The thirty-first day of the Ukrainian nation’s heroic confrontation with the Russian military invasion began.
The enemy continues to conduct full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine. The enemy continues to regroup and build up forces to resume offensive operations. In some areas, it does not abandon attempts to carry out assault operations, makes air raids, and tries to inflict fire damage on certain units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. It is not successful.
The occupiers continue to take measures to restore the combat capability of their units, replenish ammunition and fuel in order to resume offensive actions. Due to the lack of qualified personnel, the enemy recruits personnel with low moral and personal qualities and persons prone to drug and alcohol abuse when recruiting units that have suffered significant losses during hostilities with units of the defense forces.
The enemy deployed almost all Russian guard units stationed in the TOT of the Crimea and in some districts of Kherson, Zaporizhzhia, and Donetsk regions, in order to suppress resistance from residents of Kherson, Henichesk, Berdiansk, and some districts of Mariupol.
The occupiers are trying to intensify the activities of sabotage and reconnaissance groups in Kyiv in order to destabilize the socio-political situation, disrupt the system of public and military administration. This is due to the inability to quickly replenish losses, to carry out rapid build-up (regrouping), and the use of groups of troops to maintain the required pace of hostilities and achieve the ultimate goal of war.
Given the high level of irreversible and sanitary losses of the Russian armed forces and the involvement of conscripts in the hostilities, the 2022 spring conscription campaign, which begins on April 1st this year, maybe problematic. In addition, there is a tendency to sharply reduce the number of contractors in relation to conscription. Thus, the deterioration of the social component due to international sanctions and the losses during the war in the coming weeks are likely to exacerbate the problem of staffing the Russian army with quality personnel.
In addition, еquipment coming from storages and arsenals to occupation units trying to restore combat, the capability is in poor technical condition due to careless pre-operation and prolonged storage. The Defense Forces Group continues to conduct a defense operation in certain areas, conducts a stabilization operation, and performs territorial defense tasks.
Thus, the grouping of forces and means of defense of the city of Kyiv continues to repel the enemy’s offensive, inflict fire damage on it and maintain the previously defined defensive lines. In the Donetsk and Luhansk directions, the Joint forces group repulsed all enemy attacks and inflicted significant losses on the Russian invaders. Ukrainian soldiers destroyed 8 tanks, 17 units of armored vehicles and 11 units of enemy vehicles. The losses of the invaders in manpower amounted to about 170 people. Air defense units shot down 3 planes and 3 UAVs of the enemy.
The Air Force grouping of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has destroyed 12 enemy air targets (3 planes, 3 UAVs, a helicopter, and 5 cruise missiles) during the previous day. Shock aircraft of the Air Force under cover of fighters inflicted devastating missile and bomb strikes on columns of equipment and clusters of occupying troops. We will win together! Believe in the Armed Forces of Ukraine! Let’s keep calm! Glory to Ukraine!