They want revenge: Malyar pointed out the plans of the occupants in Kupyansk direction
The army of the aggressor country is unsuccessfully seeking revenge in Kharkiv Region. The aggravation in the Kupyansk area is the result of the occupants' plans to retake the territories in Kharkiv Region that the Defense Forces liberated in the autumn of 2022.
This was told by the Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine Anna Malyar on the air of the telethon on Monday, August 21. In addition, the enemy hopes to distract Ukrainian soldiers from the successful offensive near Bakhmut.
"They very likely want to divert our forces from the successful offensive in the Bakhmut direction, so that we could not concentrate all forces there, but had to disperse them in different directions, where they are strengthening," Malyar said.
According to the official, the aggravation in the Kupyansk direction lasted almost two weeks, with the AFU powerfully destroying the enemy.
However, if it seems that the amount of shelling and fighting on this section of the front has decreased, it does not mean that the enemy has abandoned its plans. The occupants are regrouping, pulling up new troops and are going to attempt an offensive again.
The fighting in the Kupyansk direction is intense, but the Russians' attempts to advance are unsuccessful.
"But these are serious and very fierce battles. Ours are stopping the enemy, but you have to understand that it is difficult," said Malyar.
Earlier, the head of the press service of the Eastern grouping of the AFU Ilya Yevlash said that the enemy army transferred large forces to the Liman-Kupyansk direction, but it was not enough to break through the defense line. According to him, the defense of our fighters in this area is quite powerful.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, the representative of the Eastern group of troops Serhiy Cherevaty said that on Kupyansk direction occupants use tactics that they used during the fighting in Bakhmut. There, the invaders are engaging in combat units called "Storm-Z", which include criminals.