The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine published a report from the front as of the morning of June 23

09:15 23 June Kyiv, Ukraine

The army of the Russian Federation transferred its tank units and armored personnel carriers to the Slavyansk and Bakhmut directions, and the invaders are also ready to use heavy flamethrower systems.

 
This was announced by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the morning summary as of June 23.

On the Volyn and Polesye directions , from June 22 to July 1, 2022, in the Gomel region, near the state border with Ukraine, the mobilization exercise of the armed forces of the Republic of Belarus continues. In the course of it, it is planned to work out the issue of calling up military reserve.

As part of combat training activities, exercises are also conducted with units of the special operations forces of Belarus with the involvement of instructors from the armed forces of the Russian Federation. The main attention is paid to the conduct of sabotage and reconnaissance activities.

In the Seversk direction , enemy units continue to be located in the border areas of the Bryansk and Kursk regions. The enemy contains three battalion tactical groups from the 1st Tank Army of the Western Military District and a subdivision of the airborne troops. Improves defensive positions in the area of the settlement of Tetkino, Kursk region. The aggressor continues shelling units of the Defense Forces in the border areas of the Sumy region.

In the Kharkiv direction , enemy units are focusing their main efforts on preventing the Defense Forces from reaching the rear of the group of occupying troops operating in the Slavyansk direction. The enemy conducted aerial reconnaissance in the areas of the settlements of Bayrak and Rubizhnoye.

In the Slavic direction , the aggressor grouping focuses its main efforts on improving the tactical position and identifying weaknesses in the defense of the Ukrainian troops. The enemy is trying to create conditions for the resumption of the offensive in the directions of Izyum - Barvenkovo and Izyum - Slavyansk. In order to strengthen the grouping of troops in the area of the city of Izyum, the enemy moved to two tank units. The invaders plan to use heavy flamethrower systems in the Slavic direction.

In the Donetsk direction , the enemy is concentrating his main efforts on establishing full control over the city of Severodonetsk, conducting offensive operations with the aim of cordoning off Ukrainian troops in the area of the city of Lisichansk and blocking the main logistical routes.

In the Severodonetsk direction , the enemy took control of the settlements of Loskutovka, Rai-Aleksandrovka. Conducts assault operations in order to establish control over the settlement of Sirotino. Carries out preparatory measures to force the Seversky Donets River.

In the Bakhmut direction, the invaders are conducting offensive operations in the directions of the settlements of Zolote and Volcheyarovka. They are trying to seize the dominant heights in the Berestovoye area in order to establish control over the Bakhmut-Lysichansk highway. To reinforce the grouping in the indicated direction in the area of \u200b\u200bthe settlement of Novotoshkovskoye, the enemy transferred it to one battalion tactical group from the Central Military District.

On the Kramatorsk, Avdeevsky, Kurakhovsky, Novopavlovsky and Zaporozhye directions, the enemy did not conduct active operations. Carries out shelling in order to constrain the actions of units of the Defense Forces and prevent them from tipping over to other directions.

In the Yuzhnobuzhsky direction, the occupiers are focusing their main efforts on preventing counteroffensive actions by the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Kherson and Nikolaev regions. Carry out engineering equipment positions.

In the Nikolaevsky direction , the enemy deployed artillery units in certain areas. In the future, attempts to conduct assault operations in the directions of Kiselevka - Posad-Pokrovskoe and Aleksandrovka - Luparevo in order to enter the administrative borders of the Kherson region are not excluded.

In the Krivoy Rog direction, the aggressor is carrying out an engineering improvement of positions.

The ships of the Black Sea Fleet in the waters of the Black and Azov Seas continue to carry out the tasks of isolating the combat area and reconnaissance. The aggressor continues to block civilian navigation in the northwestern part of the Black Sea.

In readiness for the use of missile weapons in the Black Sea are five carriers of sea-based cruise missiles of the Caliber type (total volley - up to 40 missiles).