Ukrainian troops continue counteroffensive operations in the east and south. Meanwhile, the Russians are preparing defenses and can transfer their forces to a new direction in the Donbas in the area of the administrative border with the Zaporizhzhya region.
This was reported by the Institute for the Study of War (ISW).
Kharkiv region (Vovchansk-Kupyansk-Izyum-Lyman line)
According to the maps, Ukrainian troops continue to strengthen the new front line (in particular, with the latest tanks of the Russian Federation, which confirms the defeat of the enemy in this direction) and positions on the eastern bank of the Oskil River.
In addition, our fighters continue limited and localized river crossing operations and threaten Russian positions on the opposite bank.
According to analysts, Ukrainian forces continue to advance along the Liman-Yampil-Bilogorivka line, the last of which was recaptured from the Russians, as confirmed by geolocation footage.
In Donbas, which is the main target of the Russians, the enemy continues ground attacks south of Bakhmut. Meanwhile, Ukrainian troops continue to repel them. It is noted that both regular troops and mercenaries of the PMK "Wagner" group are involved in this direction.
Analysts have drawn attention to the fact that information has appeared among Russians about the alleged counteroffensive actions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to the southwest of Donetsk, which is not far from the border with the eastern Zaporizhzhya region.
ISW explains that it cannot independently confirm or deny these claims, but "growing concern from Russian sources about Ukrainian actions may prompt Russian forces to redeploy forces to the area."
The Ukrainian command continues operational silence regarding the progress of the Armed Forces operations in the southern direction, but it is noted that the Russian troops continue efforts to improve their defensive positions.
Russian troops continue to hinder the actions of the Armed Forces, conducting shelling from MLRS and heavy artillery: civilian objects are also under fire.
Meanwhile, our fighters continue to strike enemy warehouses and logistics in the occupied territory.
In particular, hits were recorded in the Kherson region and Kherson itself, as well as in the Mykolayiv region.
Three directions of military activity are identified: northwest of Kherson, near the Ukrainian bridgehead across the Ingulets River, and in the north of the Kherson region near Holgin.
At the same time, Russian reconnaissance groups are operating in the Arkhangelsk district in the north of the Kherson region - their attack was repulsed.
We will remind, according to the morning General Staff, the Armed Forces successfully repelled enemy attacks near the settlements of Mayorsk, Vesele, Kurdyumivka and Novomykhailivka.