Operational information as of 06.00 on 01.05.2022 regarding the Russian invasion
The sixty-seventh era of the heroic opposition of the Ukrainian people to the Russian military invasion began. Full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine and offensive operations in the Eastern Operational Zone continue.
To increase the pace of the offensive operation, the command of the armed forces of the Russian Federation continues to take measures to strengthen the strike potential of its troops. Weapons and military equipment removed from storage in the Western, Central, Eastern Military Districts and the Northern Fleet are transferred to the border areas with Ukraine by rail.
In the Volyn and Polissya directions, the enemy did not take active action. There have been no significant changes in the situation in these areas.
Certain units of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus continue to cover the border in Brest and Gomel regions.
There is a threat that the enemy will launch missile strikes on military and civilian infrastructure throughout Ukraine from the territory of the Republic of Belarus, as well as provocations by the enemy on the specified section of the state border of Ukraine.
In the Seversky direction, enemy units fired on the positions of our troops from the territory of the Bryansk region.
In the Slobozhansky direction, the enemy group continues to carry out air strikes and artillery fire on Kharkiv. The occupiers are conducting offensive operations in the directions of Izyum - Barvinkove and Izyum - Slovyansk. The enemy's strike group continues to strengthen. Up to 300 weapons and military equipment were transferred to certain areas, and about a thousand mobilized persons arrived from the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.
In order to cover the advancing air forces in four designated areas, the enemy deployed two anti-aircraft missile divisions armed with Buk-M2 and Tor-M.
In the Donetsk and Tavriya directions, groups of enemy troops are conducting active operations along the entire section of the line of contact. The enemy is trying to carry out air strikes and artillery fire on the positions of our troops.
In the Lyman direction, the enemy is advancing in the direction of Krymka and Oleksandrivka.
In the Popasnyansky direction, the occupiers are carrying out assault operations in the direction of Novotoshkivske - Orikhove. Are fixed on the reached borders. In order to prevent the maneuver of our forces and means, they are blocking them in certain areas.
In the Kurakhiv direction, with the support of artillery, the enemy is trying to break through the defenses of our units in the direction of Olenivka - Novomykhailivka.
In the South Bug direction, the enemy is fighting to reach the administrative borders of the Kherson region and create favorable conditions for the attack on the cities of Mykolayiv and Kryvyi Rih.
The previous day, the air defense units hit nine air targets: two Su-25 aircraft and seven UAVs.
In the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts alone, nine enemy attacks have been repulsed in the past 24 hours, eight tanks, one artillery system, twenty-four units of armored combat vehicles, one special vehicle and five vehicles (including two tankers) have been destroyed.
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