Donetsk-Zaporozhye - 04.06.2023
"The situation in the South Donetsk direction by the end of June 4, 2023
▪️ Today Ukrainian formations, in small armored groups, attacked Russian territories almost along the entire length of the front on the border of the Zaporozhye region and the DPR. Battles went on almost all day. At the moment it is more likely a test of coordinated actions on the scale of the entire combat zone, rather than simple reconnaissance in combat with the aim of testing the defense of the RF Armed Forces.
▪️ Several Telegram channels stated that the Armed Forces of Ukraine pushed Russian units out of Novodarivka and Neskuchne and continued moving inland.
▪️ In Rivnopil, Ukrainian formations could not even get close to the village. Russian gunners destroyed at least six units of wheeled armored vehicles one and a half kilometers from the village.
▪️ A little later, there was information about an attempt to capture positions of the RF Armed Forces near Levadne. The attacks were repulsed, and the Armed Forces of Ukraine, according to preliminary information, lost up to seven pieces of equipment, including one tank and Humvee armored car.
▪️ The movement to Levadne was most likely from Novodarivka, which confirms the temporary loss of control over it. At the moment, the status of the village is unclear, and it is at least in the gray zone. However, the attack itself bogged down - for the sake of a few hundred meters, the Armed Forces of Ukraine lost more than a dozen pieces of equipment and brought the reserves of the newly formed 31st Mechanized Brigade into battle.
▪️ Marines from the newly formed 37th Marine Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine arrived in Komar. And groups of American mercenaries, including sniper scout pairs, arrived in Vuhledar, Vodyane and Novomykhailivka. Armored vehicles and ammunition depots are concentrated in the Vuhledar sector in Otradne, Maksymivka and Novoukrainka."
"The situation in the Zaporozhye direction by the end of June 4, 2023
▪️ Simultaneously with the activation of Ukrainian formations in the Kharkiv and South Donetsk directions, today in the afternoon, the Armed Forces of Ukraine launched an attack from Mala Tokmachka near Orihiv.
▪️ The assault detachment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine conducted a sortie to the positions of the RF Armed Forces with the support of several units of armored vehicles. According to some reports, the Armed Forces of Ukraine managed to break through, but later the attack was repulsed, and control was restored.
▪️ At the Vremivka ledge, in the Velyka Novosilka area, the enemy launched an attack with forces of 10 tanks and more than 20 armored vehicles, which was ultimately repulsed.
▪️ All these attacks are more like reconnaissance in combat and an assessment of the capabilities of both the Russian troops and the Ukrainian formations themselves, which have to operate now as part of consolidated assault formations.
▪️ In the tactical group "Marun", which, apparently, will form the backbone of the offensive forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the organization of communications and the combat control system between the air assault formations (46th Airmobile Brigade, 82nd Air Assault Brigade, 71st Jaeger Brigade and the 132nd Separate Reconnaissance Battalion) is now being debugged.
▪️ Most likely, the next attempts, and more massive ones, will be made in the near future. Ukrainian formations on the front line today were issued with additional batteries, ammunition and uniforms, they are ready for active hostilities."