Ukrainian defense readies to stop Russian advance to Slovyansk

19 July, 06:08 PM
The invaders went on the offensive in the Slavic direction (Photo:REUTERS/Sofiia Gatilova)

The invaders went on the offensive in the Slavic direction (Photo:REUTERS/Sofiia Gatilova)

The Russian army is preparing for a renewed offensive towards the city of Slovyansk on the Slovyansk axis, Ukraine’s General Staff reported on Facebook on July 19.

Meanwhile, Russian forces opened fire from tanks, cannon, and rocket ar-tillery near Velyka Komyshuvakha, Dolyna, Chepil, Dibrovne, Novomyko-layivka, and other settlements.

Following an airstrike near Husarivka, Russian troops attempted an attack on this settlement. The Ukrainian military responded to the enemy with heavy fire and pushed the invaders back.

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On the Kharkiv axis, Russian invaders are conducting combat operations in order to maintain their occupied territories.

Enemy shelling from artillery of various calibers was also observed near six settlements in Kharkiv Oblast.

Russian combat reconnaissance near the settlement of Udy completely failed, with the Russian forces there suffering losses and withdrawing.

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