Operational information on 16.05.2022
The eighty-second day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to the Russian military invasion continues.
The enemy continues to conduct offensive operations in the Eastern Operational Zone. The enemy focused its main efforts on the Donetsk direction. In the Slobozhansky direction, it is trying to deter the offensive of the Defense Forces north of the city of Kharkiv and prevent them from reaching the State Border of Ukraine. The enemy prepares for offensive operations by units concentrated in the area of the city of Izyum.
The enemy’s efforts are focused on the destruction of facilities in the Eastern Operational Zone and industrial facilities in the depths of Ukraine.
In the Volyn, Polissya and Seversky directions, the situation has not changed significantly.
In the Slobozhansky direction, the enemy reinforces the grouping of troops with special forces and air defense units.
In the Kharkiv direction, the main efforts of the enemy are focused on maintaining their positions and preventing the advance of our troops. The enemy tried to fight in the direction of the village of Ternov, but was unsuccessful.
In the Slavyansk direction, the enemy, with the help of its units completes and replenishes losses, tries to resume the offensive.
As a result of the strike by the Defense Forces a significant stockpile of enemy ammunition stationed in Izyum was destroyed.
In the Donetsk direction, the enemy fired on our units with mortars, artillery, multiple rocket launchers and aircraft.
In the Lyman direction, the enemy conducted offensive operations in the area of the village of Shandrygolove. In the direction of the settlement of Lyman, according to the results of hostilities, has no success, trying to strengthen the grouping of its troops.
In the Severodonetsk direction, the occupiers fought in the area of the settlement of Borivske, suffered casualties.
In the Avdiivka direction, the enemy acted in the direction of the settlement of Sukha Balka. The enemy fired on individual positions of the Defense Forces with cluster munitions.
In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy is fighting in the areas of Toshkivka and Pylypchatyne. In the area of Gorsky, the Russian occupiers suffered losses and withdrew.
In the Kurakhiv direction, the enemy attacked in the area of Maryinka and Novomykhailivka, but had no success.
In Mariupol, the enemy focused its efforts on blocking and defeating our units near the Azovstal plant. Continues massive hits by artillery and airstrikes.
The enemy did not conduct active hostilities in the Novopavlovsk and Zaporizhzhya areas. Russians carried out fire damage to civilian infrastructure in the settlements of Vremivka, Novosilka, Mala Tokmachka and Novoandriyivka. Inflicted an airstrike on the settlement of Malinovka. Takes measures for the logistical support of troops.
In the South Bug direction, the enemy did not conduct active hostilities, shelling civilian infrastructure with artillery and mortars in the areas of the settlements of Oleksandrivka, Shevchenkove and Novovorontsovka.
The Defense Forces of Ukraine fired at the enemy’s ammunition field near the settlement of Davydiv Brid.
The situation in the Transnistrian region of the Republic of Moldova remained without significant changes. Personnel of units of the operational group of Russian troops continues to be on high alert. Provocations by the Russian side in the region are not ruled out.
Ships of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation in the Black and Azov Seas continue to perform tasks to isolate the area of hostilities, reconnaissance and fire support in the coastal direction.
We believe in the Armed Forces of Ukraine!
Glory to Ukraine!