Russians preparing offensive in Bakhmut direction, heavy firefights ongoing in Siverodonetsk

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Russians preparing offensive in Bakhmut direction, heavy firefights ongoing in Siverodonetsk

Russians preparing offensive in Bakhmut direction, heavy firefights ongoing in Siverodonetsk

Heavy fighting continues in the
Siverodonetsk direction, where the occupiers are strengthening positions
in Ustynivka and pushing toward Bila Hora, seeing partial success as
hostilities rage.
This was reported on Facebook by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as seen by Ukrinform.

“Firefights continue in the Siverodonetsk direction, in the city of
Siverodonetsk. The enemy fired tanks and artillery near Siverodonetsk,
Lysychansk, Voronove, Myrna Dolyna, and Hirske. The Ukrainian soldiers
competently repulsed the enemy’s reconnaissance attempt in the
directions of Metiolkine-Voronove and Metiolkine-Sirotyne. The enemy
retreated. The occupiers are strengthening positions in the settlement
of Ustynivka, conducting an offensive in the direction of Bila Hora,
with partial success,, as hostilities continue. In the direction of
Toshkivka – Pidlisne, the enemy captured the settlements of Pidlisne and
Myrna Dolyna, consolidating forces on the occupied frontiers. They also
have partial success in the area of Hirske. The Ukrainian soldiers
successfully repulsed the assault in the direction of Vysoke,” the
General Staff said.

No significant changes were spotted in the activities performed by
Belarusian armed forces in the Volyn and Polissya areas, while the
threat of missile strikes from the Belarusian territory remains in
place.

In the northern direction, the enemy continues fortifying the border
zone and mining the area. Mortars and artillery were fired at the
settlements of Seredyna-Buda, Myropillya, and Yunakivka in Sumy region,
as well as Hremiach in Chernihiv region.

In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy conducted air reconnaissance in
the areas of Ruska Lozova, Cherkaska Lozova, and Pitomnyk. Artillery
shelling was recorded near Kharkiv, Peremohy, Verkhnyi Saltiv, Staryi
Saltiv, Chepil, Rubizhne, and Stara Hnylytsia. In addition, enemy MLR
systems were active in the districts of Korobochkine, Mospanove, and
Kutuzivka.

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In the Sloviansk direction, the enemy focuses its main efforts on holding previously occupied positions.

Artillery shelling was recorded in the areas of Bohorodychne, Velyka
Komyshuvakha, Hrushuvakha, Dolyna, Petrivske, Zavgorodne, Protopopivka,
Pryshib, Karnaukhivka, Vernopillya, Chervone, Dovhenke, and
Krasnopillya. The occupiers launched an air strike near Dibrivne.

According to the press service, the enemy regrouped in the Donetsk
direction in order to strengthen its grouping for further offensive in
the Bakhmut direction. In addition, the formation of consolidated units
was identified in the area. Thus, due to significant losses sustained,
reorganization was noted of the two battalion tactical groups comprised
of the 5th Combined Army units, which had lost their combat capability,
into one consolidated BTGr. Also, according to available reports, the
enemy brought units of the 1st Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade of the
1st Army Corps to restore combat capability.

In the Kramatorsk direction, the enemy took no significant action,
firing at the positions of our troops with mortars, barrel and jet
artillery in the areas of Donetsk, Starodubivka, Mykolaivka, and
Pryshib.

In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy fired on the areas of Berestove
and Komyshuvakha, going for the offensive in the direction of
Oleksandropil – Komyshuvakha, and retreating after achieving no success.

The enemy took no significant action in the Avdiyivka, Novopavlivska,
and Zaporizhia areas. They fired on the territories near Krasnohorivka,
Hostre, Novoandriyivka, Huliaipilske, and Novosilka.

In the South Buh direction, in order to exhaust Ukrainian forces and
destroy fortifications, the enemy fired on the positions of Ukrainian
troops and conducted air reconnaissance using UAVs.

As the General Staff reported earlier, the Ukrainian Armed Forces eliminated about 34,100 Russian soldiers between February 24 and June 21, including 300 in the past day alone.

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Ukrainian defenders also destroyed 1,496 (+19) tanks, 3,606 (+18)
armored fighting vehicles, 752 (+3) artillery systems, 239 (+1) multiple
launch rocket systems, 98 (+0) anti-aircraft warfare systems, 216 (+0)
warplanes, 181 (+0) helicopters, 611 (+10) operational and tactical
level UAVs, 137 (+7) cruise missiles, 14 (+0) warships/boats, 2,537
(+10) other vehicles and tanker trucks, and 59 (+4) pieces of special
equipment.

Yermak assesses likelihood of Belarus forces joining Russian invasion of Ukraine

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Yermak assesses likelihood of Belarus forces joining Russian invasion of Ukraine

Yermak assesses likelihood of Belarus forces joining Russian invasion of Ukraine

The probability of large-scale involvement
of the Belarusian army in the war Russia is waging against Ukraine is
not high due to the mood of the Belarusian people.
The head of the President’s Office, Andriy Yermak, addressed the issue in an interview with LB.ua, Ukrinform reports.

“Definitely, Belarus took part in the aggression – the first missiles
were launched from its territory, Russian troops attacked from there.
However, we believe that the Belarusian people do not support this idea
(of participation in the war against Ukraine – LB.ua). Of course, they
provided their territory for Russian troops. But the probability of the
Belarusian army massively participating in the war is not very high
precisely because of the mood of the Belarusian people,” said Andriy
Yermak.

Read also: Update on Russian army death toll: 33,800 killed

As Ukrinform reported, referring to the Ministry of Defense of
Ukraine, up to seven Belarusian battalions have been amassed on the
Belarusian- Ukrainian border in Brest and Gomel regions. The main
efforts are focused on running reconnaissance missions, fortifying
positions, and protecting the state border. The threat of missile and
air strikes from the territory of the Republic of Belarus remains in
place.

Photo: Ukrainian President’s Office

Russian army trying to gather forces for renewed attack on Kharkiv – Zelensky

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Russian army trying to gather forces for renewed attack on Kharkiv - Zelensky

Russian army trying to gather forces for renewed attack on Kharkiv – Zelensky

The Russian army is trying to accumulate forces for a renewed attack on Kharkiv.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said this in a speech at the Global Policy Forum of the Institute for International Political Studies, according to an Ukrinform correspondent.

“Now the Russian army is trying to gather forces to attack Kharkiv
again. Again. We have de-occupied this region, but they want [to
capture] it again. And we see it. And there are 1.5 million inhabitants
there,” Zelensky said.

The president also informed the participants in the forum about the
nonstop bombing of Mykolaiv, which is home to almost half a million
people. He also spoke about Russia’s intentions to capture and
completely destroy Sloviansk, a city inhabited by 100,000 people before
the war started.

Zelensky said that Ukraine would do everything possible to stop the
invaders. However, in order to do so more quickly, he called on the
international community to help the country with powerful weapons and
support it economically.

Ukraine Army strikes drilling rigs in Crimea seized by Russians since 2014 – social media

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Ukraine Army strikes drilling rigs in Crimea seized by Russians since 2014 – social media

Ukraine Army strikes drilling rigs in Crimea seized by Russians since 2014 – social media

The Armed Forces of Ukraine have launched a strike on Chornomornaftogaz’s drilling rigs in Crimea.
The relevant statement was made on Telegram
by Sergey Aksyonov, the head of Russian occupation authorities in the
temporarily occupied Crimea, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“Today, at about 08:00 a.m., enemy units launched a strike on
Chornomornaftogaz’s drilling rigs. Twelve people were at these drilling
rigs. Five people have been picked up at the moment, three of them
injured. The search for the rest continues,” Aksyonov wrote.

Ukrainian Member of Parliament Oleksii Honcharenko also confirmed this information on Telegram, noting that Ukraine’s “missile strike on the drilling rigs slightly hindered Russia’s gas production in Ukraine’s Black Sea”.

A reminder that, in March 2014, during Russia’s intervention into
Crimea, the Russian military seized Ukraine’s drilling rigs, Petro
Hodovanets and Ukraine (known as ‘Boyko Drilling Rigs’), belonging to
Chornomornaftogaz. The drilling rigs were stationed in the territorial
waters of Ukraine within the Odesa gas field. In December 2015, they
were relocated to the Holitsynske field off the coast of Crimea.

Is Russia actually losing the war in Ukraine?|Quora

Comment by tonytran2015: V. Putin has learnt from history and is now repeating the attrition war at Vietnam (1954-1975) while the West has not and is busy with dismantling their own social structures. Loss figures of Russian to Ukraine may be 1.5 to 1 but artillery ratio is now 10 to 1, by Ukrainian own figure. Please see the maps.

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Ukraine Army destroys about 32,750 enemy troops and 1,440 tanks

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Ukraine Army destroys about 32,750 enemy troops and 1,440 tanks

Ukraine Army destroys about 32,750 enemy troops and 1,440 tanks

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Russia has already lost about 32,750 troops in Ukraine (+250 over the past day).
The relevant statement was made by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebook, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

Between February 24, 2022 and June 15, 2022, the enemy’s total combat
losses included also 1,440 tanks (+6 over the past day), 3,528 armored
fighting vehicles (+25), 722 artillery systems (+1), 230 multiple launch
rocket systems (+1), 97 anti-aircraft warfare systems (+0), 213
aircrafts (+0), 179 helicopters (+1), 2,485 motor vehicles and fuel
tanks (+12), 13 warships/boats (+0), 591 unmanned aerial vehicles (+3),
55 special equipment units (+1). A total of 129 enemy cruise missiles
(+4) were shot down.

Over the past day, Russian troops have suffered the highest losses in
the Bakhmut and Sievierodonetsk directions. The data are yet to be
updated.