General Staff: Russian troops suffering drone shortage deploy Ministry of Emergency Situations UAVs

THURSDAY, 2 JUNE 2022, 07:00

Russian forces are losing their military drones to Ukrainian troops and have started to deploy UAVs that belong to the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations due to the resulting shortage.

Source: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, on Facebook, information as of 06:00 on 2 June

Details: On the Volyn and Polissia fronts, units of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus are being issued with modern models of weapons and military equipment.

Russia has not undertaken active combat operations on the Sivershchyna front, but has continued to replenish units with weapons and military equipment.

Russian troops opened mortar fire on Seredyna-Buda and Progres in Sumy Oblast (Ukraine) and Leonivka in Chernihiv Oblast (Ukraine) from the territory of the Russian Federation.

On the Kharkiv front, Russia’s main efforts are focused on maintaining its previously occupied positions. Russian troops fired on the positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces from artillery and MLRS in the areas around Mykhailivka, Prudianka, and Verkhnii Saltiv in order to deplete the Ukrainian troops and diminish their offensive potential.

On the Sloviansk front, Russia focuses on maintaining its positions, conducting reconnaissance, and resuming its offensive. Russian forces have shelled the area around Dovhenke, Kurulka, Virnopillia, and Dolyna from artillery.

On the Donetsk front, Russian troops continue to fire on the positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces along the entire line of contact from mortars and barrel and jet artillery.

On the Lyman front, Russian forces attempted to advance on Raihorodok but suffered losses and retreated.

On the Sievierodonetsk front, Russian troops are continuing their assault on Sievierodonetsk. With the support of mortar fire, they stormed the area around Bobrove and Ustynivka but were unsuccessful.

On the Bakhmut front, Russian troops are mounting an assault on Komyshuvakha in order to capture the city, and have so far been partially successful. Fighting is continuing in the area. Russia also stormed Nahirne and Bilohorivka, but this attack was repulsed by the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

Russia has not undertaken active combat operations on the Avdiivka, Kurakhove, Novopavlivske, or Zaporizhzhia fronts, but continued to fire on the positions of Ukrainian troops from artillery and mortars near Pisky, Avdiivka, Uspenivka, Vuhledar, Novosilka, and Orikhiv.

On the Novopavlivske and Zaporizhzhia fronts, Russian troops continued to perform combat engineering tasks to reinforce their positions and are replenishing their supplies.

Russian troops have intensified the frequency of shelling on the Pivdennyi Buh front. They opened artillery and mortar fire on Shevchenkove, Trudoliubivka, Such, Stepova Dolyna, and Shyroke and deployed Mi-24 helicopters to conduct air strikes in the area around Novohryhorivka and Oleksandrivka.

Russian occupiers continue to spread false information about Ukrainian military units allegedly based in schools, hospitals, and kindergartens in an attempt to justify their attacks on civilian infrastructure.

There were no significant changes on the Besarabia front.

On the Prymorskyi [Coastal] front, Russian ships in the Black and Azov seas continue to isolate the area of the hostilities, to conduct reconnaissance, and to provide fire support for the Russian troops on land. Russia continues to block all shipping in the northwestern part of the Black Sea.

Russian troops are treating their wounded in civilian hospitals in the temporarily occupied territories.

Over the past 24 hours, the Armed Forces of Ukraine repulsed 13 Russian attacks and destroyed 2 Russian tanks, 6 artillery systems, 8 armoured combat vehicles, and 4 motor vehicles. Ukrainian Air Defence Forces shot down seven Orlan-10 UAVs.