Russian troops readying for offensive in Donbas, warns Ukraine's General Staff

7 April, 01:14 PM
Russia continues to prepare for an offensive operation in eastern Ukraine (Photo:Joint Forces Operation)

Russia continues to prepare for an offensive operation in eastern Ukraine (Photo:Joint Forces Operation)

Russian invaders are concentrating their main efforts on preparing for an offensive in the east of Ukraine, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported on Facebook on April 6.

"The Russian enemy continues to be active in the Slobozhansky, Donetsk, Pivdennobuzsky and Tavriya directions," the Ukrainian military said.

In the Slobozhansky area, the Russian enemy continued to blockade the city of Kharkiv and carry out artillery shelling.

The General Staff said that in the Donetsk and Tavriya areas, the Russian enemy is continuing artillery shelling of the town of Popasna.

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"The goal is to set fire to units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and resume the offensive on Rubizhne, Nyzhne and Novobakhmutivka," the report says.

The Ukrainian military added that the Russian occupiers had failed to break through the defenses of Ukrainian troops near the village of Novotoshkivske.

"In the Pivdennobuzsky area, the enemy is defending previously occupied borders, taking measures to restore the combat capability of its units," reads the report.

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