Ukraine’s General Staff Operational Report: the Enemy is Storming Without Success in Several Directions in the South-East of Ukraine

Ukraine’s General Staff Operational Report: the Enemy is Storming Without Success in Several Directions in the South-East of Ukraine

The russian enemy is trying to continue a full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine and does not stop conducting offensive operations in the Eastern Operational Zone

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine posted an operational update regarding the russian invasion on 18.00 on May 12, 2022. Key points:

  • The Russian army did not take any active action in the Volyn and Polissia areas. The second stage of checking the readiness of units of the Belarusian armed forces continues.
  • The threat of missile and bomb strikes from Belarus on infrastructure facilities in Ukraine remains.
  • In the northern direction, the Russians shelled the border areas of Ukraine.
  • In the Kharkiv direction, the Russian army tried to prevent Ukrainian troops from advancing and liberating Russian-occupied territories.
  • The enemy fired on the positions of Ukrainian troops in the areas of the settlements of Pytomnyk and Ruski Tyshky.
  • In the Slovyansk direction, the enemy fired on the areas of settlements along the line of contact and conducted air reconnaissance with the Orlan-10 drone.
  • In the Donetsk direction, the occupiers used mortars, artillery, rocket-propelled grenade launchers, and rocket-bomb airstrikes to destroy Ukrainian troopsʼ fortifications.
Photo - General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
Photo - General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
  • In the Lyman direction, the enemy is trying to capture the area on the right bank of the Seversky Donets River and gain a foothold in the Oleksandrivka area. The Russians also tried unsuccessfully to storm the village of Novoselivka.
  • In the Sievierodonetsk direction, the Russian army continues to storm the area of Voievodovka, has no success.
  • In the Bakhmut, Avdiyivka and Kurakhove directions, the enemy is storming to improve its tactical position but has no success.
  • In Mariupol, the Russian army launches artillery and air strikes and blocks the Azovstal plant.
  • The Russian occupiers conducted air reconnaissance by drones in the Pokrovsk, Slovyansk and Pavlohrad districts.
  • In the South Buh direction, the enemy did not conduct active hostilities, held positions, and increased electronic warfare systems.
  • Russians increase air defense forces in the western part of the Crimean peninsula.

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