General Staff operational report June 4, 2023 on the Russian invasion of Ukraine

The 466th day of the Russia-Ukraine War: official operational information by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on 04.06.2023.

Russian army’s attacks on the Ukrainian civilian infrastructure

Tonight, Russia used Kh-101/Kh-555 air-based cruise missiles and Iranian strike UAVs “Shahed-136/131”. According to detailed information, the forces and means of the air command, in cooperation with the air defense of other components of the Defense Forces of Ukraine, destroyed 4 out of 6 Kh-101/Kh-555 cruise missiles and 6 out of 8 Shahed-136/131 attack UAVs.
During the day of June 4th, the Russian troops launched 7x missile and 25x air strikes, launched about 20 MLRS attacks on Ukrainian settlements and Ukrainian Defense Forces. Unfortunately, there are victims among the civilian population, private houses, educational institutions, and other civil and administrative infrastructure have been damaged.
The threat of missile and air strikes remains high across Ukraine.
The Russian army continues to focus its main efforts on the full occupation of Luhansk and Donetsk Oblasts. Russian soldiers conducted 23x assaults, but all of them were repelled by Ukrainian Defense Forces.

List of Russia’s attacks on the Ukrainian territory

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  • Volyn’ and Polissya direction: the operational situation has not changed significantly, and there are no signs of the formation of offensive groupings.
  • Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna directions: the Russian army continues to maintain a military presence in the areas bordering Ukraine. The Russian forces made an unsuccessful attempt to infiltrate the sabotage group through the state border of Ukraine near Zelene settlement of Kharkiv Oblast. They also carried out a missile strike in the Vovchansk area and air strikes in the Ivashka, Ohirtseve, Gatyshche of Kharkiv Oblast. Russians shelled the settlements Karpovych, Chernihiv Oblast; Znob-Novgorods’ke, Shevchenkove, Brusky, Oleksandrivka, Sadky, Basivka, Hrabovske in the Sumy Oblast, as well as Ivashky, Udy, Chervona Zorya, Hoptivka, Krasne, Zelene, Staritsa, Ogirtseve, Hatyshche, Pletenivka, Vovchans’k, Karaichne, Budarky and Chugunivka in the Kharkiv Oblast.
  • Kup’yans’k direction: the Russian forces carried out unsuccessful offensive operations near Novoselivskyi, Luhansk Oblast. Kolodyazne, Krasne Pershe, Figolivka, Novomlyns’k, Dovgenke, Kutkivka, Dvorichna, Zapadne, Kislivka, Kotlyarivka, Tabaivka, Berestov in the Kharkiv Oblast and Novoselivske in the Luhansk Oblast got under the Russian army artillery and mortar fire.
  • Lyman direction: Russia conducted unsuccessful offensive operations in near Belogorivka, Luhansk Oblast. Areas of settlements near the frontline of Makiivka, Nevs’ke, Belogorivka of Luhansk Oblast and Verkhny’okam’ians’ke, Tors’ke, Spirne, Rozdolivka of Donetsk Oblast were shelled by Russian artillery.
  • Bakhmut direction: the Russian troops carried out offensive actions in the Ivanovo area, without success. They carried out airstrikes in the Vasyutynske, Toretsk, and Northern parts of the Donetsk Oblast. Areas of settlements of Vasyukivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Khromov, Chasiv Yar, Ivanovske, Stupochki, Predtechine, Bila Hora, Diliivka and New York of the Donetsk Oblast were affected by Russian artillery shelling.
  • Avdiivka direction: the Russian army did not conduct offensive operations. It carried out an airstrike and shelled areas of Avdiivka, Pervomais’ke, Karlivka in the Donetsk Oblast.
  • Mar’inka direction: the Russian forces carried out offensive operations however, the Ukrainian army repelled all 16x attacks of Russia. Moreover, the Russian soldiers carried out an air strike within the population center of Mar’inka. They shelled Gostre, Mar’inka, Pobyeda of the Donetsk Oblast.
  • Shakhtars’k direction: the Russian army shelled the frontline settlements, including Vugledar, Prechistivka, and Novoukrayinka of the Donetsk Oblast.
  • Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions: Russian forces are on the defensive. They carried out airstrikes in the Beryslav and Vesele districts of the Kherson Oblast, shelled such settlements as Vilne Pole, Zelene Pole, Novopil’, Temyrivka of the Donetsk Oblast; Olhivs’ke, Malynivka, Hulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Mala Tokmachka, Novoandriivka, Stepove and Kam’ians’ke of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast; Kozats’ke, Tyaginka, Ivanivka, Dniprovs’ke, Kizomys of the Kherson Oblast and the city of Kherson.

The Russian troops continue to suffer heavy losses in manpower. It is known, that one of the units of the Russian forces, which operates in the illegally temporarily occupied territory of the Kharkiv Oblast in Ukraine, received reinforcements from the former convicted citizens of the Russian Federation in the amount of about 500x people during the week.

Ukrainian strikes on Russian equipment

After shelling conducted by the Defense Forces of Ukraine at the Russian army’s positions, about 100x people from among the newly arrived reinforcements suffered injuries of varying degrees of severity, even mortal injuries. Also, after this event, about 80 Russian soldiers ran away from their positions.
Ukrainian Air Force conducted 10 airstrikes on Russian manpower concentrations.
Ukrainian Defense Forces destroyed a Russian reconnaissance UAV.
Ukrainian missile and artillery units hit 2 Russian weapons and military equipment concentrations, an ammunition warehouse, 2 anti-aircraft missile systems and destroyed 2 radio electronic warfare stations.

Source: The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

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