Ukraine’s General Staff Operational Report: Armed Forces of Belarus to Continue the Measures of the Second Stage Of the Combat Readiness Test

Destroyed russia's tank / Photo credit: the General Staff of Ukraine
Destroyed russia's tank / Photo credit: the General Staff of Ukraine

The situation is tense at the frontlines, russian troops are trying to breakthrough at the Donbas area to encircle Ukrainian troops and capture Luhansk oblast completely, at the same time the Armed Forces of Belarus keep conducting military exercises being ready to start combat in the noth of Ukraine

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 17, 2022. Here are the key points of the report:

  • The enemy does not stop conducting offensive operations in the Eastern Operational Zone. The enemy continued to launch missile strikes on military and civilian infrastructure in Lviv, Chernihiv and Sumy oblasts.
  • In Mariupol, russian enemy focused its efforts on blocking our units near the Azovstal steel plant.
  • The Armed Forces of the republic of belarus are continuing the measures of the second stage of the combat readiness test. As part of these activities, training in pontoon crossing and forcing a water obstacle was marked at one of the training fields.
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The Armed Forces of Ukraine exercising / Photo credit: the General Staff of Ukraine
  • In the Kharkiv direction, enemy's main efforts are focused on maintaining their positions and preventing the advance of our troops to the state border of Ukraine. The enemy fired artillery at our troops.
  • In the Slovyansk direction, russian occupiers are regrouping and replenishing troops and accumulating reserves in preparation for the offensive in the direction of Slovyansk. russian invaders tried to improve the tactical situation in the area of Dovgenke, but were unsuccessful.
  • In the areas of Bakhmut, Klynovy, Soledar and Vovchoyarivka, the enemy fired missiles from Su-35 aircraft. The enemy also conducted air reconnaissance using UAVs "Orlan-10".
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Destroyed russia's tank / Photo credit: the General Staff of Ukraine
  • In the Severodonetsk direction, with the support of artillery, russian occupiers are trying to launch an offensive in the direction of the settlements of Borovenky and Severodonetsk.
  • In the Bakhmut direction, russian occupiers tried to break through the defenses of our troops, was unsuccessful, and withdrew.
  • In the Avdiivka direction, the enemy carried out assault operations in order to take control of the Novobahmutivka-Novoselivka Druha road, but was unsuccessful.
  • In the Kurakhiv direction, with the support of artillery and aircraft fire, russian invaders are attacking the village of Novomykhailivka, fighting continues.
  • Occupying russian units made an unsuccessful attempt to advance in the direction of Marinka.

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