Ukraine Defense Ministry: Russia sends another 1,000 troops and 300 weapons to the Izyum front

May 1, 2022

 

The sixty-seventh day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.

russian enemy continues to conduct full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine and offensive operations in the Eastern Operational Zone.

To increase the pace of the offensive operation, the command of the armed forces of the russian federation continues to take measures to strengthen the strike potential of its troops. Weapons and military equipment removed from storage in the Western, Central, Eastern Military Districts and the Northern Fleet are transferred to the border areas with Ukraine by rail.

In the Volyn and Polissya directions, russian enemy did not take active action. There have been no significant changes in the situation in these areas.

Certain units of the Armed Forces of the republic of belarus continue to cover the border in Brest and Gomel regions.

There is a threat that the enemy will launch missile strikes on military and civilian infrastructure throughout Ukraine from the territory of the republic of belarus, as well as provocations by the enemy on the specified section of the state border of Ukraine.

In the Siversky direction, russian enemy units fired on the positions of our troops from the territory of the Bryansk region.

In the Slobozhansky direction, russian enemy group continues to carry out air strikes and artillery fire on Kharkiv. The occupiers are conducting offensive operations in the directions of Izium - Barvinkove and Izium - Slovyansk. The enemy's strike group continues to strengthen. Up to 300 weapons and military equipment were transferred to certain areas, and about a thousand mobilized persons arrived from the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.

In order to cover the advancing air forces in four designated areas, the enemy deployed two anti-aircraft missile divisions armed with Buk-M2 (SA-17 "Grizzly") and Tor-M (SA-15 "Gauntlet").

In the Donetsk and Tavriya directions, groups of russian enemy troops are conducting active operations along the entire section of the line of contact. The enemy is trying to carry out air strikes and artillery fire on the positions of our troops.

In the Lyman direction, russian enemy is advancing in the direction of Krymka and Oleksandrivka.

In the Popasna direction, russian occupiers are carrying out assault operations in the direction of Novotoshkivske - Orikhove and they are fixed on the reached borders. In order to prevent the maneuver of Ukrainian forces and means, they are blocking them in certain areas.

In the Kurakhiv direction, with the support of artillery, russian enemy is trying to break through the defenses of our units in the direction of Olenivka - Novomykhailivka.

In the South Buh direction, the enemy is fighting to reach the administrative borders of the Kherson oblast and create favorable conditions for the attack on the cities of Mykolayiv and Kryvyi Rih.

The previous day, the air defence units hit nine air targets: two Su-25 aircraft and seven UAVs.

In the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts only, nine enemy attacks have been repulsed in the past 24 hours, eight tanks, one artillery system, twenty-four units of armored combat vehicles, one special vehicle and five vehicles (including two tankers) have been destroyed.