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Russia’s war on Ukraine. 10.06.2024

In the operational zone of the Ukrainian Operational Group of Forces (OTG) “Kharkiv”, there were 5 unsuccessful enemy engagements on the Kharkiv direction. The occupiers continued attempts to attack Ukrainian units in the areas of Vovchansk, Lyptsi, and west of Hlyboke.

In the “Khortytsia” Operational-Strategic Group of Forces (OSG) operational zone the situation on the Kupyansk and Lyman directions did not significantly change. Enemy assault actions were unsuccessful, and the situation remains under control. Two enemy attacks are ongoing in the areas of Pishchane and Hrekivka. On the Siversk direction, Russian forces unsuccessfully attacked Ukrainian positions near Vyimka. On the Kramatorsk direction, there were 9 engagements. The enemy showed the most activity near Ivanivske, but all attempts to improve their positions were unsuccessful.

In the “Tavriya” OSG operational zone, on the Pokrovsk direction, the aggressor attacked Ukrainian Defense Forces’ positions 27 times in the areas of Prohres, Yevhenivka, Novooleksandrivka, Novopokrovske, Novoselivka Persha, Yasnobrodivka, and Karlivka. 18 attacks were repelled. The situation is tense. The Ukrainian Defense Forces are holding the lines and implementing measures to prevent the Russian military from advancing deeper into Ukrainian territory. On the Kurakhove direction, the enemy attacked Ukrainian Defense Forces’ positions 8 times in the areas of Paraskoviivka and Krasnohorivka. 7 attacks were repelled. An engagement is ongoing near Krasnohorivka.

The situation on the Orikhiv and Prydniprovskiy directions remains unchanged. Since the beginning of the day, the Russian military unsuccessfully tried to displace the Ukrainian Defense Forces from their positions 4 times in the areas of Mala Tokmachka and Krynky.

General conclusion: 

  • The enemy is advancing on the Pokrovsk and Kurakhove directions, and the Ukrainian Defense Forces are unable to stop this advance.

Change in the line of contact (LoC):

  • There were 73 combat engagements on various fronts.
  • On the Kharkiv direction, the Ukrainian Defense Forces unsuccessfully counterattacked near Hlyboke.
  • Russian forces captured several Ukrainian positions, advanced in the area of Lyptsi, and began an assault on the aggregate plant in Vovchansk.
  • On the Kupyansk direction, Russian forces captured Ivanivka, advanced north of the village, south of Vilshana, southwest of Ploshchanka, and by 200 meters near Novoselivske. They destroyed a crossing over the Oskil River west of Kupiansk-Vuzlovyi railway junction and continued offensive actions in the areas of Petropavlivka, Synkivka, Kyslivka, Pishchane, Berestove, Andriivka, and Tabaiivka.
  • On the Lyman direction elements of the 144th Motorized Rifle Division of the 20th Combined Arms Army advanced west of Holykove. Russian forces attacked near Nevske, Hrekivka, Makiivka, Torske, Terny, Serebriansk Forest, and Dibrova.
  • On the Siversk Direction, Russian forces advanced in the fields southeast of Rozdolivka, suffered losses after shelling Ukrainian positions near Bilohorivka, and continued assaults near Vyimka.
  • On the Kramatorsk direction, Russian forces advanced westward to the industrial zone of the “Kanal” neighborhood, continued offensive actions near the “Novyi” neighborhood, Kalynivka, Ivanivske, Andriivka, and Klishchiivka.
  • On the Pokrovsk direction, Russian forces advanced in the fields north and northeast of Umanske, west of Umanske, towards Skuchne, reached the northern outskirts of Novopokrovske, and the center of Novooleksandrivka. The occupiers began assaults in the areas of Novooleksandrivka, Novoselivka Persha, Yevhenivka, Sokol, Ocheretyne, Novopokrovske, Karlivka, Yasnobrodivka, and Nevelske.
  • On the Kurakhove direction, the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled a Russian attack in southern Krasnohorivka. Battles continued in Krasnohorivka, near Heorhiivka, Paraskoviivka, and Kostyantynivka. The enemy attempted to advance on motorcycles towards Vuhledar and captured a section of the O0532 Vuhledar-Kostyantynivka road, advancing west of Solodke.
  • On the Vremivka direction, Russian forces attacked in the areas of Staromayorske, Urozhaine, and Zavitne Bazhannya.
  • On the Orikhiv direction, positional battles continued near Robotyne, Verbove, and Mala Tokmachka, as the enemy tried to secure positions in the northern part of Robotyne.
  • On the Prydniprovskiy direction, 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: 1 ship, including 1 cruise missile carriers; the total salvo is 4 cruise missiles.
    • Azov Sea: 8 ships, including 3 cruise missile carriers; the total salvo is 24 cruise missiles.
    • Mediterranean Sea: 2 ships, including 2 cruise missile carriers; the total salvo is 12 cruise missiles.  
  • In the port of Yeysk, Russia, a Russian Navy Project 775 large landing ship was attacked and damaged. According to satellite images, a Project 22160 small missile ship of the “Vasily Bykov” type may have been hit (information is being verified).

Changes in the enemy disposition:

  • Units of the 106th Airborne Division are operating south and southwest of Siversk on the Sviato-Pokrovske direction.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Russian operational losses from 24.02.22 to 10.06.24  

Personnel – almost 519,750 (+1190); 

Tanks 7,879 (+10);

Armored combat vehicles – 15,144 (+13); 

Artillery systems – 13,644 (+51);

Multiple rocket launchers (MLRS) – 1,098 (+1);

Anti-aircraft warfare systems – 837 (+1);

Vehicles and fuel tanks – 18,618 (+56);

Aircraft – 358 (+1);

Helicopters – 326 (0);

UAV operational and tactical level – 11,010 (+28);

Intercepted cruise missiles – 2,278 (+1);

Boats/ships – 29 (0).


  • According to information provided by the Situation Center of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Russian forces shelled 10 regions of Ukraine over the past day. A total of 78 towns and villages and 50 infrastructure objects were attacked with various types of weapons. The number of casualties is being updated/clarified.
  • During the past week, the Russian army conducted 21,000 shelling attacks and 431 airstrikes on the territory of Ukraine, according Andriy Kovalyov, the spokesperson for the General Staff of Ukraine.
  • On the morning of June 10, Russian forces dropped a guided aerial bomb on the Derhachi community in Kharkiv Oblast. As a result of the attack, one person was killed, and two others were injured.
  • Around 11:00, Russian forces shelled the Dnipro district of Kherson, injuring a 102-year-old woman. While patrol officers were assisting her, Russian forces attacked the area again. The enemy continued to shell residential neighborhoods of Kherson. As a result of another strike, a fire broke out in a private house.
  • Three people were injured as a result of a Russian attack on the village of Tsvitkove in Zaporizhzhia Oblast. According to the head of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast Military Administration, Ivan Fedorov, 4 Russian guided bombs destroyed several houses and outbuildings.
  • On Monday afternoon, Russian forces struck the Kyiv and Saltivka districts of Kharkiv. Several buildings were damaged, and eight people were injured.
  • On June 10, the Russian army attacked the Myrhorod district in Poltava Oblast. Initial reports indicate one person was injured.
  • Border areas of Chernihiv and Sumy Oblasts continue to suffer from artillery shelling from Russian territory. According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, in the morning of June 10, Russian artillery strikes have affected Pokrovka and Novodmytrivka from the direction of Viazovoe (Russia), Starykove from Kozino (Russia), and Sokhany from Tiotkino (Russia).
  • Russian occupation authorities in the temporarily occupied Crimea plan to seize assets from an additional 110 Ukrainian citizens and entities who are deemed to be “acting unfriendly towards Russia.” Among those targeted is the property of Ukrainian singer of Crimean Tatar descent, and winner of Eurovision 2016, Jamala, “Zmina” Human Rights NGO reports.
  • In the temporarily occupied territories of Zaporizhzhia Oblast, occupiers are reshaping education to serve military purposes. “Zarnitsa” (a Soviet-era children’s military-sports game) along with GTO standards (GTO stands for “ready for work and defense” and is a Soviet measure of fitness), as reported by the head of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast Military Administration, Ivan Fedorov. Beginning September 1, occupiers are introducing a military element into the educational curriculum: instead of life safety classes, students will be taught drill training and combat tactics.
  • Russian authorities in the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine have opened regional branches of the DOSAAF (Voluntary Assistance to the Army and Navy). The Kremlin utilizes this organization to train children and adolescents in advanced combat skills. Typically, these include “artillery duels,” operating combat drones, firing in gas masks, conducting route marches, and detecting and neutralizing sabotage and reconnaissance groups, the founder of the Eastern Human Rights Group, Pavlo Lysyansky, reported.
  • In temporarily occupied Crimea, at least 825 Russian soldiers who died in the war with Ukraine have been buried, according to the press service of the Representative Office of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. Of these, 634 are believed to have been Ukrainian citizens. The actual number of burials may be higher as many occur without public attention. Additionally, it has been confirmed that at least 44 Russian servicemen from Crimea have been taken prisoner.

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