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Ministry of Defense confirms that occupants' infantry groups entered Vovchansk

May 15, 2024

This was reported by RBC-Ukraine, citing Defense Ministry spokesman Dmytro Lazutkin during a telethon.

"Speaking about the situation in Vovchansk, the enemy is trying to gain a foothold in the northern part of the city, trying to enter with small infantry groups. Our task is to destroy the enemy, not to allow them to gather more forces and gain a foothold," said the spokesman.

According to him, the Ukrainian military is effectively working against the occupants thanks to FPV drones and artillery. In particular, when the enemy brings infantry with vehicles.

"Reserves have been pulled up. Indeed, very effective combat-ready units are now near Vovchansk and are holding this direction. But yes, some infantry groups did enter the city," added Lazutkin.

According to the Defense Ministry spokesman, today the head of the Armed Forces, Oleksandr Syrskyi, reported on the situation to President Volodymyr Zelenskyi. Syrsky is in the combat brigades, and Brigadier General Mykhailo Drapaty is in charge of the area.

"Therefore, combat work continues. It is clear that the situation is not easy, that tension remains. There is a tendency towards stabilization, but heavy fighting still continues. The enemy is trying to stretch the front, to tie up our forces somewhere. Indeed, our task is to destroy the occupier. And this is being done in large numbers. Occupants are dying on the approaches to Vovchansk, in its outskirts and in the city itself," noted the spokesman.

Author - Dmitriy Levchenko, 15/05/2024  

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