Chronicle of the war
June 16, 2022 (day 113)

  In the Chernihiv direction, the enemy fired artillery at the settlements of Leonivka in the Chernihiv region and Ulanove, Sopych and Baranivka in the Sumy region.

In Kharkiv direction, Russia used barrel artillery and multiple rocket launchers.

In Slovyansk direction - artillery shelling was recorded near the village of Mazanivka, Krasnopillya and Dibrivne. Ukrainian soldiers repulsed the Russian assault aimed at the village of Dolyna.

In the Donetsk direction, the occupiers did not stop firing on the positions of our troops along the line of contact, concentrating their main efforts on the Severodonetsk and Bakhmut areas.

In the Severodonetsk direction, the enemy used artillery and rocket-propelled grenade launchers in the areas of Severodonetsk, Lysychansk, village of Ustynivka, as well as the villages of Loskutivka, Metiolkine and Borivske.

According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, in the direction of Egorivka - Shevchenko, our soldiers discovered and destroyed a sabotage and reconnaissance group of the enemy.

In the Severodonetsk direction, units of the National Guard of Ukraine together with the Special Operations Forces eliminated three enemy Grad rocket launchers.

At night on the territory of Sadivska community of the Sumy area the enemy struck a missile air strike. Four people were killed and at least six were injured.

The occupiers also hit Lysychansk with aircraft. They hit one of the buildings where people were hiding. At least three people were killed and seven were injured. The Head of the Luhansk region Serhiy Haidai told about it.

According to Oleksiy Gromov, Deputy Chief of the Main Operational Department of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, 333,000 personnel of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation were involved in the war against Ukraine.

Negotiations on the release of captured defenders of Mariupol are underway. Most of them are being held by the Russians in the temporarily occupied territory of the Donetsk region, but according to the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, Oleksiy Danilov, it is unknown whether all the prisoners are there.

Crimea should be returned with the help of weapons provided by the West. "Crimea is a strategic goal for Ukraine, because it is Ukrainian territory," said Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov.

M113 tracked armored personnel carriers handed over to Ukraine by Lithuania are already taking part in the fighting. This was stated by Lithuanian Defense Minister Arvidas Anushauskas.

Slovakia has donated four Mi-17 and one Mi-2 helicopters to Ukraine, as well as ammunition for the Grad multiple rocket launcher. This was stated by Slovak Defense Minister Jaroslav Nad.

"Russia is waging the world’s first full-scale cyber war against Ukraine," said Yuri Shchigol, Head of the State Special Service.

French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Romanian President Klaus Johannis and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi arrived in Ukraine. They visited Irpin before meeting with the Ukrainian President. EU membership and increased arms supplies are the main topics of the meeting with Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

France, Germany, Italy and Romania are  supporting "immediately granting Ukraine EU candidate status". This was announced by the leaders of the countries in Kyiv.

The Lithuanian Seimas has recognized the forced relocation of Ukrainians to Russia as deportation.