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Russia’s war on Ukraine. 12.06.2024

In the operational zone of the Ukrainian Operational Group of Forces (OTG) “Kharkiv”on the Kharkiv direction, the enemy attacked positions of the Ukrainian Defense Forces in the areas of Lyptsi and Vovchansk 5 times, all attacks were repelled.

In the “Khortytsia” Operational-Strategic Group of Forces (OSG) operational zone on the Kupyansk direction, the situation has not changed significantly, with tensions remaining in the Berestove area. The enemy’s attempts to advance towards Synkivka failed. On the Lyman direction, the enemy intensified operations in the areas of Druzhelyubivka, Nevske, Hrekivka, Torske, and the Serebriansk Forest. 13 attacks were successfully repelled.  On the Kramatorsk direction, Russian invaders attacked positions of the Ukrainian Defense Forces 10 times in the areas of Chasiv Yar, Ivanivske, Klishchiivka, and Andriivka. The situation is tense, with the occupiers continuously attempting to advance in the Chasiv Yar area.

In the “Tavriya” OSG operational zone, the hottest situation is on the Pokrovsk direction, where the enemy attacked 24 times, with the greatest activity near Novooleksandrivka. 12 attacks were repelled. The situation remains tense near Novooleksandrivka and Sokol, with 12 ongoing engagements.  On the Kurakhove direction, the enemy tried four times to dislodge Ukrainian Defense Forces from positions in the areas of Krasnohorivka, Paraskoviivka, and Karlivka. On the Vremivka direction, the enemy, supported by aviation, unsuccessfully attacked twice in the areas of Staromayorske and Urozhaine. On the Orikhiv direction, the situation has not changed significantly, with 6 combat clashes occurring, most actively in the area of Mala Tokmachka. The situation remains tense, and measures are being taken to stabilize it.

On the Hulyaipole and Prydniprovskiy directions, the activity of Russian occupiers was unsuccessful.

General conclusion: 

  • Russian forces have not broken through to Chasiv Yar but continue their offensive in the “Kanal” and “Novyi” neighborhoods.
  • Russian forces are unable to launch large-scale attacks on the Orikhiv direction due to the dominance of Ukrainian Defense Forces’ UAVs. The enemy’s actions in this sector are focused more on achieving propaganda effects rather than securing tactical advantages.

Change in the line of contact (LoC):

  • There were 90 combat engagements on various fronts.
  • On the Kharkiv direction, the Ukrainian Defense Forces reclaimed lost positions along the O-212553 road from Lyptsi to Kharkiv, southeast of Hlyboke. Intense fighting continued in Vovchansk, particularly around the aggregate building plant, near Tykhe, and Vovchanski Khutory.
  • On the Kupyansk direction, Russian forces advanced east of Stepova Novoselivka, capturing the villages of Tymkivka and Myasozharivka, and made progress near Ivanivka and Andriivka. Fighting persisted around Synkivka, Pishchane, Berestove, and Stelmakhivka.
  • On the Lyman direction Russian forces attacked near Druzhelyubivka, Hrekivka, Nevske, Torske, Terny, Hryhorivka, and the Serebriansk Forest.
  • On the Siversk Direction, Russian forces secured positions in the chalk quarry south of Bilohorivka, attacked Rozdolivka from the south, and captured positions on the southeastern outskirts of the settlement. They continued attacks in the areas of Verkhnyokamianske, Spirne, and Ivano-Dariivka.
  • The Ukrainian Defense Forces counterattacked near Vyimka.
  • On the Kramatorsk direction, fighting continued in the western part of the “Kanal” neighborhood, with ongoing advances near Ivanivske, Klishchiivka, and Andriivka.
  • On the Pokrovsk direction, Russian forces made slight advances on the northeastern outskirts of Sokil. The 228th Motorized Rifle Regiment of the 90th Tank Division of the 41st Army advanced to the eastern outskirts of Novopokrovske. The enemy is pushing towards the outskirts of Yasnobrodivka, from Umanske towards Novoselivka Persha, and in the summer home area on the outskirts of Karlivka, continuing shelling near Yevhenivka and Kalynove.
  • The Ukrainian Defense Forces maintained positions in the western part of Novooleksandrivka.
  • On the Kurakhove direction, Russian forces advanced in the southwestern part of Krasnohorivka, attacking in the areas of Heorhiivka, Paraskoviivka, Kostyantynivka, and Vodyane.
  • On the Vremivka direction, Russian forces advanced 300 meters in the northeastern part of Staromayorske and a few hundred meters in Urozhaine.
  • On the Orikhiv direction, Russian forces attacked near Robotyne, Shcherbaky, Kopani, Novoprokopivka, Verbove, Mala Tokmachka, and Charivne.
  • On the Prydniprovskiy direction, positional battles continued near Krynky and on the islands in the Dnipro River delta.
  • The Ukrainian Defense Forces launched a group missile strike on the positional areas of the 31st Air Defense Division of the 4th Air and Air Defense Army of the enemy in the occupied Crimea. Radar stations and stockpiles of S-400 missiles near Dzhankoi and two S-300 missile batteries near Chornomorske and Yevpatoria were hit. At least ten ATACMS missiles were used in the strike, with the Russian air defense system failing to intercept any of them.
  • 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: 7 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.  

Changes in the enemy disposition:

  • Units of the 2nd Artillery Brigade, 2nd Army Corps are operating near Berestove.
  • Units of the “Somali” Battalion, 1st Army Corps are operating near Karlivka.
  • Units of the 291st Motorized Rifle Regiment, 42nd Motorized Rifle Division, 58th Combined Arms Army continue operations in the western Zaporizhzhia Oblast.

Escalation indicators:

  • On the Kramatorsk operational direction, the enemy has completed regrouping and resumed active offensive actions.

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 attempting to advance westward and northwestward, without rushing events in the 132nd Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade’s attack zone towards Kalynove or Oleksandropil. The enemy will try to bypass the right flank of the “Tavriya” OSG’s tactical group, which is defending Toretsk, as deeply as possible from the south towards the Pokrovsk – Kostyantynivka highway.
  • 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 12.06.24  

Personnel – almost 521,830 (+980); 

Tanks 7,911 (+9);

Armored combat vehicles – 15,187 (+11); 

Artillery systems – 13,736 (+46);

Multiple rocket launchers (MLRS) – 1,099 (0);

Anti-aircraft warfare systems – 844 (+2);

Vehicles and fuel tanks – 18,736 (+60);

Aircraft – 359 (0);

Helicopters – 326 (0);

UAV operational and tactical level – 11,042 (+19);

Intercepted cruise missiles – 2,280 (+2);

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 45 towns and villages and 31 infrastructure objects were attacked with various types of weapons. The number of casualties is being updated/clarified.
  • On the night of Wednesday, Ukraine’s air defense shot down 29 out of 30 enemy aerial targets, including 5 missiles, one of which was a Kh-47M2 “Kinzhal” aeroballistic missile, and 24 kamikaze drones.
  • On the night of June 12, Russian forces launched a combined attack on Kyiv, involving cruise missiles, drones, and ballistic missiles. The air raid alarm in Kyiv lasted for almost two hours. All aerial targets were destroyed by the air defense forces.
  • On the morning of June 12, while documenting Russian war crimes in Kyiv Oblast, law enforcement officers discovered fragments of dangerous cluster munitions left after the night Russian attack.
  • On June 12, during the day, Russia launched a missile strike on a residential area in Kryvyi Rih, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast. There are reports of 29 people injured and 9 dead. Search and rescue operations are ongoing.
  • On Wednesday afternoon, Russian forces struck Zaporizhzhia, resulting in damage to one of the critical infrastructure facilities in the city.

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