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Russians increase activity near Shumy and New York in Donetsk region - Ukraine's General Staff

Russians increase activity near Shumy and New York in Donetsk region - Ukraine's General Staff Photo: The situation on the frontline in Ukraine on June 20 (Getty Images)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

On June 20, Russian troops intensified their attacks in Shumy and New York in the Donetsk region. The situation also remains tense in the Pokrovsk sector, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine says.

"Russia has become more active in the Toretsk sector, trying to force Ukrainian defenders out of their positions near Shumy and New York. The battle continues," the statement reads.

Pokrovsk direction

In addition, according to the Ukrainian military, Russia remains particularly active in the Pokrovsk sector.

"Since the beginning of the day, it has made 12 attempts to break through Ukrainian defense in the areas of Oleksandropil, Novooleksandrivka, Sokil, Novoselivka Persha, and Tonenke. Ten of them are still ongoing," they add.

The Ukraine's General Staff notes that the situation in the Pokrovsk sector remains tense.

"The Ukrainian defense forces are taking measures to deplete the offensive potential of the occupiers," the Ukrainian military department says.

Situation in other areas

As of June 20, as of 10 a.m., 47 combat engagements took place. The Russian invaders fired 523 times at the positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and populated areas.

In the Kupiansk sector, 5 assault operations are ongoing in the areas of Stepova Novoselivka, Pishchane, Stelmakhivka, and Terny. 3 more Russian attacks near Stelmakhivka have already been repelled. The situation is under control.

In the Siversk sector, a battle is taking place near Rozdolivka. The Ukrainian Armed Forces have already repelled 4 Russian attempts to advance near this locality. Russia's losses are being clarified.

6 firefights have taken place in the Kramatorsk sector since the beginning of the day. 3 Russian attacks near Ivanivske and Andriivka were repelled, and fighting continues in the vicinity of Klishchiivka and Kalynivka. The Russian aggressor is not successful.

In the Kurakhove sector, 7 Russian attacks continue in the areas of Heorhiivka, Pobeda, Kostiantynivka, and Paraskoviivka. The situation is under the control of the Ukrainian Defense Forces.

In the Vremivka sector, Russia is trying to advance from the area of Vodiane. Ukrainian troops are holding back the Russians with fire.

In other areas, the Russian occupants did not conduct active offensives.

Russian losses in Ukraine

The Armed Forces of Ukraine eliminated another 1170 Russian occupants over the day. In total, since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Russia has lost about 530,920 soldiers.

Russia lost 7,750 occupants in the war in Ukraine during the week of June 10-16. The Ukrainian Armed Forces also destroyed 2 aircraft.