Zaporizhzhia region occupation ‘authorities’: Ukrainian military attempts offensive near Orikhiv, MLRS shelling of Tokmak

Vladimir Rogov, the Russia-installed official in the occupied part of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia region, has stated that the Ukrainian military attempted an offensive near the town of Orikhiv, and also shelled Tokmak using HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems, as per his Telegram channel.


“A Ukrainian tank group started an offensive in the Orikhiv sector of the Zaporizhzhia front between Mala Tokmachka and Novodanylivka. There is high-intensity combat going on right now. The enemy is firing continuously from artillery and tanks at our positions,” Rogov wrote.

He stated that artillery and aviation of the Aerospace Forces are working on for the Russian military. Rogov called these hostilities “in combination with the record-breaking shelling of Tokmak in terms of duration and intensity the first massive night attack of the Armed Forces of Ukraine” in the Zaporizhzhia direction.

An hour later, Rogov published a screenshot of a chat, where one of the messages states that “they did not get through.” Later, he reported that the Ukrainian military, who had attempted to attack, were “defeated.”

In its morning report, the General Staff of Ukraine’s Armed Forces said that the Russian military “continues to conduct defensive operations” in the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions. According to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Russian military carried out airstrikes in the Olhivske area, located approximately 70 kilometres from Orikhiv.

The Ukrainian military also said that the Russian Armed Forces fired artillery at a number of settlements in the Zaporizhzhia region, including Olhivske, Huliaypole and Bilohirya, located near Orikhiv.

On 5 June, Ukraine’s Deputy Minister of Defence Hanna Malyar reported that the Armed Forces of Ukraine were conducting offensive operations in the directions of Orikhiv-Vasylivka and Paraskoviivka in the Zaporizhzhia region, adding that the Ukrainian army had “advanced 200-1600 metres.”

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