Ukraine’s military progress in Vovchansk amid Russian advances in three other sectors – ISW

Destroyed Vovchansk, June 2, 2024
Destroyed Vovchansk, June 2, 2024

Ukrainian troops recently pushed back the Russians in the center of Vovchansk, while the Russian units have advanced near Lyptsi, Avdiivka, Velyka Novosilka and in Zaporizhzhya Oblast, the U.S.-based Institute for the Study of War reported on June 3

The Ukrainian Armed Forces have recently regained some positions in Vovchansk as the battle for the border town continues. Geolocated footage released on June 2 shows that Ukrainian forces have regained positions on Dukhovna Street in the center of Vovchansk. Additional geo-located footage from June 3 showed close combat between Russian and Ukrainian forces on Dukhovna Street. This shows that Ukrainian troops are conducting counterattacks to free the streets of the town from the control of the occupation units, ISW writes.

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Some Russian “milbloggers” have admitted that the Ukrainian Armed Forces are trying to counterattack in the center of Vovchansk and in the north of Kharkiv Oblast in general. Ukrainian military observer Kostyantyn Mashovets sardonically pointed to the complaints of Russian “milbloggers” about the intensification of Ukrainian counterattacks in the Kharkiv sector, and sarcastically predicted that Russian sources could claim in the coming days that the Russian military had allegedly repelled a “serious” Ukrainian counteroffensive in this area. The spokesman for the Northern Defense Forces, Yuriy Povkh, noted that Russian troops had somewhat reduced the intensity of shelling in the north of Kharkiv Oblast and were storming Ukrainian positions with small groups of troops numbering “no more than a few motorized rifle units.”

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Ukrainian and Russian sources reported continued fighting in and around Vovchansk, as well as near the village of Starytsia (southwest of Vovchansk) on June 2 and 3.

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At the same time, on another section of the Russian offensive in the north of Kharkiv Oblast, the Russians are advancing toward the village of Lyptsi, in particular on Studentska Street in the northwestern part of the village of Hlyboke (north of Lyptsi). The Ukrainian General Staff reported fighting near Lyptsi in the evening of June 2 and in the afternoon of June 3.

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Pokrovsk front (west of Avdiivka, Donetsk Oblast): geolocated footage from June 3 confirms the advance of Russian troops along the M-30 highway west of Netaylove and their approach to Karlivka. However, ISW does not observe any signs that Russian troops have entered the village of Sokil, as claimed by some Russian “milbloggers”. Nazar Voloshyn, a spokesman for the Khortytsia operational-strategic troop grouping, said that the Russian units are currently focused on breaking through Ukrainian positions in small sections of the front between Staromykhailivka (west of Donetsk) and Berdychi (northwest of Avdiivka) to create conditions for a further offensive westward toward Pokrovsk.

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On the border of Donetsk and Zaporizhzhya oblasts, the Russians have recently made some progress south of Velyka Novosilka. Geolocated footage from June 3 shows that Russian troops advanced within the southern part of the village of Urozhayne. On June 2 and 3, fighting also continued near Staromayorske (also south of Velyka Novosilka).

In Zaporizhzhya Oblast, the Russian invasion forces have confirmed advances northeast of the village of Robotyne (footage from June 1). It is known that on June 2 and 3, positional battles took place near Robotyne, Verbove (east of Robotyne) and Mala Tokmachka (northeast of Robotyne). One Russian source claims that last week Russian troops allegedly advanced almost 2 km near Mala Tokmachka, but there is no confirmation of this yet.

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