The Russian forces are "all in"

Written by Jeppe W

Dec.12 - 2023 9:32 AM CET

Ukrainian Commander reports full-scale Russian advance along eastern front

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In a recent development on the conflict in Ukraine, Oleksandr Syrskyi, the commander of the Ukrainian Ground Forces, has reported that Russian troops are attempting to make advances along the entire front line. This update highlights the ongoing complexity of the situation, particularly in Eastern Ukraine.

Commander Syrskyi shared on Telegram that he, along with defenders on the eastern front, has closely analyzed the current situation. They have deliberated on various strategic approaches and have made critical decisions aimed at stabilizing their defense lines, safeguarding the lives of Ukrainian soldiers, and optimizing the use of ammunition.

According to the latest briefing from the Ukrainian General Staff, there have been 60 armed confrontations within the last 24 hours. Ukrainian forces have notably managed to thwart Russian offensives near key cities such as Kupyansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, and Shakhtarsk. Additionally, Ukrainian troops are reportedly making southward advances near Bakhmut, maintaining defenses in Avdiivka, and effectively holding back Russian forces in Marinka.

In contrast, the Russian Defense Ministry has reported their success in repelling attacks by the Ukrainian military in areas around Kupyansk, Lyman, Donetsk, and Zaporizhzhia.

This contrasting information from both sides of the conflict underscores the ongoing struggle and the fluctuating nature of territorial control in the war-torn regions of Ukraine.