Enemy continues attempts of offensive in Donbas and defensive actions in Zaporizhzhia: 22 combat engagements took place - General Staff
Russian occupation forces are focusing their main efforts on the Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Maryinka directions, where heavy fighting is taking place (22 combat engagements per day). The enemy is on the defensive in Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions.
This was reported by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Tuesday evening, 13 June (the 475th day of the full-scale Russian invasion). A summary of operational information as of 18:00 was published on the Facebook page of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The press service said that the enemy did not give up its attempts to occupy Ukraine, despite significant losses.
"The enemy continues to ignore the laws and customs of war, uses terror tactics, strikes, and attacks both military and civilian targets," the statement said.
Thus, over the past day, the invaders carried out 29 air strikes and about 20 attacks from multiple launch rocket systems on the positions of our troops and settlements. There were casualties and injuries among civilians, and critical infrastructure facilities, residential buildings, and other civilian and administrative infrastructure were destroyed and damaged.
In addition, the occupiers launched another massive missile attack on Ukraine, using 16 X-101/X-555 and four Iranian Shahed attack drones against critical infrastructure in Kharkiv region and residential buildings in Kryvyi Rih.
Air defence forces of the Ukrainian Air Force destroyed 11 cruise missiles and one attack drone.
The situation in the Volyn and Polissya sectors remained unchanged. There are no signs of the formation of offensive groups. Belarus continues to support Russia's armed aggression against Ukraine, and training of individual enemy units continues at its training grounds.
On the Siverskyi and Slobozhanskyi directions, the Russian Armed Forces maintain a military presence in the areas bordering Ukraine. During the day, they fired mortar and artillery shells at the settlements of Karpovychi in Chernihiv region; Novovasylivka, Seredyna-Buda, Atynske, Bilopillia, Pavlivka, Obody in Sumy region; Ivashky, Udy, Strilecha, Lukiantsi, Izbytske, Staritsa, Synelnykove, Ogurtsovo, Gatyshche, Vovchansk, Budarky, Vilkhuvatka in Kharkiv region.
In the Kupyansk sector, the enemy launched an air strike near Krokhmalne in the Kharkiv region. Kamyanka, Topoly, Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Zakhidne, Kupyansk, Kyslivka, Berestove in Kharkiv region and Novoselivske in Luhansk region came under artillery and mortar fire.
In the Lyman sector, the occupants conducted unsuccessful offensives in the areas of Vesele and Rozdolivka. The Russian military conducted air strikes on the settlements of Bilohorivka in Luhansk and Vesele in Donetsk regions. Nevske and Bilohorivka in Luhansk region and Yampolivka, Torske, Serebryanka, Verkhnekamianske and Spirne in Donetsk region came under artillery fire.
In the Bakhmut sector, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensives in the direction of Orikhovo-Vasylivka and Bila Hora. He carried out air strikes in the areas of Hryhorivka and Sukhoi Balka in the Donetsk region. The areas of Vasyukivka, Orikhove-Vasylivka, Grigorivka, Bohdanivka, Ivanivske, Druzhba, Toretsk, Pivdenne in Donetsk region were affected by enemy artillery shelling.
In the Avdiivka sector, the enemy did not conduct any offensive actions, but conducted an air strike near Avdiivka. He also opened fire from artillery near the settlements of Avdiivka, Pivnichne, Vodiane, Pervomaiske, Netaylove and Karlivka in the Donetsk region.
In the Maryinka sector, our defenders repelled all 14 enemy attacks in the area of Maryinka, while the enemy launched an air strike within the settlement. The occupiers also fired artillery at the areas of Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Georgiivka, Maksymilianivka, Peremoha, Novomykhailivka in the Donetsk region.
In the Shakhtarsk sector, the enemy launched an air strike in the area of Vuhledar, Zolota Niva and Velyka Novosilka. It fired at the towns of Vuhledar, Prechistivka, Zolota Niva, Shakhtarske, Velyka Novosilka, Storozheve, Blahodatne in Donetsk region.
The enemy continues to conduct defensive actions in the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson sectors. Enemy air strikes took place in the area of Mala Tokmachka, Zaporizhzhya region. A number of localities came under artillery fire, including the following: Cheremivka, Novopil in Donetsk region; Levadne, Gulyaypole, Zaliznychne, Gulyaypilske, Zherebianky, Kamianske in Zaporizhzhia region; Zmiivka, Kozatske, Mykolaivka, Verivka, Inzhenerne, Zelenivka, Antonivka, Bilozerka, Dniprovske, Kyzomys in Kherson region and the city of Kherson.
Our defenders inflicted new losses on the enemy over the last day. Ukrainian aviation conducted 11 strikes on enemy concentration areas and three on anti-aircraft missile systems.
During the day, missile and artillery units hit a command post, three areas of concentration of personnel, weapons and military equipment, an ammunition depot, an anti-aircraft missile system, an artillery unit at a firing position, an air defence facility and an enemy electronic station.
The General Staff added that the occupiers maintain their presence in the flooded Hola Prystan, shelling evacuation points and blaming Ukraine for this. The occupation so-called authorities are forcing the local population to say words of gratitude to the Russian Emergencies Ministry units on video for the alleged "rescue and evacuation".
"Although all this time, without waiting for help from the occupation authorities, people were forced to save each other on their own. After the situation stabilised and the water receded, people returning to the city witnessed looting and robbery of their homes," the ministry said.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported:
- On the afternoon of June 13, the Russian terrorist army shelled Bilozerka, Kherson region. A 72-year-old priest was killed and a 76-year-old woman was wounded.
- On the afternoon of June 12, the Russian Armed Forces attacked Kostyantynivka, Donetsk region. One local resident died as a result of another war crime by the aggressor country.