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General Staff identifies frontline with highest Russian losses

General Staff identifies frontline with highest Russian losses Illustrative photo: Ukrainian soldier (Getty Images)
Author: Daryna Vialko

The Russian army continues offensive actions along the entire front line in an attempt to break through the defense. The Russian forces suffered the most losses in the Pokrovsk direction today, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

According to the General Staff, the total number of enemy attacks along the entire frontline since the beginning of the day is 96. The enemy continues to use aviation and attack in several directions.

Currently, the Russian forces are actively attacking in the Pokrovsk direction. According to preliminary information, they lost 295 individuals in this direction over the last day, with 99 confirmed fatalities.

Situation at the frontlines

In the Kharkiv direction, the Russian forces dropped six guided aerial bombs from the territory of the Russian Federation, from the directions of Belgorod and Shebekino in the Belgorod region. The areas of Vovchansk, Neskuchne and Lyptsi were bombed. Today the enemy conducted unsuccessful assault operations in Vovchansk and near Tykhe.
Preliminarily, in the Kharkiv direction today, the enemy has lost 59 personnel killed and wounded. Several more individuals surrendered as prisoners, choosing life over senseless death.

In the Pokrovsk direction, fighting is currently ongoing in 14 locations, including Sokil, Vozdvyzhenka, and Novooleksandrivka. The direction remains the hottest. The enemy is also using aviation. Enemy's guided aerial bombs attacked Yevhenivka, Vovche, and Nova Poltavka today. The total number of enemy attacks increased to 34 over the last day.

Ukrainian defenders are holding back the enemy, inflicting significant losses. Three armored combat vehicles, two cannons, a unit of special equipment, and a UAV ground control station were destroyed. Three armored vehicles and four enemy artillery systems were damaged.

In the afternoon, two new unsuccessful enemy attempts to attack took place in the Kurakhove and Prydniprovskyi directions. In the latter direction, Russian forces also dropped six guided aerial bombs, hitting the areas of Novotiahynka, Ivanivka, and Mykolaivka.

According to Ukrainian Armed Forces Commander-in-Chief Oleksandr Syrskyi, the Russian forces are trying to expand the geography of the fighting. Also, as of the morning of June 20, the Defense Forces eliminated another 1170 Russian soldiers.

To read the preliminary report of the General Staff, please follow the link.