Operational information on 16.04.2022
The fifty-second day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues. A russian federation continues its full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine.
A rusian enemy launched air and missile strikes on infrastructure and residential areas involving air and sea components.
Due to hostilities on the territory of Ukraine, the rotation of units of the 68th Army Corps of the Eastern Military District in the Syrian Arab Republic has been postponed.
According to the available information, the military enlistment offices of the Central Military District of the Armed Forces of the russian federation are agitating conscripts who are in reserve to sign short-term contracts for 3 months to 1 year.
The russian enemy did not take active action in the Volyn and Polissya areas. During the regrouping of troops, the movement of units of the 83rd separate assault brigade of the armed forces of the russian federation from the territory of the republic of belarus (Gomel-Novobilitskaya railway station) was recorded.
The threat of missile strikes on critical infrastructure from the territory of belarus remains.
In the northern direction, the russian enemy completes the regrouping of troops of the Central Military District. The russian occupiers may continue rocket attacks and artillery shelling from the territory of russia on military and civilian infrastructure of Ukraine.
In the Slobozhansky direction, the main efforts of the russian enemy are focused on regrouping, strengthening the grouping of their troops and continuing to maintain positions near the city of Kharkiv.
In the Izyum direction, the main efforts of the russian occupiers are focused on maintaining the occupied borders and positions in the area of the settlements of Sukha Kamyanka, Sulyhivka, Brazhkivka, Mala Komyshuvakha and Andriyivka.
The russian enemy is trying to improve the tactical situation; during the day attempted to conduct offensive and assault operations and tried to advance deep into the village of Dovgenke. That was unsuccessful, and suffered significant losses. To strengthen the group in this direction the territory of the russian federation moved units from the 106th Airborne Division.
After creating the strike group and the formation of reserves, the enemy will try to resume the offensive in the direction of Barvinkove and Slovyansk.
In the Donetsk and Tavriya directions, the russian occupiers are trying to exert fire and carry out assault operations in most areas. The enemy strengthened the grouping of troops by moving from the territory of the Belgorod region to the area of the settlement of Svatovo, separate units of the Central Military District.
The enemy will likely continue to storm along the entire line of contact in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. It will focus its efforts on capturing the settlements of Popasna, Rubizhne, the city of Mariupol, and reaching the areas of Vugledar and Marinka. It will also prepare for the offensive in the Kurakhiv and Avdiivka directions.
At the same time, there is a decrease in the level of moral and psychological condition of units of the 1st Army Corps operating in the Donetsk direction. This is due to the significant losses of units, which were replenished at the expense of the mobilized.
In the South Bug area, the main efforts of the russian nemy focused on trying to establish full control over the territory of the Kherson region and maintaining the occupied positions. In the city of Kherson, the russian occupation administration distributed propaganda leaflets calling for peaceful coexistence with the occupiers. At the same time, intimidation and terror of the civilian population continue.
According to available information, the probability of involving a task force of russian troops in the Transnistrian region of the Republic of Moldova in the armed aggression against Ukraine remains low.
Units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine continue to deter the enemy at certain borders and inflict numerous losses on personnel and equipment to the occupiers.
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