Operational information on 04.05.2022
The seventieth day of the Ukrainian nation's heroic confrontation with the Russian military invasion continues.
The enemy continues to conduct offensive operations in the Eastern Operational Zone.
The command of the Russian troops is trying to increase the pace of the offensive in eastern Ukraine to reach the administrative borders of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions and develop an offensive in the Zaporizhzhia and Kryvyi Rih areas.
To achieve certain goals, the enemy is trying to inflict losses on units of the Defense Forces, regroup and strengthen its troops, and increase the system of fire damage and logistics.
The enemy has intensified the task of missile and bomb strikes to destroy Ukraine's transport infrastructure.
In the Slobozhansky direction, there is an enemy group consisting of separate units of the 6th General Army of the Western Military District, the 41st General Army of the Central Military District, and the coastal troops of the Baltic and Northern Fleets. Airstrikes and shelling continue in the city of Kharkiv. The Russian occupiers in the Valuysky district of the Belgorod region deployed an auxiliary command post of the 36th All-Military Army of the Eastern Military District.
As part of the strengthening of the grouping of troops in this direction, the enemy is moving personnel from the territory of the Belgorod region.
In the Izyum direction, the enemy is trying to seize the initiative and conduct offensive operations in the Izyum-Barvinkove direction. To this end, the enemy is carrying out artillery shelling of the positions of our troops in the areas of the settlements of Hrushuvakha, Nova Dmytrivka and Kurulka.
In addition, the enemy concentrated up to 40 units of Mi-24 and Mi-8 attack and transport helicopters on the territory of the Belgorod region near the state border of Ukraine.
In the Donetsk direction, the main efforts of the enemy are focused on conducting an offensive on the settlements of Lyman, Orikhove, Popasna, Velyka Novosilka, Huliaipole, Komyshuvakha and Orikhiv.
During the day, in the Lyman direction, the enemy made unsuccessful attempts to gain a foothold in the village of Oleksandrivka.
In the Severodonetsk direction, the occupiers launched an offensive in the direction of the settlement of Voevodivka, but were unsuccessful.
In the Popasnyansky direction, the enemy tried to expand control over the settlement of Orikhove, but without success.
To restrain the actions of units of the defense forces, the enemy fires at the positions of our troops almost along the entire line of contact. Inflicts airstrikes in the areas of Avdiivka, Mariupol, Severodonetsk, Kramatorsk and Hulyaypole.
Blockades and attempts to destroy our units in the Azovstal area in Mariupol continue. In some areas, with aircraft support, the enemy resumed the offensive to take control of the plant. It is not successful.
In the Novopavlovsk direction, the occupiers attempted to storm the settlement of Novosilka. The enemy suffered losses and retreated.
To strengthen the grouping of troops, the enemy transfers equipment and personnel by rail.
In the South Bug and Tavriya directions, the occupiers, forces of separate units of the 8th and 49th All-Army, the 22nd Army Corps, the Black Sea Fleet Coast Guard, and the Airborne Forces are fighting to hold temporarily occupied territories and create conditions for active actions in the directions Kherson - Mykolaiv, and Kherson - Kryvyi Rih.
In the Volyn, Polissya and Seversky directions, specific units of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus continue to carry out tasks to strengthen the section of the Ukrainian-Belarusian border in the Brest and Gomel regions. There is an increase in the air defense system in the Gomel region, the training of electronic warfare units. In the future, demonstration and provocative actions in areas close to the state border of Ukraine are not excluded.
To maintain tensions at the border and prevent the transfer of reserves of our troops to threatening areas, the enemy keeps units of the 90th Panzer Division of the Central Military District near the Ukrainian-Russian border near the village of Kozino, Kursk region. Intensification of shelling from the specified area across the territory of the Sumy region is not excluded.
In the Black and Azov Seas, the Russian Black Sea Fleet continues to carry out tasks to isolate the area of hostilities, reconnaissance, and fire support in the coastal direction. The possibility of involving the specified ship composition in the task of missile strikes on the territory of Ukraine is not excluded. At present, three carriers of cruise missiles based on the Kalibr naval base are ready to use missile weapons in the Black Sea.
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