International editionFederal News Agencytells how the situation is developing in Ukraine and in the Donbass as of the evening of June 23.
Statements of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation in a daily briefing reported that over the past day, the Russian Aerospace Forces with high-precision weapons destroyed 49 tanks with fuel for military equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and up to 50 multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) located in the hangars of military vehicles in the Nikolaev region. Also, 3 bases for the repair of armored vehicles in the Nikolaev region, 4 command posts, 18 areas of accumulation of manpower and military equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were also affected.
Aviation destroyed 96 areas of accumulation of forces and equipment, a field radar post in the area of Konstantinovka (Kharkov region).
Rocket troops and artillery attacked 26 command and control posts, 364 areas of accumulation of manpower and equipment, 58 areas of location of units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. 3 mobile control points for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) were destroyed in the Nikolaev region.
As part of the counter-battery fight, precision weapons of the Russian Aerospace Forces, missile troops and artillery in the Donetsk direction hit 8 Ukrainian platoons of the Uragan MLRS and 11 platoons of cannon artillery of the Armed Forces of Ukraine at firing positions in a day.
During the day, the air defense forces destroyed 21 UAVs, including over Snake Island. A Tochka-U ballistic missile was intercepted in the Kharkiv region and 22 MLRS rockets.
The Russian Ministry of Defense stated that Ukrainian troops are suffering heavy losses in the Donbass. In particular, near the settlement of Mirnaya Dolina (Luhansk People’s Republic, LPR), the losses of the 34th battalion of the 57th motorized infantry brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine for 2 days amounted to 150 people killed and 450 wounded. And in the area of Klinovoe (Donetsk People’s Republic, DPR), less than 50% of the personnel remained in the units of the 30th mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The people’s militia of the DPR in the evening report reported that since the beginning of the day, Ukrainian armed formations have fired more than 250 shells on the territory of the republic from BM-21 Grad multiple launch rocket systems, cannon artillery with a caliber of 155, 152 and 122 mm, as well as 120 mm mortars.
Districts of 13 settlements came under fire, as a result of the attacks, a civilian was killed, and 6 more civilians were injured. 4 residential buildings, a civil infrastructure facility and a vehicle were damaged.
Joint actions of the units of the DPR and the RF Armed Forces destroyed the installation of the BM-21 Grad MLRS, the M-777 howitzer, 2 trucks and more than 30 personnel. 2 enemy firing points were suppressed in the areas of the settlements of Avdeevka and Kurdyumovka.
During the day, Ukrainian troops attempted to attack in the direction of Yegorovka. However, as informs military commander Vladlen Tatarsky, the column of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was quickly identified by the units of the DPR, after which a battle ensued. According to him, a number of Ukrainian soldiers were taken prisoner.
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine announced the ongoing battles in the Berestovoye area for the dominant height, as well as the shelling of Ukrainian positions by the Russian Armed Forces in the areas of Nikolaevka, Klinovoe, Dzerzhinsk, Pokrovsk, Kodema, Avdiivka, Peskov, Experienced, Maryinka.
The people’s militia of the LPR reported the beginning of the fighting for the settlements of Gorskoye and Zolote, which were blocked by the advancing allied forces. Lieutenant Colonel NM of the Republic Andrey Marochko reported that in the morning the Zolote-3 and Zolote-4 areas were liberated, after which the units began to liberate Zolote-1 and Zolote-2. Also occupied are Katerinovka, Novoivanovka and the area of the Karbonit mine in Zolote.
According to the Telegram channel “Fisherman”, the allied forces occupied the southern part of Volcheyarovka and cleared Loskutovka, and also reached the southern outskirts of Lisichansk. Fighting unfolded on the outskirts of the city, where Ukrainian militants hold positions at a gelatin plant and a rubber products plant. Under the fire control of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation is the only route to the city from Seversk, as a result of which the supply of the Lysichanskaya grouping of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was disrupted.
Assistant Minister of the Interior of the LPR Vitaly Kiselev stated that the Ukrainian military south of Lysichansk were disoriented and were taken prisoner. Most of the officers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine fled. According to the forecasts of the Luhansk authorities, Lisichansk may be blocked from the north in the coming days.
Fighting continues in the suburbs of Severodonetsk, as well as in the industrial zone of the city. Representatives of the All-Russian Popular Front reported that they came under mortar fire in the vicinity of Severodonetsk during the distribution of humanitarian aid.
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine recognized the advance of allied units in Gorskoye, as well as clashes on the southern outskirts of Lisichansk.
The defeat of the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Kharkiv region continues, objects in the settlements of Russian Tishki, Russian Lozovaya, Pechenegy, Krestishche, Mospanovo, Stary Saltov, Prishib, Vernopolye, Mazanovka, Kurulka, Petrovskoe, Dibrovnoe were attacked. Fights are recorded in the areas of Verkhny Saltov, Prudyanka and mutual shelling in the Rtishchevka area.
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the evening report said that Ukrainian positions in the area of Dobryanka, Trudolyubovka, Nikolaevka and Knyazevka in the Kherson region were subjected to shelling.
Commander of the Naval Forces of Ukraine Vice AdmiralAlexey Neizhpapaannounced the formation of a division of boats on the Dnieper. The new unit will perform tasks under the command of the Kyiv Defense Forces to provide support to the forces in the riverine operational areas near the Dnieper.
The US authorities at the G7 summit in Germany intend to present a set of specific proposals to support Ukraine. Participate in video conferencesVladimir Zelensky.
CNN reports that the US authorities may soon announce a new aid package to Ukraine for at least $500 million. It is assumed that it will include the supply of MLRS and ammunition for artillery.
Minister of Defense of Ukraine Alexey Reznikov said that the US HIMARS missile systems had already arrived in the country. He thanked the head of the Pentagon for arming Lloyd Austin.