The 483rd day of the Russia-Ukraine War: official operational information by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on 21.06.2023.
Russian army’s attacks on civilian infrastructure
The Russian Federation continues to kill the civilian population of Ukraine, disregarding the laws and customs of war, employing terrorist tactics, and conducting strikes and shelling on both military and civilian targets.
Within a 24-hour period, the Russian army carried out more than 30 airstrikes, including the use of 6 Iranian combat UAVs Shahed-136/131. All Shahed drones were destroyed by Ukrainian troops. Additionally, Russian troops conducted 23 shelling attacks with multiple rocket launcher systems on the positions of Ukrainian forces and populated areas. Unfortunately, there are casualties and injuries among the civilian population, with residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure being damaged.
The likelihood of missile and aerial strikes across the entire territory of Ukraine remains high.
The Russian army continues to concentrate its main efforts on the directions of Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Marinka, with heavy fighting ongoing. Over the course of the day, more than 30 combat clashes occurred.
Operational situation on Ukrainian directions
Ukrainian aviation and artillery response
During the day, the aviation of the Ukrainian army conducted 12 strikes on Russian personnel concentration areas and 6 strikes on anti-aircraft missile complexes. Ukrainian military also destroyed a Russian Mi-24 attack helicopter.
Rocket forces and artillery units targeted Russian command post and ammunition depot, inflicting damage over the course of the day.