The heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people against a russian military invasion continues for 79 days. It maintains tensions in both the transnistrian area of the Republic of Moldova as well as in the territory of Republic of Belarus.
The russian army continues to operate in the Eastern Operational Zone, attempting to take complete control of the territories of Donetsk-Luhansk and Kherson Ukrainian regions as well as maintain the land corridor linking these territories with the temporarily occupied Crimea.
The Siversky direction is taking measures to increase the protection of the Ukrainian–Russian border in the Bryansk-Kursk regions. According to information available, the russian enemy has transferred additional artillery units into the Bryansk border area to increase the provocative shelling against settlements in Chernihiv, which is located close to the state border with Ukraine.
The russian enemy conducted operations in the Slobozhansky direction to regroup troops, replenish ammunition, fuel, and lubricants, and to restore offensive capabilities. Main focus was to stop our troops from advancing in the vicinity of Vesele.
The increased terrorist threat in the Voronezh-Belgorod regions of russia has been extended to May 25, 2022. In the Donetsk direction the russian enemy continues its efforts to take control of Rubizhne.
Russian enemy units attempted to establish a foothold in the Oleksandrivka area by moving in the Lyman direction.
In the Kurakhiv direction was recorded how the russian army conduct offensive operations towards the village of Marinka. It continued to launch artillery, air strikes and rocket attacks on Mariupol. It concentrated its efforts on blocking our troops close to the Azovstal plant. It uses strategic aviation to take full control of the city and crush the resistance from Ukrainian defenders. The fire will likely increase due to the evacuation of residents.
The russian soldiers engaged in artillery bombardment of units of Ukrainian troops along the line of Novopavlivsk, Zaporizhzhya, and air reconnaissance using UAVs. In the South Buh direction, they did not engage in active hostilities. They fired at our troops with mortars and artillery in the vicinity of Osokorivka, Tavriyske and Kotliareve.
Yesterday, the air defence units of the Land Forces, the Air Force and the Air Assault Forces had reached 7 air targets: 5 Orlan-10 UAVs, 1 Ka-52 helicopter and 1 cruise missile.
The defenders of Ukraine defeated 18 enemy attacks in the Donetsk-Luhansk direction. They also destroyed 13 tanks, 8 artillery systems, 27 units of armoured combat vehicles, 2 units of special engineering equipment, and 5 enemy vehicles.