Ukraine in brief: Latest regional news June 12, 2022 (photo, video)

Materials prepared by Tetiana Kliuchnyk-Horobets, Tetyana Pidgorna, Reka Olena, Viktoriia Peremoga

It has been the 109th day of Ukraine’s resisting a full-scale invasion of russia.

Ukraine briefly:

According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine as of 6pm, the operational situation is as follows:

In the north of Ukraine, there are no significant changes.

The russian troops continue shelling our positions, as well as civilian infrastructure in the settlements of Khrinivka, Chernihiv oblast, and Oleksandrivka, Sumy oblast.

In the Slobozhansky direction, the enemy conducts military actions, trying to improve the tactical position, improves the engineering equipment of defensive positions in the area of Novy Burluk.

The enemy fired mortars, artillery and multiple launch rocket systems at Zamulivka, Bairak, Husarivka and Ruski Tyshky.

The russians unsuccessfully stormed Ukrainian positions near Staritsa – Rubizhne in Luhansk oblast.

Towards Sloviansk, Ukrainian soldiers successfully repelled enemy assault actions near Dovhenke – Mazanivka and Dovhenke – Dolyna.

In Donetsk oblast, the enemy’s main efforts are focused on Severodonetsk and Bakhmut. They carried out attacks on the positions of our troops along the contact line.

Towards Lyman, the enemy did not take active actions, and continued shelling our units, preparing for the offensive.

Towards Severodonetsk, the enemy continued to use barrel and rocket artillery, trying to overcome the resistance of our troops and establish full control over the city of Severodonetsk. The fighting continues.

Towards Bakhmut, the invaders conducted assault actions to cover the settlement of Vrubivka, yet failed.

When trying to resume assault actions towards Orikhove – Zolote, the enemy was rebuffed by the Ukrainian defenders and withdrew.

Towards Avdiivka, Novopavlivske and Zaporizhzhia, the enemy continues firing the positions of our troops to deter their actions and prevent regrouping.

In the South Buh direction, the invaders are trying to hold previously seized positions and carry out shelling of units of the Defense Forces.

The enemy fired using barrel and rocket artillery near Osokorivka, Trudoliubivka, Shyroke, Dobrianka and Blahodatne.

Ukrainian defenders continue inflicting losses on russian invaders in all areas where active hostilities continue.

Eastern regions

Kharkiv oblast

Shevchenkove region was shelled over the past 24 hours. There were no casualties. 

The invaders shelled Mala Danylivka community, Chuhuiv and Izium regions. As a result, private houses, non-residential premises and forest belts caught on fire. At night, invaders’ shells hit residential houses in Bezruky village, Kharkiv region. At around 4 am, the invaders hit Chornohlazivka village, Bohoduhiv district, with artillery. Residents’ homes were damaged.

At around 5 am, a house in Zolochiv community caught on fire as a result of shelling.

There were 4 injured in the region during the day: 3 in Kharkiv region and 1 person was hospitalized in Balakliia. Unfortunately, 3 civilians were killed: 1 in Chuhuiv region and 2 in Zolochiv settlement.

According to the General Staff Armed Forces of Ukraine, russian invaders unsuccessfully stormed positions of the Ukrainian troops toward Starytsia and Rubizhne, Kharkiv oblast. The russian troops are trying to improve the situation near Novyy Burluk. Mortars, artillery and multiple rocket launchers were launched into Zamulivka, Bayrak, Husarivka and Russki Tyshky.

Gas supply was restored to 5K residents in North Saltivka, Kharkiv.

The russian troops shelled a children’s camp in Chuhuiv region. 3 buildings were damaged and bombs left craters in the camp’s territory.

Donetsk oblast

The enemy shelled our positions with mortars, barrel and jet artillery in Komyshuvakha, Hirske, Mykolaivka, and Bilohorivka. The Ukrainian troops repulsed the offensive of the occupiers in Popasna, Vrubivka, Metolkine and Mykolaivka. 

Vinnytsia Territorial defense is holding the line towards Sloviansk. Ukrainian fighters share insight into the situation on the front line. Infantry has by far the most mentally challenging and psychologically difficult task. The russians are coming in tanks, constantly firing, while the Armed Forces of Ukraine are waiting for a shipment of extended range artillery from foreign partners to hit russian troops. The infantry is supported by a tank company.

On June 12, the russians killed 1 civilian in Soledar, and injured 3.

In the evening of June 11, there was power outage in the entire Donetsk oblast. Kramatorsk City Council reported absence of power supply in substation 330.

Ukraine has taken out 220 bodies of soldiers defending Mariupol (bodies of Mariupol defenders). The bodies will be identified in the upcoming months. There is still about the same number of dead Ukrainian soldiers in the temporarily occupied Mariupol.

The russian occupation administration announced a children’s department to be opened in the occupied Mariupol next to the maternity hospital they had bombed. Functioning equipment was installed in the department, and the beds were covered with linen stolen from Ukrzaliznytsia (Ukrainian Railways), Petro Andriushchenko, Mariupol’s mayor councillor, reported. It was also revealed that the occupiers plan to demolish all partially destroyed houses in the city within two weeks. They no longer promise people “compensation” and heating in winter.

The occupiers looted another batch of Ukrainian metal. The third batch of Ukrainian metal has already been sent from the port, Petro Andriushchenko, the mayor’s councillor of temporarily occupied Mariupol reported.

SES personnel evacuated 14 people from Pokrovsk and Kramatorsk regions from the zone of active hostilities.

Luhansk oblast

There is no threat of encirclement of our troops in Luhansk oblast.

2 bridges leading to Severodonetsk are destroyed by the rashists. The third one is under shelling all day long, it is old and critically damaged, and trucks cannot move along it because there is a great risk of collapse. If this overpass is destroyed, the regional centre will be cut off. The troops are prepared for any possible development.

According to Oleksander Striuk, the situation in Severodonetsk on June 12, is as follows: the Armed Forces of Ukraine control a third part of the city. Medical workers remain in the hospital to provide medical assistance.

It is very dangerous to leave even from the surrounding settlements.

So far, there is no evacuation from Severodonetsk. The only way out of the city is on foot by the extant bridge, because buses will not get through. Authorities are working on the possibility of evacuation from the regional centre with Iryna Vereshchuk. Around 500 civilians, 40 of them children, remain at the Azot plant in Severodonetsk. Sometimes the troops manage to evacuate some of them.

The rashists are heavily shelling Lysychansk, and today a six-year-old child died as a result of enemy fire. Powerful shelling leaves no chance for residents to survive. Last few days there are more victims in the city, which the orcs are destroying with artillery. Over the past 24 hours, 1 woman was killed and 2 more people injured. They have already been evacuated to hospitals in other parts of the country.

Heavy combat also continues in Hirsk community. Humanitarian cargoes are daily delivered to Lysychansk, and from there they are brought in by car to other settlements in the region.

Russians are near Vrubivka, a settlement that has suffered massive damage from enemy shelling with the Solntsepek flamethrower system. In the occupied Svatove, the rashists are looting a factory, with equipment being taken out to russia. Moreover, they stole all grain from the agrarian district. Right now dozens of Kamaz trucks with Ukrainian grain are heading towards the aggressor country.

In Rubizhne, our troops hit a command post of the Chechens, the number of which is being verified. Furthermore, there have been two more such “parties” in recent days: a stadium with Wagnerians in Kadiivka and a deadly meeting in Khimik Palace of Culture, Severodonetsk.

The National Guard shot down a russian Orlan-10 drone in Severodonetsk from the first shot.using an Ihla man-portable air defence system.

Northern regions

The Ministry of Internal Affairs records many cases of deaths and injuries, particularly those occurring during fieldwork when agricultural equipment gets blown up on mines. The majority of such cases occur in Kyiv and Chernihiv oblasts.

EOD technicians at the Ministry of Internal Affairs are dealing with mine obstacles of high complexity: booby traps and decoys. Such work is done slowly because rushing it can be fatal for EOD technicians. Despite this, our specialists carry out such work urgently after settlements were shelled. This was reported today at a briefing in Ukrinform by the speaker of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Alyona Matveeva.

Kyiv oblast

The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, visited Kyiv by rail yesterday to meet with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and discuss all necessary steps for a positive decision of the EU Council regarding granting Ukraine candidate status for joining the European Union. At the end of her visit, Ursula von der Leyen visited the exhibition “Saving the Future” at the Central Railway Station, where she was presented with one of the photos showing the evacuation of Ukrainian children to Europe.

A Japanese-Dutch architect Hiroki Matsura will develop a master plan for Irpin, which he agreed with town authorities during a visit to the town.

The town of Irpin (Kyiv oblast) destroyed by the russian troops. Photo: AP

Today, Oleksiy Kuleba, head of Kyiv Regional Military Administration, informed about a working visit to the villages of Byshiv and Yasnogorodka of the Byshiv territorial community. About 250 objects were damaged on the territory of the community, including 2 kindergartens, a culture center, and 47 residential buildings destroyed beyond repair. Currently, a project of a regional program on restoration of private houses is being developed.

The bodies of 220 defenders of Mariupol were brought to Kyiv as a result of two exchanges. Almost as many remain in the occupied town, said former Azov regiment commander Maxym Zhorin.

Demining of de-occupied territories in Kyiv oblast continues. Kyiv Regional Military Administration informs that EOD teams are disposing of explosive objects left behind by the rashists.

An air missile was found in the waters of the Teterev River in the Kyiv oblast. The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine reported that a fragment of a tactical guided air missile manufactured in russia was found by servicemen.

The head of the General Staff Department used a weapon in a residential area of Kyiv. The Minister of Defence, Olexiy Reznikov, has announced an internal investigation.

The head of the State Agency for Tourism Development of Ukraine, Maryana Oleskiv, together with the head of the Tourism Department of Kyiv Regional Military Administration, Anna Kutsenko, visited Kyiv oblast settlements that suffered the most from the russian invasion to develop the concept of a memorial for victims of the russian occupation and the concept of war memorial routes for tourists.

The delegation visited Borodyanka, then Irpin where they saw devastation in the residential sector, and after that they went to Bucha where the delegation visited mass graves of civilians killed during the russian occupation.

With 3D tours at visitors of the tourism portal “Travel through Kyiv region” can get an immersive experience of a horrific reality that war has brought to Irpin, Bucha, Hostomel, Horenka, and other towns and villages.

Sumy oblast

Yesterday after 1 p.m., the enemy dropped two explosives from a drone on the territory of Velyka Pysarivka community. Immediately afterwards, they shelled the same areas with artillery. 12 strikes were recorded, said Dmytro Zhyvytskyi, the Head of Sumy Regional Military Administration. 

There were no significant changes in other regions of northern Ukraine.

Central regions

Dnipropetrovsk oblast

The enemy shelled Sinelnykiv and Kryvyi Rih districts. One woman was killed in Pokrovsk community. The residential building is damaged.

A fire broke out in the city park due to shelling from the Uragan MRL system in Zelenodolsk community. There were no victims, said the head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration Valentyn Reznichenko.

Dnipro beaches are officially closed to visitors. It is forbidden to visit such places due to martial law, as there are no shelters and there is a threat of a missile strike.

Hiroki Matsuura came to Dnipro with a lecture about architecture and urban planning, and discussed urban development planning.

The specialist described a master plan, the document consisting a strategy for future development of the city. According to him, the construction should be functional, comfortable and beautiful. The architect says that due to the war in Ukraine there will soon be a necessity to rebuild cities.

Photographer Oleksandr Vodolazkin from Kryvyi Rih hosted an exhibition of colleagues’ works from Mariupol. His friends sent him about 100 photos of the destroyed Mariupol and Azovstal, which impressed him. It occurred to him that the war reality should be shared with others.

Kirovohrad oblast

This year, in Kirovohrad region, due to the war, four children’s health camps will not accept children for summer health and recreation. The camps will not open because according to martial law it is impossible to create a secure environment for children to rest.

There are no major changes in other regions of Central Ukraine.

Southern regions

Zaporizhzhia oblast

The operational situation in the south-eastern direction has not significantly changed. The russian army did not conduct active hostilities. 

The russian troops struck the towns Zaliznychne, Huliaipole, Polohy region, village Kamianske, Vasylivka region. There were 19 reports of destruction of houses (apartments) of citizens and infrastructure as a result of shelling. They also launched an air strike on Kamianske with a pair of Su-25 bombers.

In addition, 21 shellings of our troops along the contact line from all types of weapons in the settlements of Kamianske, Zaliznychne, Novodanylivka, Orikhiv, Olhivske, Staroukraiinka, Temerivka, Vodiane and Pershotravneve were recorded during the day.

The russians fired at the settlements of Danylivka and Temerivka with the BM-21 Grad MLRS, and Zaliznychne with the BM-30 Smerch MLRS. Enemy tanks fired in Vremivka yet again.

During the past day soldiers of the Defense Forces in the Zaporizhzhia direction killed: 19 enemy personnel, wounded 7; destroyed 3 tanks, 3 IFV,  4 units of automotive equipment. In addition, the enemy’s ammunition depot, trench lining, and enemy observation post were destroyed.

The invaders in the occupied territories continue to kidnap Ukrainian citizens and illegally deprive them of their liberty. On June 10, 2022, in the city of Berdiansk, Yerheshova Svitlana Hryhorivna, born in 1967, was taken in an unknown direction. On June 8, 2022, at the checkpoint in Vasylivka, russian military abducted Halyna Viktorivna Prystenska, born in 2001, evacuated from the village of Smirnove, Polohy region, Zaporizhzhia. On June 07, 2022 in the village of Orlyanske, Vasylivka region unknown persons from among russian servicemen abducted Olenchenko Oleksandr Volodymyrovych, born in 1984, participant of 2014 anti-terrorist operation in Donbas. Currently, the whereabouts of kidnapped people is unknown.

As of today, June 12, due to damage to power supply lines, 21 395 consumers in 76 settlements of Zaporizhzhia region have no power supply. During the past day, power supply has been restored to 465 consumers.

Heavy explosions in Berdiansk are reported on social networks. There is no electricity supply in some areas of the city, and no mobile communication.

Photo of the explosion in Berdiansk.

Energoatom announced resumption of communication between ZNPP’s nuclear material control servers and the IAEA.

Mykolaiv oblast

During the night the shelling of Kutsurubska and Bereznehuvatska communities continued. The information on casualties and injuries is being clarified.

Ukrainian missile and artillery units destroyed one self-propelled artillery installation, a Peony self-propelled large-caliber artillery cannon  and 11 staff units.

Mykolayiv Regional State Administration reported that as of June 12, 4 819 civilian facilities have been partially or completely damaged since the beginning of the russian invasion in Mykolayiv oblast.

Odesa oblast

A group of russian fleet consisting of four surface ships, two submarines equipped with cruise missiles and four anti-aircraft guns, continues to block shipping and pose a threat of missile strikes on the territory of Ukraine.

This year, summer camps for school children in Odesa and the region will not work due to the impossibility of creating safe living conditions for children.

During a visit to Kyiv, German Agriculture Minister Jem Ozdemir pledged to allocate funds to export grain across the Danube, Euractiv reports. To this end, capacities in Izmail, Odesa oblast, will be financed.

Yesterday, a 50-year-old man died while swimming as a result of an unknown object explosion in Odesa oblast.

Kherson oblast

Yesterday, the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine struck three air strikes on ammunition depots and a cluster of russian troops.

The situation in the territory of the temporarily occupied Kherson oblast remains complex. Currently, there is no mobile connection and partly the Internet in the territory that is under temporary control.

Russia’s day celebration with mass events has been hosted in the occupied part of Kherson oblast. Thus, locals ignore celebration, and according to the chairman of the Kherson regional council Alexander Samoilenko, there were 30-40 people at the event  in Kherson.

The resistance movement is robust and resilient in Kherson oblast. Leaflets were posted all over Herson today.

Photo: one of the leaflets posted in Kherson

Collaborators are spreading fake information that 4K people line up in Kherson to get russian passports. In fact, only about 20 people in the occupation have received russian passports. The rest of Kherson residents deliberately ignore compulsory certification.

Western regions

According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, in Volyn and Polissya directions in the border areas of belarus deploy additional means of electronic warfare and equip checkpoints.


10-year-old Justina is organizes creative workshops for children and raises money for the Ukrainian military in Lutsk.

Zakarpattia oblast

In Uzhhorod, the charity festival “Happy Childhood” was held for locals and displaced children for the second time.

On June 12, during a charity match, the President of the Minai Football Club Valery Peresolyak handed over a bus to the 128th Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The funds for its purchase were raised during charity matches. The match on June 12 became the seventh organized by FC Minai in support of the Ukrainian military. During this time UAH 647K were collected.

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

Children gathered at a fair on the territory of the Potocki Palace in Ivano-Frankivsk. The Mayor Ruslan Martsinkiv reported that the children were collecting money for cars and ammunition for the Armed Forces of Ukraine (75th Battalion), selling their toys, books and handicrafts.

Lviv oblast

A siren sounded once a day in Lviv oblast. The threat did not materialize.

On June 12, 239 people arrived in Lviv by two evacuation trains.

According to border guards, 19059 people went abroad through checkpoints in Lviv oblast.

Ternopil oblast

In the evening of June 11 in the city of Chortkiv, Ternopil oblast, from the Black Sea, 4 missiles were fired. The missiles landed on the civilian infrastructure. Four 5-storey buildings were destroyed. One of the missiles hit a gas pipe, so the gas supply was cut off, but a fire broke out due to a gas leak. Pyrotechnics and the State Service ofUkraine for Emergencies worked all night to eliminate the effects of the strike. Two injured minors were found under the rubble.

According to the head of the Ternopil Regional Military Administration Volodymyr Trush, no one was killed in the rocket attack, but 23 people, including children, sought medical help.

Chernivtsi oblast

During the day in the Chernivtsi oblast there was one notification of missile danger. A rocket that flew over Kamianets-Podilskyi hit Chortkiv (Ternopil oblast).

There were no significant changes in other regions.

International suppor

The Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany Andriy Melnyk reported that Ukraine will receive the latest IRIS-T air defense system only in October.

German manufacturer of combat vehicles Rheinmetall has announced its readiness to deliver to Ukraine 5 vehicles already disarmed and upgraded by Bundeswehr. Currently, they are awaiting the government’s approval.

To improve the fuel supply in the country, Ukraine has agreed with neighboring countries the so-called “green corridors” for passage of fuel trucks to Ukraine in the first place.

The German newspaper Bild am Sonntag writes that French President Macron, German Chancellor Scholz and Italian Prime Minister Draghi plan to visit Ukraine no later than June prior to the G7 summit.

Canadian brand Meleg Perfumes released a new perfume “Glory to Ukraine”. The description of the new fragrance states: “We created “Glory to Ukraine” because we want to support the armed struggle of Ukraine. Ukrainians are the only ones stopping russia from invading the rest of Europe, and victory is the only way out.” Manufacturers pledge to send a quarter of sales (C $  50) to support Ukraine.

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