Ukraine Defense Ministry:  Russian artillery pounds Ukrainian troops and civilians throughout the Donbas region

June 14, 2022

The one hundred eleventh (111) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a Russian military invasion continues.

Russian enemy does not stop conducting offensive operations in the Eastern Operational Zone and launching missile and air strikes on infrastructure facilities in Ukraine.

In the northern direction, the enemy reinforced units of the 1st Tank Army of the Western Military District, which is involved in covering the Russian-Ukrainian border in the Bryansk and Kursk regions, with two battalion tactical groups of airborne troops. Russian aggressor fired artillery at the positions of the Defense Forces in the border areas of Sumy and Chernihiv oblasts. Conducted air reconnaissance of UAVs in the area of ​​the settlement of Seredyna Buda, Sumy oblast.

In the Kharkiv direction, Russian enemy's main efforts are focused on conducting positional defense and preventing the further advance of units of the Defense Forces to the State Border. The invaders fired, including army aircraft, in the areas of the settlements of Rubizhne, Ruska Lozova, Bayrak, and Dementiyivka.

In the Slovyansk direction, Russian occupiers are focusing their efforts on establishing full control over the settlement of Bohorodychne and creating conditions for the development of the offensive on Slovyansk. The enemy used artillery near Dibrivne, Karnaukhivka, Nova Dmytrivka, and Vernopil.

In the Lyman direction, Russian occupiers are regrouping troops in order to develop an offensive in the directions Lyman - Raihorodok and Yampil - Siversk.

In the Siverodonetsk direction, Russian enemy strengthened the group by moving to the area of ​​settlements Kreminna - Rubizhne up to two battalion tactical groups. With the support of artillery, it carried out assault operations in the city of Siverodonetsk, trying to gain a foothold in the central part of the city.

In the Bakhmut direction, Russian aggressors fired artillery at the positions of our troops in the areas of the settlements of the Vidrodzhennia, Novoluhansk, and Bakhmut. Has partial success, is fixed in the settlement of the Vidrodzhennia. Continues to carry out assault operations in the direction of the Vidrodzjennia - Vershyna.

In the Avdiivka, Kurakhivka, Novopavlivka, and Zaporizhzhia directions, Russian enemy did not take active action. Increased the use of aircraft and artillery to bind our troops.

In the South Buh area, the occupiers are concentrating their main efforts on maintaining the occupied borders and preventing our troops from conducting counter-offensive operations.

In the Kryvyi Rih direction, the enemy mined the coast of the Inhulets River along the Davydiv Brid-Kalynivske border.

In the Mykolayiv direction, in the areas of the settlements of Stanislav, Tomyna Balka, and Doslidne in the Kherson oblast, the enemy deployed up to two jet batteries and one-barrel artillery battery.

Five Caliber naval-based cruise missiles are ready to be used in missiles in the Black Sea.

The enemy continues to suffer losses in manpower and equipment. In order to solve the problem of restoring damaged weapons and equipment, there are about 30 mobile brigades in Belhorod, Voronezh, Rostov regions, as well as in the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

In the Kharkiv direction, Russian enemy focused its main efforts on maintaining the occupied frontiers. To restrain the actions of units of the Defense Forces, it carries out the systematic fire on the positions of our troops. In addition, Russian occupiers fired on civilian infrastructure in the settlements of Dementiyivka, Ruska Lozova, Mospanove, and Bazalivka. The enemy remotely mined the area in the areas of Bayrak, Peremoha, and Shestakovo. Conducts assault operations near Rubizhne, and fighting continues.

Systematic Russian enemy artillery shelling was recorded in the Slovyansk direction in the areas of the settlements of Tetyanivka, Chepil, Dolyna, Dibrivne, and Bohorodychne.

Russian enemy did not take any active action in the Lyman direction. It fired artillery at civilian infrastructure in the Siversk area.

In the Siverodonetsk direction, Russian invaders fired on civilian infrastructure in the settlements of Siverodonetsk, Lysychansk, Bila Hora, Ustynivka, Toshkivka and others. Helicopter strikes near Metelkino.

Russian enemy is conducting assaults in the city of Siverodonetsk, and fighting continues. The enemy is regrouping troops and trying to strengthen the group.

In the Bakhmut direction, the occupiers fired at our troops with mortars, barrels, and jet artillery in the areas of Mykolayivka, Berestove, Vrubivka, Pokrovske, and New York. Enemy army aircraft launched an air strike near Belogorovka.

In the Berestove area, Ukrainian soldiers repulsed an enemy assault, inflicted losses on the enemy, and forced them to retreat to their former positions. The enemy is conducting assault operations in the area of ​​the settlement of Zolote, and the fighting continues.

The aggressor did not conduct active hostilities in the Avdiivka, Kurakhiv, Novopavliv, and Zaporizhia directions. It fired on civilian infrastructure near Avdiivka, Marinka, and Huliaipole. It struck with assault and army aircraft in the areas of Sribne and Mali Shcherbaki. It conducted reconnaissance in battle near Pavlivka.

In the South Buh direction, Russian enemy fired on units of our troops and tried to fight the counter-battery.

In the areas of Trudolyubivka, Tokareve, Bashtanka, Kvitneve, Luch, Tavriyske, and Oleksandrivka, Russian occupiers fired at the infrastructure with artillery, mortars, and multiple rocket launchers.

The enemy conducts reconnaissance in this direction using UAVs. Remotely mined some parts of the river Inhulets. Continues engineering equipment positions.

The situation in the Bessarabian direction has not changed significantly.