Thirteen Russian attacks stopped by the Ukrainian army in Donetsk and Lugansk


Ukraine reports thirteen Russian attacks stopped in Donetsk and Luhansk. Image: Ukrainian Armed Forces

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine provided its latest operational update on the ninety-ninth day of the Russian attacks on its country.

The Armed Forces of Ukraine provided its operational update on the Russian attacks on Thursday, June 2 and noted that “in the past 24 hours, thirteen enemy attacks have been repelled in the directions of Donetsk and Luhansk.”

Alexander Štupun, spokesman for the Ukrainian Armed Forces General Staff, said: “Two tanks, six artillery systems, eight armored fighting vehicles and four enemy vehicles were destroyed. Air defense units shot down seven Orlan-10 drones.

He further broke down the invasion into zones: “In the Volyn and Polissya directions, the re-equipment of some units of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus with modern models of armaments and military equipment continues. The threat of missiles and air strikes from the territory of that country remains.

“The Russian enemy has not taken active action in the direction of Siveskyy. The units of the Russian enemy, which suffered losses during the fighting on the territory of Ukraine, are supplemented with weapons and military equipment,” he said.

“From the territory of the Russian Federation, the enemy fired mortars at the settlements of Seredyna-Buda, Progress, Sumy Oblast and Leonivka, Chernihiv Oblast.

“In the direction of Kharkiv, the Russian attacks are focused on keeping the borders occupied. In order to reduce the offensive potential of our troops, he fired at the positions of the Defense Forces with artillery and rocket launchers in the settlement areas of Mykhailivka, Prudyanka and Verkhniy Saltiv.

“In the direction of Sloviansk, the main efforts of the Russian enemy were focused on maintaining their positions, conducting reconnaissance and creating conditions for resuming the offensive. He carried out artillery bombardments in the areas of Dovhenke, Kurulka, Virnopillya and Dolyna.

“In the direction of Donetsk, the Russian enemy continues to fire on the positions of our troops along the entire line of contact with mortars, artillery and jet artillery.

“In the direction of Lyman the enemy fought in the direction of the Raihorodok settlement, suffered casualties and retreated.

“In the direction of Siverodonetsk, the Russian enemy is carrying out assault operations in the settlement of Siverodonetsk. With the support of mortar fire, he stormed the settlements of Bobrove and Ustynivka, to no avail.

“In the direction of Bakhmut, the Russian enemy storms the village of Komyshuvakha in order to take control of the city, has partial success, the fighting continues. He stormed the settlements of Nahirne and Bilohorivka and, following the fire inflicted by our units, he withdrew.

“In the Avdiivka, Kurakhivka, Novopavlivsk and Zaporizhzhia directions, the Russian enemy did not conduct active hostilities. He fired at Ukrainian troops with artillery and mortars in the areas of the settlements of Pisky, Avdiivka, Uspenivka, Vuhledar, Novosilka and Orikhiv.

“In the Novopavlivsk and Zaporizhia directions, the Russian enemy continues the technical equipment of the occupied borders. Perform stock replenishment.

“In the direction south of Buh, the Russian occupiers increased the bombardment of our positions. The settlements of Shevchenkove, Trudolyubivka, Luch, Stepova Dolyna and Shyroke were also targeted by mortars and artillery. The Russian enemy launched airstrikes with Mi-24 helicopters in the Novohryhorivka and Oleksandrivka regions.

He added: “In order to justify the destruction of civilian objects, the Russian occupiers continue to spread information about the alleged location of military units in schools, hospitals and kindergartens.

“In the direction of Bessarabia, no significant changes in the activities of Russian enemy units were noted.

“In the waters of the Black Seas and Azov, the ships of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation continue to perform tasks of isolation of the zone of hostilities, reconnaissance and fire support in the coastal direction. The Russian enemy continues to take measures to block civilian shipping in the northwestern part of the Black Sea.

“The Russian enemy continues to use the network of civilian medical facilities in the temporarily occupied territories to treat its wounded.”

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