Ukraine’s General Staff Operational Report: Enemy is Trying to Develop Success in the Bakhmut Direction

A Russian T-80BV MBT recently captured by the Ukrainian forces
A Russian T-80BV MBT recently captured by the Ukrainian forces

The Russian army trying to develop success in the Bakhmut direction. The enemy also has renewed its assault on the town of Sloviansk in Ukraine's Donetsk region

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has released an operational update on the state of warfare as of 18.00 on May 27, 2022.

According to Ukraine’s General Staff operational report, the enemy is trying to make some gains in the Bakhmut direction, disrupt Ukrainian supply chains and cut off Ukrainian units from the main forces.

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A Russian T-72B tank was captured by the 24th Mechanized Brigade of Ukraine in Luhansk region, Defense Express
A Russian T-72B tank was captured by the 24th Mechanized Brigade of Ukraine in Luhansk region

Key points of the report:

  • In the Sloviansk direction, Russian invaders continue to shell the positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and resumed the offensive.
  • In the Donetsk direction, the invaders are conducting offensive operations and continue to fire on Ukrainian units, launching missile strikes and regrouping troops.
  • In the Lyman direction, the enemy is conducting reconnaissance and trying to gain a foothold in Lyman with the support of artillery.
  • In the northeastern direction, the enemy continues to strengthen the cover of the Ukrainian-Russian border in the Bryansk and Kursk regions, deploying two battalion tactical groups from the Russian airborne forces.
  • In the Kharkiv region, the enemy is training personnel for the replenishment of motorized infantry, tank and artillery units. The enemy shells and remotely mines the area where Ukrainian units could be deployed.
  • Outside Kharkiv, the enemy's main efforts are focused on maintaining their positions and deterring the advance of Ukrainian troops.
  • In the Southern Buh direction, the enemy continues to take measures to maintain control over the Kherson region by increasing the number of shelling attacks against Ukrainian units, conducting air reconnaissance, fortifying positions and strengthening their forces by transferring reserve units.
  • In the Black and Azov Seas, Russian warships continue to block civilian shipping.

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Destroyed russia's column / Photo credit: General Staff of Ukraine

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Italian FH70 155-mm howitzer at work / Photo credit: General Staff of Ukraine
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