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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 p.m., June 21, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 21 June 2023 18:51

    Day 483 of the full-scale russian military aggression continues.

    The russian federation continues to kill Ukrainian people, and ignores the laws and customs of war, while using terror tactics, striking both military and civilian targets.

    During the day of June 21, the enemy carried out more than 30x airstrikes using 6x Iranian strike UAVs "Shahed-136/131". All "Shaheds" were destroyed by Ukrainian Defense Forces. Moreover, the occupiers launched 23x MLRS attacks on Ukrainian settlements and Ukrainian Defense Forces. Unfortunately, there are dead and injured civilians, houses and other civilian infrastructure have been damaged.

    The threat of missile and air strikes across Ukraine remains high.

    The enemy continues to focus its main efforts on the Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Maryinka axes, and heavy battles continue. Over 30x combat clashes took place during the day.

    Volyn and Polissya axes: no significant changes detected. There are no signs of the formation enemy groupings.

    On the training grounds of the republic of belarus, combat training and coordination of units of the russian armed forces are ongoing before they are sent to the frontlines in Ukraine.

    Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the enemy forces maintain an enhanced presence at the Ukrainian border. They carried out airstrikes on Leonivka, Mykolaivka of the Chernihiv Oblast and Volfyna of the Sumy Oblast. russians shelled with mortars and artillery attacks the settlements such as Hrinivka, Yeline, Karpovychi, Leonivka, Chernihiv Oblast; Seredyna-Buda, Sytne, Fotofizh, Novi Virky, Volfine, Shpil, Obod, Kindrativka, Loknya, Stepne of the Sumy Oblast, as well as Odnorobivka, Udy, Veterinarne, Kozacha Lopan, Visoka Yaruga, Liptsi, Alisivka, Bugruvatka, Staritsa, Vovchansk, Vovchanski Khutory, Bochkove, Pletenivka, Mala Vovcha, Varvarivka, Budarky, Rublene, Aniskine, Milove in Kharkiv Oblast.

    Kupyansk axis: the occupiers carried out an airstrike at Sinkivka of the Kharkiv Oblast. Krasne Pershe, Figolivka, Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Zapadne, Masyutivka, Kislivka, Berestov in the Kharkiv Oblast were shelled by enemy artillery and mortars.

    Lyman axis: the enemy forces carried out unsuccessful offensives near Dibrova in Luhansk Oblast and Serebryanka in Donetsk Oblast. They carried out airstrikes at Novoyehorivka and Belogorivka areas of the Luhansk Oblast and Siversk – Donetsk Oblast. Stelmakhivka, Nevske, Dibrova, Kuzmyne, Bilogorivka in the Luhansk Oblast and Torske, Verkhnyokamianske, Spirne and Rozdolivka in the Donetsk Oblast were shelled by artillery fire.

    Bakhmut axis: the adversary carried out unsuccessful offensive operations in the vicinities of Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Ivanivskyi, and Bila Hora of the Donetsk Oblast. russians carried out airstrikes near Kurdyumivka and New York in the Donetsk Oblast. Vasyukivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Bohdanivka, Kalynivka, Chasiv Yar, Ivanivske, Ozaryanivka, Bila Hora, Kostyantynivka, Druzhba and Severny of the Donetsk Oblast were shelled by the enemy.

    Avdiivka axis: the enemy forces carried out unsuccessful offensives near the Pivnichne and Pervomaisky areas of the Donetsk Oblast. Carried out airstrikes near Avdiivka, Severny and Pervomaisky. They shelled the settlements suck as Oleksandropil, Keramik, Novokalynove, Berdychi, Stepove, Avdiivka, Tonenke, Severne, Pervomaiske, Netaylove and Nevelske of the Donetsk Oblast.

    Maryinka axis: russian forces carried out offensive operations in the vicinities of Marinka, albeit without success. They carried out an airstrike at the Krasnohorivka area. At the same time, russians shelled Krasnohorivka, Zoryan, Hostre, Maryinka, Georgiivka, Kurakhove, and Pobyeda in the Donetsk Oblast.

    Shakhtarsk axis: the occupiers carried out offensives in the vicinities of Novomykhailivka and Vugledar, albeit without success. They carried out an airstrike at the Novomykhailivka district of the Donetsk Oblast. russians shelled Paraskoviivka, Novomykhailivka, Kostyantynivka, Elizavetivka, Katerynivka, Bogoyavlenka, Blagodatne, Prechistivka, Zolota Niva, and Velika Novosilka in the Donetsk Oblast.

    Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: russian forces are on the defensive. Conducted unsuccessful offensive actions near Pyatikhatky, Zaporizhzhia Oblast. The enemy forces carried out airstrikes at Preobrazhenka and Stopnohirsk of the Donetsk Oblast. They shelled Novoocheretuvate, Neskuchne, Blagodatne, Makarivka, Storozheve, Zelene Pole, Temyrivka, Novopil, Burlatske of the Donetsk Oblast; Levadne, Chervone, Hulyaipole, Novoandriivka, Stepove, Pyatikhatky, Lobkovo, Kamianske of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast; Zolota Balka, Mykhailivka, Novooleksandrivka, Dudchany, Kachkarivka, Shlyakhove, Kozatske, Mykolaivka, Burgunka, Ivanivka, Sadove, Prydniprovske, Naddniprianske, Molodizhne, Zimivnyk, Bilozerka, Romashkove, Antonivka, Kherson, Dniprovske, Kizomys of the Kherson Oblast and Ochakiv of the Mykolaiv Oblast.

    Ukrainian Air Force carried out 12x strikes on concentrations of russian troops and 6x on enemy anti-aircraft missile systems.

    Ukrainian Defense Forces shot down 1x russian Mi-24 attack helicopter.

    Ukrainian missile and artillery units attacked 1x command post and 1x enemy ammunition depot.

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