Ukrainians forces were preparing to strike at the Russian border but were countered by Russian attacks, according to tsargrad.tv:
The fighters of the Armed Forces of Ukraine equip firing positions and dig in near the border of Russia. And the Russian gunners strike at the Ukrainian militants who are in the “gut” that has broken through.
After a series of unsuccessful attempts to further break through, the Armed Forces of Ukraine slowed down significantly and switched from offensive to defensive. In turn, the Allied Forces of Russia do not allow the enemy to relax by striking at strategic targets and vulnerable points.
Judging by the activity of the Ukrainian military, they are seriously targeting the Russian border and are preparing attacks on it from the Kharkiv region. This is also evidenced by the recent shelling of settlements and checkpoints in the Belgorod region.
Ukrainian artillery batteries are equipping firing positions in Shevchenkovo, Bezmyatezhny, Gryanikovka. Places of residence of Ukrainian military personnel and foreign mercenaries are being deployed in Peschany, Veliky Burluk, Oskol and Kupyansk.
Also in the vicinity of Volchansk, Varvarovka and Vesely, artillery mounts of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were deployed. In addition, Ukrainian servicemen continue to search for captured Russian equipment. Over the past day, three T-72 tanks and three MTLBs were sent for repair and restoration.
Artillery of the Russian Armed Forces again struck at the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Sukhoi Headquarters in the “gut” in the Nikolaevskaya-Krivoy Rog direction. It is reported that white flashes were visible even for several tens of kilometers. According to some reports, Russian heavy flamethrower systems TOS-1A worked on targets.
Another good news came from the DPR. Storm detachments of the militia took the stronghold of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near Krasnohorivka and went to the outskirts of the city. The press service of the People’s Militia of the DPR published a video of the battle filmed by a reconnaissance drone.
It is noted that the capture of the stronghold of the Armed Forces of Ukraine means, in fact, access to the outskirts of the city, although there are still about 400 meters to the first buildings. The main thing is that the fighters took a strategic foothold and entrenched themselves on it.