on Foreign Affairs
Ukraine Defense Ministry: Russian forces fire mortars at Ukraine targets from inside Russia
June 2, 2022
russian aggressor continues to launch missile and air strikes on military and civilian infrastructure in Ukraine.
In the Volyn and Polissya directions, the re-equipment of some units of the Armed Forces of the republic of belarus with modern models of armaments and military equipment continues. The threat of missile and air strikes from the territory of this country remains.
russian enemy did not take active action in the Siveskyy direction. russian enemy's units, which suffered losses during the fighting on the territory of Ukraine, are being supplemented with weapons and military equipment.
From the territory of the russian federation, the enemy fired mortars at the settlements of Seredyna-Buda, Progress, Sumy Oblast, and Leonivka, Chernihiv Oblast.
In the Kharkiv direction, russian enemy's main efforts are focused on maintaining the occupied borders. In order to reduce the offensive potential of our troops, it fired on the positions of the Defense Forces with artillery and rocket-propelled grenade launchers in the areas of the settlements of Mykhailivka, Prudyanka and Verkhniy Saltiv.
In the Slovyansk direction, russian enemy's main efforts were focused on maintaining their positions, conducting reconnaissance and creating conditions for the resumption of the offensive. It carried out artillery shelling in the areas of Dovhenke, Kurulka, Virnopillya and Dolyna.
In the Donetsk direction, russian enemy continues to fire on the positions of our troops along the entire line of contact with mortars, artillery and jet artillery.
In the Lyman direction, the enemy fought in the direction of the settlement of Raihorodok, suffered losses and withdrew.
In the Siverodonetsk direction, russian enemy is conducting assault operations in the settlement of Siverodonetsk. With the support of mortar fire, he stormed the settlements of Bobrove and Ustynivka, to no avail.
In the Bakhmut direction, russian enemy is storming the village of Komyshuvakha in order to take control of the city, has partial success, the fighting continues. He stormed the settlements of Nahirne and Bilohorivka, and as a result of the fire inflicted by our units, he withdrew.
In the Avdiivka, Kurakhivka, Novopavlivsk and Zaporizhzhia directions, russian enemy did not conduct active hostilities. It fired at Ukrainian troops with artillery and mortars in the areas of the settlements of Pisky, Avdiivka, Uspenivka, Vuhledar, Novosilka and Orikhiv.
In the Novopavlivsk and Zaporozhia directions, russian enemy continues the engineering equipment of the occupied frontiers. Carries out replenishment of stocks.
In the South Buh direction, russian occupiers increased the number of shellings of our positions. The settlements of Shevchenkove, Trudolyubivka, Luch, Stepova Dolyna and Shyroke were also fired upon with mortars and artillery. russian enemy launched air strikes with Mi-24 helicopters in the areas of Novohryhorivka and Oleksandrivka.
In order to justify the destruction of civilian objects, russian occupiers continue to spread information about the alleged location of military units in schools, hospitals and kindergartens.
In the Bessarabian direction, no significant changes in the activities of russian enemy units were noted.
In the waters of the Black and Azov Seas, the ships of the Black Sea Fleet of the russian federation continue to perform tasks of isolating the area of hostilities, conducting reconnaissance and fire support in the coastal direction. russian enemy continues to take measures to block civilian navigation in the northwestern part of the Black Sea.
russian enemy continues to use the network of civilian medical facilities in the temporarily occupied territories to treat the wounded.
Over the past 24hrs, thirteen enemy attacks have been repulsed in the Donetsk and Luhansk directions, two tanks, six artillery systems, eight armoured combat vehicles and four enemy vehicles have been destroyed. Air defence units shot down seven Orlan-10 UAVs.
The enemy continues to lose unmanned aerial vehicles in all directions. The enemy is already using drones even of the Ministry of Emergencies of the Russian Federation.