Heavy fighting north of Kupyansk near Synkivka. Russian sources claim they have entered the northern part of Synkivka, this has not yet been confirmed. In the forest west of Lyman Pershyi, heavy battles are reported.
In Avdiivka front fighting reported towards Novokalynove, Stepove and Sjeverne. A Russian armored attack in the fields between Sjeverne-Pervomais’ke was thwarted by Ukrainian defenders.
The permanent representatives of 27 EU member states will start discussing the decision of the forthcoming EU summit concerning the start of accession talks with Ukraine and other members in Brussels.
Rheinmetall will supply Ukraine with tens of thousands of 155mm artillery shells worth around €142 million, delivered in 2025. Production and delivery of 40000 shells from an earlier order is already due to take place in 2024.
The Bulgarian President Radev vetoed the supply of armored carriers to Ukraine, but the Prime Minister said a majority in parliament will reject the veto.