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Russia’s war on Ukraine. 22.06.2024

In the operational zone of the Ukrainian Operational Group of Forces (OTG) “Kharkiv” no active offensive actions were conducted by the enemyon the Kharkiv direction.

In the “Khortytsia” Operational-Strategic Group of Forces (OSG) operational zone the number of engagements on the Kupyansk directionincreased to 14. The occupiers attacked in the areas of Synkivka, Stepova Novoselivka, Stelmakhivka, Berestove, and Pishchane, with 10 attacks repelled. The situation is tense on the Lyman direction, with the total number of enemy assaults increasing to 12. The enemy is attempting to push the Ukrainian Defense Forces from their positions near Hrekivka, Nevske, Novosadove, and the Serebriansk Forest. The Ukrainian Defense Forces are taking urgent measures to prevent the aggressor from advancing deeper into Ukrainian territory. On the Siversk direction, the enemy attacked 10 times, with 9 assaults repelled near Verkhnyokamianske, Spirne, Rozdolivka, and Vyimka. On the Kramatorsk direction, the enemy attempted 12 times to dislodge Ukrainian Defense Forces from positions in the areas of Kalynivka, Chasiv Yar, Andriivka, and Klishchiivka. The aggressor continues efforts to advance in Chasiv Yar, where fighting is ongoing.

In the “Tavriya” OSG operational zone, four enemy attacks were repelled on the Toretsk direction. The situation remains most intense on the Pokrovsk direction. The enemy continues attempts to penetrate the Ukrainian defense lines in the areas of Novooleksandrivka, Vozdvyzhenka, Kalynove, Yevhenivka, Sokil, and Novoselivka Persha. The highest activity is observed from the direction of Ocheretyne, where two-thirds of the combat engagements occurred. Enemy assaults are currently ongoing. A total of 36 attacks took place on this direction, with the Ukrainian Defense Forces conducting stabilization actions. On the Kurakhove direction, the enemy is attempting to penetrate positions near Karlivka, Krasnohorivka, Nevelske, Heorhiivka, Kostyantynivka, and Paraskoviivka. Of the 11 enemy attacks, 7 were repelled, with fighting continuing. On the Orikhiv direction, enemy attempts to attack near Mala Tokmachka failed.

In the operational zone of the “Odesa” OSG the aggressor intensified efforts to displace Ukrainian Defense Forces from the left bank of the Dnipro River on the Prydniprovskiy direction. All 7 enemy attacks failed.

No significant changes occurred in the situation on the other directions.

General conclusion: 

  • Russian forces attempt to transfer reserves to the Borova direction but do not form strike groups in the area that could significantly threaten the “Khortytsia” OSG.
  • On the Chasiv Yar direction, Russian forces have a significant advantage in the number of artillery shells.
  • Russian forces are advancing on the Toretsk direction, including near New York and Shumy from Horlivka, developing their offensive towards Chasiv Yar from the south with tactical success.

Change in the line of contact (LoC):

  • There were 120 combat engagements on various fronts.
  • On the Kharkiv direction, Russian forces attacked in the areas of Lyptsi, Vovchansk, and Tykhe, launching powerful strikes with 17 guided glide bombs from Belgorod Oblast.
  • Ukrainian Defense Forces continued their counterattacks near Hlyboke. Intense fighting is ongoing in Vovchansk.
  • On the Kupyansk direction, Russian forces advanced east of Pishchane and west of Novovodyane. Fighting continued near Synkivka, Stepova Novoselivka, Pishchane, Berestove, and Stelmakhivka.
  • On the Lyman direction, battles were ongoing near Novosadove, Hrekivka, Nevske, and in the Serebriansk Forest area.
  • On the Siversk Direction, Russian troops continued their offensive actions near Verkhnyokamianske, close to Spirne, Vyimka, and Rozdolivka.
  • On the Kramatorsk direction, Russian forces continued assaults near Chasiv Yar, Kalynivka, and Klishchiivka.
  • On the Toretsk direction, Russian forces persisted in their offensive operations near Toretsk, Pivnichne, Shumy, and New York.
  • On the Pokrovsk direction, Russian troops continued their assaults in the areas of Vozdvyzhenka, Arkhanhelske, Novooleksandrivka, Sokil, Novopokrovske, Novoselivka Persha, Yasnobrodivka, and Karlivka, advancing to the northern bank of the Karlivka Reservoir and west of Netaylove.
  • On the Kurakhove direction, Russian forces advanced west of Novomykhailivka and in the center of Krasnohorivka, where fierce battles are ongoing. The enemy continued their offensive in the areas of Maksymilianivka, Heorhiivka, Kostyantynivka, Pobieda, Paraskoviivka, and Vodyane.
  • On the Vremivka direction, Russian troops conducted bombing raids on Novoukrayinka and intensified strikes with glide bombs on Staromayorske, possibly preparing for future attacks near the village.
  • On the Orikhiv direction, positional battles continued near Robotyne, Verbove, and Mala Tokmachka.
  • On the Prydniprovskiy direction, positional battles continued on the left bank of Kherson Oblast near Krynky, Kozachi Laheri, 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 carrier; the total salvo is 0 cruise missiles.
    • Azov Sea: 9 ships, including 3 cruise missile carriers; the total salvo is 24 cruise missiles.
    • Mediterranean Sea: 0 ship, including 0 cruise missile carrier; the total salvo is 0 cruise missiles.  

Changes in the enemy disposition:

  • The 4th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade of the 2nd Army Corps is currently operating near Chasiv Yar.
  • Units of the 14th Separate SOF Brigade are active on the Vremivka direction.

Possible operation situation developments:

  • 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.
  • It is expected that the intensity of enemy attacks in the direction of Sokil – Yevhenivka – Vovche will increase, aiming to break through to the Prohres area and thus support from the north the operations of their tactical group preparing for battles for Novoselivka Persha.
  • 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 22.06.24  

Personnel – almost 533,090 (+1110); 

Tanks 8,009 (+8);

Armored combat vehicles – 15,383 (+11); 

Artillery systems – 14,134 (+28);

Multiple rocket launchers (MLRS) – 1,106 (0);

Anti-aircraft warfare systems – 861 (0);

Vehicles and fuel tanks – 19,204 (+23);

Aircraft – 359 (0);

Helicopters – 326 (0);

UAV operational and tactical level – 11,305 (+15);

Intercepted cruise missiles – 2,302 (+4);

Boats/ships – 29 (0).


  • According to information provided by the Situation Center of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Russian forces shelled 14 regions of Ukraine over the past day. A total of 79 towns and villages and 107 infrastructure objects were attacked with various types of weapons. The number of casualties is being updated/clarified.
  • Since the beginning of June, the Russian army has used over 2400 guided aerial bombs against Ukraine, with about 700 of them targeting Kharkiv Oblast.
  • On the night of June 22, 2024, Russian occupiers launched a missile and air strike on critical infrastructure objects across different regions of Ukraine. A total of 12 air, sea, and ground-launched missiles were destroyed, along with 13 Shahed-type strike UAVs. In total, the enemy used 16 missiles of different types and 13 strike UAVs.
  • On the night of Saturday, the enemy launched the eighth massive combined attack on energy infrastructure targets. Equipment at “Ukrenergo” facilities in Zaporizhzhia and Lviv Oblasts was damaged. In Zaporizhzhia, two energy workers were injured and taken to the hospital. Two fires broke out in the Lutsk district of Volyn Oblast, affecting an agricultural building and a residential house.
  • As a result of the Russian missile strike on the night of Saturday, 14 buildings of the Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas were damaged. Additionally, over 1000 square meters of roofing were destroyed, and a kindergarten and a high school were affected. Three people sought medical help.  
  • During the day on June 22, four Russian guided bombs hit Kharkiv. One of the bombs destroyed a residential building in the central part of the city. Three people were killed, and 56 were wounded or injured, including three children. Six citizens, including one man, four women, and one child, are in serious condition. Emergency rescue operations are ongoing.
  • In Kherson Oblast, police patrol response inspector Oleksandr Chekhun was killed during a shift at a checkpoint as a result of a Russian drone attack.
  • Russian authorities continue to expand the network of propaganda “museums” in the temporarily occupied territories. According to Kremlin directives, “Special Military Operation museums,” filled with propaganda material, are to be established in every school and village, reported the National Resistance Center of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense.

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