ALONA MAZURENKO – TUESDAY, 28 JUNE 2022, 19:37
Russian forces continue attempts to control the main road between Bakhmut and Lysychansk in Luhansk Oblast.
Source: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebook
On the Volyn and Polissia fronts, the Belarusian Armed Forces continue to reinforce defence positions on the Belarusian side of their border with Ukraine.
Military training is set to take place in the Zhlobin district of Gomel Oblast (Belarus) between 28 June and 16 July.
Ukraine does not rule out the possibility that the Belarusian Armed Forces might stage provocations in areas near the border with Ukraine or conduct reconnaissance operations in order to identify the positions of the Ukrainian army.
On the Sivershchyna front, Russia continues to deploy up to three battalion tactical groups in the parts of the Bryansk and Kursk oblasts near the Russian-Ukrainian border.
Russian forces fired on Turia, Krasnopillia, Khmelivka, and Popivka in Sumy Oblast and the village of Hirsk in Chernihiv Oblast using artillery.
On the Kharkiv front, Russian forces fired with artillery on the areas around Zolochiv, Slatyne, Verkhnii Saltiv, Pechenihy, Korobochkyne, Rubizhne, Peremoha, Yavirske, Ruska Lozova, Tsyrkuny, Chepil, Ivanivka, Ruski Tyshky, Cherkaski Tyshky, Petrivka, Vitrivka, Svitlychne, and Udy.
Russian occupying forces also fired on the northern districts of the city of Kharkiv. Russian Ka-52 helicopters conducted an airstrike near the village of Yavirske.
Ukrainian Defence Forces repelled Russian assault operations and forced Russian troops to retreat in the areas around Dementiivka, Dovhalivka, and Zalyman.
On the Sloviansk front, Ukrainian forces halted a Russian assault on the villages of Dolyna and Mazanivka, forcing Russian troops to retreat.
Russian forces used artillery to fire on Adamivka, Krasnopillia, Dolyna, Dibrovne, Barvinkove, Mazanivka, Bohorodychne, Hrushuvakha, Kurulka, and Velyka Komyshuvakha. Russia used UAVs to conduct reconnaissance operations near the village of Dibrivne.
Russia did not undertake active combat operations on the Kramatorsk front, but fired on the area in the vicinity of Maiaky, Sloviansk, Zvanivka, Serebrianka, Pereiizne, and Zolotarivka with MLRS (multiple-launch rocket systems).
On the Lysychansk front, Russian forces fired on the areas around Lysychansk and Vovchoiarivka using tubed artillery and mortars.
The General Staff reports that Russian forces continue their attempts to establish control over the main road between Bakhmut and Lysychansk. They also attempted to conduct an assault on Spirne, but were unsuccessful and retreated.
On the Bakhmut front, the Russian occupying forces used tubed and rocket artillery to fire on the areas around Berestove, Bilohorivka, Bakhmut, Klynove, Vershyna, Novoluhanske, Travneve, and Zaitseve. Russian aircraft conducted a rocket strike on the area of Shumy.
On the Avdiivka, Kurakhove, Novopavlivka, and Zaporizhzhia fronts, Russian troops used artillery to fire on the areas of Kamianka, Avdiivka, Vodiane, Marʼinka, Novomykhailivka, Vuhledar, Shevchenko, Vremivka, Zelene Pole, Poltavka, Hirke, Staroukrainka, Zaliznychne, Orikhiv, and Kamianske.
A group of Russian Ka-52 helicopters conducted airstrikes near Avdiivka.
On the Pivdennyi Buh front, Russia continued to fire on Osokorivka, Velyka Kostromka, Trudoliubivka, Shyroke, Kobzartsi, Liubomyrivka, Blahodatne, Kulbakine, Shevchenkove, Posad-Pokrovske, and Stepova Dolyna using tubed and rocket artillery.
Russian aircraft conducted airstrikes near Potiomkine, Velyke Artakove, and Oleksandrivka.
Two high-precision naval missile carriers (with a total array of up to 16 Kalibr cruise missiles) remain in the waters of the Black and Azov seas, at the ready to conduct missile strikes on Ukraine.