Operational information on Russian invasion (May 19)

Ukrainian servicemen ride on a fighting vehicle outside Kyiv, Ukraine, Saturday, April 2, 2022. As Russian forces pull back from Ukraine's capital region, retreating troops are creating a "catastrophic" situation for civilians by leaving mines around homes, abandoned equipment and "even the bodies of those killed," President Volodymyr Zelenskyy warned Saturday. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

The eighty-fifth day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues. 

russian enemy does not stop conducting offensive operations in the Eastern Operational Zone. The main focus of the enemy is on the Donetsk direction.

The situation in the Volyn and Polissya areas remains without significant changes. The threat of missile and bomb strikes remains from the territory of the republic of belarus on the objects of civil and military infrastructure on the territory of Ukraine.

In the Siversky direction, russian enemy units continue to equip additional firing positions and defensive structures in the border areas of Bryansk and Kursk regions.

russian enemy fired artillery and mortars at settlements in the Chernihiv and Sumy oblasts, and fired missiles at the Desna settlement. russian enemy continues attempts to conduct air reconnaissance with the help of UAVs in this direction.

In the Kharkiv direction, the main efforts of russian occupiers were focused on maintaining the occupied borders, conducting counterattacks in order to restore lost positions. The use of sabotage and reconnaissance groups by the enemy is noted.

In the Slovyansk direction, russian enemy is trying to improve the tactical situation. With the support of artillery, it fought in the area of the settlement of Velyka Komyshuvakha, had no success, suffered significant losses in some areas and was forced to withdraw to previously occupied positions.

In the Lyman direction, russian enemy fired on civilian infrastructure, fired missiles and tried to gain a foothold in previously occupied positions. It used operational-tactical and army aircraft to destroy civilian objects in the areas of the settlements of Loskutivka, Katerynivka, Novomykhailivka and Orikhove.

In the Severodonetsk direction, russian occupiers launched an offensive and carried out assault operations in the area of the settlement of Ustynivka, but were unsuccessful.

In the Bakhmut direction, russian enemy launched an offensive to improve the tactical situation. He tried to carry out assault operations in the area of Zolote-4, but was unsuccessful.

In the Avdiivka direction, russian enemy carried out offensive operations in the area of the settlement of Yuriyivka, suffered losses and retreated. russain enemy was not successful as a result of assault operations in the areas of Novokalynove and Pervomaiskoye.

In the Kurakhiv direction, russain enemy unsuccessfully launched an offensive near the village of Novomykhailivka.

russain enemy did not conduct active hostilities in the Novopavlovsk and Zaporizhzhia areas. The fire of jet and barrel artillery and mortars affected the infrastructure and peaceful housing in the areas of the settlements of Huliaipilske, Novodanylivka, Malynivka and Huliaipole.

According to the available information, in the area of the settlement of Oleksandrivka, in order to replenish the losses of the 107th Rifle Battalion, which amounted to more than 50%, a replenishment of 260 servicemen arrived, who were previously involved in the Kharkiv direction.

The invaders did not carry out active hostilities in the South Buh area. The main efforts are focused on maintaining the occupied borders. The enemy fired mortars, barrel and jet artillery in the areas of the settlements of Lymany, Pryshyb, Trudolyubivka and Novovorontsovka.

No significant changes have been recorded in the Bessarabian direction.

In the absence of mobilization resources in the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk oblast, the occupation military command plans to involve students of higher educational institutions in hostilities.

During the previous day, anti-aircraft missile units destroyed one plane and a cruise missile. Strike aircraft of the Air Force struck at the accumulation of enemy equipment, according to preliminary data destroyed about 20 armoured vehicles, ammunition and personnel.

Sixteen enemy attacks were repulsed in the Donetsk and Luhansk directions last night, eight tanks, seventeen units of armoured combat vehicles, four special armoured vehicles and six conventional enemy vehicles were destroyed.

We believe in the Armed Forces of Ukraine! Together to victory!

Glory to Ukraine!