Operational information on Russian invasion (May 20)

The eighty-sixth day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues. 
russian enemy is conducting an offensive operation in the areas of Lysychansk and Severodonetsk.

There are no significant changes in the state and position of units of the Armed Forces of the republic of belarus in the Volyn and Polissya areas. The threat of missile and bomb strikes remains from the territory of the republic of belarus.
On the Siversky direction the enemy carries out engineering equipment of positions around the settlement of Azarovka of the Bryansk region. It fired artillery and mortar shells at the settlements of Boyaro-Lezhachi, Brusky, Staryi Vyrky, Sumy Oblast, and Hremyach, Chernihiv Oblast.

In the Kharkiv direction, russian enemy’s main efforts are focused on maintaining the occupied frontiers. It tries to counterattack in order to restore the lost positions. Conducts enhanced air reconnaissance with the use of UAVs.
Fighting continued in the area of the settlements of Ternov and Vesele. In addition, russian enemy shelling was recorded near Ruski Tyshki.

In the Slovyansk direction, russian enemy fired on civilian infrastructure in the area of the settlements of Dovgenke, Velyka Komyshuvakha and Dolyna.
In the Donetsk direction, russian enemy intensified offensive and assault operations to improve the tactical situation. It inflicted fire damage from mortars, artillery, multiple rocket launchers and operational and tactical aircraft in order to destroy the fortifications of our units along the entire line of contact.
In the Lyman direction, russian enemy carries out periodic shelling of civilian infrastructure in the areas of the settlements of Dibrova and Zakitne.

In the Siverodonetsk direction, russian enemy carried out assault operations in the direction of the settlement of Siverodonetsk, had no success, suffered losses and was forced to retreat. Conducts hostilities in the area of Toshkivka.
In the Bakhmut direction, with the support of artillery and mortars, russian occupiers carried out offensive operations in the area of the settlement of Vyskryva, while trying to improve the tactical position of their units near Volodymyrivka and Vasylivka. russian occupiers suffered losses in the area of the settlement of Alexandropil.
In the Avdiivka direction, russian enemy, with the support of artillery, conducted assault and offensive operations in the area of the settlement of Vesele. It suffered losses and retreated.

In the Kurakhiv direction, russian enemy carried out massive artillery shelling of civilian infrastructure, including multiple rocket launchers. It led the offensive in the Novomykhailivka and Oleksandrivka districts, but was unsuccessful.
In the Novopavlovsk and Zaporizhzhia directions, russian enemy hit infrastructure and peaceful households with rocket and artillery and mortar fire, and waged a counter-battery struggle. In the area of the settlement of Novodarivka it suffered losses and retreated to its former positions.

russian invaders did not carry out active hostilities in the South Buh area. They fired on houses with mortars and artillery. The engineering equipment of the positions and the construction of the second line of defense continued.
There is a high probability of continuing hostilities in order to improve the tactical situation and reach the administrative border of Kherson region.

The situation in the Bessarabian direction remained without significant changes. russian enemy naval groups in the Black and Azov Seas continue to block civilian shipping. Fourteen enemy attacks were repulsed in the Donetsk and Luhansk directions over the past 24 hours, eight tanks, fourteen units of combat armoured vehicles and six units of enemy vehicles were destroyed. Air defense units shot down one Orlan-10 UAV.

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