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Russia’s war on Ukraine. 14.06.2024

In the operational zone of the Ukrainian Operational Group of Forces (OTG) “Kharkiv”on the Kharkiv direction, the enemy attacked 4 times near Hlyboke, Tykhe, and Vovchansk. Three assaults were successfully repelled, and fighting continues near Vovchansk.

In the “Khortytsia” Operational-Strategic Group of Forces (OSG) operational zone on the Kupyansk direction, the enemy made 4 attempts to dislodge units of the Ukrainian Defense Forces from their positions near Synkivka, Petropavlivka, Stelmakhivka, and Berestove, but failed. On the Lyman direction, Russian invaders attempted to advance 6 times near Hrekivka and Nevske. All attacks were repelled. The situation on the Siversk direction remains largely unchanged. Assault actions near Verkhnyokamianske ended in failure for the enemy.  On the Kramatorsk direction, the enemy launched 11 attacks on units of the Ukrainian Defense Forces near Ivanivka, Kalynivka, Andriivka, and Chasiv Yar. All breakthrough attempts were repelled. The situation remains tense, and measures are being taken to prevent enemy advancement into Ukrainian territory.

In the “Tavriya” OSG operational zone, the hottest situation remains on the Pokrovsk direction. Russian invaders attempted to penetrate the Ukrainian defense 32 times near Novooleksandrivka, Yevhenivka, Novopokrovske, Kalynove, Mezhove, Novoselivka Persha, and Yasnobrodivka. Twenty-four enemy attacks were repelled. Ukrainian Defense Forces are exerting maximum effort to exhaust and contain the invaders on this direction. On the Kurakhove direction, the situation remains tense, with the number of clashes increasing to 17. The enemy is trying to advance near Nevelske, Krasnohorivka, Heorhiivka, and Paraskoviivka. 16 enemy attacks were successfully repelled. Fighting continues near Krasnohorivka. Measures are being taken to stabilize the situation. On the Orikhiv direction, the invaders conducted 3 assaults near Mala Tokmachka. Ukrainian defenders are making efforts to hold back the advancing forces.

In the operational zone of the “Odesa” OSG on the Prydniprovskiy direction, the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 5 enemy attacks near Krynky.

General conclusion: 

  • Ukrainian counterattacks complicate the situation for Russian troops on the Kharkiv direction. The initiation of fortification construction on their current positions signals a shift to defensive operations.
  • Russian forces have committed reserves to combat in the northern Kharkiv Oblast without achieving their immediate objectives, indicating crisis developments in their offensive.
  • The enemy is forced to redeploy troops from the Pokrovsk direction to the Kharkiv direction to strengthen their grouping in Kharkiv Oblast.
  • Russian troops are actively operating with armored vehicles, attempting to capture Kostyantynivka and Paraskoviivka to reach the Vuhledar-Marinka highway and put pressure on the rear of the “Tavriya” OSG tactical group defending Vuhledar.

Change in the line of contact (LoC):

  • There were 87 combat engagements on various fronts.
  • On the Kharkiv direction, the Ukrainian Defense Forces conducted a counterattack and captured positions southeast of Hlyboke.
  • Russian troops advanced north of Vovchansk, attempting to dislodge Ukrainian Defense Forces from the aggregate producing plant and unsuccessfully attacked near Hlyboke and Tykhe. The enemy began fortifying their positions on the current lines.
  • On the Kupyansk direction, fighting continued near Synkivka, Petropavlivka, Pishchane, Stelmakhivka, Myasozharivka, and Berestove. Russian troops advanced west of Ivanivka towards Stepova Novoselivka.
  • On the Lyman direction Russian troops attacked near Druzhelyubivka, Nevske, Hrekivka, Terny, and the Serebriansk Forest area.
  • On the Siversk Direction, Russian troops advanced to the eastern outskirts of Rozdolivka and near Vyimka, capturing a Ukrainian position near Verkhnyokamianske. Fighting continued near Bilohorivka and Spirne.
  • On the Kramatorsk direction, Russian troops continued attacks on the eastern outskirts of Chasiv Yar and near Kalynivka, Ivanivske, and Andriivka.
  • UkrainianDefense Forces counterattacked near Klishchiivka.
  • On the Pokrovsk direction, Russian troops captured Novopokrovske, attacked near Mezhove, advanced west of Semenivka, north of Umanske, south of Novooleksandrivka, west of Netaylove, moved into the southeastern part of Nevelske, and attacked near Kalynove, Novoselivka Persha, Yevhenivka, and Sokil.
  • On the Kurakhove direction, Russian troops increased their efforts near Krasnohorivka, Heorhiivka, and Paraskoviivka. Units of the 5th and 110th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigades of the 1st Army Corps advanced in the western part of Krasnohorivka and north of the fireproof materials plant in the northern part of the village.
  • On the Vremivka direction, localized positional battles continued near Staromayorske and Urozhaine.
  • On the Orikhiv direction, Russian troops attacked near Robotyne, Verbove, and Mala Tokmachka but made no advancements.
  • On the Prydniprovskiy direction, Russian troops continued assaults near Krynky but achieved no results.
  • Ukrainian Defense Forces destroyed 5 Russian military boats.
  • 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: 9 ships, including 3 cruise missile carriers; the total salvo is 24 cruise missiles.
    • Mediterranean Sea: 3 ships, including 2 cruise missile carriers; the total salvo is 12 cruise missiles.  
  • Russian forces have positioned 17 barges near the Kerch Strait Bridge to protect against unmanned boat strikes. Previously, 8 barges were installed on the southern side of the bridge.

Changes in the enemy disposition:

  • Units of the 155th Separate Marines Brigade of the Pacific Fleet have been spotted near Vovchansk, but the brigade headquarters remains in the Marinka area.
  • Units of the 2nd Motorized Rifle Division of the 1st Guards Tank Army are operating on the Kupyansk direction.
  • The 1065th Artillery Regiment of the 98th Airborne Division is engaged in combat near Chasiv Yar.
  • Units of the 4th Military Base of the 58th Army (occupied South Ossetia) are operating near Kamyanske.
  • The 80th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade of the 14th Army Corps is active on the Kherson direction.

Possible operation situation developments:

  • On the Kramatorsk direction, the enemy is expected to soon attempt to push the “Khortytsia” OSG units beyond the canal south of the Kostyantynivka – Bakhmut road. The area of Klishchiivka, defended by the “Khortytsia” OSG units, will significantly complicate the enemy’s plans.
  • The 74th and 55th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigades of the 41st Army, the 15th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade of the 2nd Army, and the 114th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade of the 1st Army Corps, reinforced by several regiments and battalions from territorial troops and mobilization reserves, will soon attempt to break through Vozdvyzhenka towards the Pokrovsk – Kostyantynivka road. Their goal is to cut it off between Malynivka and Nova Poltavka, reach the Vovcha River between Prohres and Komyshivka, and, if conditions allow, establish several bridgeheads.
  • 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 14.06.24  

Personnel – almost 524,060 (+1250); 

Tanks 7,936 (+8);

Armored combat vehicles – 15,234 (+26); 

Artillery systems – 13,818 (+48);

Multiple rocket launchers (MLRS) – 1,101 (+2);

Anti-aircraft warfare systems – 849 (+3);

Vehicles and fuel tanks – 18,854 (+60);

Aircraft – 359 (0);

Helicopters – 326 (0);

UAV operational and tactical level – 11,097 (+22);

Intercepted cruise missiles – 2,286 (+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 73 towns and villages and 195 infrastructure objects were attacked with various types of weapons. The number of casualties is being updated/clarified.
  • On the night of Friday, June 14th, Russia launched a combined air strike on Ukraine, deploying 31 weapons, including 14 missiles and 17 kamikaze drones. Ukrainian air defense forces destroyed 7 enemy missiles and 17 UAVs.
  • On the evening of June 13, the Russian army dropped an aerial bomb on a residential area in the city of Selidove in Donetsk Oblast, injuring six civilians.
  • On the morning of June 14, Russian forces used an FPV drone to fire at a social bus carrying 19 passengers in the Esman community of Sumy Oblast, injuring three people.
  • On June 14, the enemy struck the Shostka community of Sumy Oblast. Preliminary reports indicate that one person was killed, and four others were injured with varying degrees of severity.
  • Occupying forces attacked Stanislav in Kherson Oblast using drones. Two people were hit, with one killed and the other suffering a concussion.
  • On June 14, around 3:00 PM, Russian forces carried out an airstrike on the village of Hlushkivka in the Kupyansk district oh Kharkiv Oblast. The attack damaged residential buildings, farm structures, and a kindergarten. A 57-year-old woman was killed.
  • The bodies of another 254 fallen servicemen have been returned to Ukraine on June 14.
  • The Save Ukraine team reported that they have managed to bring 14 more children back home from Russia and temporarily occupied territories. Among the rescued are two children deprived of parental care. In total, the Save Ukraine team has returned 373 children to Ukraine who were either deported or found themselves in occupied areas.
  • On Saturday, June 15, power distribution companies across Ukraine will implement rolling blackout schedules from 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM, according to a statement from the press service of “Ukrenergo.”
  • Volodymyr Kudrytskyi, the head of “Ukrenergo,” stated that the situation in the Ukrainian energy system will become significantly more challenging next week compared to this week. Avoiding power outages for household consumers will not be possible due to two factors: the expected increase in energy consumption due to the return of hot weather and the scheduled maintenance of another nuclear power plant unit.

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