Ukraine’s General Staff Operational Report: Russia’s troops heavily shell civil infrastructure

Enemy helicopter downed / Photo credit: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
Enemy helicopter downed / Photo credit: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Enemy forces for the most part shell civil and peaceful infrastructure including regions where the enemy has already retreated, in most regions russian invaders are trying to improve their tactical situation

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine poster an operational update regarding therussian invasion on 06.00 on May 20, 2022. Key point of the report:

  • 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.
  • There is a high probability of continuing hostilities in order to improve the tactical situation and reach the administrative border of Kherson region.
  • In the Kharkiv direction, 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.
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A trench left after an artillery strike / Photo credit: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
  • In the Donetsk direction, russian invaders intensified offensive and assault operations to improve the tactical situation.
  • 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, the enemy, with the support of artillery, conducted assault and offensive operations in the area of the settlement of Vesele. They suffered losses and retreated.
  • In the Kurakhiv direction, russian occupiers carried out massive artillery shelling of civilian infrastructure, including multiple rocket launchers. They led the offensive in the Novomykhailivka and Oleksandrivka districts, but was unsuccessful.

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