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Russian troops mount offensive on Lyman, consolidate hold of Sievierodonetsk – General Staff

Wednesday, 1 June 2022, 07:00
Russian troops mount offensive on Lyman, consolidate hold of Sievierodonetsk – General Staff

WEDNESDAY, 1 JUNE 2022, 07:00

Russian troops, with the support of Ka-52 Alligator helicopters, are mounting an offensive on the Lyman – Staryi Karavan front. Fighting is continuing there.

Source: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebook, information as of 06:00 on 1 June

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Details: Russia has reinforced and regrouped units of its troops on the Lyman front.

On the Donetsk front, air-supported units of Russian troops have focused their main efforts on mounting the offensive. They are firing on the Ukrainian Armed Forces along the entire front line from mortars, artillery, and multiple rocket launcher systems. They have restored a rail bridge crossing near Kupiansk in order to restore the Kupiansk – Lyman rail supply route.

On the Sievierodonetsk front, Russian forces stormed the northern, southern, and eastern parts of Sievierodonetsk; some Russian units have been successful and are now attempting to consolidate their hold on the city.

On the Bakhmut front, Russia is attempting to push the Ukrainian Armed Forces back near Bilohorivka and Vrubivka. Russian assault and army aircraft conducted air strikes on Komyshuvakha, Berestove, and Nyrkove. 

On the Sivershchyna front, Russian troops are performing combat engineering tasks to strengthen their positions in Bryansk Oblast (Russia), about three kilometres away from the Ukrainian border.

On the Volyn and Polissia fronts, Belarusian Armed Forces continue to carry out tasks to reinforce border security in the Brest and Gomel oblasts of Belarus [which border with Ukraine - ed.]. Measures continue to be undertaken to determine the combat readiness of Belarusian troops.

Russian Su-35 aircraft carried out a missile strike on the city of Bilopillia, in Sumy Oblast. Russian troops shelled the Ukrainian forces in the area of Seredyna-Buda, also in Sumy Oblast of Ukraine.

On the Slobozhanshchyna front, Russia’s main efforts are focused on maintaining its current positions and conducting reconnaissance.

On the Kharkiv front, Russian troops shelled Oleksandrivka, Slatyne, and Tsyrkuny  from barrel and jet artillery. Russian combat helicopters conducted air strikes on the villages of Vesele and Ternova.

Russia has regrouped its troops on the Sloviansk front. As a result of losses in the course of hostilities, some units were withdrawn from the Dovhenke front to Izium in order to replenish losses. To reinforce security and defence of their supply routes, Russian forces strengthened units positioned in Kupiansk by transferring a battalion tactical group to the area. They used Orlan-10 UAVs to conduct aerial reconnaissance in the area around Izium, Pervomaisk, and Velyka Komyshuvakha.

On the Zaporizhzhia front, Russian troops performed combat engineering tasks in order to reinforce their second line of defence. A Russian T-62 tank battalion and a motor rifle battalion were transferred to the area near Vasylivka.

Russian troops are maintaining their positions on the Avdiivka, Kurakhove, and Novopavlivske fronts and firing on the positions of Ukrainian troops from mortars and artillery.

On the Pivdennyi Buh front, Russia’s main efforts are focused on maintaining its current positions and creating additional defence lines. Russian troops opened fire from multiple rocket launcher systems, artillery, and mortars on Mykolaivka, Novopavlivske, and Shyroke.

Russian ships in the waters of the Black and Azov seas continue to isolate the area of hostilities and blockade all shipping in the area.

Over the past 24 hours, the Ukrainian Armed Forces repulsed nine Russian attacks and destroyed two Russian tanks, 13 artillery systems, eight armoured combat vehicles, and six vehicles on the Donetsk and Luhansk fronts alone. In the south of Ukraine, in Kherson and Mykolaiv oblasts, the Russian forces lost around 70 military personnel and a number of pieces of military equipment.

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