regionsand has destroyed two tanks, six artillery systems, eight armored fighting vehicles and four trucks of the invaders.
However, in Donetsk, Russian forces continue to attack positions of Ukrainian troops with mortars and artillery.
Kiev highlights that the Russians continue to spread disinformation about the Ukrainian forcesallegedly barricaded in schools, hospitals and kindergartens, to justify the destruction of civilian infrastructure.
It also denounces that the enemy continues to use the network of civilian medical facilities in the occupied territories to treat their wounded.
The military report also states that the Ukrainian forces have destroyed two Russian ships in the Dnipro-Buh estuary, while in the waters of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, the invader’s warships continue to isolate the area and block civil navigation. .
Also the American Institute for the Study of War (ISW) collects in its analysis this Thursday on the situation of the conflict the destructionby Ukraine, of two Russian landing ships.
Experts from this Washington-based strategic and military analysis body also indicate that the Russian authorities are probably anticipating Ukrainian pressure in the Lugansk region and point out that the Ukrainian counteroffensive in Kherson has surprised Moscow’s troops.