Russian troops in Kharkiv Oblast are attempting to stop Ukrainian forces advancing towards the supply lines for the invaders’ advance on the Donetsk Oblast city of Slovyansk, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said in an update on Facebook on June 23.
The Russian invasion force also conducted aerial reconnaissance near the settlements of Bayrak and Rubizhne, Ukraine’s General Staff said.
On the Siverskyi axis in northern-central Ukraine, Russian units continue to be positioned in the border areas of Russia’s Bryansk and Kursk oblasts.
The Russian Federation is retaining there three battalion tactical groups from the First Guards Tank Army of the Western Military District, as well as a subdivision of the airborne troops. It is also improving defensive positions in the area ofthe settlement of Tyotkino, Kursk Oblast.
Russia continues shelling units of the Ukrainian army in the border areas of the Sumy Oblast in northern-central Ukraine.