Ukraine Defense Ministry:  Russian forces still trying to gain control over Sevierodonetsk in Eastern Ukraine

June 12, 2022

The one hundred ninth (109) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a Russian military invasion continues.

In the Volyn and Polissya directions, the enemy did not take active action. In the border areas of the Republic of Belarus, additional measures are being taken for the engineering equipment of checkpoints and the deployment of additional means of electronic warfare.

In the Siversky direction, the enemy continues to provide enhanced protection of the Ukrainian-Russian border in the Bryansk and Kursk regions. Increased levels of terrorist threat continued in Belgorod and Kursk oblasts. The enemy continues to fire mortars at the positions of the Defense Forces in the border areas. In addition, the aggressor fired on civilian infrastructure in the areas of Rozhkovychi, Hremyach, Luhivka and Popivka.

The situation in the Kharkiv direction has not changed significantly. To restrain the actions of the defense forces, it exerts systematic fire on the positions of our units. In addition, the enemy fired on civilian infrastructure near Virnopilla, Ukrainka, Petrivka, Chepil and Khrestyshche. It struck an air strike near the village of Mospanovo.

In the Slovyansk direction, the enemy carried out systematic artillery shelling in the areas of the settlements of Petrivske, Nova Husarivka, Kurulka, Dolyna. It is trying to gain a foothold in the village of Bohorodychne, the fighting continues.

The enemy did not take active action in the Lyman direction. It increased the intensity of artillery use, including multiple rocket launchers, in the areas of Shipylivka and Dronivka, and is conducting regrouping of troops.

In the Siverodonetsk direction, the occupiers are conducting assaults in the city of Siverodonetsk, to no avail. Fighting continues in the Toshkivka area.

In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy fired at our positions with mortars, barrel and jet artillery in the areas of the settlements of Komyshuvakha, Hirske, Mykolayivka, Bilohorivka, and Novoluhanske. Enemy army aircraft struck near Pokrovsky.

Ukrainian soldiers repulsed the offensive near the village of Vrubivka. The enemy also tried to advance in the direction of the settlement of Mykolayivka. He received a decisive rebuff and left. Our defenders also successfully repulsed the enemy assault in the Vasylivka area. The Russian occupiers suffered losses and retreated to their former positions.

The enemy did not conduct active hostilities in the Avdiivka, Kurakhiv, Novopavliv and Zaporizhzhia areas. It insidiously fired on civilian infrastructure in the areas of Zhelanne, Avdiivka, Karlivka, Vuhledar and Orikhiv. It deploys additional units in some areas.

In the South Buh direction, the enemy defended, firing at units of our troops with artillery, mortars and multiple rocket launchers.

The Russian occupiers shelled the settlements of Tverdomedovo, Bereznehuvate, Kobzartsi, Kvitneve and Luch.

Over the past 24 hours, the enemy has lost ten tanks, sixteen armored combat vehicles, seven UAVs, more than ten vehicles and up to 150 manpower.

In the Slobozhansky direction, Russian enemy is fighting, trying to improve the tactical situation, continues to improve the engineering equipment of defensive positions in the area of the settlement of Novy Burluk.

Russian enemy fired mortars, artillery and rocket-propelled grenades at the settlements of Zamulivka, Bayrak, Husarivka and Ruski Tyshky.

Russian enemy unsuccessfully attacked in the direction of settlements Starytsa - Rubizhne.

In the Slovyansk direction, Ukrainian soldiers successfully repulsed enemy assault operations in the directions Dovhenke - Mazanivka and Dovhenke - Dolyna.

In the Donetsk direction, Russian enemy's main efforts are focused on the Siverodonetsk and Bakhmut directions. Russians fired at the positions of our troops along the line of contact.

Russian enemy did not take active action in the Lyman direction, and continued shelling of our units. It takes measures to prepare for the offensive.

In the Siverodonetsk direction, Russian enemy continued to use barrel and jet artillery. It is trying to overcome the resistance of our troops and establish full control over the city of Siverodonetsk, the fighting continues.

In the Bakhmut direction, occupiers carried out assault operations to cover the village of Vrubivka, but were unsuccessful.

In an attempt to resume the assault in the direction of Orikhove - Zolote, Russian enemy received a decisive rebuff from Ukrainian defenders and withdrew.

In the Avdiivka, Novopavlivske and Zaporizhzhia directions, Russian enemy exerts systematic fire on the positions of our troops in order to restrain their actions and prevent regrouping.

In the South Buh area, invaders are trying to hold their former positions and fire on units of the Defense Forces.

Russian enemy fired from artillery and jet artillery in the areas of the settlements of Osokorivka, Trudolyubivka, Shyroke, Dobryanka and Blahodatne.

Ukrainian defenders inflict losses on the Russian occupiers in all areas where active hostilities continue