Copyright © 2024 Euromaidanpress.com

The work of Euromaidan Press is supported by the International Renaissance Foundation

When referencing our materials, please include an active hyperlink to the Euromaidan Press material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. To reprint anything longer, written permission must be acquired from [email protected].

Privacy and Cookie Policies.

Russian forces advance Borova in Luhansk Oblast with tanks, mercenaries, artillery, say Ukrainian military

On June 18, DeepState revealed a significant buildup of up to 10,000 enemy personnel and 450 military vehicles near Borova in Kharkiv Oblast.
Ukrainian soldiers. Illustrative image. Credit: The General Staff of the Ukrainian Army
Ukrainian soldiers. Illustrative image. Credit: The General Staff of the Ukrainian Army
Russian forces advance Borova in Luhansk Oblast with tanks, mercenaries, artillery, say Ukrainian military

Defenders of the 3rd Separate Assault Brigade confirmed that the enemy intensified its activities in the Luhansk region. It is attempting to capture the settlements of Cherneschyna-Pershotravneve and plans to take over the village of Borova.

On 18 June, the DeepState reported that occupiers amassed up to 10,000 personnel and 450 military vehicles from Raihorodka to Novovodyane, approximately 20 km from the town of Borova in the Kharkiv region.

DeepState: 10,000 Russian troops amassed for assault on Borova in Kharkiv Oblast

“The enemy is intensifying attacks to reach the borders of the Luhansk region. The front line strip of the 3rd Assault Brigade in the Kharkiv region, which borders the Luhansk region, is currently one of the areas where the enemy advances most intensively.

The occupiers’ immediate task is to advance towards the settlements of Cherneschyna-Pershotravneve, with further capture of Borova settlement,” said Ukrainian defenders. 

The Ukrainian military reported that the invaders are advancing with tank regiments, significant artillery support, and additional units of mercenaries and special forces. They are using unmanned aerial vehicles, guided aerial bombs, and chemical weapons.

The 3rd Separate Assault Brigade added that the enemy deploys entire platoons and companies for assaults, “Their rapid elimination is compensated by the replenishment of manpower with 250-400 soldiers of the Russian Armed Forces weekly.”

Military personnel of the 3rd Assault Brigade noted that despite the overwhelming enemy numbers and lack of reserves, the brigade has been holding its positions for over a month now.

Read more:

You could close this page. Or you could join our community and help us produce more materials like this.  We keep our reporting open and accessible to everyone because we believe in the power of free information. This is why our small, cost-effective team depends on the support of readers like you to bring deliver timely news, quality analysis, and on-the-ground reports about Russia's war against Ukraine and Ukraine's struggle to build a democratic society. A little bit goes a long way: for as little as the cost of one cup of coffee a month, you can help build bridges between Ukraine and the rest of the world, plus become a co-creator and vote for topics we should cover next. Become a patron or see other ways to support. Become a Patron!

To suggest a correction or clarification, write to us here

You can also highlight the text and press Ctrl + Enter

Please leave your suggestions or corrections here


    Will the West continue to support Ukraine?
    • Know what moves the world.
    • Premium journalism from across Europe.
    • Tailored to your needs, translated into English.
    Special discount
    for Euromaidan Press readers
    Euromaidan Press

    We are an independent media outlet that relies solely on advertising revenue to sustain itself. We do not endorse or promote any products or services for financial gain. Therefore, we kindly ask for your support by disabling your ad blocker. Your assistance helps us continue providing quality content. Thank you!