Ukraine Defense Ministry: Russia still fighting to control Sievierodonetsk

June 10, 2022

One hundred seventh (107) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a Russian military invasion continues. 

In the Volyn and Polissya directions, the involvement of units of the special brigade of the internal troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus in border protection in the Gomel region has been confirmed.

In the Sicersky direction, on the part of the enemy, active action is not observed, no signs of the creation of strike groups and the movement of individual units. The enemy fired mortars at the settlements of Seredyna-Buda, Rozhkovychi, Senkivka and Sopych.

In the Slobozhansky direction, the enemy, with forces of up to 30 battalion tactical groups, is fighting. Carries out systematic fire action in order to restrain the actions of the troops of the Defense Forces and prevent their further advance and entry into the line of the State Border.

The enemy continues defensive actions in the Kharkiv direction. The main efforts of the enemy are focused on maintaining the occupied frontiers. To prevent the advance of our troops, the aggressor carried out artillery shelling of Ukrainian positions.

In the Slovyansk direction, the enemy did not take active action, concentrated its troops, trying to create conditions for the resumption of the offensive.

In the Donetsk direction, the enemy continues to fire at our units along the entire line of contact, launching missile and air strikes, including in populated areas.

The occupiers did not take any active action in the Lyman direction. Areas of Hryhorivka and Serebryanka settlements were shelled.

In the Siverodonetsk direction, the enemy tries unsuccessfully to establish full control over the city of Siverodonetsk, and fighting continues.

In the Bakhmut direction, the occupiers are actively using operational-tactical and army aircraft. Enemy units attempted to carry out assault operations in the direction of the settlements of Nyrkove and Mykolayivka. Ukrainian soldiers inflicted fire damage. The occupiers withdrew with losses.

The enemy tried to conduct reconnaissance by fighting in the direction of the settlements of Nahirne and Berestove. It was repulsed and left.

The enemy is advancing in the direction of Vozdvyzhenka - Roty, has partial success, is fixed on the occupied frontiers.

In the Avdiivka, Kurakhiv, Novopavliv and Zaporizhzhya directions, the enemy exerts systematic fire on the positions of our units in order to restrain action.

Enemy units are defending in the South Buh direction. In order to strengthen the group, the enemy moved units. Takes measures on engineering equipment of previously occupied frontiers. In particular, the establishment of mine barriers in the area of the settlement of Vysokopillya is noted.

Despite the coercive measures carried out by the command of the occupying forces, refusals to take part in hostilities by units mobilized by forcibly mobilized personnel from the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts continue to be recorded. It became known that due to the losses received during the fighting with Ukrainian defenders in the Kharkiv region, the motorized infantry unit of the 1st Army Corps in full refused to participate in hostilities.

Over the past 24 hours, the defenders of Ukraine repulsed seven enemy attacks in Donetsk and Luhansk, destroyed ten tanks, seven artillery systems, four armored combat vehicles, three special armored vehicles, four units of vehicles and an enemy ammunition depot. Air defense units shot down five Orlan-10 unmanned aerial vehicles.

Our aircraft struck a series of strikes on enemy bases, places of accumulation of equipment and personnel, and field depots in the areas of five different settlements of the Kherson oblast.

In the Slovyansk direction, enemy units are preparing to resume the offensive on the city of Slovyansk. The enemy fired artillery at the settlements of Dolyna, Chervona Polyana, Nova Dmytrivka, Hrushuvakha, and Dibrivne.

In the Siverodonetsk direction, the enemy is storming in order to establish full control over the city of Siverodonetsk and create conditions for the blockade of our units. The fighting continues. The enemy fired artillery at the settlements of Siverodonetsk, Lysychansk, Ustynivka, Toshkivka, Zolote, and Hirske.

In the Bakhmut direction, enemy fire activity was recorded near New York, Zolote, Vrubivka, Komyshuvakha, Berestov, and Luhanske.

The occupiers did not take active action in the Avdiivka, Kurakhiv, Novopavliv, and Zaporizhzhia areas. They fired mortars, artillery and jet artillery in the areas of Avdiivka, Tonenke, Nevelske, Marinka, Orikhiv, Opytne and Novobakhmutivka.

The enemy launched air strikes using Su-25 aircraft near Marinka and Krasnohorivka and Ka-52 helicopters near Novobakhmutivka and Mi-8 near Oleksandropil. In the Novopavlovsk direction, the enemy strengthened the grouping of its troops.

The enemy did not wage active hostilities in the Lyman direction. Continues to consolidate in the area of ​​Svyatohirsk. Takes measures to continue the offensive in the direction of the Lyman - Slovyansk. He fired near Dronivka and Serebryanka.

In the South Buh direction, the enemy is defending. The enemy continues to improve the fortification equipment of the second and third lines of defense. Carries out camouflage measures.

The situation in the Bessarabian direction has not changed significantly.

In the waters of the Black and Azov Seas, the enemy is focusing its efforts on blocking civilian shipping. In the Black Sea, the carriers of the Caliber naval base cruise missiles are ready for use.

Units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine continue to inflict significant losses on enemy troops and maintain a stable defense in all directions.

It is increasingly difficult for the enemy to replenish units that have suffered losses as a result of the war on the territory of Ukraine. The aggressors are trying to solve the problem of recruitment by promising favorable financial conditions and the introduction of short-term contracts for military service. The occupiers themselves call such contracts "one way".