Operational information on 06:00 on May 5, 2022 regarding the Russian invasion of Ukraine

The heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people against a Russian military invasion continues for seventy-one days

The Russian enemy continues to conduct offensive operations in the Eastern Operational Zone to establish complete control over Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, and maintain the land corridor with temporarily occupied Ukrainian Crimea.

Moreover, tensions are being created in the Transnistrian Region of the Republic of Moldova by the russian enemy. Regroups troops in specific areas and takes steps to replenish reserves. The enemy of Russia is trying to improve his units’ tactical position.

The enemy didn’t take active action in the Volyn and Siversky directions.

The russian enemy continues to bombard Kharkiv in the Slobozhansky direction and reconnoitre positions of Defence Forces of Ukraine units. Artillery and mortar shelling continue in the region north of Izyum.

The russian enemy artillery continues to shell along the contact line in the Donetsk-Tavriya directions. To stop the actions of Ukrainian troops, the russian enemy has used military and operational-tactical aircraft to launch bomb and missile strikes.

Russian enemy units have tried to launch offensive operations in the Lyman and Severodonetsk regions, but were unsuccessful.

The russian enemy continues to bombard the positions of the defenders in Ukraine from the Kurakhiv and Avdiiv directions.

The Russian occupiers in Mariupol are focusing their efforts to block and destroy Ukrainian units in the Azovstal region. The enemy was able to retake control of the plant with the help of aircraft.

According to information available, some servicemen of the 38th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade of the 35th Combined Arms Army of the Eastern Military District refused to participate in hostilities in Ukraine after they were taken to the recovery zone. These servicemen are currently in the vicinity of the Ukrainian-Russian border and are awaiting transfer to the russian federation.

Units of militants belonging to the 2nd Army Corps, 8th Combined Arms Army Army of the Southern Military District are located in the village Svativskyi, Luhansk oblast. They are staffed by locals who have low morale and psychological condition, significant problems using weapons and equipment, and are not ready for duty.

The russian enemy didn’t conduct active hostilities within the South Buh region. It launched missiles and bombs at positions of Ukrainian troops, and the infrastructure in the area.

The Ukrainian defenders’ successful actions led to the loss of control by the Russian enemy over many settlements at the border of Mykolayiv, Kherson and Kherson.

The Air Force and the Land Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine had already hit nine targets in the day before: four UAVs, two of which were anti-aircraft missile units of the Land Forces, and three enemy cruise missiles. Two other planes were also struck. Two Su-30 fighters were also hit. This information is currently being clarified.

Over the last 24 hours, eleven enemy attacks were defeated in Donetsk, Luhansk oblasts. Five tanks, seven armoured combat vehicle units, and five enemy vehicles were all destroyed.

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