After occupying Lysychansk, Russian forces are likely to launch an offensive against Seversk, a city in the Donetsk region on the way to Slavyansk and Kramatorsk, although they may develop more serious attacks on Bakhmut or Slavyansk instead.
Ukrainian troops are likely to continue to fight back towards the E40 highway, which runs from Slavyansk through Bakhmut towards Debaltseve. It is not yet clear whether they will decide to organize a defense around Seversk.
In the Donetsk region, Russian troops attempted to attack settlements north of Slovyansk, but did not conquer any new territory during 3 July. At the same time, according to the statement of the Ukrainian General Staff, the Russian army uses some tools for electronic warfare here. Various sources confirm that Sloviansk is under massive shelling from the Russian military.
Recall, the SBU notes that the Russian Federation deliberately hits civilian targets , insidiously killing Ukrainians. Today’s shelling of Kramatorsk and Slavyansk was named as an example of this department.
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