Ukraine news/Archive/2023-06

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25 Jun. It is reported that Ukrainian forces tried to take advantage of the Prigozhin's short-lived mutiny in Russia and went on the offensive near Artemovsk (Bakhmut) and Donetsk. It appears that the attacks were unsuccessful.

22 Jun. "Barbarossa 2"? it is reported that at 4 am on 22 June (song), the exact timing of Nazi attack on the USSR in 1941, there was a large Ukrainian attack, using German "Leopard" tanks. The fighting is lasting for many hours; Ukrainian attack appears unsuccessful.

Ukrainian strike on 2 nearby bridges in Chongar linking Crimea and Kherson region. Roadwork on both bridges is damaged. "Storm Shadow" missile strike is initially blamed (TASS mentions that "French marking is also found"). It is reported that bridges will be quickly repaired. Video, titled " "Storm Shadow" missile hitting the Chongar bridge, 5 am on June 22"

17 Jun. According to Putin, the draft treaty discussed by the delegations of Russia and Ukraine in the spring of 2022 in Istanbul was called “Treaty on Permanent Neutrality and Security Guarantees of Ukraine”, and was initialed by both sides. "But after we, as promised, withdrew the troops from Kiev, the Kiev authorities, as their owners usually do, threw it all into the dustbin of history". Also, draft details on allowed military size was revealed. According to Lukashenko (earlier), "it was OK. Even on the Crimea - the long-term lease of some kind, on the Donbass in the east. A normal contract. <...> But now it's impossible. Now it's already the territory of Russia".

Persistent heavy fighting and bloody Ukrainian attacks, apparently with with heavy losses in men and armor, and little change on the ground, continue. Apparently several small villages changed hands many times, some remaining under Ukrainian control.

8 Jun. First Ukrainian use of Leopard 2A4 tanks in a breakthrough attempt is reported. (Opolchenie also note Ukrainian aircraft use).

6 Jun. It appears that significant Ukrainian attacks in Zaporozhie in the last 2 days were not successful, with significant losses.

It is reported that the dam of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station has collapsed after an explosion. Both sides blame each other. It is reported that there is no risk of a critical drop in the water level in the area of the Zaporozhskaya NPP (located upstream of the Dnieper near the Kakhovka reservoir), and that "there is no threat to the safety of the plant".

Tucker; UNSC

1 Jun. One killed and 2 wounded in Ukrainian missile strike on residential area in Novaya Kahovka, Kherson region. A civilian is killed by Ukrainian MLRS strike on Gorlovka.

(Yet another) Ukrainian border infiltration attempt is repelled in Belgorod region.