Russia continues to pressure Pokrovsk and tries to break through the defense – the General Staff on fierce enemy attacks

Russia continues to pressure Pokrovsk and tries to break through the defense – the General Staff on fierce enemy attacks

Ukrainian military equipment at the front / Photo: General Staff of the Armed Forces / Facebook / Photo: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine / Facebook

The enemy continues to pressure the Pokrovsk direction the most.

Since the beginning of the day June 17, 79 combat clashes took place at the front.

This is stated in the summary of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine as of 16:00.

The situation along almost the entire frontline remains dynamic. The Russian occupiers are concentrating their main efforts on the Pokrovsk direction.

Situation in the north

The Russians continue to shell the border areas of Chernihiv and Sumy regions with artillery. Gremyach, Marchikhyna-Buda, Tovstodubove, Leonivka and Volfine were hit by artillery fire.

Russian offensive in Kharkiv region

Five combat clashes have been recorded at the time of this publication in the Kharkiv direction. The occupiers are persisting in their attempts to break through our defense near Vovchansk and Lyptsi, where fighting is ongoing.

In the Kupiansk direction, Defense Forces have already repelled seven enemy attacks near Synkivka, Pishchane, and Stepova Novoselivka. Two more attacks are currently ongoing.

Russian offensive in Donbas

Fierce battles are taking place in the Lyman direction. Currently, there have been seven combat clashes in the areas of Torske, Terny and Makiivka. Near Makiivka, the occupiers used unguided air missiles. Two more enemy attacks are ongoing near Hrekivka.

In the Kramatorsk direction, the enemy conducted four attacks near Hryhorivka, Klishchiivka and Novy. Two of these attacks are still ongoing. Near the Novy neighborhood, the invaders supported their actions with an airstrike using unguided air missiles.

The onslaught of the occupiers in the Pokrovsk direction does not diminish. The enemy has already tried to break through our defense 32 times near Yevhenivka, Novooleksandrivka, Novoselivka Persha, Sokol, Umanske and Yasnobrodivka. More than half of the clashes in this direction are still ongoing. The Russians are actively using both bomber and assault aviation to support their offensive actions, with a total of six airstrikes so far.

The enemy has increased the number of attacks in the Kurakhove direction to nine today, with six repelled. Near Krasnohorivka, the occupiers continue to exert pressure, with fighting ongoing in three locations.

In the Vremivka direction, the Russians, supported by aviation, have assaulted our positions four times near Staromayorske, Vodyane and Urozhaine. Ukrainian soldiers are currently repelling two of these attacks.

In other directions, the situation has not undergone significant changes.

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