Ukraine Defense Ministry: Despite multiple assault operations Russian forces fail to advance
April 22, 2022
The fifty-eighth day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues. A russian federation continues its full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine and launches missile and bomb strikes on military and civilian infrastructure.
In the Volyn and Polissya directions, russian enemy did not take active action. There is an increase in electronic reconnaissance and electronic warfare systems in the border areas of Gomel region with Ukraine. Units of the 48th separate battalion of electronic warfare of the Western Operational Command of the Armed Forces of the republic of belarus have been set up in the districts of Klimovka and Dymamerky. In addition, the enemy conducted training of regular forces and air defence.
The threat of missile and air strikes on the objects of civil and military infrastructure of Ukraine from the territory of the republic of belarus remains.
In the Seversky direction, the federal security service and border service units of the russian federation continue to carry out enhanced protection of the Ukrainian-russian border in the Bryansk and Kursk regions. The regrouping of enemy troops continues.
In the Slobozhansky direction, russian occupiers continue to partially block the city of Kharkiv with units of the 6th General Arms Army, Baltic and Northern Fleets, and try to fire on units of our troops and critical infrastructure.
In the Izyum direction, russian enemy conducts air reconnaissance of the positions of our troops in order to determine possible directions of attack. To improve the tactical position of the units, russian enemy tried to carry out offensive operations in the directions of the settlements of Zavody and Dibrovne, but without success.
In the Donetsk and Tavriya directions, fighting took place along the entire line of contact.
During the day, russian enemy carried out assault operations in the direction of the city of Slovyansk, established itself in the village of Lozove. In the areas of the Zelena Dolyna and Kreminna, russian enemy continues to consolidate its occupied positions, regroup and prepare for offensive operations.
russian enemy strengthened the grouping of troops by moving from the territory of the russian federation of individual units of the 41st Combined Arms Army of the Central Military District. Unsuccessfully trying to gain a foothold in the village of Rubizhne.
In the area of Popasna, russian enemy carried out assault operations in the direction of the settlement of Novotoshkivske and deep into the settlement of Popasna, without success. Established in the central part of the village Stepne.
In the Avdiivka and Kurakhiv areas, russian occupiers tried to carry out assault operations, but without success.
In the Mariupol direction, russian enemy continued to launch air strikes on Mariupol and blockade our units in the Azovstal area.
In the Zaporizhzhya direction, russian occupiers carried out assault operations in the direction of the settlement of Zelene Pole, without success. The enemy strengthened the group by relocating units of the 19th Motorized Rifle Division of the 58th Combined Arms Army of the Southern Military District. At the same time, the battalion tactical group of the 127th Motorized Rifle Division of the 5th Combined Arms Army lost its combat capability and was withdrawn to the recovery area.
In the direction of Pivdennobuzhsky, near the settlement of Oleksandrivka, russian enemy is defending the occupied positions. Conducts air reconnaissance. It is possible to carry out assault operations in order to reach the administrative borders of Kherson oblast.
According to available information, the personnel of a separate group of russian troops in the so-called "transnistrian-moldavian republic" serve on a daily basis. At the same time, the possibility of using the territory of the unrecognized republic for aggression against Ukraine remains.
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