Operational information on May 19, 2022 regarding the Russian invasion of Ukraine

It is now the 85th day since the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people against a russian military invasion.

The russian enemy continues to conduct offensive operations in the Eastern Operational Zone. The enemy’s main focus is on Donetsk.

The situation in the Volyn-Polissya regions is not likely to change. On the Ukrainian territory, the threat of bomb and missile strikes continues to exist.

The Siversky direction sees russian enemy troops continue to equip additional firing positions in the border regions of Bryansk, Kursk areas.

The russian soldiers used artillery, mortars and rockets to attack settlements in Sumy and Chernihiv oblasts. They also fired missiles at Desna. The russian enemy continues to attempt to conduct air reconnaissance using UAVs in this direction. It is also noted that the enemy has used reconnaissance and sabotage groups.

The russian enemy is trying to make better the tactical situation in the Slovyansk area. It fought in the Velyka Komyshuvakha area with the support of artillery but failed and suffered heavy losses. It used both operational-tactical aircraft and army aircraft to eliminate civilian objects in the Loskutivka, Katerynivka, Novomykhaylivka and Orikhove villages.

The Severodonetsk direction russian occupiers launch an offensive and conduct assault operations in the vicinity of Ustynivka. However, they were unsuccessful. To improve the tactical situation, the russian soldiers launched an attack in the Bakhmut direction. They attempted to conduct assault operations in the vicinity of Zolote-4 but failed. Avdiivka area was attacked, russian soldiers launch offensive operations in the vicinity of the settlement of Yuriyivka. They suffered losses and then retreated. The assault operations in Pervomaiskoye and Novokalynove were unsuccessful.

The russian army did not engage in active hostilities within the Novopavlivsk or Zaporizhzhia regions. The infrastructure and peaceful housing were damaged by the fire from russian barrel and jet artillery and mortars in the Huliaipole, Novopavlivsk, Malynivka, Huliaipilske and Novodanylivka areas.

The invaders didn’t engage in active hostilities within the South Buh region. Main efforts are directed at maintaining the occupied borders. The enemy used mortars, barrel, and jet artillery to attack the villages of Lymany and Trudoliubivka.

One plane and one cruise missile were destroyed by anti-aircraft missiles units during the day before. The Air Force’s strike aircraft targeted enemy equipment accumulation. According to preliminary data, 16 enemy attacks were defeated in the Donetsk-Luhansk directions. 8 tanks, 17 armoured combat vehicle units, 6 conventional enemy vehicles and 4 special armoured vehicles were also destroyed.

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