1 June: Night attack on Kyiv, Zelensky arrived in Moldova

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Situation summary of the war in Ukraine by region for Thursday, June 1, 2023.
Illustrated Photo / Photo: Zelensky’s official telegram channel

Illustrated Photo / Photo: Zelensky’s official telegram channel

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By Pavlo Vitenko

Summary by regions

Kyiv Region

The enemy attacked the Kyiv region with rockets at night. All targets are destroyed. No hits were recorded on the territory of the region. As a result of falling debris, the grass floor caught fire in one of the settlements – the fire was extinguished. Operational groups are continuing their work to identify the consequences of the attack, according to a summary from the Regional Military Administration as of this morning.

Luhansk Region

The enemy tried to push our defenses near Novoselivske and Stelmakhivka into the Svatove region. But, as in the area of Bilohorivka, the Russians were forced to retreat with losses. The enemy continues to destroy our villages with artillery every day. Recently, the house of a resident of Hrekivka was damaged – fortunately, the owner was not injured. Novoselivske, Nevske and Bilohorivka were also shelled yesterday. During the day, the enemy fired 103 shots (425 shells).

Donetsk Region

The Russians carried out 24 attacks during the day: Iskander, airstrikes (missile type not established), anti-aircraft missile «Hrad», artillery, tank, mortar. They fired at 14 settlements, including Krasnohorivka, Avdiivka, Chasiv Yar, Toretsk, Kostyantynivka, Slovyansk. 23 residential buildings (two of them multi-apartment buildings), the building of the Pokrovske mine management, a farm, three civilian cars, and a garage were damaged. In the Donetsk region, two people died and five were injured in a day.

Chernihiv Region

The occupiers carried out five shellings during the day, with mortars and barrel artillery hitting the Novhorod-Siverskyi and Koryukivka districts. In one of the villages of the Koryukivka district, a house and a power supply line were damaged. No victims.

Sumy Region

At night, the enemy carried out artillery shelling on the territory of the Krasnopillia community. In advance – without consequences. The data is being verified. Yesterday, during the day, the Russians carried out 10 shellings. 42 explosions were recorded. The communities of Velyka Pysarivka, Esman, Krasnopillia, Seredyno-Buda, Shalyhyne, and Yunakiv came under fire. Krasnopillia community: as a result of artillery fire, windows in a two-story building were broken, farm storage facilities, five civilian vehicles, and a water tower were damaged.

Kharkiv Region

During yesterday, the enemy massively shelled at least 25 settlements. In the Slobozhansk direction, he launched an air strike in the area of Pletenivka, carried out mortar and artillery attacks on the settlements of Udy, Hoptivka, Lyptsi, Strilecha, Zelene, Ternova, Staritsa, Hatyshche, Vovchansk, Pletenivka, Vovchanski Khutory, Ohirtseve, Mala Vovcha, Varvarivka, Chuhunivka, Ambarne, and Hryhorivka. 

In the Kupiansk direction, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensives west of Masyutivka. He carried out airstrikes in the districts of Kislivka and Kotlyarivka. Krasne Pershe, Fiholivka, Novomlynsk, Zapadne, Masyutivka, Kislivka, and Berestove came under enemy artillery and mortar fire. A mini tractor blew up between the villages of Chornohlazivka and Kalynove of the Bohodukhiv district during fieldwork. There are no casualties. As a result of the shelling in Vovchansk, private residential buildings were damaged, and there was a fire in two elevator silos. 

Also, six trade pavilions of Rynok LLC, library premises were on fire. A 60-year-old civilian man died, a woman was injured and hospitalized. At night, the Russians hit the village of Kivsharivka, Kupiansk district, with a controlled aerial bomb. A hit was recorded on the territory of the local stadium. The fence was damaged and the windows of the nearby houses were broken by the blast wave. During the day, pyrotechnics of the State Emergency Service inspected 9.3 hectares of territory and neutralized 84 explosive objects.

Dnipropetrovsk Region

Yesterday afternoon, the enemy shelled the Marhanets community of the Nikopol district. He was from heavy artillery. In the morning, the aggressor directed heavy artillery at the Marhanets community. Fired almost two dozen shells. It passed without casualties. The consequences of the attack are being clarified.

Zaporizhzhia Region

The enemy launched 78 shellings on 20 settlements during the day. In particular, an airstrike on Orikhiv, an attack by drones in Olhivsk, shelling by rocket systems of volley fire on Komyshuvas, Zaliznychne, Chervona Krynytsia, Poltavka, Yehorivka and Stepove, 70 artillery attacks on Gulyaipol, Novoandriivka, Stepnohirsk, Kamyansk and other villages on the front line. There were no casualties. 23 new reports on the destruction of civilian objects: residential and garden houses, garages, farm buildings and other property of local residents.

Mykolayiv Region

Yesterday, the forces and means of air defense in the Mykolayiv region destroyed an enemy UAV. Two Shahed-131/136 attack UAVs were also shot down during the night.

On Monday, Russian troops fired artillery at Ochakiv, partially destroying and damaging residential buildings, farm buildings, and a power line.

Also in the evening, shelling of the water area of the Ochakiv community was recorded.

Kherson Region

During the day, the enemy fired 61 shots (309 shells) in the Kherson region, of which 11 shots (57 shells) were fired at Kherson. The Russian military targeted the districts of 22 settlements in the region. A 64-year-old man received non-life-threatening injuries as a result of shelling in the village of Dniprovske, Bilozerka community. An enemy shell hit his house. In Shyroka Balka of the Stanislav community, the occupiers targeted a residential building. A 3-year-old child was injured by the shelling. The girl’s head was injured by shards of glass. She was hospitalized in Kherson, now doctors are providing the child with the necessary medical care. In just one day, as a result of Russian aggression, one person died, 5 were injured.

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«There was an explosion, the windows were blown out»: the man told about the terrible details of the attack on Kyiv

As a result of the attack on Kyiv on May 30, a 33-year-old woman died in Holosiivskyi district. Ivan’s husband remembered the night when he lost his beloved.

This is reported by Channel 24.

The husband of the deceased said that at the time of the attack on the house, they were sleeping peacefully in their apartment. The force of the impact was so powerful that the windows flew out and Kateryna fell.

«We were sleeping in the apartment at night. There was an explosion, the windows were blown out. My wife fell. I ran out to look for her help. I went downstairs, found rescuers. They went upstairs, took my wife down to the «ambulance». That’s it. I was discharged from the hospital, got fragments from the body, about 7 pieces,» Ivan said.

By Pavlo Vitenko, Ukrainian Freedom News

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