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The Russian Army intensifies efforts in the Kramatorsk sector

Jun 19, 2024

As of the evening of June 19, 122 combat clashes had taken place on the Ukrainian front since the beginning of the day. In particular, the occupiers intensified their efforts in the Kramatorsk direction and continue to maintain high activity in the Pokrovsky direction.


This is reported by RBC-Ukraine with reference to the Telegram of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Information about the operational situation at the front is current as of 22:00 on June 19.

During the day, the enemy launched three missile and 38 air strikes on the territory of Ukraine using 55 anti-aircraft missiles. The occupiers also used 533 kamikaze drones.

At the same time, the Russian army carried out more than 2,900 attacks on the positions of the Ukrainian troops and population centers with barrel and rocket artillery, mortars, small arms, and weapons of combat vehicles.

The situation at the front

"During the day, aviation, missile forces, and artillery of the Defense Forces hit 13 personnel concentration areas and three enemy control points," the General Staff said.

In the Kharkiv direction, the occupiers, supported by aviation, unsuccessfully attacked six times in the districts of Liptsi and Vovchansk. According to preliminary information, since the beginning of the day, the enemy's losses amounted to 96 dead and wounded occupiers, a tank, three artillery systems, and 11 vehicles were destroyed. 18 personnel shelters, two ammunition storage places, and a storage room with fuel and lubricants were hit.

In the Kupyansk direction, the enemy made 11 attempts to dislodge Ukrainian units from their occupied positions in the areas of Sinkivka, Stepova Novoselivka, Pishchane, and Kruglyakivka settlements. Eight enemy attacks were successfully repulsed, and three combat clashes are ongoing near Stepova Novoselevka.

In the Lyman direction, the Russian invaders tried 15 times to advance in the areas of Grekivka, Nevsky, Terni and Serebryansky forest.

"The defenders of Ukraine have successfully repelled 14 enemy attacks. There is still one battle going on near the Terna settlement. The situation is under control, no positions have been lost," the military said.

In the Seversky direction, the situation has not undergone significant changes. Since the beginning of the day, the occupiers have carried out nine assaults in the districts of Verkhnyokamyanskyi, Rozdolivka and Chasovoy Yar-Noviy microdistrict. Six attacks by the enemy ended unsuccessfully, and three combats are still ongoing. The situation is under the control of units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine.

The aggressor significantly intensified his efforts in the Kramatorsk direction. With the support of aviation, Russian occupiers stormed the positions of Ukrainian defenders from the Bakhmut district 17 times. Battles took place near Bohdanivka, Kalynyvka, Ivanivskyi, Klishchiivka and Andriivka. The situation is tense. The defense forces repelled 12 enemy attacks, and five more clashes are ongoing. The General Staff of the Armed Forces added that Ukrainian soldiers are making maximum efforts to contain the enemy in the indicated direction.

In the Toretsk direction, the occupiers made six attempts to break through the defensive lines of the defenders of eastern Ukraine. The defense forces repulsed four enemy attacks, two more clashes are ongoing.

In the Pokrovsky direction, Russian troops remain highly active. The number of clashes increased to 43.

"With the support of all available means of fire damage (aviation, artillery, weaponry of combat vehicles, attack UAVs, FPV drones, and small arms), the invaders continue to attack the battle formations of the defenders of Ukraine near Oleksandropol, Novooleksandrivka, Kalinovy, Yevgenivka, Sokol, Novoselivka Persha and Karlivka ", the General Staff said.

Soldiers of Ukraine repelled 31 enemy attacks. 12 combat clashes are still ongoing. The defense forces are making maximum efforts to exhaust and deter the enemy in the specified direction.

The previous losses of the aggressor amounted to more than 207 occupiers killed and wounded. An armored combat vehicle and a car were destroyed. Losses are being verified.

In the Kurakhiv direction, the situation has not undergone significant changes. Since the beginning of the day, there have been 10 clashes here. The situation remains tense in the Krasnohorivka area, where the enemy maintains significant activity. Units of the Ukrainian army carry out measures to increase the stability of the defense.

The situation has not undergone significant changes in the Vremiv and Orikhov directions. .

In the Dnieper direction, five enemy assaults were unsuccessful. Loss of positions is not allowed.

In other directions, the situation remained without significant changes.

We will remind that according to satellite images, despite Finland's accession to NATO, Russia transferred almost all its troops from under the Finnish border to the war in Ukraine

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 20/06/2024

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