Ukraine’s General Staff Operational Report: Occupation Military Command Plans to Use Students as Soldiers

A modern Russian T-80BVM tank was destroyed by the Ukrainian forces in Yehorivka, Donestk region – as usual, it is now in two parts
A modern Russian T-80BVM tank was destroyed by the Ukrainian forces in Yehorivka, Donestk region – as usual, it is now in two parts

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

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has released an operational update on the state of warfare as of 06.00 on May 19, 2022.

According to Ukraine’s General Staff operational report, 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.

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Key points of the report:

  • 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. The objects of civil and military infrastructure on the territory of Ukraine are in danger of the strikes.
  • In the Siversky direction, the enemy units continue to equip additional firing positions and defensive structures in the border areas of Bryansk and Kursk regions.
  • Invaders fired artillery and mortars at settlements in the Chernihiv and Sumy oblasts, and fired missiles at the Desna settlement. The enemy continues attempts to conduct air reconnaissance with the help of UAVs in this direction.
  • In the Kharkiv direction, the main efforts of the occupiers were focused on maintaining the lines of combat contact, conducting counterattacks in order to restore lost positions. The use of sabotage and reconnaissance groups by the enemy is noted.
  • In the Slovyansk direction, the 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, invaders fired civilian infrastructure, launched missiles and tried to gain a foothold in previously occupied positions. It used operational-tactical and army aviation to destroy civilian objects in the areas of the settlements of Loskutivka, Katerynivka, Novomykhailivka and Orikhove.
  • In the Severodonetsk direction, occupiers launched an offensive and carried out assault operations in the area of the settlement of Ustynivka, but were unsuccessful.
  • In the Bakhmut direction, the 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, invaders carried out offensive operations in the area of the settlement of Yuriyivka, suffered losses and retreated. The enemy was not successful as a result of assault operations in the areas of Novokalynove and Pervomaiskoye.
  • In the Kurakhiv direction, russains unsuccessfully launched an offensive near the village of Novomykhailivka.
  • The enemy did not conduct active combat actions in the Novopavlovsk and Zaporizhzhia areas. The fire of jet, 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 and artillery in the areas of the settlements of Lymany, Pryshyb, Trudolyubivka and Novovorontsovka.
  • No significant changes have been recorded in the Bessarabian direction.

As the Ukraine’s General Staff states, during the previous day, anti-aircraft missile units destroyed one aircraft and a cruise missile. Strike aircraft of the Air Force hit the area where enemy equipment had been amassed, according to preliminary data about 20 armoured vehicles, ammunition and personnel were destroyed.

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