VALENTYNA ROMANENKO – THURSDAY, 23 JUNE 2022, 19:02
The Armed Forces of Ukraine stopped the advance of Russian troops on the southern outskirts of Lysychansk. Russian forces press ahead in Sievierodonetsk, where fighting continues.
Source: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebook, information as of 18:00 on 23 June
Details: On the Sloviansk front, Russian occupying forces are firing on civilian infrastructure in and around Bohorodychne, Adamivka, Dibrivne, Kurulka, Petrivske, Virnopillia, and Mazanivka with tube artillery and multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS). Ukrainian troops repelled a Russian assault near Dolyna and Bohorodychne and forced the occupying forces to retreat.
On the Donetsk front, Russian forces continued to fire on units of the Ukrainian Defence Forces along the entire line of contact with tube and rocket artillery, mortars, and tanks. Their main efforts are focused on the Sievierodonetsk and Bakhmut fronts, where they are attempting to establish full control over the cities of Sievierodonetsk and Mykolaivka. Russian troops are consolidating their positions near Loskutivka and Rai-Oleksandrivka, which they have recently captured. Russian forces are taking measures to replenish their losses.
Russia did not undertake active combat operations on the Kramatorsk front.
On the Sievierodonetsk front, Russian occupying forces opened fire with tanks, mortars, tube and rocket artillery in the area around Syrotyne, Lysychansk, Sievierodonetsk, Voronove, and Myrna Dolyna.
Units of the 2nd Army Corps supported by units of the Russian Guard are conducting assault operations in order to establish full control over Sievierodonetsk. Fighting continues.
The General Staff reports that the Ukrainian Armed Forces stopped the advance of Russian forces on the southern outskirts of Lysychansk; Ukrainian troops inflicted significant losses on Russian forces and forced them to retreat.
Russia is deploying reservists in order to replenish its losses. Ukrainian defenders repelled Russian assault operations near Borivske.
Russian forces conducted reconnaissance-in-force near the village of Bila Hora and continued to advance near Rai-Oleksandrivka, where fighting continued.
On the Bakhmut front, Russian troops deployed artillery of various calibres to fire on Ukrainian troops’ positions near Mykolaivka, Berestove, Klynove, Toretsk, Novoluhanske, Pokrovske,…