ANASTASIIA KALATUR – MONDAY, 4 JULY 2022, 06:50
After conducting artillery exercises, Russian troops have forced the crossing of the Siverskyi Donets river.
Source: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebook, information as of 06:00 on 4 July
Details: On the Kramatorsk front, Russian forces are consolidating their positions in and around Lysychansk and Bilohorivka.
On the Donetsk front, Russia has focused its efforts on pushing the units of Ukrainian troops back to the Siversk – Fedorivka – Bakhmut line.
On the Bakhmut front, Russian forces have renewed their attacks on the positions of Ukrainian troops using gun and rocket artillery along the entire contact line. In addition, they conducted mass rocket strikes on the areas around Pokrovske, Berestove, Spirne, and the Vuhledar Thermoelectric Power Plant.
Russian forces are mounting an artillery-supported offensive in the areas of Vasylivka, Berestove, Spirne, Slynove, and Maiorsk, but have not been successful so far.
On the Avdiivka and Kurakhove fronts, Russian occupation forces conducted assault operations towards Pobieda and Mariinka. Russian aircraft conducted airstrikes on the eastern outskirts of Avdiivka and Mariinka.
On the Pivdennyi Buh and Tavriia fronts, Russian troops are focusing their main efforts on regaining the positions they lost to Ukrainian forces in the areas of Ivanivka, Potiomkine, and Myrne, and on preventing a Ukrainian counterattack in Kherson and Mykolaiv oblasts. The Russians performed combat engineering tasks in order to reinforce their positions near Novovoskresenske.
Russia has transferred 17 wagonloads of ammunition from temporarily occupied Crimea to the Kalanchak railway station in the urban-type village of Myrne in Kherson Oblast.
There were no significant changes on the Volyn, Polissia, and Sivershchyna fronts. On the Sivershchyna front, Russia has used artillery and army helicopters in Kursk Oblast (Russia) in order to fire on the positions on Ukrainian Defence Forces in the areas around Vasylkivske, Bilopillia, Bachivsk, and Vovkivka in Sumy Oblast.
On the Kharkiv front, Russia has focused its efforts on pinning down the Ukrainian troops in the area and preventing them from mounting an offensive. Ukrainian forces repelled a Russian assault towards Prudianka.
Russia is actively deploying electronic warfare systems in order to interfere with the Ukrainian command and communication systems in the area.
On the Sloviansk front, Russian occupying forces are attempting to capture Bohorodychne, Mazanivka, and Dolyna. Fighting is continuing there.
Russian troops are regrouping in order to resume an offensive. To this end, a battalion tactical group from the Izium district was transferred towards Snizhivka and additional gun artillery units were deployed in the area.
On the Novopavlivka and Zaporizhzhia fronts, Russia is systematically firing on Ukrainian Defence Force units in order to pin them down and prevent them from being transferred to other fronts.
Three naval cruise missile carriers (equipped with Kalibr cruise missiles) are on standby in the waters of the Black Sea.
Earlier: On 11 May, the Russian army lost 485 out of 550 (88%) soldiers of the 74th Motor Rifle Brigade in an attempt to force a crossing over the Siverskyi Donets river. Over 80 pieces of Russian military equipment were damaged.