General Staff: 99 combat clashes on front lines since start of day, fighting raging in seven sectors

General Staff: 99 combat clashes on front lines since start of day, fighting raging in seven sectors

Since the beginning of the day, 99 combat clashes have occurred on the front lines in Ukraine. Fighting is still raging in seven sectors.

According to Ukrinform, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said this in a situation update as of 19:00 on Friday, June 21, Ukrinform reports.

"Since the beginning of the day, the total number of combat engagements along the entire frontline has increased to 99. The occupiers continue to use aircraft, particularly UAVs, and attack in several directions – most actively in the Pokrovsk sector. The defense forces are holding the defensive lines and taking all necessary measures to prevent a breakthrough," the statement said.

In the Kupiansk sector, fighting continues in the vicinity of Stelmakhivka, Novoselivka, Pishchane, Synkivka and Berestove. Five combat clashes are ongoing in the sector.

In total, the Russian army attempted to approach Ukrainian positions in the Kupiansk sector 13 times today.

In the Lyman sector, Russian troops are attacking in the areas of Hrekivka, Nevske, the Serebrianka Forest and Novosadove. Since the beginning of the day, there have been 10 combat clashes in the sector.

In the Toretsk sector, three out of five combat engagements are still ongoing. The enemy attacked the town of Toretsk with guided aerial bombs.

According to preliminary information, the Russian army has lost 40 troops in this sector today. One artillery unit and one tank were damaged.

The situation is the hottest in the Pokrovsk sector. Almost a third of all combat engagements took place here. Fighting is raging in the areas of Vozdvyzhenka, Novooleksandrivka and Sokil. Russian troops have already made 31 attempts to improve their positions.

In the Kurakhove sector, two combat clashes are ongoing in the area of Krasnohorivka.

In the Novopavlivka sector, fighting is tagging in the areas of Vodiane and Staromayorsk.

In the Dnipro River sector, the enemy attacked Ukrainian troops in the vicinity of Krynky three times today. FIghting is ongoing. The Ukrainian defenders have maintained their positions.

In other sectors, the situation has not changed significantly.

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