​Day 76th of War Between Ukraine and Russian Federation (Live Updates)

Defense Express collects operative information on Russia's invasion of Ukraine – official sources and senior Ukrainian authorities' announcements
A Russian MT-LB was destroyed by Azov fighters. Precise date and location unknown
A Russian MT-LB was destroyed by Azov fighters. Precise date and location unknown

Seventy five days Ukrainian nation heroically withstand full-scale aggression of the occupiers. As the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reports, the losses of russians exceed the indicators of manning, which significantly affects the overall moral and psychological state and becomes a prerequisite for the refusal of personnel to continue to participate in hostilities against Ukraine. At the same time U.S. President Joe Biden has signed into law the Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act of 2022. It will help Ukraine’s troops to inflict the enemy heavy losses - the more the faster the time of the Victory will come

Brief facts:

  • Mariupol official says russian forces continue to storm Azovstal
  • President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky states that russian troops have launched 2,154 missile strikes on Ukraine since the Russian invasion started, including 25 missile strikes on the city of Odesa on May 8-9, 2022.
  • belarus deployes forces to Ukraine's border.
  • President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky clames russia does not agree to any option for saving Mariupol defenders.
  • Russians launch fourth missile attack on bridge across Dniester estuary.
  • russian propaganda to refocus narratives on confrontation with EU, NATO.
  • Ukrainian Army destroys about 26,000 enemy troops and 1,170 tanks.
  • Russians continue to launch heavy artillery and air strikes on Azovstal plant.
  • U.S. President Joe Biden has signed into law the Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act of 2022.

Side note: news are marked in accordance with the Kyiv time zone: Eastern European Time (EET), GMT/UTC+2

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01:30 The russians are still trying to wage a "maneuver war" with towed artillery. This simplifies the problem of their "disposal" by Ukrainian artillerymen

An artillery unit of the 59th Motorized Infantry Brigade named after Yakov Gandziuk destroyed a russian artillery battery consisting of one 152-mm MC-C 2C19 self-propelled artillery unit and several 122-mm D-30 towed howitzers. Ukrainian artillerymen adjusted their fire with the help of an unmanned aerial vehicle.

Find more details on the theme in a publication by Defense Express:

Ukraine's Armed Forces Destroy Another Russian Artillery Battery Trying to Fight Like in Syria (video)

Artillery of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Defense Express
Artillery of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, illustrative photo of pre-war times

00:50 Mariupol official: russian forces continue to storm Azovstal.

A video published by Petro Andriushchenko, an advisor to Mariupol mayor, shows black smoke rising above the Azovstal plant as a result of russian airstrikes on May 10, the Kyiv Independent reports.

The official said that attacks hit the plant every hour. Azovstal is a highly fortified steel plant where the last Ukrainian defenders of Mariupol are based.

00:40 President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky: roadmap for energy sanctions for russia was proposed.

In his nightly address, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy stated that on Tuesday, May 10 special group of international experts proposed a roadmap for energy sanctions to make it difficult for Russia to finance war with Ukraine.

“Today a special group of international experts chaired by Michael McFaul and Andriy Yermak proposed a roadmap for energy sanctions. This is a detailed document that describes what needs to be done to make it really difficult for Russia to finance this war, but at the same time - so that the global economy does not suffer losses due to restrictions on Russian energy resources. This is a rationally drafted document, and work has already begun on its implementation,” Volodymyr Zelensky stated.

00:25 Prosecutor General's Office: Russian military stole ancient gold artifacts from occupied Melitopol, proceedings initiated.

Scythian gold dated back to the fourth century B.C. may have been stolen among other exhibits from a local museum in occupied Melitopol in April, according to prosecutors, the Kyiv Independent reports citing Prosecutor General's Office’s official page on Facebook.

Russian military stole ancient gold artifacts from occupied Melitopol, Defense Express
Russian military stole ancient gold artifacts from occupied Melitopol

00:10 In his nightly address, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy addressed the death of Leonid Kravchuk, the first president of Ukraine, The Guardian reports.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, Defense Express
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky

He said: “He was not just a politician. And not just a historical figure. He was the man who knew how to find wise words and say them so that all Ukrainians could hear them.

This is especially important in difficult, crisis moments. When the future of an entire country may depend on the wisdom of one person.

Leonid Makarovych showed just such wisdom in the late 1980s, when the Ukrainian movement emerged. He passed 1991 brilliantly, and it is only now that it may seem as if it was easy for him then.

And no matter what happened later, Leonid Kravchuk always stayed with Ukraine.

Perhaps it was because of his wisdom that he was cheerful in a special way. He always valued life, every minute of it. But he always found much more than one minute to help sort things out and give advice. And I am personally grateful to him in particular for that.

As a child he survived World War II, survived the occupation. Leonid Makarovych knew what freedom costs. And with all his heart he wanted peace for Ukraine. I’m sure we will implement it. We will achieve our victory and our peace.”

Leonid Kravchuk, first president of Ukraine, dies aged 88.

23:40 Ukrainian military eliminate about 260 enemy troops in eastern Ukraine

Ukrainian defenders have destroyed about 260 enemy troops and four tanks in eastern Ukraine over the past day.

The relevant statement was made by the East Operational Tactical Group on Facebook, Ukrinform reports.

On May 10, 2022, Russian troops launched four attacks in eastern Ukraine.

As a result of battles, Ukrainian defenders destroyed up to 260 Russian invaders, four tanks, two armored personnel carriers, two infantry fighting vehicles, four self-propelled artillery vehicles, seven motor vehicles and two unmanned aerial vehicles.

Find more details on the theme in a publication by Defense Express:

Operational-tactical Group "East": About 260 Enemy Troops Eliminated in Eastern Ukraine

A Russian T-72B3 tank was recently captured by the Ukrainian forces on the Eastern front, Defense Express
A Russian T-72B3 tank was recently captured by the Ukrainian forces on the Eastern front

23:00 President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky: Russian troops launch over 2,000 missile strikes on Ukraine.

Russian troops have launched 2,154 missile strikes on Ukraine since the Russian invasion started, including 25 missile strikes on the city of Odesa on May 8-9, 2022.

The relevant statement was made by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during his speech in the Parliament of Malta, Ukrinform reports.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky: Russian troops launch over 2,000 missile strikes on Ukraine, Defense Express
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky: Russian troops launch over 2,000 missile strikes on Ukraine / Photo credit: Office of the President of Ukraine

“Just think of this terrible figure: 2154 Russian missiles hit our cities and communities in a little over two months. 2770 appearances of enemy planes in our sky were recorded. The Russian bombing of Ukraine does not cease any day or night. […] In two days, on May 8 and 9, when Europeans honored the memory of the victims of World War II and celebrated Europe Day, the Russian army launched 25 missiles targeting Odesa and the Odesa region alone. All 25 missiles were aimed at civilian objects,” Zelensky told.

In his words, just yesterday, when President of the European Council Charles Michel visited Ukraine's warm city of Odesa and met with Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal, he was forced to go down to the bomb shelter because of Russia’s missile strikes.

According to the President of Ukraine, Russia is deliberately launching air strikes on civilian objects knowing that there are no military there.

As Defense Express reported as of the end of April, the quantity of "Iskander" and "Calibr" cruise missiles has dropped to a critical level and was not more than 40% of the pre-war totality.

Find more details on the theme in a publication by Defense Express:

How Many "Iskander" and "Calibr" Cruise Missiles Has Russia Left (Quantitative Research)

The launch of
The launch of "Iskander" mobile operational-tactical ballistic missile / Open source illustrative photo

22:35 After more than two month of offensive in Ukraine, russian invading forces are running short of high-precision missiles and more often use old weaponry.

In today's daily report Operational Command "South" said russians uses Soviet-made missiles to strike on Odesa. The evening shelling of May 9 resulted in destruction of a touristic infrastructure object, a department store and inductrial products storage. One person was killed, seven were injured.

"If the other day enemy still used modern air-launched missiles, now the 'save mode' of ammunition spending is obvious. The launch of obsolete Soviet-made missiles is turning into such a pointless and at the same time insidious shelling of civilian targets, killing of civilians, and psychological pressure of being under constant threat," the spokesperson of the southern command said.

Find more details on the theme in a publication by Defense Express:

Russians Use Obsolete Missiles to Launch Strikes on Ukraine

Soviet-era Kh-22 missile is now used in Ukraine as russia started to reduce its high-precision missiles spending, Defense Express
Soviet-era Kh-22 missile is now used in Ukraine as russia started to reduce its high-precision missiles spending / Illustrative photo credit: Deagel

21:45 Belarus deploying special operations forces in three areas near border with Ukraine.

As part of the second stage of inspecting the Belarusian immediate reaction forces, special operations troops will be deployed near the border with Ukraine.

The relevant statement was made by Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus Viktor Gulevich, Ukrinform reports, referring to the Belarusian Defense Ministry.

Belarus deploying special operations forces in three areas near border with Ukraine, Defense Express
Information on the movement of military equipment through the territory of Belarus

“In order to ensure the security of the Republic of Belarus in the Southern direction, special operations forces will be deployed in three tactical areas,” the report states.

In addition, battalion tactical groups were moved to the Western and Northwestern operational directions (i.e. to the border with Poland, Lithuania and Latvia). For reinforcement purposes, air defense, missile and artillery units are also deployed, as ‘the United States and its Allies are reshuffling troops’ near the Belarusian border.

Belarus deploying special operations forces in three areas near border with Ukraine, Defense Express
Belarus deploying special operations forces in three areas near border with Ukraine

21:10 President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky: Russia does not agree to any option for saving Mariupol defenders.

Ukraine uses all possible diplomatic tools to rescue the defenders of Mariupol, but Russia has not yet agreed to any of the many options offered.

“Its defenders still remain in Mariupol. They continue their resistance on the territory of the Azovstal plant. We use all possible diplomatic tools to organize rescue for them. But Russia has not yet agreed to any of the many options offered,” President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said in his address to the Parliament of Malta.

He noted that Ukraine had asked its partners for the necessary weapons to unblock Mariupol and save military and civilians. However, Ukraine still does not have the necessary weapons and the amount needed to unblock Mariupol.

“What does it mean? You can fully understand this by simply remembering the importance of the British Spitfires in the spring Maltese sky of 1942,” the President stressed.

As noted, Britain and the United States accomplished the mission involving the Spitfires which changed the course of the battle for Malta and helped destroy the ambition of the then aggressor to capture the island.

“And now we need a similar mission from our partners. To destroy the ambition of the current aggressor to capture Ukraine and other European countries. We need aircraft, helicopters, special artillery and other weapons, because now, as 80 years ago, Europe's future is decided on the battlefield,” Zelensky said.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, Russia does not agree to any option for saving Mariupol defenders., Defense Express
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky: Russia does not agree to any option for saving Mariupol defenders.

According to him, there is no doubt that Russia is aware of what is happening in Mariupol because the Russian army was ordered to destroy this city and kill as many people as possible. Russian planes are constantly dropping air bombs and phosphorus munitions on buildings in which they know for sure that people are sheltering there and there are no military. "It's just terror," the Head of State said.

As noted, since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, the Russian army has been trying to block Ukrainian cities, and the occupiers organized a real hell in the city of Mariupol.

“They blocked it from both land and sea. Constantly bombed. More than 90 percent of all buildings were destroyed there. Before the war, by the way, it was a city of half a million. It was artificially starved. The Russian army has blocked the delivery of any food, drinking water or medicine,” the President stressed.

20:45 The US believes that Russia is about two weeks behind schedule in its invasion of Ukraine’s Donbas region as well as the south of the country, according to a senior US defence official, The Guardian reports.

The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said: “We would assess that he’s easily two weeks or even maybe more behind ... where he thought he wanted to be in the Donbas and in the south.”

“The US assesses that Vladimir Putin has not achieved any of his strategic goals so far in the Donbas or in Ukraine, and that his focus remains on the Donbas," the official said.

20:25 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 10, 2022.

According to Ukraine’s General Staff operational report, Invaders continue to conduct full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine. The enemy is increasing the pace of strategic offensive operations in the Eastern Operational Zone. It exercises fire along the entire line of contact and in the depths of the defense of Ukraine’s troops. The greatest activity of the occupiers is observed in Slobozhansky and Donetsk directions. There is a high probability of missile strikes on civilian and military infrastructure

Invaiders continue to suffer losses on the territory of Ukraine. Thus, according to available information, units of the 138th separate mechanized brigade of the 6th Combined Arms Army of the Western Military District due to significant losses in the Kharkiv region were withdrawn from Ukraine to the Belgorod region, russian federation. A significant part of the remaining military personnel under the contract wrote reports on dismissal

Find more details on the theme and key points of the report a publication by Defense Express:

Ukraine’s General Staff Operational Report: Occupiers are Active in Slobozhansky, Donetsk Directions but Suffer Great Losses

Newly emerged photos of a Russian helicopter, shot down few days ago near Bobrivka, Kharkiv region, confirm that it was in fact a Mi-28N with a serial number RF-13654 (70 red) , Defense Express
Newly emerged photos of a Russian helicopter, shot down few days ago near Bobrivka, Kharkiv region, confirm that it was in fact a Mi-28N with a serial number RF-13654 (70 red)

19:30 Russia’s war in Ukraine is at a “bit of a stalemate”, Lieutenant General Scott Berrier, the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, told the US Senate armed services committee, The Guardian reports.

Berrier said: “The Russians aren’t winning and the Ukrainians aren’t winning and we’re at a bit of a stalemate here.”

He added that so far, between eight and 10 Russian generals have been killed in the war.

Asked about the prospect of Putin using tactical nuclear weapons, Berrier said: “Right now, we do not see that.”

Lieutenant General Scott Berrier, the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency: Russia’s war in Ukraine is at a “bit of a stalemate”, Defense Express
Lieutenant General Scott Berrier, the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency: Russia’s war in Ukraine is at a “bit of a stalemate”

18:30 Russians launch fourth missile attack on bridge across Dniester estuary.

On Tuesday, May 10, Russian invaders struck the bridge across the Dniester estuary with a missile for the fourth time.

Odesa City Council stated this on Telegram, citing the Operational Command South, Ukrinform reports.

"A cruise missile hit the Odesa region again. The enemy continues to attack the already damaged bridge across the Dniester estuary," the statement said.

Russian troops launched the third missile attack on the bridge across the Dniester estuary on May 2. Prior to that, the enemy's missile strikes hit the bridge on April 26 and 27.

17:40 Operational report on the situation in southern Ukraine

Operational Command "South" informs, that russians started to use obsolete missiles to strike on Odesa:

"If the other day enemy still used modern air-launched missiles, now the 'save mode' of ammunition spending is obvious. The launch of obsolete Soviet-made missiles is turning into such a pointless and at the same time insidious shelling of civilian targets, killing of civilians, and psychological pressure of being under constant threat."

Update: Over the past day russian forces struck Mykolaiv region with MLRS, and Odesa – with missiles carried by and launched from aircraft. The evening shelling of May 9 resulted in destruction of a touristic infrastructure object, a department store and inductrial products storage. One person was killed, seven were injured.

Meanwhile, russian fleet continues to threaten the entire territory of Ukraine with missile attacks. Six warships and two submarines could carry over 50 cruise missiles.

The ruination caused by russian missile strike on Odesa May 9 evening / Photo credit: Ukrinform

16:47 Belarussian forces deployed to Ukraine's border

Ministry of Defense of belarus informed about deployment of special operations forces near the border with Ukraine, Ukraine NOW reports. The relocation of forces in connected with "the grouping of Ukrainian Armed Forces" that "requires for reaction".

"In order to provide the security of the republic of belarus in the southern direction, units of special operations forces have been deployed in three tactical directions," said the statement from the ministry.

The deployment is carried out under pretext of sudden check-up of response forces, says belarussian oppositional Telegram channel Nexta reffering to the officials. The authorities say the check-up was launched due to NATO military drills and the "threatening situation on the border with Ukraine".

16:11 Russian Mi-28 helicopter destroyed

One more russian attack aircraft eliminated in the Kharkiv direction. According to Ukraine NOW, a Mi-28 helicopter worth $15-16 million was downed today. This aircraft specializes in search and destroy missions against armored vehicles and slow air targets.

Defense Express / Remnants of the costly Mi-28 helicopter
Remnants of the costly Mi-28 helicopter / Photo credit: Ukraine NOW

15:43 Hundreds of Ukrainian soldiers train how to use western artillery

More than 300 Ukrainian artillerymen have undergone training on the American-made M777 howitzer, with 50 more learning howitzer maintenance, the Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said at a briefing. In a signal the U.S. military sees a long-running fight, the U.S. has included spare parts for howitzers in its shipments. Kirby said the maintenance course would likely become “an ongoing requirement.”

More details:

It Became Known How Many Ukrainian Artillerymen Trained by the U.S

Defense Express / It Became Known How Many Ukrainian Artillerymen Trained by the U.S on M777 Howitzers
Illustrative photo: Ukrainian military trainers learn about the M141 Bunker Defeat Munition system at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center
15:34

A citizen of Mariupol is in charge of treason

Ukrainian prosecutors are looking for a person who allegedly shared strategic information with russian invaders. Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office suggests, that the collaborator told the occupiers about the network of underground tunnels beneath the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol. The tunnels are used by Ukrainian forces to defend the city since the very start of the russian invasion and also by civilians to hide from shelling.

The information concerning the location of the tunnels, storage and communications was provided by a local electrician, according to the investigation. He was informed of the suspicion, but not detained since he is currently on the temporarily occupied territory. The one is suspected of treachery.

Defense Express / Azovstal steel plant, russian invasion, russia-Ukraine war
Azovstal steel plant / Photo credit: Azov Regiment
15:14

Swedish Carl Gustaf anti-tank missiles in service of Ukrainian Army

Advanced russian T-90M tank was destroyed in the Kharkiv region by local Territorial Defense Forces. Servicemen used Swedish-made Carl Gustaf anti-tank grenade launcher for that purpose, Ukrainian Ministry of Defense reports and provides the following video:

Read more on the topic:

Carl Gustaf, One of the World's Most Widely Deployed Anti-Tank Weapons, has Already Made its Way to Ukraine. What Makes it so Cool?

Carl Gustaf, a reusable anti-tank grenade launcher, is already being trained on by Ukrainian soldiers

15:01 Ukrainian defense minister spoke with his US and Latvian colleagues

Oleksii Reznikov, Minister of Defense of Ukraine / Photo credit: Oleksii Reznikov on Twitter

Following the signing of the Lend-Lease Act by the US President Joe Biden, Ukrainian Minister of Defense Oleksii Reznikov talked to his US counterpart Lloyd Austin. Minister Reznikov informed on the situation on the battlefield and named the weapons needs for Ukraine and Secretary Austin, on his part, reiterated the enduring support of the US for "providing Ukraine the capabilities it needs to counter Russian aggression".

Later Oleksii Reznikov discussed a number of projects with the Defence Minister of Latvia Artis Pabriks. The projects mentioned include treatment of wounded Ukrainian soldiers, demining the de-occupied territories of Ukraine and fundraising for procurement of critical equipment.

14:36 One more russian tank destroyed

Ukrainian Air Assault Forces Command posted a video of another tank of the occupying forces destroyed by a missile. Footage provided by 25th Airborne Brigade.

14:27 russian forces shelled 30 settlements in the east of Ukraine

Over the past 24 hours only, russian occupiers opened fire on big cities and small villages at least 30 times with missiles, air bombs and artillery. Joint Forces Task Force reports that 28 buildings were ruined or severely damaged by the shelling, there are civilian casualties. In Luhansk and Donetsk regions 13 civilian people were killed, and at least 10 injured.

In Mariupol, russian aviation has carried out 34 air raids, including 8 bombers' strikes. According to the Azov Regiment, sea and ground artillery also continues shelling the Azovstal steel plant. MLRS, UR-77 demining vehicles tanks and other sorts of heavy equipment continue to support the assault on the plant.

14:05 Ukrainian mortar calculations in action

Operational Command "West" of the Ukrainian Armed Forces showed footage of how Ukrainian mortar units destroy the invaders. Here it is:

13:38 Lithuanian parliament recognized russia as a terrorist state

Illustrative photo from Ruslan Stefanchuk, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

The relevant decision was adopted on May 10, Stratcom Centre informs. In addition, the Seimas deputies stated that the kremlin's actions are recognized as genocide of the Ukrainian people as well, because these actions are aimed at the full elimination of the nation.

Lithuania states that Russia is resorting to terrorism by shelling and committing violence against the civilian population of Ukraine, according to the Ukrainian parliament's head Ruslan Stefanchuk, cited by Ukrinform.

"Lithuania has recognized Russia’s actions in Ukraine as genocide of the Ukrainian people! I thank the Speaker of the Seimas, Victoria Chmilite-Nielsen, and all the deputies for unanimously adopting this historic decision," Stefanchuk wrote on his Facebook. He also called on the other countries to "pick up the baton" and recognize russian genocide of Ukrainians, too.

13:18 Ukraine will buy fuel via Poland

Ukraine has reached an agreement with Polish logistic companies on transit of fuel materials via Polish territory, RBK-Ukraine reports. This is the result of the Polish-Ukrainian energetic forum, as stated by Yulia Svyrydenko, Minister of Economy of Ukraine. It is expected, that the co-operation will provide Ukraine with 200 thousands tons of fuel monthly. For that purpose, even Ukrainian and Polish railways synchronized their work.

The fuel products will be bought from the US, German, Scandinavian, Baltic countries and the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerpen region, and then delivered to Ukraine by combined means of transportation through Poland.

13:01 Civilian casualties from February 24, when Russia started the war against Ukraine, to 24:00 on May 9 totaled 7,061 civilians (the report three days earlier said 6,802), including 3,381 dead (3,309), the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said Monday.

"OHCHR believes that the actual figures are considerably higher, as the receipt of information from some locations where intense hostilities have been going on has been delayed and many reports are still pending corroboration, " the report reads.

Find more details on the theme and key points of the report, a publication by Defense Express:

Chronicle of the Russian Federation Crimes in Ukraine (May)

12:50 Lithuania has acknowledged that the actions of the Russian army in Ukraine constitute genocide of the Ukrainian people. The Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Ruslan Stefanchuk, spread the news on Facebook.

"Lithuania has recognized Russia’s actions in Ukraine as genocide of the Ukrainian people! I thank the Speaker of the Seimas, Victoria Chmilite-Nielsen, and all the deputies for unanimously adopting this historic decision," Stefanchuk wrote.

The Lithuanian Parliament
The Lithuanian Parliament

The Lithuanian Parliament has also decided that Lithuania will take part in inevitably holding Russian war criminals accountable through an international tribunal, Stefanchuk said.

12:37 According toUkraine's Defense Intelligence of the Military of Defense of Ukraine, the heads of the Kremlin's TV channels, Internet media, and the army of bots are already receiving instructions to switch to a new information policy.

"With numerous advantages in manpower and equipment, the army of the occupying country suffers catastrophic losses and defeats from Ukraine's defenders. In order to change Russians' perception of military ‘invincibility’ and to prepare society for a possible defeat, the Russian media have been ordered to talk about the Russian-Ukrainian war as an armed confrontation between Russia and all European Union and NATO countries. According to Kremlin political spin doctors, this would diminish the shame of losing to a more powerful adversary," according to a report made public on the Defense Intelligence of the Military of Defense of Ukraine.

Thus, the propagandists of the occupying country, as the Defense Intelligence said, "will now brainwash the Russians with ideas about the need for unification for the sake of their own survival and blind trust in the policies of the Kremlin dictator."

12:15 In a phone call with Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin discussed Ukraine’s evolving battlefield needs. The relevant statement was made by US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin on Twitter

“Earlier this morning, I spoke with my counterpart,Oleksii Reznikov, to discuss Ukraine’s evolving military requirements. I was sure to reiterate our enduring support for providing Ukraine the capabilities it needs to counter Russian aggression,” Austin wrote.

Austin also updated Reznikov on ongoing coordination between the United States, its Allies and partners on security assistance efforts.

Meanwhile, Reznikov shared his assessment of the situation on the ground in eastern Ukraine.

Find more details on the theme and key points of the report, a publication by Defense Express:

US Defense Seniors Praise Ukrainian Military for Good Use of Foreign Weaponry

11:20 Russian troops continue to launch heavy artillery and air strikes on the Mariupol-based Azovstal plant, although up to 100 civilians are still remaining there.

The relevant statement was made by Advisor to Mariupol Mayor Petro Andriushchenko on Telegram.

“Mariupol. Azovstal. In addition to the military, at least 100 civilians are remaining in bomb shelters. But, this does not reduce the density of attacks by Russian occupiers. The plant has been under continuous heavy artillery and air strikes over the past day. Ground assault attempts are still unsuccessful,” Andriushchenko wrote.

10:20 UK Defence Intelligence sreaded the last update on the situation in Ukraine - 10 May 2022

According to the UK Defence Intelligence, Russia's underestimation of Ukrainian resistance and its 'best case scenario' planning have led to demonstrable operational failings, preventing President Putin from announcing significant military success in Ukraine at the 09 May Victory Day parade.

Russia's invasion plan is highly likely to have been based on the mistaken assumption that it would encounter limited resistance and would be able to encircle and bypass population centres rapidly.

This assumption led Russian forces to attempt to carry out the opening phase of the operation with a light, precise approach intended to achieve a rapid victory with minimal cost.

This miscalculation led to unsustainable losses and a subsequent reduction in Russia's operational focus.

09:43 The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has published the new summary of total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02 to 10.05. Find them in an infographic by Defense Express:

So far, the list of enemy's combat losses is the following:

Personnel - more 26000 (+350),

Tanks ‒ 1170(+25) units,

APV ‒ 2808 (+44) units,

Artillery systems – 519 (+6) units,

MLRS – 185 (+0) units,

Anti-aircraft warfare systems – 87 (+0) units,

Aircraft – 199 (+0) units,

Helicopters – 158 (+0) units,

Vehicles and Fuel tanks – 1980 (+10) units,

Boats / cutters – 12 (+0) units,

UAV operational-tactical level – 380 (+3) units,

Special equipment – 41 (+0),

Cruise missiles – 94 (+0).

Russian enemy suffered the greatest losses (of the past day) at the Avdiivka direction.

Data are being updated.

As Defense Express, the enemy continues to conduct full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine. It does not stop the offensive in the Eastern Operational Zone in order to establish full control over the territory of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts and maintain the land corridor between these territories and the occupied Crimea.

Find more details on the theme and key points of the report, a publication by Defense Express:

Day 76th of War Between Ukraine and Russian Federation (Live Updates)

08:35 The head of the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast State Administration, Valentyn Reznichenko, reported on the artillery shelling of the Zelenodolsk community. None of the people were injured.

08:20 The head of the Luhansk Oblast State Administration, Serhiy Haidai, said that during the day, Russian troops fired on the towns and villages of the region 22 times. In Sievierodonetsk, the Russians stormed the building of the local police department.

07:30 General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine posted an operational update regarding the russian invasion on 06.00 on May 10, 2022. Key points:

  • russian enemy focuses the main efforts of the aviation group on supporting the actions of units in the eastern operational zone: in the Slobozhansky, Donetsk directions and in the area of the Azovstal plant.
  • Artillery continues to be used along almost the entire line of contact.
  • The possibility of sabotage at the chemical industry of Ukraine with further accusations of units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is not ruled out.
  • In the Volyn and Polissya directions, russian enemy did not take active action.
  • In the Siversky direction, russian enemy continues to provide enhanced protection of the Ukrainian-russian border in the Bryansk and Kursk regions. It fired multiple rocket-propelled grenades from the area of the border settlements of Velyka Pisarivka, Bilopillya, Krasnopillya and Yunakivka in the Sumy region.
  • In the Slobozhansky direction, russian enemy maintains certain forces and means of air defence in the Belgorod region in full readiness for use. It continues to focus its efforts on the defence of the occupied borders in order to prevent the advance of units of our troops towards the state border of Ukraine. Conducts air reconnaissance.
  • In the Izyum direction, russian enemy replenished ammunition, fuel and logistics.
  • russian enemy continues to prepare for offensive operations in the areas of Lyman and Severodonetsk.
  • Fighting continues for the settlements of Voevodivka, Toshkivka and Nyzhne of the Severodonetsk district of the Luhansk oblast, as well as Kamyanka of the Yasynuvata district of the Donetsk oblast.
  • In Mariupol, russian enemy continues to destroy the infrastructure of the Azovstal plant with artillery and air strikes.
  • russian enemy did not conduct active hostilities in the South Buh area. It fired on units of our troops. Prepares for the resumption of assault operations in order to improve the tactical situation.
  • russian enemy ship groups continue to carry out tasks to isolate combat areas, conduct reconnaissance, launch missile strikes on important objects of civil and military infrastructure of our state, support units in the coastal direction and block civilian shipping.

07:05 One person was killed and five more were injured as Russians fired seven missiles on Odesa, southern Ukraine. "Ruscists again struck Odesa with the use of aircraft. Seven missiles were fired on the city. However, the enemy's missile reserves are obviously depleting as the vintage Soviet models were used with failed guidance given their age. Searching for strategic facilities, obsolete missiles managed to hit an ‘extremely dangerous’ shopping mall and a warehouse of finished consumer goods," the Operational Command "South" posted on Facebook.

As a result of the enemy attack, one person was killed, and five injured were taken to hospital.

According to the Operational Command South, yesterday evening Russian troops fired at Odesa by three Kinzhal-type missiles were fired from a Tu-22 strategic aircraft. Tourist infrastructure buildings were hit. Five buildings were destroyed.

05:20 Ukrainian Joint Forces repel 15 Russian attacks, destroy nine tanks on Monday.

Ukrainian troops successfully repelled 15 enemy attacks and destroyed nine tanks in the area of the Joint Forces Operation on May 9.

The JFO's press service said this on Facebook.

"Today, May 9, the servicemen of a Joint Forces grouping successfully repulsed 15 enemy attacks. Thanks to their skillful actions, our soldiers inflicted losses on the Russian invaders," the statement said.

In particular, Ukrainian defenders destroyed an anti-aircraft missile system, nine tanks, three artillery systems, 25 armored fighting vehicles, three units of special engineering equipment and three motor vehicles.

Ukrainian air defense units also shot down an Orlan-10 drone in eastern Ukraine.

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In JFO Area Defenders of Ukraine Repel 15 Enemy Attacks, Destroy 9 russian Tanks

BM-21 Grad MLRS of the 24th Mechanized Brigade during the combat mission in Luhansk region, Defense Express
BM-21 Grad MLRS of the 24th Mechanized Brigade during the combat mission in Luhansk region

01:00 Several fires have broken out as the result of a Russian missile attacks in Odesa.

At least one of the fires is at a shopping center, the Kyiv Independent reports, citing Suspilne Odesa.

The city is referred to as Ukraine’s “mother city” and has been a target for Russian forces because of its port access.

Several fires have broken out as the result of a Russian missile attacks in Odesa, Defense Express
Several fires have broken out as the result of a Russian missile attacks in Odesa

00:40 Ukraine’s Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal Lend-lease act will help Ukrainian soldiers defeat Russian invaders.

The lend-lease law, signed by U.S. President Joe Biden on May 9, will help Ukrainian soldiers defeat Russian invaders.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said this on Telegram, Ukrinform reports.

"During World War II, a lend-lease act became a major factor in the anti-Hitler coalition's victory over Nazism. Eighty years later, history repeats itself. U.S. President Joe Biden has just signed into law a bill introducing a lend-lease program to support Ukraine. That means more weapons and more aid for Ukrainian soldiers in order to defeat the Russian occupiers," Shmyhal said.

Ukraine’s Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal Lend-lease act will help Ukrainian soldiers defeat Russian invaders., Defense Express
Ukraine’s Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal Lend-lease act will help Ukrainian soldiers defeat Russian invaders

He added that the supply of American weapons will now not be limited by any additional procedures, which will speed up the process.

00:20 Ukrainian military continues to destroy enemy equipment, using all possible means.

New spectacular footage of the destruction of russian occupation forces' equipment on the territory of Ukraine has appeared on the Internet

Thus, warriors of the 503rd Separate Battalion of the Marines of the Armed Forces of Ukraine "sent congratulations" to the Russian occupation forces and aimed an enemy tank by "minibombs" dropped from copter.

At the same time, paratroopers from the 25th Separate Sicheslav Airborne Brigade demonstrated the defeat of enemy equipment with an anti-tank missile system in a video accompanied by the message "Lightning work of Sicheslav paratroopers from Javelin ATGM on an enemy tank!".

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Ukrainian Marines Sent "Hello" to russian Tank from Drone, While Paratroopers Reminded Occupiers How Javelin Works (Video)

Paratroopers from the 25th Separate Sicheslav Airborne Brigade demonstrated the defeat of enemy equipment with American Javelin ATGM, Defense Express
Paratroopers from the 25th Separate Sicheslav Airborne Brigade demonstrated the defeat of enemy equipment with American Javelin ATGM

00:05 President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky: Signing of lend-lease act for Ukraine a historic step.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has thanked U.S President Joe Biden for signing the Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act of 2022 and called it a historic step.

According to Ukrinform, Zelensky wrote this on Twitter.

"Grateful to U.S. President Joe Biden and U.S. people for supporting Ukraine in the fight for our freedom and future. Today's signing of the law on Lend-Lease is a historic step. I am convinced that we will win together again. And we will defend democracy in Ukraine. And in Europe. Like 77 years ago," Zelensky said.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky: Signing of lend-lease act for Ukraine a historic step, Defense Express
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky: Signing of lend-lease act for Ukraine a historic step
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