Ukraine’s General Staff Operational Report: russians Force Locals Participate in Victory Day Celebration

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

Russian occupiers brought their Victory Day frenzy to Ukraine, forcing locals to participate in their parades, intimidating them and creating good picture for their propaganda while shelling peaceful Ukrainian cities at the same time

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine released a new operational update regarding the russian invasion as of 06:00 on May 9, 2022.

Here are the key points of the report:

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  • The invading forces are the most active in the Sloboda and Donetsk operational directions. Sloboda direction: no active offense, but regrouping, logistical supply arrangements, equipment of defenses to stop Ukrainian forces from reaching state border. Donetsk direction: russians focused on taking control of settlements – Siversk, Slovyansk, Lysychansk and Avdiivka are their goals. They've gathered fire force, and now are trying to break through Ukrainian defense lines with the support of artillery and aviation.
  • The threat of missile attacks on the entire territory of Ukraine remains high
  • In the occupied territories of the Zaporizhzhia region russians take people's personal documents without any basis. The papers will be returned if locals participate in the ceremonies in the framework of the Victory Day celebration in russia.
  • Active arrangements for the celebration are observed in the occupied Crimea as well
Photo credit: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Over the past day, air defense units of the Air Force and Land Forces have shot down 10 russian air targets. The occupiers have lost

  • six "Orlan-10" unmanned aerial vehicles and one "Forpost" UAV;
  • three cruise missiles.
Photo credit: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

In the Eastern regions only, Ukrainian Armed Forces have repelled 6 invaders' attacks and destroyed following equipment:

  • 20 tanks;
  • one artillery system;
  • 28 armored fighting vehicles;
  • one armored special vehicle;
  • five non-armored special vehicles.

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