Ukraine’s General Staff Operational Report: Ukrainian Forces Liberate a Village

russian tank was spotted driving over a railway and destroyed by the Ukrainian forces / Photo credit: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
russian tank was spotted driving over a railway and destroyed by the Ukrainian forces / Photo credit: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Ukrainian counter-offensive activities in the Kharkiv region continue. Today, Ukrainian forces managed to liberate Dementiivka. Meanwhile, russians don't give up on their unsuccessful attempts to advance in Donbas

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has released new operational update on the situation on the Ukrainian frontlines as of 18:00 on May 18, 2022. Here are the key points of the report:

Russians continue their offensive operations in the Eastern Operational Zone. The occupiers shell the entire line of contact and in the rear of the Ukrainian defense, mostly in the Donetsk operational area and Slovyansk direction.

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In the Kharkiv direction, the invaders tried to launch a counter-attack against Ukrainian forces in order to reclaim previously occupied positions. The Ukrainian advance resulted in another settlement being liberated – Dementiivka village is free from occupation.

Russians continue engineering defensive lines in the Bryansk and Kursk regions of the russian federation. They also use UAVs for reconnaissance and detecting Ukrainian advance routes, artillery positions and unit locations. Build up stocks of ammunition and equipment in the Kursk region.

Ukrainian troops are learning how to make pontoon crossings over rivers / Ukraine’s General Staff Operational Report: Ukrainian Forces Liberate Village
While russians equip their defensive lines, Ukrainian troops are learning how to make pontoon crossings over rivers. Soon, they will be on the offensive / Photo credit: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

The threat from belarussian forces stationed near the Ukrainian border remains at least until May 21, when the second stage of the military drills ends according to the schedule.

General Staff confirmed the information about the rallies held on May 16–17 in the occupied Luhansk and Rovenky cities. The protests were launched spontaneously by the relatives of the mobilized citizens who are fighting on the russian side in Ukraine. The main demand of the protesters is to get the servicemen back home. The quantity of involved in the rallies is about 700 people, according to the Defense Intelligence of Ukraine.

A piece of russian military equipment got hit by Ukrainian forces / Ukraine’s General Staff Operational Report: Ukrainian Forces Liberate a Village
A piece of russian military equipment got hit by Ukrainian forces / Photo credit: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Russian forces launched an offensive in Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Kurakhove directions (Donbas, Eastern Ukraine), had no success.

A few settlements of the northern Chernihiv and Sumy regions were shelled by the russian artillery and mortars in the Siveria direction.

The shelling of Ukrainian positions without active assault continues also in a number of other operational directions in southern and south-eastern regions.

This equipment that the Ukrainian soldiers holds in his hands during a training looks like the ЕDМ4S-UА anti-drone jamming gun / Ukraine’s General Staff Operational Report: Ukrainian Forces Liberate a Village
This equipment that the Ukrainian soldier holds in his hands during a training looks like the ЕDМ4S-UА anti-drone jamming gun / Photo credit: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

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