Tuesday, June 18, 2024

RU Attack on 8 Fronts, Fighting Continues on 6 of Them; Half of C-Clashes On Pokrovsk Front; UKR Gradually Pushing RU out of Kharkiv Oblast; Drones Attacked 4 Regions of RU Federation; UKR "prepares ground" for Attacks on Crimea; 119 C-Clashes on Contact Line-Past Day, LIVE UPDATES, DETAILS, and LOTS MORE

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
Russians attack on 8 fronts, fighting continues on 6 of them – Ukraine's General Staff:
The Russians are attacking along the entire line of contact in Ukraine. A total of 123 combat clashes have taken place over the past 24 hours, with 42 clashes occurring since the beginning of Monday. Fighting is currently taking place near 12 settlements.
Source : General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebook , information as of 10:00 on 17 June
Quote from the General Staff : "Over the past 24 hours, the enemy launched a total of two missile attacks on the positions of our troops and populated areas, using three missiles, and 45 airstrikes, which included the dropping of 66 aerial bombs. They also fired over 3,500 times, 93 times from multiple-launch rocket systems."
Details : At the same time, Ukraine’s Air Force struck 10 areas where Russian personnel were concentrated over the past day. The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine noted that the total losses of the Russians had amounted to 1,080 people, 2 tanks, 18 armoured combat vehicles, 14 artillery systems, 8 operational and tactical UAVs, 24 vehicles and 12 units of special equipment.
Since the beginning of the day on 17 June, 42 combat clashes have already taken place. The Russians launched 27 kamikaze strikes and fired at Ukrainian troops' positions and populated areas more than 500 times.
On the Kharkiv front , Russian troops attacked Ukrainian positions near Vovchansk two times. Fighting continues there.
"The Russians lost 175 soldiers killed and wounded on this front yesterday; two vehicles and a unit of the aggressor's special equipment were destroyed. In addition, 33 clusters of enemy personnel and an ammunition storage point were destroyed," the General Staff noted. --->READ MORE HERE
General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
Half of combat clashes take place on Pokrovsk front – Ukraine's General Staff:
79 combat clashes occurred in the combat zone on 17 June, almost a half of them on the Pokrovsk front, where "the situation is tense".
Source: the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
Quote: "The situation along almost the entire contact line is dynamic. Russian occupiers concentrate their main efforts on the Pokrovsk front."
Details: On the Kharkiv front , five combat clashes took place. The Russians do not give up their attempts to break through Ukrainian defences near the settlements of Vovchansk and Lyptsi, where the fighting is ongoing.
On the Kupiansk front , Ukrainian forces have repelled seven Russian attacks near the settlements of Synkivka, Pishchane and Stepova Novoselivka, and two more are ongoing.
On the Lyman front , heavy fighting is ongoing. Seven combat clashes have occurred near the settlements of Torske, Terny and Makiivka. Near the latter Russian troops launched an attack with non-guided aerial missiles. Two more Russian attacks are ongoing near the settlement of Hrekivka.
On the Kramatorsk front , the Russians carried out four attacks near the settlements of Hryhorivka, Klishchiivka and Nove. Two of them are ongoing. The Russians supported their actions with an airstrike near the Novyi district.
On the Pokrovsk front , the Russians keep pushing. Russian troops have tried to breach Ukrainian defences near the settlements of Yevhenivka, Novooleksandrivka, Novoselivka Persha, Sokol, Umanske and Yasnobrodivka 32 times. More than half of the combat clashes on this front are still ongoing. The Russians are actively deploying aircraft, both fighter jets and assault aircraft, to support their offensive actions. As of now, six airstrikes were launched in total. --->READ MORE HERE
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