Evening summary of the General Staff: Russian occupiers have made significant progress in Luhansk oblast and are consolidating

Oleksiy Yarmolenko

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine published the report as of the evening of June 21. The Russian occupiers captured Ustynivka, Toshkivka, Pidlisne and Myrna Dolyna in Luhansk oblast.

This was reported on Facebook of the General Staff.

No significant changes were recorded in the Volyn and Polissia directions.

In the Siversk direction, the occupiers continue engineering equipment for border areas and mining. They fired on the settlements of Seredyna-Buda, Myropillia, Yunakivka in Sumy Oblast, and Gremyach in Chernihiv Oblast.

In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy conducted air reconnaissance in the areas of the settlements of Ruska Lozova, Cherkaska Lozova and Pytomnyk. Artillery shelling was recorded near Kharkiv, Peremoha, Verkhniy Saltiv, Staryi Saltiv, Chepil, Rubizhne, and Stara Gnylytsia, as well as in the areas of Korobochkyne, Mospanove, and Kutuzivka.

In the Slovyansk direction, the enemy focuses its main efforts on maintaining previously occupied positions and conducting defense.

In the Donetsk direction, the enemy regrouped in order to strengthen for further action in the Bakhmut direction. Due to the significant losses, the reorganization of two battalion tactical groups into one consolidated battalion tactical group was noted.

In the Kramatorsk direction, the enemy did not take active action, firing at the positions of our troops with mortars, artillery, and jet artillery in the areas of settlements.

Fighting continues in the Sievierodonetsk direction in the city of Sievierodonetsk. The enemy fired on areas near Sievierodonetsk, Lysychansk, Voronove, Myrna Dolyna, and Hirske.

The Ukrainian soldiers repulsed the enemyʼs reconnaissance attempt by fighting in the directions of Metyolkyne-Voronove, and Metyolkyne-Syrotyne. The enemy retreated.

The occupiers are consolidating in the settlement of Ustynivka, are conducting an offensive in the direction of Bila Hora. Hostilities continue.

In the direction of Toshkivka — Pidlisne, the enemy captured the settlements of Pidlisne and Myrna Dolyna and consolidated on the occupied frontiers. Also, it has partial success in the area of the settlement of Hirske.

The Ukrainian soldiers successfully repulsed the assault in the direction of Vysokyi.

In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy fired on the areas of Berestove and Komyshuvakha. It led the offensive in the direction of Oleksandropil — Komyshuvakha. This one wasnʼt successful.

The enemy did not take active action in the Avdiivka, Novopavlivske and Zaporizhzhia directions.

In the South Buh area, the enemy fired on Ukrainian positions and conducted UAV air reconnaissance.