Ivanivske village near Chasiv Yar falls to Russian forces – DeepState

Russian troops seize Ivanivske village in Donetsk Oblast
Russian troops seize Ivanivske village in Donetsk Oblast

The DeepState monitoring group presumes that the Russian troops occupied the village of Ivanivske in Donetsk Oblast as of June 10.

The Russian units have advanced near Novopokrovske and in Staromayorske, its analysts said on Telegram.

"The line of contact in Klishchiivka has been clarified," the statement reads.

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The village of Ivanivske is located near Chasiv Yar.

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The U.S.-based Institute for the Study of War (ISW) reported that Russians have confirmed advances in the village of Staromayorske in Donetsk Oblast and could have completely captured it.

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Situation in Chasiv Yar sector

A report by the U.S.-based Institute for the Study of War, published on June 8, said that geolocated footage released on June 7 showed that the Russian troops had advanced in the area of Chasiv Yar and northwest of Avdiivka in Donetsk Oblast.

Russia's top military leadership had originally set a task for its soldiers to capture the town west of Bakhmut, Chasiv Yar, by May 9, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Oleksandr Syrskyi, said back in April.

The enemy is concentrating its efforts to break through the defense and gain access to the Siverskyi Donets-Donbas canal to create conditions for further advancement toward the Kramatorsk agglomeration.

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The Institute for the Study of War (ISW) reported on April 10 that in an attempt to make their way to Chasiv Yar, the Russians are resorting to tactics that helped them capture Avdiivka. The positions of Ukrainian defenders are being intensively pounded by guided aerial bombs and fire from warplanes and helicopters.

If the Russians succeed in capturing Chasiv Yar, they will launch an offensive against Kostiantynivka, Druzhkivka, Kramatorsk and Slovyansk, the Ukrainian military says.

General Syrskyi confirmed on April 28 that the situation at the front had escalated. Ukrainian units withdrew to the west of Berdychi, Semenivka and Novomykhailivka.

The Institute for the Study of War reported on May 22 that Russia used the operation in the north of Kharkiv Oblast to intensify a dangerous offensive on Chasiv Yar.

ISW on May 23 wrote that Ukrainian Armed Forces recaptured some positions in the Chasiv Yar area.

On June 6, the Khortytsia Strategic-Operational Troop Grouping stated that Ukrainian Armed Forces were in control of the town and were not allowing Russian troops to approach.

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