The occupants tried to break through near Orikhovo-Vasylivka, but were repulsed by the AFU: the General Staff told about the course of fighting. Map
In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy tried to break through near Orikhovo-Vasylivka, but the Ukrainian Armed Forces gave a decent response to the enemy. The occupants also tried to conduct offensive operations in the direction of Belogorivka.
This is reported by the General Staff of the AFU as of the morning of June 28. The occupants continue to concentrate their main efforts in the Lyman, Bakhmut and Marinka directions. During the day there occurred more than 30 combat clashes.
Thus, near Orikhovo-Vasylivka in the Bakhmut direction, the enemy carried out unsuccessful offensive operations. More than 15 villages were damaged by artillery fire from the enemy forces. Among them were Nykyforivka, Vasiukivka, Rozdolivka, Markovo, Khromove, Chasiv Yar, Ivanivske, Ozarianivka and Pivdenne in Donetsk Region.
More than 20 villages in the Kupiansk direction were subjected to artillery and mortar fire, including Masiutovka, Kyslivka, Kotliarivka and Berestove in Kharkiv Region.
In the Lyman direction, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive operations in the direction of Belogorivka. More than 15 villages came under artillery fire, including Nevske, Dibrivka and Belogorivka in Luhansk Region, as well asYampolivka, Torske, Serebrianka, and Spirne in Donetsk Region.
In the Avdiivka direction, enemy forces carried out air strikes near Avdiivka and conducted artillery fire on more than 20 villages. It includes Keramik, Novokalynivka, Avdiivka, Yasnobrodivka, Pervomaiske and Nevelske in the Donetsk region.
In the Marinka direction, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive operations in the areas of Marinka and Peremoha. They carried out air strikes near Marinka and Krasnogorivka. There were also artillery attacks on more than 10 villages, in particular Marinka, Illinka and Peremoha in Donetsk Region.
In the Shakhtarsk direction, enemy forces attempted unsuccessful offensives in the direction of the village of Rivnopil. They carried out air strikes near Storozhovei in Donetsk region and shelled more than 15 villages. That includes Katerynivka, Elizavetivka, Bohoiavlenka, Blahodatne, Vuhledar, Prechystivka and Zolota Nyva in Donetsk region.
In the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions the enemy concentrates its main efforts to prevent the advance of our troops. Enemy forces carried out air strikes in the Orikhovo and Novodanylivka areas of Zaporizhzhia Region. There were also artillery attacks on more than 50 villages. Among the affected ones were Novodarivka, Olhivske, Poltavka, Malynivka, Charivne, Mala Tokmachka, Preobrazhenka, Orikhiv and Pavlivka in Zaporizhzhia region; Nikopol in Dnipropetrovsk region; Zolota Balka, Dudchany, Kachkarivka, Vesele, Antonivka, Kherson, Belozerka, Dniprovske, Kizomys in Kherson region and Ochakiv in Mykolaiv region.
In the Volyn and Polissia directions the situation remains stable without significant changes.
In the Siversk and Slobozhanske directions the enemy carried out mortar and artillery shelling of more than 20 villages. That includes Zarichchia and Tymonovychi in Chernihiv region; Seredyna-Buda, Porohon, Fotovizh, and Velyka Pysarivka in Sumy region, as well as Udy, Kozacha Lopan and Krasne Pershe in Kharkiv region.
Over the past 24 hours, the aviation of the defense forces carried out 18 strikes on areas where the enemy has concentrated its personnel, as well as six strikes on the enemy's anti-aircraft missile systems. In addition, our defenders destroyed six reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
Units of missile troops and artillery conducted strikes in the last 24 hours, which resulted in the destruction of one command post, two "Buk" surface-to-air missile systems and four areas where the enemy had concentrated its manpower, weapons and military equipment.
As a reminder, the AFU advanced in at least two sections of the front. In particular, the Ukrainian military destroyed a Russian bridgehead on the western bank of the Siversky Donets River, running southwest of Bakhmut. Also on June 26, Ukrainian troops de-occupied Rivnopil, located on the administrative border between Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia regions.
Earlier, it was reported that Russian troops blew up the Kakhovska HPP to stop the Ukrainian counterattack in the south, but they miscalculated: this attack did not create such intractable problems for the Ukrainian military as the Russians had hoped. The bombing of the dam forced the command to make adjustments to the combat operations, but did not stop the offensive.