18.00 11.05.2022 regarding the Russian invasion

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(Spokesman of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Pavlo Kovalchuk) The seventy-seventh era of the heroic opposition of the Ukrainian people to the Russian military invasion began. The enemy continues to conduct full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine. The enemy does not cease offensive operations in the Eastern Operational Zone in order to establish full control over the territory of Donetsk, Luhansk and Kherson regions and maintain the land corridor between these territories and the occupied Crimea. The greatest activity of the occupiers is observed in Slobozhansky and Donetsk directions. In the Volyn, Polissya and Siversky directions, the situation will remain without significant changes. In the Slobozhansky direction, the enemy operates in a 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. The occupiers continue to focus their efforts on preventing the further advance of our troops towards the state border of Ukraine, conducting reconnaissance units of the Defense Forces north and northeast of the city of Kharkiv.In the Izyum direction, a group of separate units of the 1st Panzer Army and the 20th All-Military Army of the Western Military District, the 29th, 35th, 36th All-Military Armies and the 68th Army Corps of the Eastern Military District and Airborne Troops focuses its main efforts on inflicting fire damage on our units in a certain area. In the Donetsk direction, the group of occupying troops is concentrating its main efforts on continuing the offensive in order to take full control of the city of Rubizhne, capture the settlements of Lyman and Severodonetsk. It does not stop assaults on the Lyman, Severodonetsk, Bakhmut, Avdiyev, and Kurakhiv areas with the support of artillery and jet artillery units. In the city of Mariupol, the enemy is blocking our units near the Azovstal plant. With the support of artillery and tank fire conducts assault operations. Inflicts rocket and bomb strikes. In the South Buz and Tavriya directions, enemy units are trying to improve their tactical position. In the Nikolaev direction the enemy continues to carry out attacks of a position of defenders of Ukraine. The enemy uses electronic warfare systems to suppress radio channels. In the Kryvyi Rih direction, he fired on artillery units of our troops. In order to consolidate the occupied territory, it carries out engineering works and creates new positions in the areas of the settlements of Bruskinske and Velyka Oleksandrivka. In the Tavriya direction, it conducts demonstration actions in order to restrain the actions of units of the Defense Forces, improves the engineering equipment of its positions, and replenishes its reserves. In the Bessarabian direction, the situation in the Transnistrian region of the Republic of Moldova remains tense. Units of the task force of the Russian troops continue to be in combat readiness “Full”. The enemy continues to destroy Ukraine’s civilian infrastructure by launching missile and bomb strikes and carrying out artillery shelling of settlements and infrastructure. The constant shelling by Russian troops does not allow for a full-fledged evacuation of civilians and wounded from the war zone. During the previous day, the air defense units of the Air Force and the Land Forces hit four UAVs of the Orlan-10 type. In addition, one of the brigades of the assault troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed one Mi-24 helicopter. The air force in certain directions continued to fire at the enemy from the air and to support the fighting of our troops. In the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, defenders of Ukraine repulsed twelve enemy attacks, destroyed twelve tanks, four artillery systems, nineteen units of armored combat vehicles, seven cars and two units of special engineering equipment of the enemy. We believe in the Armed Forces of Ukraine! Together to victory! Glory to Ukraine!