Russians attempt to capture Rubizhne and Marinka and assault Orikhove and Komyshuvakha

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The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reports on the current state of the battle for Donbas
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reports on the current state of the battle for Donbas

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In the Lyman direction, Russians against tried to gain a foothold in the area of the settlement of Oleksandrivka, but were rebuffed.

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In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy carried out assault operations in the direction of the settlement of Orikhove and in the area of the settlement of Komyshuvakha, but were unsuccessful.

In the Kurakhiv direction, Russian troops conducted offensive operations in the direction of the settlement of Marinka.

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The Russian military has continued to launch artillery and air strikes on Mariupol, focusing their main efforts on blocking Ukrainian units near the Azovstal steelworks, with the use of air assets.

“Due to the evacuation of local residents, Russian firepower is be expected to in-crease in the near future,” the General Staff added.