Enemy defends and suffers heavy losses: 28 combat engagements took place - General Staff
The enemy is defending itself in the Zaporizhzhia sector and is focusing its main efforts on attempts to fully occupy Luhansk and Donetsk regions. There were 28 combat engagements during the day, in particular, the enemy tried to advance in the area of Bilohorivka, and also attacked Bila Gora near Bakhmut and Maryinka.
At the same time, the invaders are suffering significant losses, which they are trying their best to conceal. The details were reported in the traditional evening operational report of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Thus, in order to conceal the significant losses of their troops, the Russians in the temporarily occupied Berdiansk, Zaporizhzhia region, closed the area in the western part of the city around the city morgue to the public.
"Up to ten ambulances and several refrigerated vehicles have been observed gathered on the territory of the morgue itself. The ambulances are moving northwards towards the contact line," the General Staff noted.
Meanwhile, the Ukrainian Defence Forces are doing everything to make it harder for the enemy to conceal their losses. Over the last day, the defence forces' aviation carried out 15 strikes on the areas where personnel were concentrated and 2 on enemy anti-aircraft missile systems. Missile and artillery units struck 2 command posts, 5 areas of concentration of manpower, weapons and military equipment, 1 artillery unit at a firing position and 4 other important occupant targets over the day.
At this time, the enemy continues to disregard international humanitarian law and the laws and customs of war.
"Last night, the Russian occupiers launched another missile and air strike against Ukraine, using 8 missiles, including 4 Iskander ground-launched cruise missiles, and 35 Iranian Shahed strike UAVs against military facilities and critical infrastructure. The air defence forces and means of the Air Force of Ukraine, in cooperation with the air defence forces of other components of the Defence Forces of Ukraine, destroyed 2 cruise missiles and 20 Shahed-136/131 strike UAVs. In addition, the enemy carried out 66 air strikes and fired 39 times from multiple launch rocket systems. Unfortunately, there are dead and wounded among the civilian population, private houses, other civilian and administrative infrastructure have been destroyed and damaged," the General Staff of the Armed Forces noted, adding that the threat of missile and air strikes throughout Ukraine remains very high.
At the frontline, Russia is focusing its main efforts on attempts to fully occupy Luhansk and Donetsk regions. There were 28 combat engagements over the last day.
The situation in the Volyn and Polissya sectors remained unchanged.
On the Seversky and Slobozhansky directions, the enemy fired mortar and artillery shells at the settlements of Senkivka in Chernihiv region; Novovasylivka, Seredyna-Buda, Chuykivka, Kharkivka, Sosnivka, Stepok, Popivka, Dmytrivka in Sumy region; as well as Udy, Staritsa, Vovchansk, Budarky, Nesterne and Mala Vovcha in Kharkiv region.
In the Kupyansk sector, the enemy conducted air strikes in the areas of Kyslivka and Kotlyarivka in Kharkiv region. Petro-Ivanivka, Novomlynsk, Zakhidne, Masiutivka, Kyslivka, Tabaivka in Kharkiv region and Novoselivske in Luhansk region came under artillery and mortar fire.
In the Lyman sector, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the area of Bilohorivka over the last day. It carried out air strikes on Nevske, Yampolivka, Zarichne, Lyman, Spirne, Vesele, Razdolivka, Rai-Oleksandrivka in Donetsk region. Nevske and Bilohorivka in the Luhansk region and Yampolivka, Torske, Verkhnekamyane, Spornoye, and Rozdolivka in the Donetsk region came under artillery fire.
In the Bakhmut sector, the enemy conducted an offensive in the direction of Bila Hora, but was unsuccessful. He carried out air strikes near the settlements of Bila Gora, Diliyivka, Toretsk, and New York in the Donetsk region. The areas of Vasyukivka, Orikhove-Vasylivka, Ivanivske, Bila Gora, Druzhba, Toretsk, Zalizne, and Pivdenne in Donetsk region were hit by enemy artillery shelling.
In the Avdiivka sector, the enemy did not conduct any offensive actions. It carried out air strikes in the vicinity of Avdiivka and Nevelske. He fired artillery shells near Avdiivka, Vodiane, Pervomayske and Karlivka in the Donetsk region.
In the Maryinka sector, our defenders repelled all enemy attacks in the area of Maryinka. The enemy launched an air strike near Krasnohorivka. At the same time, he fired artillery in the areas of Hroshy, Maksymilianivka, Maryinka, Peremoha and Novomykhailivka in Donetsk region.
In the Shakhtarsk sector, the enemy conducted air strikes in the areas of Prechystivka, Zolota Niva and Velyka Novosilka and shelled Vuhledar in Donetsk region.
In the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson sectors, the enemy continues to conduct defensive actions. It carried out air strikes in the areas of Novopavlivka, Gulyaypol and Orikhove in Zaporizhzhia region. It shelled more than 20 settlements with artillery. Among them: Vremivka, Novosilka, Novopillia in Donetsk region; Olgivske, Malynivka, Gulyaypole, Zaliznychne, Bilohirya, Stepove and Kamianske in Zaporizhzhya region; Zolota Balka, Sadove and Kherson.
As a reminder, on the morning of June 10, the General Staff traditionally summed up the losses suffered by the enemy army the day before. Thus, on June 9, the Ukrainian Armed Forces thinned the Russian army by another 890 mercenaries and 78 pieces of equipment with weapons.
The total irreversible losses of the Russian Federation in manpower during the full-scale invasion reached 214,660 people.
Tankers of the 3rd Assault Brigade also showed how they worked on the enemy near Bakhmut during the recent offensive.
At the same time, according to the spokesman for the Eastern Military Group, Serhiy Cherevaty, the Ukrainian Armed Forces advanced almost 1.5 km near Bakhmut, eliminating 138 occupants.