Russian forces fail to make advances anywhere, Ukrainian Defense Ministry says

Hanna Malyar

Reportedly, over the past day, there has been a decrease in the activity of enemy offensives, although the intensity of artillery shelling and air strikes remains high.

The Russians did not conduct offensive actions on three out of the six areas of their activity over the last day, namely: on Lyman, Avdiyivka and Shakhtarsk sections of the front.

Read also: Wagner mercenaries remain in Bakhmut, while being replaced by the Russian army in the suburbs – Defense Ministry

In the Kupyansk area, the enemy has been conducting unsuccessful offensives. In the vicinity of Maryinka, Ukrainian troops repelled 12 enemy attacks near the town over the last day.

The situation in the north near the border with Belarus is stable. There are no signs of offensive groups forming. On the border with the Russian Federation, the enemy continues to maintain a military presence in the border areas. It carries out mortar and artillery shelling, air strikes, the statement said.

In addition, no offensive actions are currently underway near Bakhmut.

Read also: Ukraine advancing on Bakhmut flanks in ongoing operation, says General Syrskyi

However, the enemy continues shelling and air strikes on the city. Enemy troops are also being replaced and regrouped in Bakhmut.

Malyar said that Ukrainian troops control the southwestern outskirts of Bakhmut. In the northern and southern suburbs, there have been no advances by Ukrainian troops for several days, as the movement of Ukrainian troops has been suspended “to fulfill other military tasks.”

On May 29, Malyar stated that the intensity of the enemy's offensive in the Bakhmut area had significantly decreased due to the replacement of Wagner mercenaries with regular Russian army units and the enemy’s efforts to stabilize the defense in this area.

We’re bringing the voice of Ukraine to the world. Support us with a one-time donation, or become a Patron!

Read the original article on The New Voice of Ukraine