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Frontline report: June 16

Frontline report: June 16 Photo: Ukrainian military
Author: RBC Ukraine

Russian forces continue concentrating their primary efforts on the Lyman, Bachmut, Avdiivka and Marinka sectors. Over the past day, more than 30 combat clashes have been reported by the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

The enemy attacked during the past day and launched five missile strikes using Kh-101/Kh-555 and Kh-59 cruise missiles.

Additionally, they conducted over 60 airstrikes and more than 80 artillery shelling from multiple rocket launcher systems on the positions of our troops and civilian settlements.

Unfortunately, there have been casualties and injuries among the civilians in Kryvyi Rih, the Dnipropetrovsk region, and residential buildings and infrastructure in the Kherson region being damaged.

The probability of missile and aerial strikes across the entire territory of Ukraine remains very high.

Frontline situation

In the Volyn and Polissia direction, the operational situation remains relatively unchanged.

In the Siverskyi and Slobozhanskyi direction, the enemy conducted aerial strikes on Yanzhulivka, Halahanivka, and Arkhypivka in the Chernihiv region. They also carried out mortar and artillery shelling in Karpovychi, Yanzhulivka, and Halahanivka in the Chernihiv region, and Vyntorivka, Seredyna-Buda, Rozhkovychi, Demyanivka, Baranivka, Fotovysh, Budivelne, Bilokopytove, Stukalivka, Iskryskivshchyna, Yastrubine, Basyvka in the Sumy region, and Vetrarne, Alisivka, Starycia, Ohirtseve, Hatyshche, Pletenivka, Bochkove, and Budarky in the Kharkiv region.

In the Kupiansk direction, the enemy conducted an aerial strike in Vesele and Berestove in the Kharkiv region. Novomylnsk, Masiutivka, Zakhidne, Lyman Pershyi, and Kyslivka in the Kharkiv region and Novoselivske in the Luhansk region were artillery and mortar shelled.

In the Luhansk direction, throughout the day, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the areas of Stelmakhivka in the Luhansk region and Vyimka, Vesele, and Rozdolivka in the Donetsk region. They carried out an airstrike in Raigorodka and Makiivka in the Luhansk region and Svyato-Pokrovske in the Donetsk region. Artillery shelling affected Stelmakhivka, Nevske, and Bilohorivka in the Luhansk region, as well as Yampolivka, Torske, Dibrova, Verkhniokamyanske, Spirne, and Serebrianka in Donetsk region.

In the Bahmut direction, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in Orikhovo-Vasylivka. They launched airstrikes near Bila Hora, Pivnichne, and Mayorsk in the Donetsk region. Vasyukivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Chasiv Yar, Kalynivka, Ivanivske, Ozaryanivka, Bila Hora, Kostiantynivka, Kramatorsk, Katerinivka, and Pivdenne in the Donetsk region were affected by enemy artillery shelling.

In the Avdiivka direction, the enemy carried out airstrikes in Avdiivka. They conducted artillery shelling in the areas of populated settlements Keramik, Orlivka, Avdiivka, Vesele, Semenivka, Vodyane, Severne, Tonenke, Pervomaiske, Yasnobrodivka, Karlivka, Zhelane Pershe, Novokalynove, and Nevelske in the Donetsk region.

In the Mariupol direction, our defenders repelled all enemy attacks in Marinka, Krasnohorivka, and Novomykhailivka. The occupiers carried out airstrikes near Novomykhailivka, Velyka Novosilka, Malynivka, Mala Tokmachka, and Blahodatne in the Donetsk region. At the same time, the enemy shelled Krasnohorivka, Marinka, Maksymilianivka, Pobeda, Novomykhailivka, and Katerynivka with artillery fire.

In the Shakhtarsk direction, the enemy conducted offensive actions in Novomykhailivka and Vodyane in the Donetsk region but failed. They launched airstrikes in Blahodatne and Zolota Nyva in the Donetsk region. The enemy carried out shelling of populated settlements Blahodatne, Vuhledar, Bohoyavlenka, Novoukrainka, Zolota Nyva, Shakhtarske, Velyka Novosilka, and Novyi Komar in the Donetsk region.

In the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson direction, the enemy continues to conduct defensive actions. They launched an airstrike with guided aviation bombs in the area of Kozatske in the Kherson region. They carried out artillery shelling of the towns Olhivske, Chervone, Zatyshchya, Hulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Bilohirya, Novoandriivka, Preobrazhenka, Mali Shcherbaky, Kamianske in the Zaporizhzhia region; Osokorivka, Mykhailivka, Respublikanets, Beryslav, Vesele, Kozatske, Olhivka, Odradokamianka, Lvove, Tiahynka, Tokarivka, Inzhenerne, Antonivka, Zelenivka, Stepanivka, Chornobaivka, Kherson, Zymivnyk, Bilozirka, and Kizomys in the Kherson region, as well as Ochakiv in the Mykolaiv region.

Enemy losses

During the past day, the defensive aviation forces carried out 13 strikes on enemy personnel concentration areas. Additionally, our defenders destroyed 20 Iranian attack UAVs "Shahed-131/136", tactical UAVs "Orlan-10," and three reconnaissance UAVs.

The Rocket Forces and Artillery units targeted two command posts, S-300 surface-to-air missile system, four enemy personnel and military equipment concentration areas, three ammunition depots, and seven artillery units in firing positions.

As of the morning of June 15, there were reports of 217,910 eliminated Russians. The Ukrainian Armed Forces destroyed 580 occupiers the previous day.