Russian army will focus on breaking the defenses in eastern Ukraine, reports Kyiv – Diary N

The Russian army continues to attack in eastern Ukraine, focusing on breaking the line of defense in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions and full control of Mariupol. The Ukrainian General Staff announced this in a regular morning report. Where the biggest battles on Donbas are now taking place. Source – The Institute for the Study of War Ukrainian officials said on Monday night that Russia had launched its expected offensive on Donbas. According to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensk√Ĺ, a large part of the Russian army is involved in the offensive. Where the fighting is taking place “The Russian Federation continues its full armed aggression against Ukraine. The Russian enemy is trying to continue offensive operations in the east in order to gain full control of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions and also to maintain a ground corridor with temporarily occupied Crimea, “the general staff wrote in the report. According to him, Ukrainian soldiers in both eastern Ukrainian regions repulsed seven Russian attacks. This claim cannot be independently verified. Russian troops continue to partially block East Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine, launching an offensive on the left bank of the Donets River in the direction of Izjum. In the direction of Donetsk, offensive operations intensified along the entire line of contact, according to the Ukrainian army. Russian troops are strengthening in some parts of the Zaporozhye region and continue to shell Mykolaiv. Fighting over the city of Kreminna According to the head of the Ukrainian Security Council Oleksija Danilov, Russian troops attacked the entire length of the war front in the Luhansk, Donetsk and Kharkiv regions and managed to break through the Ukrainian defenses at two points – in the city of Kreminna and in another smaller village. The governor of the Luhansk region, Serhiy Hajdaj, said that Kreminna is under heavy artillery shelling, which is why several apartment buildings are burning. According to him, the Russians are proceeding in the city by leveling everything with the country. Hajdaj claimed yesterday that the Russians have the city under control, which was rejected by an adviser to the head of the office of Ukrainian President Oleksiy Arestovych. However, fighting continues in the streets of Kreminna, making it impossible to evacuate civilians. (reading)