Ukrainian soldiers also repulsed the enemy in the direction of Katerynivka, the enemy retreated.
The invaders continue their unsuccessful search for weaknesses in the defense of the city of Severodonetsk.
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reports this on its Facebook page.
“The enemy continues to unsuccessfully search for weaknesses in the defense of the city of Severodonetsk,” the message says.
In the Severodonetsk direction, the enemy exercised fire influence on the units of our troops from mortars, artillery and multiple launch rocket systems. “They fired at civilian infrastructure in the areas of the settlements of Severodonetsk, Lisichansk, Privolye, Ustinovka, Gornoye and Katerynivka. The invaders launched an airstrike on Toshkovka and unsuccessfully carried out an assault,” the General Staff added.
In the direction of the village of Katerynivka, Ukrainian soldiers also inflicted losses on the enemy. The enemy has withdrawn.
In the Slavyansk direction, the enemy’s efforts are concentrated on preparing for the continuation of the offensive in the direction of the settlements of Slavyansk and Barvenkovo. The enemy fired on civilian infrastructure in the areas of the settlements of Dibrovnoye, Kamyshevakh and Kurulka.
Using the results of fire damage, the occupiers carried out offensive and assault operations near Bogorodichne and Nemalenkoye, the fighting continues.
“In the Donetsk direction, the enemy, in addition to using artillery along the line of contact, launched a missile strike near the city of Kramatorsk. The enemy did not conduct active operations in the Limansky direction. He fired at Tatyanovka, Prishib and Serebryanka,” the department added.
In the Kharkov direction, the enemy, in order to increase the stability of the defense, is carrying out engineering and fortification equipment of positions and mining approaches. In order to constrain the actions of the defense forces of Ukraine, it conducts intensive artillery shelling of our units. In addition, the enemy fired at civilian infrastructure in the areas of the settlements of Stary Saltov, Russian and Cherkassky Tishki, Korobochkina, Aseevka, Chepel and Udy.
Earlier it was reported that Russian forces continue to storm the Ukrainian positions in Severodonetsk. At the same time, the occupiers are trying to outflank Ukrainian positions in this area in order to avoid the need for a counter forcing of the Seversky Donets River.