In the areas of Hirske, Berestove and Kodema, the Ukrainian defenders inflicted losses on the enemy.
The fighting for the city of Severodonetsk is underway. The enemy tried to conduct assault outside the city as well, but failed.
In the area of Krasnopillia, the Ukrainian warriors inflicted serious losses on the enemies when they tried to conduct the combat reconnaissance.
The enemy had partial success in the town of Metiolkine and tried to hold positions. The Ukrainian troops repulsed the Russian assault near Syrotyne.
In Odesa, the Ukrainian anti-aircraft defense intercepted two Russian missiles.
The enemy launched missile strikes on the Poltava region. 6 Russian missiles hit the Kremenchuk Oil Refining Factory, 2 more damaged the power plant, according to the Head of the Poltava Regional Military Administration Dmytro Lunin.
Oleh Syniehubov, the Head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration, confirmed the missile strike on the Novomoskovsk district. 3 missiles ruined the oil reservoir. 3 persons were injured.
The coordination staff for the prisoners of war treatment provided 5x5 exchange. All the released persons from the Ukrainian side are civilians, illegally detained by the occupiers.
The fighters of the Kastus Kalinovsky Belarusian Regiment were awarded the Ukrainian decorations “For Combat Merit” and “Ukraine over All”.
President Zelenskyy visited Mykolaiv. He came to the Emergency Clinic in the city and congratulated the medics on their professional day. After this, he visited the front positions of the Ukrainian forces in the Mykolaiv region and handled the awards to the warriors.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy also visited Odesa and had conversation with the leadership of the region. In the front positions of the National Guard of Ukraine, he awarded the guardians. Also, he inspected the residential house in Odesa hit by the Russian missile on April 23. In the local hospital, he congratulated the medics on their professional day.
As of the morning of June 18, at least 906 children suffered from the Russians in Ukraine. According to the confirmed statistics, 323 children died and at least 583 were wounded.
The UN reported the deaths of the 1348 civilians in Mariupol, including 70 children. The real number is much bigger.
The sapper units of the Ministry of the Internal Affairs of Ukraine inspected 33,000 hectares of territory and neutralized over 130,000 explosives, according to the First Deputy Minister of the Internal Affairs of Ukraine Yevhenii Yenin.
The Head of the Kherson Regional Council Oleksandr Samoilenko called the local residents to leave the region. He explained it is necessary to let the Armed Forces of Ukraine liberate the region from the invaders.
“Book of Murderers of Ukraine”: the Presidential Office of Ukraine presented the database of the verified atrocities committed by the Russians in Ukraine.
Slovenia sent 35 BMP infantry fighting vehicles and the firearms to Ukraine, according to the Minister of Defense of Slovenia Marjan Šarec. He added that his country used all its arsenal available for Ukraine and stressed that Slovenia is ready to host the training of the Ukrainian military.