The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine released an operational update on the russian invasion as of 06.00 on May 22.
The report was announced on the official Facebook page of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The 88th day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
russian enemy does not stop conducting offensive operations in the Eastern Operational Zone.
russian enemy continues to launch missile and air strikes on the territory of Ukraine. Increased the intensity of the use of aircraft to destroy the critical infrastructure of settlements in the area of active hostilities.
In the Volyn and Polissya directions, units of the Armed Forces of the republic of belarus have intensified reconnaissance, and the deployment of additional means of electronic reconnaissance in the border areas of the Gomel region has been noted. There is still a threat of missile and air strikes from the territory of the republic of belarus on objects on the territory of Ukraine.
In the Siversky direction, russian enemy continues to shell settlements and infrastructure in Sumy and Chernihiv oblasts. It carried out shelling in the areas of Boyaro-Lezhachi, Ulytsia, Bunyakine, Hirky, Gremyach and Muravyi.
In the Slobozhansky direction, russian enemy, by forces of separate units of the 6th Combined Arms Army of the Western Military District and the Baltic Fleet, is fighting to maintain the occupied borders in the Kharkiv direction and prevent our troops from entering the state border.
russian enemy forces are preparing to resume the offensive in the Slovyansk direction. The occupiers carried out artillery shelling in the areas of the settlements of Vernopil, Dibrivne and Dovhenke.
In the Belgorod region, russian enemy deployed launchers of the Iskander-M operational-tactical missile system. In addition, russian enemy is increasing the system of logistics and repair bases.
In the Donetsk direction, the occupiers are trying to break through the defence of our troops and reach the administrative borders of Luhansk region.
russian enemy carried out air strikes on civilian infrastructure in the areas of Vrubivka and Bakhmut.
russian enemy did not conduct active hostilities in the Lyman direction. It fired on infrastructure facilities in the area of the settlements of Lyman, Ozerne, Zakitne, Dibrova and Serebryanka.
In the Siverodonetsk direction, russianenemy fired on the positions of the Defense Forces along the entire line of contact with mortars and artillery, concentrating efforts in the direction of the settlements of Siverodonetsk and Lysychansk. russian enemy conducted offensive and assault operations in the areas of Oskolonivka, Purdivka, Shchedryshcheve and Smolyaninove. The offensive was repulsed, russian enemy suffered losses and was forced to retreat to the old positions.
In the Bakhmut direction, with the support of artillery, russian enemy tried to improve the tactical situation in the areas of the settlements of Trypillya, Lypove and Vasylivka, fighting continues.
In the Avdiivka direction, russian occupiers suffered losses in the area of the settlement of Krasnohorivka.
In the Kurakhiv direction, russian enemy stormed the Marinka area and was unsuccessful. It fired on Novomykhailivka and Volodymyrivka. It launched air strikes on the settlements of Mykilske and Katerynivka.
In the Novopavlivsk and Zaporizhzhya directions, russian enemy tried to gain a foothold on the occupied frontiers, shelling the positions of the Defense Forces and civilian infrastructure.
russian enemy did not conduct active hostilities in the South Buh area. Focuses its main efforts on maintaining occupied frontiers, conducting reconnaissance and engineering activities of positions. It shelled the positions of the Defense Forces with mortars and artillery. Increases the air defense system.
The situation in the Bessarabian direction has not changed.
In the past 24hrs, 9 enemy attacks have been repulsed in the Donetsk and Luhansk directions, five tanks, four artillery systems, ten units of armoured combat vehicles and two enemy vehicles have been destroyed. Air defense units hit one Orlan-10 UAV.
Anti-aircraft missile units of the Air Force shot down two cruise missiles, and strike aircraft destroyed twelve units of enemy military equipment.
“We believe in the Armed Forces of Ukraine! Together to victory! Glory to Ukraine!” stressed the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.