In the midst of Wagner’s rebellion, the Ukrainian armed forces organized a large counterattack at the same time on many fronts. Russia responded fiercely, there were the first recorded losses of Kyiv.
Russian Ministry of Defense updates Ukraine war
Russia launched a long-range precision-guided weapon attack on the Ukrainian Army’s radio-technical reconnaissance and aviation equipment centers at Kanatovo airport (Kirovograd region) and Dnieper airfield. All assigned targets have been disabled. The objective of the attack has been achieved.
In addition, a Storm Shadow cruise missile depot was destroyed at a Ukrainian airbase near Starokonstantinov in the Khmelnitsky region, in response to an attack on the Chongar road bridge over the strait connecting Kherson with the Crimean peninsula.
The Ukrainian army continued unsuccessfully in offensive attempts in the southern directions of Donetsk, Zaporizhia, Donetsk and Krasny Liman.
To the south of Donetsk, near the current hottest spot is the Vremevka salient, the Vostok force group, supported by artillery and heavy firepower, repelled three Ukrainian attacks near Makarovka, Novosyolka in Donetsk and Levadnoye, Zaporizhia region.
Artillery fire destroyed two Ukrainian tanks and six armored combat vehicles near Novopol in Donetsk and Novovorovka in the Zaporizhia region.
In the direction of Zaporizhia, the Russian army repelled the attack of units of the 47th Ukrainian Mechanized Brigade near Yablokovo, Zaporizhia region.
The ground forces attacked and neutralized the areas of concentration of manpower and equipment in Ukraine near Preobrazhenka and Novodanilovka, Zaporizhia region. The armory of the 65th Ukrainian Mechanized Brigade was destroyed near Malye Shcherbaki, Zaporizhia region.
Ukraine lost more than 170 servicemen, 3 tanks, 3 infantry fighting vehicles, 12 armored fighting vehicles and 3 motor vehicles, 1 Grad rocket launcher, 1 Caesar self-propelled artillery system made by France, 1 American-made M777 artillery system, 2 MSTA-B howitzers and 1 D-20 howitzer.
In the direction of Donetsk, nine Ukrainian attacks were repelled near Vesyoloye, Artyomovsk (Bakhmut), Avdiivka, Pervomayskoye and Marinka in Donetsk. Ukraine lost more than 245 servicemen, 1 infantry fighting vehicle, 7 pickup trucks as well as D-20 and D-30 artillery.
In the tactical direction of Bakhmut , the air force and artillery neutralized the manpower and military equipment of 2 Ukrainian brigades of marines 35 and 36. Ammunition depots of the 45th artillery brigade and the 109th Ukrainian territorial defense brigade were destroyed near Seversk and Sukhaya Balka in Donetsk.
In the direction of Krasny Liman , Russia repelled four Ukrainian attacks near the Serebryansky forest. Units of the 63rd and 66th Ukrainian motorized brigades were hit by air strikes near Nevskoye in Lugansk and Torskoye in Donetsk.
The activities of three Ukrainian reconnaissance and sabotage groups were intercepted near Yampolovka, Torskoye in Donetsk and Chervonaya Dibrova in Lugansk.
Ukraine’s losses were more than 100 service members killed, 1 infantry fighting vehicle, 2 armored fighting vehicles, 3 pickup trucks, 1 self-propelled artillery system Akatsiya and 1 howitzer D-30 destroyed.
In the direction of Kupyansk, Russia neutralized Ukrainian manpower and equipment near Novomlynsk, Timkovka, Kharkov region and Stelmakhovka in Lugansk.
Three Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance groups were neutralized near Yagodnoye and Berestovoye, Kharkov region.
Ukrainian losses amounted to 30 soldiers, 3 motor vehicles and 1 D-20 howitzer.
In the Kherson direction, Ukrainian losses amounted to 45 servicemen, 2 motor vehicles, 1 Grad self-propelled howitzer, 2 Akatsiya self-propelled howitzers and 2 Gvozdika self-propelled howitzers.
During the day, Russia neutralized 92 Ukrainian artillery units at firing positions, along with a lot of manpower and equipment in 124 areas.
Two Ukrainian fuel depots were destroyed near Dnepropetrovsk.
Ukraine and the West war information
On her Telegram channel, Ukraine’s Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Maliar said on June 24 that “our eastern army today counterattacked simultaneously in several directions”.
These counter-attack directions include cities and towns, including Bakhmut, Yahidne, and Bohdanivka. Maliar said the counter-offensive was “making progress in all directions”, but gave no further details.
Fierce fighting broke out across the southern fronts of Ukraine. “Russia is in a defensive position, trying everything to prevent our counter-attack. The enemy has to suffer great losses in terms of manpower, weapons and equipment,” Ms. Maliar said.
The Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed sources, said the United States had postponed a round of sanctions against the Wagner mercenary company, after Wagner tycoon Yevgeny Prigozhin led an armed convoy towards Moscow.
With Russian President Vladimir Putin calling Prigozhin a traitor and saying he would stand firm against the rebels, the United States seemed to feel that punishing Wagner would be a move in favor of Putin.
According to Al Zaeera , citing comments from Lieutenant General Ihor Romanenko, Ukraine’s top military expert said Kiev should react cautiously to Wagner’s rebellion in Russia.
The Ukraine expert has said that Kiev must make a “fundamental, strategic decision” on how to benefit from the ongoing turmoil in Russia.
According to General Ihor Romanenko, such a move could be an order to infiltrate western Russia to bypass the huge defensive facilities on the 1,000-kilometer front line in eastern and southern Ukraine.
Such a scheme sounds like a ‘fairy tale’ just a day ago, but the chaos caused by the Wagner group could present Kiev with the perfect opportunity to deliver the least expected blow, he said. “.
However, Ukraine’s Western supporters will certainly intervene to dissuade Kiev from such decisions in order to avoid Moscow’s use of nuclear weapons, General Romanenko added.
“Of course, our allies will intervene, will try to influence somehow, in a ‘don’t let something bad happen’ way, to avoid escalation, avoid use,” he said. weapons of mass destruction”.
Late on June 24, Polish President Andrzej Duda convened a top-level security meeting in light of recent complicated developments in Russia, after the head of the private military company Wagner called for an uprising. armed against the Moscow military leadership.
The head of Poland’s National Security Service (BBN) said that Poland is closely monitoring the situation in the neighboring country along with its allies and considers this an internal matter of Russia. Poland’s armed forces are also being put on alert against current threats.
War developments in Ukraine on each front
Ukraine seems to be spreading fake news about significant advances by its armed forces near Donetsk in the Novomikhailovka and Krasnogorovka regions.
Due to the rain in Donetsk, the battlefield turned into a swamp, mainly with active artillery.
Currently, Ukraine is trying to break through the Russian defenses in the direction of Soledar, Bakhmut and Zaporizhia. The Ukrainian thrusts achieved some results as they advanced a few hundred meters north of Rabotino in the Orekhov region.
In Orekhov, Ukraine stepped up counter-attack as the whole world watched the rebellion of the head of the Wagner private military company, Mr. Yevgeny Prigozhin in Russia. The strongest pressure at the moment is in the Orekhov area.
The Ukrainian thrusters advanced 1.5 km north of Rabotino, then landed. Reinforced forces, including special forces and paratroopers, participated in the battle to support and coordinate with infantry units, however, when Russia responded fiercely, the Ukrainian soldiers were forced to withdraw.
In the event that the Russians succeeded in regrouping and gaining the initiative, they could corner the advancing enemy groups into a “surrounded” position north of Rabotino.
According to the Archangel of the Spetsnaz channel, a Ukrainian infantry concentration area was discovered near Nesteryanka, Russian fire conducted an ambush, causing the Ukrainian formation to disperse.
In general, despite Wagner’s rebellious operation in the rear, the Russian soldiers fighting in the Zaporizhia front were not much affected but also responded fiercely, breaking the Ukrainian offensive, destroying destroy many soldiers, destroying a series of Leopard tanks, M2 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles.
9 Ukrainian “iron fist” brigades join the war
Ukraine’s Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Maliar said on June 24, “Our eastern troops today counter-attacked simultaneously in several directions.”
The latest results at the Zaporizhia front show that the large-scale counterattack of Ukraine held on June 24 did not achieve any significant results while suffering heavy damage, many motor vehicles were destroyed. , including Leopard tanks, M2 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles.
Thus, it can be seen that Ukraine’s “iron fist” brigades, trained and equipped by NATO, participated in the war. This is consistent with the assessment of US officials that some units of the Ukrainian brigade trained by the West are more effective at night than Russian forces.
According to The New York Times, now is the time for all nine brigades of 36,000 Ukrainian soldiers, equipped and trained by the US and NATO allies for many months, to officially join the war.
The Ukrainian army made some small advances, breaking through Russia’s first line of defense and recapturing several villages. However, Kiev also lost the latest tanks and armored vehicles supplied by the West and suffered many casualties, according to British intelligence reports.