The seventy-ninth day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
russian enemy does not cease offensive operations in the Eastern Operational Zone in order to establish full control over the territory of Donetsk, Luhansk and Kherson oblasts and maintain the land corridor between these territories and the temporarily occupied Crimea. At the same time, it maintains tensions in the transnistrian region of the Republic of Moldova and in the territory of the republic of belarus.
russian enemy did not take active action in the Volyn and Polissya areas. The main efforts of the armed forces of the republic of belarus were focused on covering the state border in Brest and Gomel regions.
In the Siversky direction, measures are being taken to strengthen the protection of the Ukrainian-russian border in the Bryansk and Kursk regions. According to available information, russian enemy is transferring additional artillery units to the border areas of the Bryansk region to increase provocative shelling of settlements in the Chernihiv region, located near the state border of Ukraine.
In the Slobozhansky direction, russian enemy took measures to regroup units, replenish supplies of ammunition and fuel and lubricants to restore offensive capabilities.
russian enemy did not conduct offensive operations in the Kharkiv direction. The main efforts were focused on preventing the advance of our troops in the area of the settlement of Vesele.
In the Voronezh and Belgorod regions of the russian federation, the increased level of terrorist threat has been extended until May 25, 2022.
In the Donetsk direction, russian enemy continues to focus its efforts on establishing full control over the settlement of Rubizhne.
In the Lyman direction, russian enemy units tried to gain a foothold in the area of the settlement of Oleksandrivka.
In the Bakhmut direction, russian occupiers carried out assault operations in the direction of the settlement of Orikhove and in the area of the settlement of Komyshuvakha, but were unsuccessful.
In the Kurakhiv direction, russian enemy conducted offensive operations in the direction of the settlement of Marinka.
It continued to launch artillery and air strikes on Mariupol, focusing his efforts on blocking units of our troops near the Azovstal plant. In order to establish full control over the city and suppress the resistance of Ukrainian defenders, it uses strategic aviation. Due to the evacuation of local residents, the fire should be expected to increase in the near future.
In the Novopavlovsk and Zaporizhzhia directions, russian enemy conducted artillery shelling of units of our troops along the entire line and air reconnaissance with the use of UAVs.In the South Buh direction, the occupying units did not carry out active hostilities, firing at units of our troops with artillery and mortars in the areas of the settlements of Oleksandrivka, Tavriyske, Kotlyareve, Hannivka and Osokorivka.
In the previous day, the air defence units of the Land Forces, the Air Force and the Air Assault Forces had hit seven air targets: five Orlan-10 UAVs, one Ka-52 helicopter and one cruise missile.The air force in certain directions continued to fire at the enemy and support the fighting of our troops.
In the Donetsk and Luhansk directions alone, the defenders of Ukraine repulsed eighteen enemy attacks, destroyed thirteen tanks, eight artillery systems, twenty-seven units of armoured combat vehicles, two units of special engineering equipment and five enemy vehicles.
The enemy has losses in other areas. We will announce the joint figures in a separate summary.
We believe in the Armed Forces of Ukraine! Together to victory!Glory to Ukraine!