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  • Operational update regarding the #russian_invasion as of 18:00 on June 17, 2022
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 17 June 2022 19:13

    The one hundred fourteenth (114) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues. 

    In the Volyn and Polissya directions without changes. Combat training activities are being carried out with the personnel of engineering units of the Armed Forces of the republic of belarus.

    In the Siversky direction, the enemy fired on civilian infrastructure near Mezenivka and Hlukhiv, Sumy region. In addition, enemy aircraft struck two settlements in the Sumy region.

    In the Slobozhansky direction, the enemy carries out remote mining of the area. Conducted air reconnaissance using UAVs.

    In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy is trying to prevent units of the Defense Forces from entering the state border of Ukraine and the rear of the russian group of troops operating in the Slovyansk direction.

    In order to identify weaknesses in the defense of our troops in the areas of Dementiyivka, Rubizhne and Pyatihatki, the enemy used sabotage and reconnaissance groups. Ukrainian soldiers found them and inflicted losses. The enemy retreated. Not far from Kochubiivka, the occupiers tried to conduct reconnaissance by fighting. Our defenders did not give them any chance of success and the enemy retreated with losses.

    russian occupiers fired on civilian infrastructure in the areas of Tsyrkuny, Verkhniy Saltiv, Pishchane, Ruska Lozova and Krynychne.

    In the Slovyansk direction, the enemy's main efforts are focused on continuing the offensive in the direction of the city of Slovyansk, the fighting continues. He tried to conduct reconnaissance near Krasnopilla by battle, was unsuccessful, and retreated.

    The enemy carried out systematic artillery shelling in the areas of the settlements of Dibrivne, Pashkove, Hrushuvakha, Kurulka, and Velyka Komyshuvakha.

    Units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine forced the enemy to leave the village of Dmytrivka, Izium district, Kharkiv oblast.

    The enemy did not take active action in the Lyman direction. It fired at the positions of our artillery units.

    In the Siverodonetsk direction, the occupiers continue to fire from artillery and rocket-propelled grenade launchers. In addition, they launched air strikes on the positions of our units near Syrotyn and Borivske.

    Fighting continues to establish full control over the city of Siverodonetsk.

    Our soldiers successfully repulsed the assault in the areas of Sirotin and Metolkino. The enemy withdrew to the previously occupied positions.

    In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy fired on civilian infrastructure in the areas of the settlements of Mykolaivka, Bilohorivka, Pokrovske, Zaitseve and Stepne.

    Near Hirske, Ukrainian defenders stopped by selective fire an attempt of enemy's reconnaissance by fighting. Also, the enemy again conducted unsuccessful assaults in the areas of Berestove and Kodema. He suffered losses and left.

    After regrouping, with the support of artillery, the occupiers attempted an assault near Nyrkove. Ukrainian soldiers by fire forced them to abandon this idea. Now the enemy is counting his losses.

    In the Avdiivka, Kurakhivka, Novopavlivsk and Zaporizhzhia directions, the enemy did not take active action. It fired on civilian infrastructure in the settlements of Novoselivka, Krasnohorivka, Zelene Pole and Kamyanske. It struck air strikes on New York, Avdiivka and Pobeda.

    In the South Buh direction, the enemy conducted air reconnaissance of UAVs in order to detect changes in the position of our troops and correct artillery fire.

    In order to deter our units, it fired from barrel and jet artillery and mortars in the areas of the settlements of Topolyne, Knyazivka, Lupareve, Posad-Pokrovske and Novohryhorivka.

    The occupiers continue to violate the rights and freedoms of the citizens of Ukraine in the temporarily occupied territory, to destroy and export to the territory of the russian federation the property of the seized industrial enterprises, to carry out measures of the administrative-police regime. The enemy does not understand and is afraid of total resistance from Ukrainians.

    We believe in the Armed Forces of Ukraine! Together to victory!

    Glory to Ukraine!