Russians storm Lysychansk, fighting intensifies on Kramatorsk axis — General Staff

1 July, 11:30 AM
Fighting intensified in the Kramatorsk direction (Photo:General Staff)

Fighting intensified in the Kramatorsk direction (Photo:General Staff)

On the Donetsk axis, the invaders are concentrating their main efforts on encircling Ukrainian troops in the Lysychansk district from the south and west, and establishing full control over Luhansk Oblast, Ukraine’s General Staff said in update posted on Facebook on July 1.

Russian forces are also conducting assault operations to block logistical support for Ukrainian units, according to army command.

On the Lysychansk axis, Ukrainian positions are being shelled with cannon and rocket artillery near the settlements of Siversk, Bilohorivka, Lysychansk and Vovchoyarivka. The enemy is trying to take control of a section of the Bakhmut-Lysychansk highway, a lifeline for Ukrainian forces in Donbas, but have not yet been successful.

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At the same time, the invaders intensified military operations on the Kramatorsk axis.

On the Bakhmut axis, the invaders shelled the areas of the settlements of Berestove, Yakovlivka, Vidrodzhennya, Mayorsk, as well as the Vuhledar thermal power plant with artillery. They are trying to improve their tactical position in the direction of Pokrovske, albeit without success.

On the Avdiyivka, Kurakhove, Novopavlivka and Zaporizhzhya axes, the invaders shelled Ukrainian positions with barrel and rocket artillery along the contact line.

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