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Armed Forces of Ukraine force the Russians to withdraw on the Kharkiv front – Ministry of Defence of Ukraine

Tuesday, 5 July 2022, 18:41
Armed Forces of Ukraine force the Russians to withdraw on the Kharkiv front – Ministry of Defence of Ukraine

ALONA MAZURENKO – TUESDAY, 5 JULY 2022, 18:41

In Kharkiv Oblast, Ukrainian defenders have repelled an assault by the Russian occupiers and forced them to withdraw. 

Source: Spokesman of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine Oleksandr Motuzianyk during a briefing 

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Quote: "In the area of the settlements of Kozacha Lopan and Sosnivka, Ukrainian troops repelled the enemy's assault and forced them to withdraw."

Details: According to the Spokesman of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, on the Kharkiv front, units of the occupiers of the Western Military District, Baltic Fleet Coastal Forces and the mobilisation reserve of the 1st and 2nd Army Corps concentrated their efforts on holding previously captured positions.

In order to disrupt the logistical support of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the area of the village of Tsyrkuny, the occupiers remotely mined the area and launched an airstrike from Ka-52 helicopters in the Petrivka area.

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According to Motuzianyk, the situation is more difficult on the Sloviansk front, where the Armed Forces of Ukraine are preventing the occupier's attempts to create conditions for an offensive on Sloviansk.

Quote: "The enemy carried out assaults in the area around the villages of Dovhenke and Mazanivka, fighting is still in progress. The enemy also carried out an airstrike using a pair of Ka-52 helicopters in the areas of Dibrivne and Bohorodychnye. Around the village of Dolyna, Ukrainian soldiers successfully repelled the enemy's assault."

In general, the occupier is conducting artillery fire in the direction of Ukrainian positions along the entire front line.

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