Ukrainian Armed Forces Repel Russian Attacks on 2 Fronts General Staff Report

KATERYNA TYSHCHENKO – THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2022, 6:57 PM

On Thursday evening, the Ukrainian armed forces repelled Russian assault operations on the Sloviansk and Bakhmut fronts.

Source: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebook, information at 6:00 p.m. on June 16

Details: On the Sloviansk Front, Russian forces opened artillery fire on the areas around Mazanivka, Krasnopillia and Dibrovne. Ukrainian forces repelled a Russian assault on the town of Dolyna, forcing the Russians to retreat.

On the Facade of DonetskRussian troops continue to fire on Ukrainian positions along the entire line of contact, concentrating their main efforts on the Sievierodonetsk and Bakhmut fronts.

No active combat operations took place on the in front of Lyman. Russian occupying forces opened artillery fire on a neighborhood of Starodubivka.

On the In front of Sievierodonetsk, Russia deployed artillery and multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) to fire on Sievierodonetsk, Lysychansk, Ustynivka, Loskutivka, Metiolkine and Borivske. Russian planes carried out an airstrike on Loskutivka.

On the Bakhmut FacadeRussian occupation forces fire on New York, Zaitseve, Pokrovske, Nova Kamianka, Yakovlivka, Berestove, Mykolaivka and Novoivanivka with artillery.

Two Russian Ka-52 helicopters carried out an airstrike on the peaceful village of Yakovlivka. Ukrainian armed forces managed to repel a Russian attack on Berestove.

On the Avdiivka, Kurakhove, Novopavlivka and Zaporizhzhia fronts, Russian forces tried to carry out assault operations in order to prevent the transfer of Ukrainian troops to other fronts. They fired at Mariinka, Novomykhailivka, Zaliznychne, Huliaipole and Charivne with mortars, cannon artillery and multiple rocket launcher systems.

On the Volyn and Polissia Fronts, units of the Belarusian armed forces continue to cover the border between Belarus and Ukraine. Belarusian forces also perform combat engineering tasks to reinforce their positions along the state border in Brest Oblast (Belarus). Between June 14 and 16, command and staff training exercises were conducted among the units of the Belarusian armed forces responsible for organizing support and supply behind the front line.

On the In front of Silvershchyna, Russian forces opened artillery fire on Leonivka in Chernihiv Oblast and Ulanove, Sopych and Baranivka in Sumy Oblast in Ukraine. A pair of Russian Ka-52 helicopters carried out an airstrike near the town of Hlukhiv in Sumy Oblast.

On the before SlobozhanshchynaRussian troops continue to conduct hostilities in order to corner Ukrainian Defense Forces units and prevent them from advancing towards the state border.

On the Kharkiv FrontRussia deployed artillery guns and multiple rocket launchers to fire on Zolochiv, Udy, Bairak, Peremoha, Rubizhne, Verkhnii Saltiv, Pechenihy and Lebiazhe.

The situation has not changed much on the Pivdennyi Buh beforewhere Russian forces continued to focus their efforts on holding their previously occupied positions and performing combat engineer tasks to reinforce those positions.

Russian forces used regular artillery and rockets to fire on areas around the towns and villages of Osokorivka, Dobrianka, Topolyne, Kniazivka, Murakhivka, Chervona Dolyna, Zoria, Kotliareve, Novomykolaivka, Stepova Dolyna, Tavriiske, Lymany and Oleksandrivka.

Three Russian high-precision missile carriers with a full range of 20-caliber cruise missiles are kept ready.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine also noted that the heavy losses suffered by the Russian army in Ukraine are hampering the plans of the Russian military leadership to rapidly advance further into Ukraine. There are more and more cases where a large number of servicemen are dismissed because of their refusal to continue to participate in hostilities on Ukrainian territory. This prevents Russian forces from quickly reinforcing and replacing units that have lost combat capability.