General Staff: Russian offensive and assault operations fail on 4 fronts
Olha Hlushchenko – Thursday, May 19, 2022, 07:05
Russian occupying forces conducted offensive and assault operations on four eastern fronts and were unsuccessful.
Source: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebook as of Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 06:00.
Quote from the General Staff: "The enemy continues to conduct offensive operations in the Skhid [East] Operational Zone. The main enemy efforts are concentrated on the Donetsk Front."
Details: On the Volyn and Polissia fronts, the situation has not changed significantly. There is a risk of rocket and bomb attacks from the territory of Belarus on Ukraine's civilian and military infrastructure.
On the Seversk front, units of Russian troops continue to equip additional firing positions and defenses near the border with Ukraine in the Bryansk and Kursk regions of the Russian Federation.
Russian forces fired artillery and mortars at villages and towns in Chernihiv and Sumy oblasts and launched a missile attack on the city of Desna in Chernihiv oblast. They continued to conduct aerial reconnaissance using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) on the Seversk front.
On the Kharkiv front, the main efforts of the Russian occupiers were focused on holding their current positions and counterattacking to retake the positions they had lost to Ukrainian forces. Russia uses sabotage and reconnaissance groups on this front.
On the Sloviansk front, Russian troops are trying to improve their tactical positions. They conducted artillery-supported hostilities near the village of Velyka Komushuvakha in Kharkiv Oblast, but were unsuccessful. In some areas, Russian troops suffered significant casualties and were forced to retreat to their previous positions.
On the Lyman front, Russian forces shelled Ukraine's civilian infrastructure, conducted rocket attacks and attempted to hold their previously held positions. They used operational-tactical aircraft and army aircraft to cause damage and destroy civilian infrastructure in the villages of Loskutivka, Katerynivka, Nowomykhailivka and Orikhove.
On the Sievierodonetsk front, Russia conducted offensive operations near the village of Ustynivka, but were unsuccessful.
On the Bakhmut front, Russian troops launched an offensive to improve their tactical position and tried to storm the village of Zolote-4, but were unsuccessful.
On the Avdiivka front, Russian troops conducted offensive operations near the village of Yurivka, suffered casualties and retreated. Their offensive operations near the villages of Novokalynove and Pervomaiske were also unsuccessful.
On the Kurakhove front, Russian forces unsuccessfully tried to advance near the village of Nowomykhailivka.
On the Novopavlivske and Zaporizhia fronts, the invaders did not engage in active combat operations, but continued to use artillery, including multiple rocket launchers and mortars, to attack infrastructure and civilian housing in and around the towns and villages of Huliaipilske, Novodanylivka, Malynivka, and Huliaipole .
According to available information, 260 Russian servicemen previously stationed at the Kharkiv front were transferred to compensate for the losses of the 107th Rifle Battalion (which lost over 50% of its soldiers) near the village of Oleksandrivka.
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