Chronicle of the war
June 19, 2022 (day 116)

 The enemy unsuccessfully tries to take full control over Severodonetsk. The fighting continues.

On the eastern outskirts of Berestove village, the Ukrainian warriors repulsed the enemy assault.

In the Southern Bug direction, the enemy shelled residential areas in the settlements of Lymany, Lupareve, Nova Zoria, Tavriiske, Novohryhorivka, Bilousove, Kniazivka, Topolyne, Velyka Kostromka and Osokorivka. The occupiers improve the fortifications of the first and second defense lines.

In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy launched air strike on the area of Yakovlivka village and missile strikes on the villages of Travneve, Dolomitne, Zaitseve and New York.

In the directions of Lyman, Avdiyivka, Kurakhove, Novopavlivka and Zaporizhzhia, the Russians try to prevent the regroupment of the Ukrainian forces.

In the Avdiyivka direction, the Russians used Su-25 fighter aircraft to launch strikes on the village of Shevchenko and the city of Vuhledar.

The Ukrainian defenders intercepted two Oniks missiles launched on the Odesa region by the Russians, according to the Operational Command “South”.

In the morning, in the Vyshgorod district of the Kyiv region, the explosions were heard. The anti-aircraft defense destroyed the enemy air target.

In the Sumy region, the Russians fired mortars at the residential area of the town of Seredyna-Buda from the territory of Russia. The private houses and outbuildings were damaged.

The residents of the Huliaipole community reported the police that their houses were shelled by the Russian army once again. The shells hit few dozens of the private houses.

In Severodonetsk, the Russian invaders conduct aerial reconnaissance with the drones day and night. They shelled the Azot Plant twice. The passage room and the treatment facilities were ruined.

The families of the Azov Regiment fighters brought 55 flags with the codenames and dates of deaths of Mariupol defenders to Maidan square in Kyiv.

Lysychansk is under regular shelling. However, the evacuation without announcement is underway. The police and the State Emergency Service inspect the shelters every day, offering the civilians to evacuate. On this day, 19 residents were evacuated, according to the Head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration Serhii Haidai.

The New York Times analyzed over 2,000 munitions used in Ukraine since the beginning of the invasion and made conclusion that most of them are unguided. The edition estimated that 210 of them are prohibited by the international law.

Australia sent four M113AS4 armored personnel carriers to Ukraine. Ten more vehicles are expected.

Visa regime with Russia: Ukraine will choose the mediator state to represent Ukraine’s interests in Russia. It was announced by the Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine Oleh Nemchinov.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed the decree on awarding of the war medics with the state decorations.

The Ukrainian Parliament prohibited the Russian music in the Ukrainian media and public space.

Also, it introduced the prohibition of importing and distributing the books and other editorial production from Russia, Belarus and temporarily occupied regions of Ukraine.

The Parliament ratified the request of Ukraine to the EU for receiving the status of candidate to the European Union members.

In addition, the deputies ratified the Treaty on the Taxes Cancellation in trade with the United Kingdom.