Ukraine Defense Ministry: Russian forces continue artillery barrage against Ukraine villages

June 24, 2022

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The one hundred twenty-first (121) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.

The enemy does not cease offensive operations in the Eastern Operational Zone in order

- to establish full control over the territory of Donetsk and Luhansk regions;

- to keep the land corridor between these territories and the temporarily occupied Ukrainian Crimea;

- to block maritime communications of Ukraine in the north-western part of the Black Sea;

- to keep the occupied areas of the Kherson and part of the Zaporizhzhia areas and attempts to the creation of favorable conditions for the resumption of offensive in the Mykolayiv area.

The enemy continues to launch missile strikes on critical civilian infrastructure in Ukraine.

In the Volyn and Polissya directions without special changes. On the territory of the Republic of Belarus there is an increase in the system of engineering and fortification equipment of defense positions in the areas bordering Ukraine and the European Union.

In the Siversky direction, the enemy fired on civilian and military infrastructure in the areas of the settlements of Tovstodubove, Bachivsk, Hlukhiv, and Manukhivka in the Sumy oblast.

In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy inflicted artillery strikes in the districts of Kharkiv, Staryi Saltiv, Korobochkyne, Pechenihy, Dementiyivka, and Zolochiv. Intensified the activities of sabotage and reconnaissance groups.

In the Slovyansk direction, the enemy fires artillery at civilian infrastructure in the areas of the settlements of Bohorodychne, Krasnopillya, Kurulka, Chervone, Ridne, and Chervona Polyana.

In the Siverodonetsk direction, the enemy fired from tanks, mortars, artillery, and jet artillery near Lysychansk, Siverodonetsk, Bila Hora, Vovchoyarivka, Spirne, and Berestove. It struck air strikes on the settlements of Lysychansk and Borivske. Fighting continues for the city of Siverodonetsk.

The occupiers launched an offensive near the settlement of Myrna Dolyna, and hostilities continue. Our soldiers successfully stopped the enemy's offensive near Borivske.

In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy fired at artillery positions of our troops near Mykolayivka, Berestove, and Novoluhansk. It is trying to improve the tactical position and take control of the existing routes.

In the Novopavloisk direction, the enemy fired in the areas of the settlements of Antonivka, Vuhledar, and Zolota Nyva.

The sabotage and reconnaissance groups involved in the enemy were discovered and defeated by Ukrainian soldiers. The remnants of the enemy's DRG fled in panic.

The enemy did not conduct active hostilities in the Avdiivka, Kurakhiv, and Zaporizhzhia areas. In order to prevent the transfer of reserves to threatening areas, the enemy fired at our troops in the areas of the settlements of Avdiivka, Umanske, Vesele, Novobahmutivka, Huliaipilske, Bilogirya, and Staroukrainka.

As part of logistics, the occupiers are trying to demine the waters of the Berdyansk seaport.

In the South Buh direction, the enemy did not take active action. It defends himself and tries to fight against the battery. Inflicted an air strike on the positions of our troops in the area of ​​the settlement of Bila Krynytsia. Our aircraft, in the relevant areas, hit the enemy clusters in response.