Ukraine Defense Ministry: Russia forces shell Ukrainian troops from Russian territory
May 12, 2022
The seventy-eighth day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.
russian enemy is trying to continue a full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine and does not stop conducting offensive operations in the Eastern Operational Zone.
No active actions of russian enemy were noted in the Volyn and Polissya directions. According to available information, the second stage of the readiness check of the units of the Armed Forces of the republic of belarus under the leadership of the Chief of the General Staff continues. A scheduled inspection of the readiness of the alarm system was carried out.
The threat of missile and bomb strikes from the republic of belarus on infrastructure facilities on the territory of Ukraine continues.
In the Siversky direction, russian enemy continues to provide enhanced protection of the Ukrainian-russian border in the Bryansk and Kursk regions. It carried out shelling of the border areas of Ukraine.
It is likely that russian enemy will continue to conduct demonstrations on this section of the state border of Ukraine and shelling from the territory of the russian federation in order to prevent the movement of units of our troops in other directions.
In the Kharkiv direction, the main efforts of russian enemy were focused on preventing the advance of our troops and the liberation of the territories temporarily occupied by the russian occupiers. During the day, the enemy fired on the positions of our troops in the areas of the settlements of Pitomnyk and Ruski Tyshky.
russian enemy did not take active action in the Slovyansk direction. It main efforts were focused on replenishing supplies of material and technical means to increase offensive capabilities. It carried out shelling in the areas of settlements along the line of contact. Carried out air reconnaissance with the help of UAVs "Orlan-10".
In the Donetsk direction, the occupiers used mortars, artillery, rocket-propelled grenade launchers, and launched rocket-bomb air strikes to destroy the fortifications of Ukrainian units.
In the Lyman direction, russian enemy is trying to capture the area on the right bank of the Siversky Donets River and gain a foothold in the area of the settlement of Oleksandrivka. It carried out assault operations in the direction of the settlement of Novoselivka, but was unsuccessful.
In the Severodonetsk direction, the enemy continues to storm in the area of the settlement of Voyevodivka, without success.
In the Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Kurakhiv areas, russian enemy is storming in order to improve the tactical position of its troops, but has no success.
In the city of Mariupol, russian enemy continued to launch artillery and air strikes, focusing its efforts on blocking our units in the area of the Azovstal plant.
russian occupiers conducted air reconnaissance using UAVs in the Pokrovsk, Slovyansk and Pavlograd districts.
In the South Buh direction, the enemy did not conduct active hostilities, continues to hold positions. His main efforts were focused on the fire damage to units of our troops and the expansion of the electronic warfare system.
According to available information, the enemy has built up the air defense system in the western part of the Crimean peninsula.
russian occupiers continue to suffer losses in almost all directions.
We believe in the Armed Forces of Ukraine! Together to victory!
Glory to Ukraine!