Ukraine Defense Ministry:  Russian forces continue reconnaissance and shelling of Ukraine forces throughout Donetsk 

June 22, 2022

The one hundred nineteenth (119) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a Russian military invasion continues.

Russian occupiers continue to launch missile and air strikes on military and civilian infrastructure in Ukraine.

In the Volyn and Polissya areas, certain units of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus focus their main efforts on conducting reconnaissance, engineering equipment of positions and protection of the state border.

In the Siversky direction, the enemy, in order to demonstrate the presence, holds up to three battalion tactical groups and units of airborne troops in the border areas of Bryansk and Kursk regions. The enemy fired mortars and artillery shells at the settlements of Seredyna-Buda, Myropillya, Sumy Oblast, and Gremyach, Chernihiv Oblast.

In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy is conducting air reconnaissance in order to identify the locations of our troops. The aggressor carried out intense artillery shelling of Ukrainian positions near Kharkiv, Staryi Saltiv, Rubizhne and Chepil. In addition, the enemy fired from barrel and jet artillery at civilian infrastructure in the areas of the settlements of Ukrainka, Petrivka, Shevelivka, Bazaliyivka and Prudyanka.

In the Slovyansk direction, the occupiers are carrying out systematic fire in order to create conditions for the resumption of the offensive on the city of Slovyansk. Conduct assault operations. They are firing from multiple rocket launchers near Nova Dmytrivka, Osynivka, Kurulka, Ivanivka and Adamivka.

In the Donetsk direction, the enemy continues to focus its efforts on the Siverodonetsk and Bakhmut directions in order to reach the administrative borders of Luhansk region.

The enemy is trying to establish full control over the city of Siverodonetsk, block units of the Defense Forces in the areas of Borivske and Voronove, fighting continues.

In order to strengthen, the enemy regrouped troops in the Bakhmut direction.

Ukrainian warriors in the direction of Myronivka - Semigirye repulsed the assault in the direction of Vuhlehirska TPP. They also stopped the offensive in the direction of Molodizhne - Katerynivka. The enemy retreated.

In the Kramatorsk, Avdiivka, Novopavliv and Zaporizhzhia directions, the enemy is fighting to restrain the actions of units of the Defense Forces and prevent them from being transferred to threatening directions. It fired on the areas of Andriyivka, Novodonetske, Stara Ukrainka and Huliaipole. It struck an air strike near Krasnohorivka.

In the South Buh direction, the enemy is concentrating its main efforts on preventing the offensive of our troops. He did not take active actions. At the same time, he fired from artillery and rocket-propelled grenade launchers in the areas of Tavriyske, Shevchenkove, Kiselivka, and Kvitneve. It struck an air strike near Bila Krynytsia.