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Russia-Ukraine war: Frontline update as of June 22

Russia-Ukraine war: Frontline update as of June 22 Ukrainian soldiers (photo: Getty Images)

Since the beginning of the day, June 22, the Russian army has been increasing the pace of offensive and assault operations, looking for ways to penetrate our defense. The Russians are trying to drive Ukrainian units out of the established lines, reports the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

According to the General Staff, the number of combat engagements along the entire frontline has increased to 121 since the beginning of the day. The situation is the hottest in the Pokrovsk sector. At the same time, Ukrainian defenders are giving a worthy rebuff to the occupiers, destroying personnel and equipment.

Situation at the frontlines

Kharkiv region continues to suffer from insidious rocket and bomb attacks from the territory of the Russian Federation. In the afternoon, Russian militants struck civilian infrastructure in Kharkiv and its suburbs with four rocket launchers. As a result of such insidious and criminal actions of the aggressor, civilians suffered. Unfortunately, there are dead and wounded.

At the same time, enemy aircraft attacked Vesele with four guided aerial bombs, and the enemy dropped another one on the settlements of Vovchansk, Lisne, and Lyptsi. It is worth adding that the enemy tried to attack twice today in the area of Vovchansk, our troops repelled one assault, and another battle is ongoing.

In the Kupiansk direction, Ukrainian defenders have repelled 14 enemy assaults near Synkivka, Stepova Novoselivka, Andriivka, Myasozharivka, Stelmakhivka, and Pishchane since the beginning of the day. Three more firefights are currently ongoing there.

Eight enemy attacks failed near Terny and Nevske in the Lyman direction.

In the Kramatorsk direction, the enemy tried four times to drive our units from their positions near Ivanivske, Hryhorivka, and Nove. Ukrainian troops repelled three attacks, and one is still ongoing.

In the Toretsk direction, the number of enemy attacks increased to 14. The units of the Defense Forces repelled eight assaults by the invading army, six attacks are still ongoing.

In the Pokrovsk direction, the enemy is not slowing down the pace of the offensive. Since the beginning of the day, the enemy has attacked Ukrainian defenses 38 times. Twenty-seven of the aggressor's attacks were unsuccessful, and 11 more are ongoing.

Fighting continues in the Kurakhove direction. Since the beginning of the day, the enemy has been attacking near Krasnohorivka, Heorhiivka, and Paraskoviivka. The total number of attacks here has increased to 14, of which eight have been repelled and six are still ongoing.

According to ISW analysts, the Russian troops may have intensified their attacks in the Toretsk sector. Their goal there is to intensify the offensive on Chasiv Yar from the south.