In the north of the Kharkiv region, the Armed Forces of Ukraine are reportedly regrouping in order to launch another counter offensive against Russian forces. So far, the AFU have failed twice to take back control of Ternove and Varvarovka. Positional clashes continue in the region. Ukrainian positions in the villages of Udy, Cherkassy Tishki, Svetlichny, Zolochiv and Stary Saltov are constantly shelled by Russian artillery.
On June 9, the headquarters of the territorial defense of the Donetsk People’s Republic announced the beginning of the battle for the city of Slavyansk. The ministry noted that Kiev’s forces use the local civilians as a “human shield”.
Units of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation already reached the outskirts of Slavyansk and are shelling on the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU in the city). approaching from several directions. In the western direction, fighting is going on in the area of Krasnopolye and Novonikolayevka. In the northern direction, Russian troops are fighting in the Bogorodichnoye area and are approaching from the direction of Tatyanovka, which is already under Russian control.
Russian warplanes over the Kharkiv region:
On June 10, Russian troops claimed control over the town of Prishib located on the right bank of the Seversky Donets River. Russian forces took control over the strategically important Prishib height near Svyatogorsk, and are pushing the AFU units from the areas nearby. Russian troops secured a bridgehead on the western bank of the Seversky Donets and continue to destroy the AFU positions in the vicinity of Slavyansk.
The entire region from Izyum to Rubezhnoe along the Seversky Donets River is under control of Russian-led forces.
Russian units, advancing from Izyum, continue to break through the Ukrainian defences along the M03 highway near Bogorodichny and Krasnopol. Russian troops continue their advance from the north towards the villages of Novonikolayevka, Nikolsky and Krestishche in order to reach the strategically important city of Slavyansk from the west.
In the Izyum region, clashes continue west of Velikaya Kamishevakha in the village of Grushevakha, as well as north-east of Barvenkovo in the village of Vernopolye. Fighting also reached the Barvenkovo-Slavyansk highway, preventing the AFU from sending military supplies to Slavyansk.
Russian-led forces are still approaching the city of Bakhmut (Artemovsk). Fighting is underway on the outskirts of Pokrovsky.
Russian Su-25 hit Ukrainian positions:
North of Popasnaya, fierce battles continue along the Yakovlevka — Belogorovka — Berestovoye — Nikolaevka line for control of the Bakhmut — Lisichansk highway. In the south, the battles for Novoluganskoye and Uglegorskaya plant near Svetlodarsk continue.
West of Popasnaya, Russian-led forces continue their advance on the outskirts of Zolotoe. The People’s Militia of the LPR, advancing from the south, occupied the eastern part of Katerinovka. Kamishevakha was completely secured by Russian units. Clashes for control of Vrubovka continue. In Toshkovka, Russian-led forces knocked out the AFU units from the Toshkovskoye mine.
In the Severodonetsk-Lisichansk metropolitan area no changes were reported. After the AFU counter offensive in Severodonetsk had failed, the city districts are being moped up and the battles for the Azot plant continue. Units of the Russian Armed Forces took control of the city airport. There are battles on the outskirts of Borovskoye.
Georgian militants near Severodonetsk:
British mercenaries near Severodonetsk:
Militants from Canada near Severodonetsk:
According to the reports of the AFP news agency, about 800 civilians remain in the industrial area of the Azot plant where fighting continues. In fact, the AFU use them as human shields.
The territory of the plant was mined by the AFU units. The Russian ministry of Defence warned that containers with chemically dangerous substances (nitric acid, ammonia, ammonium nitrate) were also mined by the Ukrainian servicemen, which they plan to blow up during the retreat.
In the Avdeevka area, fierce clashes continue without any significant changes on the front lines. The People’s Militia of the DPR reached the southern outskirts of the village of New York.
DPR artillery near Avdeevka:
In the Zaporozhye region, no advances by any side have been reported so far. However, the artillery shelling on the Russian positions in the area of Ugledar has recently intensified. In Zaporozhye, the Russian Armed Forces attacked Ukrainian positions in Orekhov and Kamyshevakha. On the front line between the Kherson and Dnepropetrovsk regions, the Russian Air Force are shelling Ukrainian forces in Trudolyubovka, Velikaya Kostroma and Knyazevka. Ukrainian forces fired back at Vysokopolye and Arkhangelsk.
In Zaporozhye, the Russian Armed Forces struck Ukrainian positions in Orekhov and Kamyshevakh.
The situation in the Kherson region remains stable. Russian forces hold control over the settlements of Chernobayevka – Pershetravnevoe and Muzykovka – Gorokhovskoye, Sadovoye, Baratovka – Davidov Brod. The Russian control over the town of Snigirevka has not been confirmed.
Russian tanks under Ukrainian fire:
On June 10, Russian forces claimed control over the Kinburn Spit in the Ochakiv district of the Mykolaiv region. The distance from the tip of the Spit to the Ochakov port is only about 6 km. Thus, the Russian military positions in the spit may serve as a foothold for an assault operation as the Russian military may shell the Ukrainian port in Ochakov. The spit goes deep into the sea and also blocks the Dnieper-Bug estuary. LINK
On the Zmeiny island, the Russian military deployed anti-aircraft complexes “Tor” and “Pantsir”.
In turn, on June 9, the head of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine claimed that the coastline of the country’s defense was reinforced by US-made Harpoon missile systems.
The full list of military aid received by the Armed Forces of Ukraine from the US Congress includes:
▪️ 6500 anti-tank complexes;
▪️ 1500 MANPADS Stinger;
▪️ 20,000 anti-tank grenade launchers;
▪️ 7,500 small arms;
▪️ 108 M777 howitzers;
▪️ 220,000 155 mm shells;
▪️ 121 Phoenix Ghost drone;
▪️ 700 Kamikaze drones Switchblade;
▪️ 200 M113 armored personnel carriers;
▪ Hundreds of Humvees;
▪️ 4 HIMARS systems;
▪️ 20 Mi-17 helicopters.
Foreign-made equipment supplied to the AFU is used for shelling on the civilians in the DPR and LPR.
On June 10, the DPR security services reported that the AFU fired more than 360 shells from multiple rocket launchers, including “Grad”, “Hurricane”, barrel artillery of 155, 152 and 122-mm caliber, as well as 120-mm mortars on the residential areas in the DPR.
Shelling on civilians near Kurahovo on June 9:
16 settlements of the Republic were targeted. As a result of the shelling, at least 7 civilians were killed and 24 were injured. 27 residential buildings and 4 civil infrastructure facilities were damaged.
On June 10, the air defence systems in the city of Sevastopol in Crimea intercepted an enemy object, which was likely on UAV heading towards a military base near the city.
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