ANASTASIIA KALATUR — SUNDAY, 3 JULY 2022, 07:15
The Armed Forces of Ukraine have repelled a Russian offensive on the Kharkiv and Sloviansk fronts.
Source: General Staff of the Armed Forces on Facebook, information as of 06:00 on 3 July
Details: On the Kharkiv front, Ukrainian soldiers successfully repelled a Russian assault near the settlement of Prudianka. Russian forces launched an airstrike in the vicinity of the villages of Mospanove and Hrakove. Areas near the settlements of Ruska Lozova, Peremoha, Verkhnii Saltiv, Zamulivka, Volobuivka, Milova, Protopopivka, Pytomnyk, Prudianka and Nortsivka were shelled with artillery.
On the Sloviansk front, Russian troops unsuccessfully attempted an assault near the village of Mazanivka. They retreated after being repulsed. The Russian forces are using electronic warfare systems. They have shelled the areas of the settlements of Dibrovne, Mazanivka, Krasnopillia, Sukha Kamianka, Virnopillia and Mayaky with tanks, mortars, gun and rocket artillery.
On the Donetsk front, the Russian invaders are concentrating their main efforts on securing positions in the areas of the city of Lysychansk and the village of Verkhnokamianka. They led an unsuccessful offensive near the settlement of Bilogorivka and were forced to retreat.
On the Bakhmut front, Russian forces fired at Ukrainian army positions near the villages of Novoluhanske and Travneve. They performed an airstrike near the town of Pokrovsk. Russian troops are attempting to conduct an offensive near the settlement of Spirne; hostilities are ongoing.
On the Avdiivka, Kurakhove, Novopavlivka and Zaporizhzhia fronts, Russian forces fired at Ukrainian positions near the settlements of Pisky, Nevelske, Novomykhailivka, Novodanylivka, Poltavka, Biloghiria, Olhivske, and Kamianske. Russian troops are conducting an offensive near the village of Spartak, trying to improve their tactical position.
On the Pivdennyi Buh front, the Russian army is concentrating its efforts on preventing the advance of Ukrainian forces on the likely lines of attack. They fired using gun and rocket artillery and conducted an airstrike near Ivanivka.
Russian occupiers are launching systematic missile attacks on the Mykolaiv front.
On the Sivershchyna front, Russian forces continue their reinforced protection of the section of the Ukraine-Russia border. In addition, Russian troops fired from Russian Federation territory at Ukrainian positions and civilian infrastructure near the villages of Bachivsk and Vovkivka, Sumy Oblast.
No signs of the formation of offensive groups were detected on the Volyn and Polissia fronts. From 1 July, the rotation of units of the Armed Forces of Belarus in the Brest Oblast of Belarus began. The air defence system is being strengthened with the resources of the Eastern Military District of the Russian Armed Forces.
In the north-western part of the Black Sea, groups of ships from the Russian Black Sea Fleet continue to block Ukraine's maritime communications and conduct reconnaissance. Two carriers of sea-launched Kalibr-type cruise missiles remain in the Black Sea waters, at the ready to launch missile strikes on the territory of Ukraine.