The occupiers are increasing pressure and preparing the battlefield in the Kupiansk direction; they have already destroyed the bridge over Oskol
Russian occupation forces are increasing pressure in the Kupiansk direction and forming a battlefield there. In particular, they destroyed a bridge over the Oskol River. The situation on the Lyman-Kupiansk line remains difficult, but the Armed Forces of Ukraine are controlling it.
This is stated in the operational report of the Estonian Defense Forces Intelligence Center, ERR reports. "At present, Russian troops are concentrating their forces and shaping the battlefield. They destroyed the bridge over the Oskol River," the agency said.
At the same time, the Estonian intelligence added that the main units of the 25th Combined Arms Army of the Russian Federation have not yet been put into action.
The invaders continue to"probe" the Ukrainian defense and constrain the Armed Forces units, creating an "operational dilemma" and trying to force Ukrainian troops to take decisive action.
"The situation on the Lyman-Kupiansk line remains difficult, but the Ukrainians control it," the report says.
The Estonian intelligence also noted that Ukrainian defenders continue to try to block Bakhmut in the Donetsk region. The Ukrainian Armed Forces are advancing "gradually, but with difficulty" because the terrain is convenient for defense, the agency said.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL:
- On September 25, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said that Russia could be preparing for a new offensive in the Kupiansk direction. The occupiers are looking for weaknesses in the defense of Ukrainian troops.
- On September 28, the head of the Kharkiv Military Administration, Oleh Synehubov, said that the Kupiansk direction is now a priority for the enemy, as the invaders are trying to distract the Ukrainian Armed Forces from other areas of the front where the Ukrainian military is having success. The enemy is conducting reconnaissance and shelling the Kupiansk direction with guided aerial bombs.