Ukraine’s General Staff Operational Report: russians to Increase Shelling of Mariupol

Photo credit: the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
Photo credit: the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Ukrainian senior command expects russians to increase the pressure on Azovstal defenders in Mariupol after civilians have left the plant. In the other directions, the invaders have slowed down or stalled

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has released new operational update on the situation on the Ukrainian frontlines as of 06:00 on May 13, 2022. Here are the key points of the report:

Russians continue their offensive operations in the Eastern Operational Zone in order to establish full control over the territory of Donetsk, Luhansk and Kherson regions 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 the bordering areas of belarus.

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In Mariupol, russians continue to launch artillery and airstrikes, blocking the Azovstal plant defenders. The General Staff expects intensification of fire on the plant since the evacuation of civilians from the area has been completed.

Photo credit: the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

In the northern direction, russians are transferring additional artillery units to the state border of Ukraine in the Bryansk region of Russia to increase provocative shelling of settlements in the neighboring Ukrainian Chernihiv region.

The invaders carried out no offensive operations in the Kharkiv direction but defended against the Ukrainian counter-offensive. The main efforts of the occupiers are focused on preventing the advance of Ukrainian troops in the area of the settlement of Vesele.

Photo credit: the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

In the Donetsk direction, the enemy continues to focus its efforts on establishing full control over the settlement of Rubizhne.

In a range of other operational directions, russian forces did little to no active movements, focusing on the shelling of Ukrainian positions, reconnaissance and restocking for further offensive operations.

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