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119 clashes reported, Russians double down on Pokrovsk and two other fronts – Ukraine's General Staff

Friday, 5 July 2024, 23:54
119 clashes reported, Russians double down on Pokrovsk and two other fronts – Ukraine's General Staff
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There have been 119 combat clashes on the front lines. The situation on the Pokrovsk front remains the most intense today, with Russian forces also engaged on the Lyman and Toretsk fronts.

Source: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebook, information as of 22:00 on 5 July

Details: During the day, Russian forces carried out 6 missile attacks (using 12 missiles) and 47 airstrikes on Ukrainian territory (using, in particular, 63 guided aerial bombs), as well as 422 kamikaze drones. They also launched 2,797 strikes against Ukrainian troops' positions and settlements

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On the Kharkiv front, the Russians launched five attacks in the vicinity of Hlyboke and Lyptsi. Ukrainian soldiers successfully repulsed three of the Russian assaults. Skirmishes continue in two areas around Hlyboke. The situation remains under control.

On the Kupiansk front, the Russians attempted five times to push on Ukrainian positions near Synkivka. Four hostile attacks have already been effectively repulsed by Ukraine’s defence forces. Another combat clash continues.

Today, the Russians are especially active on the Lyman front, attacking 21 times in the vicinity of Nevske, Serebrianka Forest, Hrekivka, Makiivka and Terny. Two attacks are still ongoing, while others were repulsed by Ukrainian forces. The losses suffered by the Russians are being estimated.

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On the Siversk front, the Russians attempted seven times to breach Ukrainian defences at Bilohorivka, Spirne and Vyimka. All were unsuccessful. The situation is under control.

On the Kramatorsk front, the Russians carried out six combat assaults. Four attacks in the area of Ivanivske, Klishchiivka and Chasiv Yar were repulsed. The Russian forces suffered losses and fled. The situation is intense, as the battle continues in two sites near Kalynivka.

Russian forces were most active today on the Pokrovsk front. Since the beginning of the day, they have attempted to penetrate Ukrainian defences 38 times in the vicinity of Novoselivka Persha, Prohres, Yevhenivka, Kalynove, Novooleksandrivka, Yasnobrodivka, Vozdvyzhenka and Netailove. As of now, 25 attacks have been repulsed, and 13 combat clashes are ongoing. Ukrainian forces are taking steps to stabilise the situation and prevent the Russians from infiltrating Ukrainian positions.

Russian forces are concentrating their efforts to reach Novooleksandrivka and Novoselivka Persha. They incur enormous losses; according to preliminary information, today Ukrainian soldiers eliminated 331 Russian personnel on the Pokrovsk front, 123 of whom were killed in action. Four Russian vehicles and two artillery pieces were destroyed, including a Russian self-propelled gun 2S19 Msta-S. Five additional weapons and a tank were severely damaged.

The Russian struck Ukrainian positions seven times on the Kurakhove and Vremivka fronts. They were particularly active in the vicinity of Kostiantynivka. There are still two clashes ongoing. 

Russian forces attempted to storm Ukrainian fortifications on the Orikhiv front, near Mala Tokmachka, twice without success.

On the Prydniprovske front, the situation has not changed significantly; Ukrainian forces have not let the Russians gain new positions or territory. The Ukrainian army successfully withstood five Russian attacks on the Dnipro River’s left bank.

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