Operational information on May 18, 2022 regarding the Russian invasion of Ukraine

It is the 84th day in the history of heroic resistance by the Ukrainian people against a russian military invasion. – the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Russian army is firing along the entire contact line. The defense of Ukrainian troops within the Donetsk operational zone and in the Slovyansk direction taking measures to increase the offensive group.

Russia continues to launch missile strikes against peaceful Ukrainian civilians and military targets in Ukraine.

Belarusian army is present in the Volyn and Polissya directions on the border between Ukraine and Belarus in the Brest, and Gomel regions. There is still a threat of air and missile strikes from Belarus on the Ukrainian objects.

The enemy maintains units of the Armed Forces of Russia in Bryansk and Kursk to demonstrate their presence and control. The russian enemy has strengthened the system of air defense and engineering equipment positions in some areas.

The russian enemy was focusing on holding its positions and stopping our troops from moving in the Kharkiv direction. The russian aggressor is conducting artillery bombardment of the settlements Tsyrkuny Ruski Tyshky Cherkasy Tyshky, Pytomnyk. In the Sloviansk area, the russian enemy is attacking Dovhenke. The offensive was supported by jet and artillery units.

To provide logistical support to the troops that were wounded, the russian aggressor moved military equipment and weapons from the territory of the russian federation.

In the Lyman area, russian enemy launched tried to establish full control over the village of Drobysheve. In the Bakhmut and Severodonetsk areas, russian soldiers concentrated up to 15 helicopters in the Luhansk region.

The russian army in Mariupol is focusing its efforts on obstructing our units near the Azovstal facility. Continues to use artillery and aerial strikes.

The russian enemy strengthens troops in Zaporizhzhia and Novopavlovsk directions to launch an offensive towards Polohy – Orikhiv.

The russian enemy in South Bug focuses its efforts on the occupied frontiers, reconnaissance, engineering equipment of positions and firing on our troops.

Russian occupiers were deployed on fire positions at 10 jet batteries and 8 barrel artillery positions in the Mykolayiv direction to defeat the Ukrainian army.

The Kryvyi Rih direction saw demonstrations by russian troops to bind Ukrainian troops and improve engineering equipment, as well as replenish supplies.

The situation in the Republic of Moldova’s transnistrian region remains tense and has not improved significantly in the Bessarabian direction.

The Black Sea Fleet ships in the Azov and Black Sea Seas continue to carry out tasks to identify the area of hostilities, fire support along the coast.

The Air Defense Units of the Land Forces struck 10 UAVs at operational and tactical levels, while anti-aircraft missile units from the Air Forces destroyed 1 UAV, and 4 cruise missiles.

12 attacks of the russian army were defeated in Donetsk, Luhansk, and three other directions during the last day. 3 tanks, 3 artillery system, 6 armoured combat vehicle units, and 7 enemy vehicles were also destroyed.

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