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UAF repulsed several enemy assaults, occupiers demoralized – General Staff

1st army corps of russian Forces’ personnel is massively trying to evade further participation in the fighting.

UAF repulsed several enemy assaults, occupiers demoralized – General Staff
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Ukrainian defenders repulsed several enemy assaults and inflicted fire damage upon a russian sabotage and reconnaissance group, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported.

Our fighters successfully repulsed an enemy assault in the Slovyansk direction in the settlement of Bohorodyche's area. They eliminated russians’ attempts of assault in the Sievierodonetsk direction in the areas of Myrna Dolyna and Bila Hora settlements.

In the Bakhmut direction, they inflicted fire damage on an enemy reconnaissance and sabotage group [RSG]. It was operating in the area of the settlement Mykolaivka under the cover of artillery shellings. The RSG retreated, then rushists attempted an assault but didn't succeed.

The General Staff noted that because of significant losses the personnel of some units of the occupational forces are very low in morale and psychological condition and are seeking ways to avoid further participation in the fighting.

"Thus, according to available information, this is especially common among the personnel of the 1st Army Corps of the russian occupation forces. In the divisions which are deduced on the restoration of combat capability from the areas of Kherson, Mykolayiv, and Popasna," – the staff stated.

According to the command, the situation in other directions as of 6 p.m. on 20 June is as follows:

  • in the Volyn, Polissya, and Siverskyy there are significant changes. In the Siversky direction, the enemy fired on civilian infrastructure in the border areas of Sumy oblast.

  • in the Kharkiv direction, to identify weaknesses in the defense of our troops, rushists tried unsuccessfully to conduct reconnaissance by fighting near Rtyshchivka. Also, the shelling of civilian infrastructure was recorded in the areas of the settlements of Uda, Ukrainka, Korobochkine, Mykhailivka, and Petrivka.

  • in the Slovyansk direction, the invaders carried out an artillery shelling in the areas of the settlements of Dibrivne, Hrushuvakha, Velyka Komyshuvakha, Krasnopillya, and Dolyna.

  • in the Kramatorsk direction, there were no active hostilities.

  • in the Sievierodonetsk direction, the occupiers keep firing barrel artillery and rocket-propelled grenade launchers at the Ukrainian forces’ units. Russians carried out air strikes on civilian infrastructure facilities in the Ustynivka and Lysychansk settlements. Also, artillery shellings at civil infrastructure were recorded near Lysychansk, Hirske, and Ustynivka.

  • Fighting for control over Sievierodonetsk is ongoing.

  • in the Bakhmut direction, the occupiers shelled civil infrastructure in the areas of Bilohorivka, Berestove, Yakovlivka, and Pokrovske. They conducted airstrikes near Maloryazantsevo and Bilohorivka.

  • in the Avdiivka, Kurakhivka, Novopavlivka and Zaporizhzhia directions, russians shelled civil infrastructure near Kamyanka, Huliaipole, Avdiivka, Vuhledar, Malynivka, and Zaliznychnyy. They conducted airstrikes at the settlements of Mali Shcherbaki, Maryinka, Vuhledar, Kostiantynivka, and Novomykhailivka.

  • in theSouth Buh direction, rashists fired artillery and mortars at the districts of Chervony Yar, Kalynivka, Topolyne, and Zeleny Hay to restrain our units’ actions.

Ukrainian intelligence published the intercepted call of rashists talking about occupiers seeking ways to return home from the war against Ukraine as soon as possible.

On 20 June, russia carried out a massive strike with 14 missiles in the South of Ukraine in three hours.

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