Russian troops plan to attempt another river crossing to resume offensive, says General Staff

21 May, 04:05 PM
The occupiers plan to strengthen the group in a number of areas (Photo:Alexander Ermochenko/Reuters)

The occupiers plan to strengthen the group in a number of areas (Photo:Alexander Ermochenko/Reuters)

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.

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“Additional regiments are being redeployed to bolster (Russian) strike forces, and resume offensives.”

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At least four previous Russian crossings have been hit by Ukrainian strikes.

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