Russia has made major efforts in the direction of Kharkov to maintain the borders of the occupied territories and prevent an attack by Ukrainian forces.

APA reports that the statement came from the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

It is said that Russian troops are carrying out a long-range mine attack by Ukrainian forces in Rubezhny.

He added that in the direction of Slavyansk, Russia is concentrating its main efforts on continuing the attack on Izyum and trying to move in the direction of Dolina.

According to the report, Russian troops shelled Ukrainian positions in the direction of Bazilivka, Brajkivka and Grushuvakha settlements, and used anti-aircraft guns to detect Ukrainian positions.

It was noted that along with artillery, helicopters and planes are used in the direction of Donetsk.