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Russians set up fortified checkpoints near bridges across North Crimea canal.

In the South Buh direction, the invaders are improving the fortification equipment of the second and third lines of defense. Fortified checkpoints made of reinforced concrete structures were spotted near the bridges across the North Crimea Canal.

This was reported on Facebook by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, according to Ukrinform.

"In the Volyn and Polissia directions, up to seven battalions of the Belarus Armed Forces continue to strengthen the Ukrainian-Belarusian border in Brest and Gomel regions. Deadlines have been extended: an inspection of combat readiness – until June 18; and the closure of airspace over the southern part of Belarus – until July 8," said the statement.

It is also noted that the threat of missile and air strikes from the territory of Belarus remains in place.

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In the Siversky direction, the enemy continues to hold up to three battalion tactical groups from the Western Military District on the Russian-Ukrainian border in the Bryansk and Kursk regions to prevent the transfer of Ukrainian troops to other high risk areas. The aggressor fired artillery at the positions of Ukrainian defenders in the border areas of Sumy region.

In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy's main efforts are focused on defense to prevent further advance of the Armed Forces to the state border.

In the Sloviansk direction, the enemy focuses on preparing troops for the attack on Sloviansk, conducting assault operations in the direction of Pasika - Bohorodychne. The enemy is seeing success, trying to gain a foothold on the northwestern outskirts of Bohorodychne.

In the Lyman direction, the enemy regrouped troops and replenished ammunition and fuel supplies in preparation for the offensive on Sloviansk and Siversk.

In the Siverodonetsk direction, the enemy is advancing in the direction of Novotoshkivske – Orikhove, having partial success, fixating on the northern outskirts of the village of Orikhovo and running assault operations in the city of Siverodonetsk.

In the Bakhmut direction, the occupiers are regrouping in order to attack Mykolayivka and Komyshuvakha. To strengthen the grouping of troops, they deployed up to a battalion tactical group.

In the Avdiyivka, Kurakhiv, Novopavliv, and Zaporizhia directions, the enemy is actively using aircraft and artillery to bind Ukrainian troops and prevent the transfer of reserves to other directions.

In the South Buh direction, the aggressor focuses on positional defense. The enemy is taking measures to improve the fortification equipment of the second and third lines of defense. Fortified checkpoints made of reinforced concrete structures located near the bridges across the North Crimea Canal were spotted.

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The General Staff points out that the enemy continues to block civilian navigation in the northwestern part of the Black Sea. Six carriers of Kalibr naval-based cruise missiles are ready to use missile weapons in the Black Sea.

Over the past 24 hours, Ukraine defenders in Donetsk and Luhansk regions repulsed 14 enemy attacks, destroyed four tanks, two artillery systems, eleven armored combat vehicles, three trucks, and an ammunition depot. Air defense units shot down four Orlan-10 unmanned aerial vehicles, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine added.

In the southern direction, the Ukrainian military killed 39 Russian aggressors and destroyed at least 11 units of equipment over the past 24 hours.

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