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71 clashes recorded on front since beginning of day - General Staff

71 clashes recorded on front since beginning of day - General Staff Photo: illustrated image (Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)

Since the beginning of the day on June 13, there have been 71 clashes on the front line. The hottest clashes occurred in the Pokrovsk direction, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Situation on fronts

In the Kharkiv direction, the Russian army attacked twice in the area of Hlyboke and further west of Tykhe. Currently, clashes are ongoing near Vovchansk.

In the Kupiansk direction, two enemy attacks were repelled. An equal number of clashes are ongoing.

In the Lyman direction, Defense Forces repelled three enemy assaults. Battles are ongoing near Hrekivka and Nevske.

In the Kramatorsk direction, six enemy attacks were repelled. Two more are ongoing near Novyi and Andriivka.

The hottest clashes are in the Pokrovsk direction. Since the beginning of the day, there have been 26 attacks on our positions in the areas of Novooleksandrivka, Kalynove, Novoselivka Persha, Yevhenivka, Novopokrovske, Mezhove, and Nevelske. Enemy aviation is active. Sixteen assaults have been repelled, with another ten ongoing.

In the Kurakhove direction, battles are ongoing near Krasnohorivka, Heorhiivka, and Paraskeviiivka. The total number of attacks here has risen to 16. Defense forces successfully repelled 10 enemy assaults. Six more clashes are ongoing.

Frontline situation

During the past day, June 12, the Defense Forces eliminated another 980 Russian soldiers. Since the beginning of the full-scale war, Russia has lost approximately 522,810 soldiers.

Analysts from the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) also reported that the terrorist country increasingly started using recruits from Serbia, Cuba, and African countries for the war against Ukraine.