Russian attempt at reconnaissance in force thwarted near Slovyansk

10 July, 01:08 PM
Russian invaders (Photo:REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko)

Russian invaders (Photo:REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko)

Russian forces engaged in reconnaissance in force near the Donetsk Oblast village of Dolyna were repulsed by Ukrainian units defending the area, Ukraine’s General Staff said in a report on July 10.

A dozen settlements in the area were under artillery and rocket fire, while the area near Slovyansk, a key strategic city in Donetsk Oblast, has been under almost continuous artillery fire, the General Staff said.

Ukraine’s military described the situation on the battlefield on July 10 as follows:

In southern Ukraine, enemy forces remain focused on deterring any forthcoming Ukrainian counter-offensives. Russian artillery continues to bombard Ukrainian positions in the region.

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At least 15 settlements near Zaporizhzhia, Novopavlivsk, Kurakhove, and Avdiyivka were attacked with air and artillery strikes.

Near Kramatorsk, Donetsk Oblast, some Russian units have been redeployed towards Bilohorivka. Settlements in the area were shelled and targeted with air strikes.

No major Russian advances occurred near Bakhmut, Donetsk Oblast. Local settlements remain under repeated shelling and air strikes, with one such attack targeting Vuhlehirsk thermal power plant.

Near Kharkiv, Russia is still concentrating on preventing the loss of any more ground to Ukrainian counter-offensives. Kharkiv was struck by an Iskander cruise missile launched from Russia’s Belgorod Oblast.

Siversk and surrounding areas in Donetsk Oblast were shelled by Russian forces and targeted by two air strikes.

In northern Ukraine, there no indications that Belarussian army is changing its posture, or making any preparations to potentially invade Ukraine.

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