Invading Russian forces intend to make another attempt at crossing the Siverskyi Donets river in Donbas, and resume their advance towards Slovyansk and Lyman, Ukraine’s General Staff said in a Facebook post on May 21.
Regiments of Moscow’s 1st Tank Army of the Western Military District are redeploying to bolster its forces near Kharkiv.
The invaders are planning to establish a pontoon crossing over Siverskyi Donets, in order to resume their advance towards Yampil-Siversk.
“We’re observing a concentration of pontoon bridging equipment in a certain area,” the message reads.
“Additional regiments are being redeployed to bolster (Russian) strike forces, and resume offensives.”
At least four previous Russian crossings have been hit by Ukrainian strikes.