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Russians significantly increase efforts on Pokrovsk front – Ukraine's General Staff

Sunday, 16 June 2024, 23:33
Russians significantly increase efforts on Pokrovsk front – Ukraine's General Staff
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The Russians considerably increased their efforts on the Pokrovsk front on 16 June. In total over 100 combat clashes were documented on this front.

Source: report by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine as of 22:00

Quote: "On the Pokrovsk front the Russians have considerably increased their efforts. The number of combat clashes has risen to 40, which is the highest number since the beginning of June. Supported by all their available means of attack (aircraft, artillery, armed combat vehicles, attack UAVs, FPV-drones and small arms), the Russian occupiers tried to drives wedges into the formations of the defence forces of Ukraine near the settlements of Novooleksandrivka, Yevhenivka, Kalynove, Sokol, Novoselivka Persha and Umanske.

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32 Russian attacks have been repelled by our troops. Eight combat clashes are still ongoing. The defence forces are making every effort to exhaust and hold the Russian occupiers back on this front.

The Russians suffered more than 190 casualties. Five enemy dugouts were struck."

Details: As of 22:00 104 combat clashes have occurred in the combat zone. The situation remains tense but controlled.

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Over the day the defence forces struck nine clusters of personnel of the Russians.

The Russians launched two missile attacks using three missiles and 39 airstrikes using 53 guided aerial bombs. 428 kamikaze drones were also deployed. The Russians launched almost 2,500 attacks on the positions of Ukrainian forces and settlements using artillery, mortars, small arms and armed combat vehicles.

On the Kharkiv front, the Russians launched five attacks near the city of Vovchansk. Three Russian assaults were repelled by Ukrainian forces. Two combat clashes are ongoing. According to early reports, so far today the Russians have lost 122 soldiers killed and injured, while 31 personnel shelters and an ammunition store have been struck.

On the Kupiansk front, Russian forces made four attempts to push Ukrainian units back from their positions near the settlements of Synkivka, Stepova Novoselivka and Berestove. Two Russian attacks were successfully repelled, while combat clashes near Synkivka and Stepova Novoselivka are ongoing.

On the Lyman front, the Russians, supported by aircraft, made 10 attempts to advance near the settlements of Hrekivka, Druzheliubivka, Makiivka and Nevske. Four attacks were repelled by Ukrainian troops. The situation is tense. Fighting is ongoing near Druzheliubivka and Nevske.

On the Siversk front, there were no significant changes to the situation. Nine Russian attacks near the settlements of Verkhnokamianske and Rozdolivka were repelled by Ukrainian forces.

On the Kramatorsk front, the Russians attacked Ukrainian forces near the settlement of Ivanivske and Andriivka three times but without success. Ukrainian forces did not lose positions or territory.

On the Kurakhove front, there were no significant changes to the situation. Since the beginning of the day 10 combat clashes have occurred there. Four Russian attacks near the settlements of Heorhiivka, Paraskoviivka and Kostiantynivka were successfully repelled by Ukrainian forces. The situation near Krasnohorivka remains tense, and fighting is ongoing.

On the Vremivka front, the Russians, supported by aircraft, made 11 attempts to dislodge Ukrainian units from their positions near the settlements of Vodiane, Urozhaine and Staromaiorske. 10 attacks were unsuccessful for the Russians, a combat clash is ongoing near Vodaine. The situation is under control of Ukrainian forces.

On the Orikhiv and Prydniprovia fronts, the Russians conducted seven assault actions but to no avail. Ukrainian forces have not lost their positions.

On other fronts there were no significant changes.

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