06.00 17.05.2022 regarding the Russian invasion

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spokesman for the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Oleksandr Stupun

The eighty-third era of the Ukrainian nation’s heroic confrontation with the Russian military invasion began. The enemy does not stop conducting offensive operations in the Eastern Operational Zone. The enemy focused its main efforts on the Donetsk direction. Enemy aircraft destroyed civilian and military infrastructure in the Eastern Operational Zone and industrial facilities deep in Ukraine.

In the Volyn and Polissya areas, the situation has not changed significantly, the threat of missile and air strikes from the territory of the Republic of Belarus on the infrastructure of Ukraine continues. In the northern direction, the enemy continues to provide enhanced protection of the Ukrainian-Russian border. In the area of ​​the settlement of Bilokopytove, Sumy region, the enemy fired mortars at units of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine.
In the Slobozhansky direction, the enemy is concentrating its main efforts on deterring the offensive of units of the Defense Forces. In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy’s main efforts are focused on maintaining their positions and preventing the advance of our troops. In the Slavic direction – completes and replenishes losses, tries to resume the offensive.
In the Donetsk direction, the enemy continues shelling with mortars, artillery, rocket-propelled grenade launchers and uses aircraft. In the Lyman direction, the enemy conducted offensive operations in the area of ​​the settlement of Drobysheve. Strengthens troop groups. In the Severodonetsk direction, near the settlement of Sirotyne, the enemy suffered losses during the fighting and withdrew.
In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy fought in the direction of the settlement of Vyskriva, but had no success. In the Avdiivka direction, the occupiers fought in the direction of the settlement of Kamyanka, and also had no success. In the Kurakhiv direction, the enemy launched an offensive in the direction of the settlement of Vugledar, but had no success.
The enemy did not conduct active hostilities in the Novopavlovsk and Zaporizhzhya areas. He carried out fire damage to civilian infrastructure in the areas of the settlements of Kamyanske, Orikhiv, Novosilka and Huliaipole. In the South Bug area, the enemy units did not conduct active hostilities, they fired at our units with artillery and mortars in the areas of the settlements of Lymany, Tavriyske, Trudolyubivka and Osokorivka.
In the Bessarabian direction, as a result of a missile strike from Russian strategic aircraft, in the Belgorod-Dniester district of Odessa region, objects of civil infrastructure were affected, private buildings were destroyed. In the waters of the Black Sea, near the island of Snake, noted the lifting and rescue operations at the site of the destruction of the Russian landing craft.
In the previous day, the air defense units of the Land Forces and the Air Force hit five air targets: a Su-25 aircraft, three operational-tactical UAVs and a cruise missile. The strike aircraft of the air force in certain directions continued to fire at the enemy from the air and to support the fighting of units of our troops.
Eleven enemy attacks were repulsed in Donetsk and Luhansk over the past 24 hours, five tanks, one Tor anti-aircraft missile system, six artillery systems, twelve units of armored combat vehicles and one enemy vehicle were destroyed. The total losses of the enemy are currently being clarified and will soon be published in a separate report. Let’s win together! Glory to Ukraine! Write to Alexander Stupun


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