Counter-offensives of the Armed Forces, traitors in Lysychansk, drones from Lithuanians: last night's highlights
13 June, 2022

The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valeriy Zaluzhnyi said that the Ukrainian military counterattacked in some areas, found traitors in Lysychansk who "leaked" information about the Armed Forces to the Russians, and Lithuanians bought several modern drones for Ukraine. Here is what youi may have missed from the previous night.

Counter-offensive of the Armed Forces

The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valeriy Zaluzhnyi said that the Ukrainian military had counterattacked in some areas. And in Severodonetsk, according to him, the enemy was stopped, the Armed Forces continue to hold the line.

The first round of parliamentary elections in France

According to the results of the first round of parliamentary elections in France, the bloc Ensemble! led by President Emmanuel Macron received 25.75% of the vote, and the bloc of left-wing parties NUPES led by Jean-Luc Mélenchon received almost the same support — 25.66%. The second round will take place on June 19.

Such a strong result of the left in the first round can strip Macron of parliamentary power: the president needs 289 seats to get an absolute majority and be able to push through his reform program. His coalition currently has 345 seats, but is projected to risk losing its majority.

Drones from Lithuanians

The Lithuanian public has purchased four modern Estonian-made drones for Ukraine. Two more drones are planned to be delivered in two months. Their total cost is 990,000 euros. Ukrainian pilots are already training to operate these drones.

Traitors in Lysychansk

In Lysychansk, traitors "leaked" information about the Armed Forces to the Russians over the Internet right from the humanitarian headquarters. More than 50 people may be involved in this, said regional governor Serhiy Hayday.

The Security Service of Ukraine has already identified channels of communication between the occupiers' representatives and the fire spotters. According to Hayday, pro-Russian content on social networks has now started spreading warnings about the professional work of the Ukrainian special services and recommendations on temporarily restricting information activities to the detriment of Ukraine.

Artillery duels on the southern front

In the south of Ukraine, the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the Russian occupiers are primarily engaged in artillery duels. On June 12, the Armed Forces struck several blows at enemy positions, hitting enemy clusters and ammunition depots.

According to Operational Command South, the destruction of 22 occupiers, three Russian T-62 tanks, two infantry fighting vehicles and three units of motor vehicles was confirmed during the day.

Progress of the Russians near Slovyansk

Russian troops continue to try to advance southeast of Izyum towards the city of Slovyansk and on June 12 did make gradual progress, said the American Institute for the Study of War.

Analysts cite a statement by militants of the so-called "DPR" that they took control of Bohorodychne on the border of Kharkiv and Donetsk oblasts, about 20 km from Slovyansk. In addition, according to ISW, Russian troops have made unsuccessful attempts to advance on Dovhenke, Dolyna and Mazanivka, settlements between Izyum and Slovyansk.

In Severodonetsk, fighting is going on every meter

The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky stated that the occupying forces were trying to put pressure on the Armed Forces in Severodonetsk: fierce fighting was going on in the city "literally every meter." In addition to Severodonetsk, they are pushing in the direction of Lysychansk, Bakhmut, Slovyansk, and so on. On top of that, the Russian army is trying to draw reserve forces to the Donbas.