Russian invaders trying to force Ukrainian troops back to Siversk-Bakhmut line

4 July, 01:44 PM
Heavy fighting continues in Donbas (Photo:General Staff)

Heavy fighting continues in Donbas (Photo:General Staff)

The main efforts of the enemy groups in the Donetsk area are focused on gradually ousting Ukrainian units on the Siversk – Fedorivka – Bakhmut line, Ukraine's General Staff said in a Facebook post on July 4.

According to the General Staff, in the Kramatorsk area, after conducting an artillery barrage, the enemy forced the Siverskyi Donets River, as well as fortifying positions near Lysychansk and Bilohorivka.

"In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy intensified shelling of the positions of our troops with barrel and rocket artillery along the contact line," reads the report.

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The Ukrainian military added that the enemy had attacked near Pokrovske, Berestove, Spirne, and near the Vuhlehirska thermal power plant.

In addition, with the support of artillery, the enemy also conducts offensive actions in the areas of the settlements of Vasylivka, Berestove, Spirne, Klynove, and Mayorsk, but failed to succeed.

In the Avdiyivka and Kurakhivka directions, the invaders carried out assaults in the direction of Peremoha and Maryinka. The enemy's attack aircraft launched missile strikes in the areas of the eastern outskirts of Avdiyivka and Maryinka.

The General Staff added that in the Novopavlivka and Zaporizhzhya directions, the enemy is carrying out systematic fire attacks aimed at pinning down Ukrainian units and preventing their transfer to other areas.

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