Ukraine Defense Ministry: Russian forces push Ukrainian defenders out of the center of Sivierodonetsk

June 13, 2022

In the Volyn, Polissya and Siversky directions there are without significant changes. In the Siversky direction, russian occupiers fired artillery and mortars at the positions of the Defense Forces in the area of Hrinivka, Chernihiv oblast.

In the Kharkiv direction, russian enemy units continue to focus their main efforts on conducting positional defense and preventing the further advance of our troops to the State Border of Ukraine. russian enemy carried out assault operations in the direction of Ternov - Izbytske, had partial success, established itself on its northern outskirts. He remotely mined possible routes of deployment of our units in the area of the settlement of Petrivka, 20 km east of Stary Saltiv. Conducted air reconnaissance of UAVs in the Shestakovo area.

zIn the Slovyansk direction, enemy units focused their efforts on storming the settlements of Dolyna and Bohorodychne, but were unsuccessful. The enemy, as part of the logistics of troops, replaced more than 100 units of damaged armored vehicles.

In the Donetsk direction, the occupying forces are focusing on offensive operations to encircle our troops in the areas of Siverodonetsk and Lysychansk, and to block logistics routes from Bakhmut. Continues measures to replenish losses. It moved more than 80 weapons and military equipment, including heavy armored vehicles and artillery systems, to the settlements of Kreminna and Starobilsk.

In the Lyman direction, the enemy did not conduct active hostilities, continued shelling the positions of our troops in the areas of the settlements of Mayaky, 10 km north of Slovyansk, and Serebryanka, 5 km northeast of Siversk.

In the Siverodonetsk direction, the enemy, with the support of artillery, carried out assault operations in the city of Siverodonetsk, had partial success, pushed our units away from the city center, and hostilities continue. It fired artillery at the positions of the Defense Forces in the areas of the settlements of Lysychansk, Siverodonetsk, and Toshkivka.

In the Bakhmut direction, our soldiers successfully repulsed the assault operations in the directions of Viktorivka - Vrubivka and Komyshuvakha - Vrubivka. The enemy resumed offensive operations near the village of Zolote. It is fixed on the border of the Roty - Myronivka. To improve the tactical position and capture the dominant heights unsuccessfully conducted assault operations in the directions Dolomitne - Kodema, Dolomitne - Novoluhansk. Conducted air reconnaissance of UAVs in the Pokrovsk area.

In the Kurakhiv direction, russian enemy launched an air strike on the positions of our troops in the Krasnohorivka area, 15 km east of Kurakhove.

In the Avdiivka, Novopavlivska and Zaporizhzhia directions, the enemy fired along the line of contact in order to prevent the transfer of reserves to other directions.

In the South Buh direction, the enemy is conducting a positional defense. The main efforts are directed at the maintenance of previously occupied territories. He carried out engineering equipment of positions in the areas of Shilova Balka and Prydniprovske settlements. In order to clarify the position of our troops, he conducted air reconnaissance of UAVs in the area of Davydiv Brid.

russian aggressor is blocking civilian shipping in the northwestern part of the Black Sea. Six Caliber naval-based cruise missile carriers are ready to use missile weapons in the Black Sea.