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Russia’s war on Ukraine. 06.06.2024

In the operational zone of the Ukrainian Operational Group of Forces (OTG) “Kharkiv” on the Kharkiv direction, there were 5 clashes, with 3 attacks repelled in the areas of Lyptsi and Vovchansk, where fighting is still ongoing.

In the “Khortytsia” Operational-Strategic Group of Forces (OSG) operational zone on the Kupyansk direction, the enemy attempted 12 times to displace the units of the Ukrainian Defense Forces from their positions. Fighting occurred in the areas of Synkivka, Stepova Novoselivka, Stelmakhivka, Cherneshchyna, and Druzhelyubivka. 11 attacks were repelled. Fighting continues near Druzhelyubivka. On the Lyman direction, the situation has not significantly changed— all enemy attempts to advance in the areas of Nevske and the Serebriansk Forest were unsuccessful. On the Siversk direction, the enemy conducted 6 attacks near Verkhnyokamianske, Vyimka, and Rozdolivka. 5 attacks were repelled, and fighting continues near Rozdolivka. On the Kramatorsk direction, the situation remains tense. The aggressor tried 11 times to dislodge the Ukrainian Defense Forces from their positions in the areas of Kalynivka, Novyi, Ivanivske, Klishchiivka, and Andriivka. 8 attacks were repelled. Fighting continues near Kalynivka and Ivanivske.

In the “Tavriya” OSG operational zone, on the Toretsk direction, the enemy conducted 2 unsuccessful attacks towards Bila Hora. On the Pokrovsk direction, Russian occupiers continued their attempts to break into Ukrainian defenses—15 attacks were repelled. Overall, there were 23 clashes on this direction. The enemy showed the most activity near the village of Sokil. Ukrainian Defense Forces are taking active measures to stabilize the situation and prevent the occupiers from advancing deeper into Ukrainian territory.

In the operational zone of the “Odesa” OSG on the Prydniprovskiy direction, 3 enemy attacks near Krynky failed.

General conclusion: 

  • The Ukrainian Defense Forces have been unable to halt the enemy’s advance on the Pokrovsk and Kramatorsk directions, unlike on the Kharkiv direction.
  • North of Kharkiv, Russian forces are concentrating their main efforts in the areas of Lyptsi and Hlyboke.
  • On the Vovchansk direction, the Ukrainian Defense Forces are attempting to inflict maximum losses on Russian troops, prevent their advance, and gradually reclaim captured territory.
  • Russian forces are concentrating an unspecified number of troops in the Graivoron – Borysivka – Proletarsky area of Belgorod Oblast, which provides them the opportunity to launch offensive actions towards Zolochiv and Bohodukhiv or towards villages in Sumy Oblast along the Bohodukhiv – Sumy highway.
  • Russian forces operating on the Kupyansk direction are attempting to break through Ukrainian defenses from two directions.
  • Russian troops have intensified attacks in the “Kanal” and “Novyi” neighborhoods and have managed to enter Ukrainian positions in the “Kanal” neighborhood.
  • Russian forces lack sufficient boats and boat motors for effective operations in the Dnipro River delta and for evacuating their troops from the islands.

Change in the line of contact (LoC):

  • There were 85 combat engagements on various fronts.
  • On the Kharkiv direction, Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled Russian attacks near Lyptsi.
  • On the Kupyansk direction, Russian forces advanced near Ivanivka, southwest of Novoselivske, and towards Andriivka. Fighting continued near Synkivka, Stepova Novoselivka, Stelmakhivka, Druzhelyubivka, Novoyehorivka, and Cherneshchyna.
  • On the Lyman direction, the enemy attacked near Nevske, Yampil, and in the area of the Serebriansk Forest.
  • On the Siversk Direction, Russian forces stormed Defense Forces positions near Bilohorivka, Vyimka, and Rozdolivka, advancing near Verkhnyokamianske.
  • On the Kramatorsk direction, the enemy is expanding its control where they managed to reach the Siversky Donets-Donbas canal south of Chasiv Yar and advance south of the “Novyi” neighborhood.
  • Russian forces advanced along Lisova Street in eastern Kalynivka, northeast of Kalynivka, in fields northeast of Andriivka, and attacked near Kurdyumivka. The enemy continued their offensive near Kalynivka, Ivanivske, Bila Hora, Klishchiivka, Andriivka, and the “Alebastr” station area.
  • On the Pokrovsk direction, the enemy managed to secure positions near Novooleksandrivka and ensure the left flank of their Ocheretyne grouping by advancing to the Sokil-Novopokrovske line.
  • Russian forces advanced along the C051801 road from Umanske to Netaylove north of Netaylove, in the Karlivka area, moving towards Umanske and Yasnobrodivka, advancing east and north of Novooleksandrivka, to Novoselivka Persha from Umanske. Heavy fighting continues near Sokil and Ocheretyne.
  • On the Kurakhove direction, Russian forces advanced in the fields northwest of Solodke, within Paraskoviivka, and in the forests northeast of the village, advancing near Kostyantynivka, west to Heorhiivka.
  • On the Vremivka direction, Russian forces attacked near Urozhaine, Staromayorske, Zolota Nyva, advancing in the northern part of Staromayorske.
  • On the Orikhiv direction, Russian forces advanced northeast of Robotyne. Positional battles continued near Robotyne, Verbove, Mala Tokmachka, and Mali Shcherbaky.
  • On the Prydniprovskiy direction, Russian forces hold positions north of Oleshky near the Antonivskyi Bridge. Positional battles continued near Krynky and on the islands in the Dnipro River delta.
  • In the Black Sea-Azov naval operational area, the enemy naval group on combat duty consists of:
    • Black Sea: 4 ships, including 1 cruise missile carrier; the total salvo is 8 cruise missiles.
    • Mediterranean Sea: 1 ship, including 1 cruise missile carrier; the total salvo is 8 cruise missiles.  

Changes in the enemy disposition:

  • In the operational zone of the Southwestern Theater of Operations, the enemy has a grouping of 617,000 Russian military personnel.
  • The 39th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade of the 68th Army Corps is active near Kostyantynivka.

Possible operation situation developments:

  • The enemy’s “Sever” Operational Grouping command is preparing to cross the Vovcha River towards Hatyshche and Synelnykove to create conditions for the further advance of the 25th and 138th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigades of the 6th Combined Arms Army into the city of Vovchansk.
  • Another potential development could be the enemy’s attempt to connect their footholds in the Vovchansk direction with those in the Lyptsi direction. To accomplish this, they might initiate offensive operations toward Buhruvatka-Starytsya, targeting Izbytske and Ternova. This would involve deploying additional motorized rifle and tank battalions on the western bank of the Siversky Donets River.
  • Russian forces may initiate offensive operations on the Zolochiv direction, assembling a strike group 90 km northwest of Kharkiv for this purpose.
  • The enemy will soon capture the “Kanal” neighborhood in Chasiv Yar, as their forward units have taken an enveloping position around this part of the city.
  • The “Center” Operational Grouping command is focused on executing the following operational plan: to establish conditions for the blockade and encirclement of the Kurakhove area or to create advantageous circumstances for launching an offensive operation to encircle “Tavriya” OSG’s defense in Toretsk area from the south.
  • In the near future, the enemy will deploy another tank battalion of the 163rd Tank Regiment of the 150th Motorized Rifle Division in the area of Heorhiivka to increase the pace of the offensive.
  • The fighting in the Staromayorske area is a diversionary action aimed at forming a strike tactical group of 3-4 brigades and 1-2 regiments in the Mykilske-Novodonetske sector. The likely objective of this tactical group could be to break through the Kashlahach River in the Uspenivka area simultaneously with the “Yug” Operational Grouping’s advance towards Kurakhove.
  • The Russian military command may redeploy the 7th and 76th Air Assault Divisions from the Robotyne area to the Luhansk, Kherson Oblasts in Ukraine, or Kursk Oblast in Russia.

Russian operational losses from 24.02.22 to 06.06.24  

Personnel – almost 515,000 (+1300); 

Tanks 7,828 (+22); 

Armored combat vehicles – 15,076 (+40); 

Artillery systems – 13,433 (+48);

Multiple rocket launchers (MLRS) – 1,095 (+3);

Anti-aircraft warfare systems – 831 (+1);

Vehicles and fuel tanks – 18,360 (+63);

Aircraft – 357 (0);

Helicopters – 326 (0);

UAV operational and tactical level – 10,846 (+41);

Intercepted cruise missiles – 2,270 (0);

Boats/ships – 28 (0).


  • According to information provided by the Situation Center of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Russian forces shelled 11 regions of Ukraine over the past day. A total of 102 towns and villages and 129 infrastructure objects were attacked with various types of weapons. The number of casualties is being updated/clarified.
  • On the night of June 6, Russian occupiers attacked Ukraine with 18 “Shahed-131/136” strike UAVs and struck Dnipropetrovsk Oblast with two “Iskander-M” ballistic missiles. Seventeen of the drones were successfully destroyed.
  • As a result of the Russian “Shahed” drone attack, a massive fire broke out at an infrastructure facility in Khmelnytskyi Oblast. A total of 55 rescuers, 15 fire and rescue equipment, and a fire train were deployed to extinguish the fire.
  • Four people were killed and 14 were injured as a result of Russian shelling in Donetsk Oblast over the past day.
  • On the morning of June 6, Russian occupiers damaged an infrastructure facility, a nine-story building, and three private houses in Nikopol, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast. They also struck a passenger bus with a drone, resulting in injuries to four people. As a result of a Russian kamikaze drone attack on Nikopol during the day, three people were injured.
  • One person was killed and three were injured as a result of Russian shelling in northern Donetsk Oblast on June 6, according to Donetsk Oblast Military Administration head Vadym Filashkin. He emphasized that the entire Donetsk region is a “continuous hotspot” and urged local residents to evacuate.
  • The Ministry for Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine has announced the mandatory evacuation of children from seven villages in Donetsk Oblast. Overall, 261 children are planned to be forcibly evacuated as part of the mandatory evacuation.
  • Russian occupiers are using multiple launch rocket systems with thermobaric munitions to strike the city of Chasiv Yar in the Bakhmut district of Donetsk Oblast. These munitions destroy and incinerate everything in their path, according to Nazar Voloshyn, spokesperson for the “Khortytsia” OSG.

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