Russian forces are continuing to attack along the front line in Donetsk Oblast, focusing their efforts on encircling the Ukrainian defending forces, Ukraine's General Staff reported in an update on Facebook on April 28.
"To achieve this goal, the enemy has improved its tactical position in the Lymandirection, trying to develop an offensive on the village of Lyman," the report says.
"The Russian invaders are carrying out preparatory measures to cross the Siversky Donets River."
The General Staff said that the enemy continues to attack the village of Orikhove in the Severodonetsk area.
In the Avdiyivka area, the enemy is directing intense fire in order to capture the town of Maryinka and the village of Ocheretyne.
In the Kurakhove area, with the support of artillery, invading Russian forces are advancing in the areas of Staromayorske – Velyka Novosilka and Liubymivka – Zelene Pole.
The Ukrainian military added that the Russian enemy units continue to conduct demonstration actions and maneuvers in the Tavriya area to mislead Ukraine’s military and prevent the transfer of Ukrainian troops to other areas.