Ukraine Defense Ministry:  Russian forces press their drive to encircle Ukrainians in Lysychansk

July 1, 2022

 

In the Volyn, Polissya and Siversky directions, the situation did not have significant changes. On the Siversky direction enemy made artillery shelling in the areas of settlements Hremyach, Mikhalchyna Sloboda, Kolos of Chernihiv oblast and Starykove and Atynske of Sumy oblast.

In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy concentrated the grouping of the troops of the Western Military District, defines previously occupied borders, systematically fires the units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine for the excavation of their actions.

Thus, from artillery, the occupiers fired at districts of settlements of Bazaliyivka, Peremoha, Verhniy Saltiv, Nortsivka, Chepil, Dmytrivka, Barvinkove, Mospanovo, Velyka Babka, Sorokivka and Pryshyb.

In the Slovyansk direction, the enemy's troops continue defense, regroup and try to improve the tactical position. The aggressor made artillery shelling of the positions of our troops near the Dolyna, Mazanivka, Dibrivne, Grushuvakha, Adamivka, Husarivka and Ivanivka.

In the Donetsk direction, the enemy focuses on the encircling of our troops in the Lysychansk region from the south and west, and to establish complete control over the Luhansk region. It assaults to block the logistics support of our units.

In the Lysychansk direction, it is fired at our positions from the barrel and jet artillery in the areas of settlements Siversk, Bilohorivka, Lysychansk and Vovchoyarivka. It tries to control the site of the Bakhmut - Lysychansk highway, has no success.

At the same time, the enemy intensified the fighting in the Kramatorsk direction.

In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy fired from the artillery districts of settlements Berestove, Yakovlivka, Vidrodzhenna, Mayorsk and Vyhledarska TTP. It tries to improve the tactical position in the direction of the settlement Pokrovske, there is no success.

At Avdiivka, Kurakhivka, Novopavlivka and Zaporizhzhia directions, it fired at our positions from the barrel and jet artillery along the battle front line.

In the Pivdenny Buh direction, the enemy continued shelling of mortars, barrel and jet artillery in the areas of settlements Potemkine, Berezneguvate, Partizanske, Kyselivka, Shevchenkove, Tavriyske. It continues air intelligence with UAVs.

Ukrainian aviation and rocket-artillery units continue firing on the clusters of manpower and military equipment of Russian invaders.

In the Slovyansk direction, the enemy defends previously occupied lines, regroups, and tries to improve the tactical position. Conducted artillery fire near Dolyna, Mazanivka, Dibrivne, Hrushuvaha, Dovhenke, Krasnopilla, Asiivka, Mykilske, and Bohorodychne.

In the Lysychansk and Bakhmut directions, the occupiers are shelling the areas of the settlements of Sydorove, Pereyizne, Kryva Luka, Mayaky, Siversk, Privillia, Lysychansk, Vovchoyarivka, Zolotarivka, Bakhmut, Klynove, Kodema, New York, Novoluhanske, Berestove, Loskutivka, Pokrovske, Zaitseve, Travneve, and Vershyna. Enemy airstrikes were recorded near Klynove and Pokrovske.

In the Avdiivka, Kurakhivka, Novopavlivka, and Zaporizhzhia directions, the enemy fired artillery of various calibers and tanks at the areas of the settlements of Avdiivka, Novoselivka Druha, Vodyane, Tonenke, Krasnohorivka, Pisky, Orihove, Shevchenko, Novomykhailivka, Hirske, Hulyaipole, Vremivka, Vuhledar, Novoandriivka, Chervone, Staroukrainka, Zaliznychne and Maryinka.

Ukrainian soldiers successfully and competently repulsed the enemy's reconnaissance attempt by fighting in the direction of the Lysychansk gelatin plant. The occupiers left.

In the Pivdenny Bih direction, the enemy continued shelling in the areas of Posad-Pokrovske, Stepova Dolyna, Tavriyske, Prybuzke, Oleksandrivka, Myrne, Shevchenkove, Novohryhorivka, Shyroke, Partyzanske, Blahodatne, Pervomaiske, Kobzartsi, Chervony Yar, Kavkaz, Stepove, Kalynivka, Velyke Artakove, Dobryanka, Potomkine and Mykolaivka. Conducted an airstrike in the area of ​​the settlement of Dyvizia.

In readiness for missile strikes on objects on the territory of Ukraine, the occupiers keep two carriers of high-precision weapons in the Black Sea.

The anti-aircraft missile unit of the Air Force of the Ukrainian Armed Forces destroyed the Russian "Forpost" UAVs system in Mykolayiv oblast, with an estimated cost of 7 million US dollars.

Ukrainian aviation and missile and artillery units continue their activities to destroy the enemy's logistics centers, fuel supply points, accumulations of combat armored vehicles, and manpower.