Ukraine Defense Ministry:  Russia sends in railway repair crews into Russian occupied parts of Kharkiv to restore logistics capability  

May 27, 2022

In the Volyn and Polissya directions, up to seven battalions of the Armed Forces of the republic of belarus continue to carry out tasks to strengthen the section of the Ukrainian-belarusian border. The threat of missile and air strikes from the territory of this country remains.

In the Gomel region, in the immediate vicinity of the state border with Ukraine, a shunting group of electronic warfare from the armed forces of the republic of belarus has been deployed.

In the Siversky direction, russian enemy continues to take measures to strengthen the section of the Ukrainian-russian border in the Bryansk and Kursk regions in order to prevent the transfer of units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine to other directions.

russian enemy did not conduct active offensive operations in the Slobozhansky direction, trying to hold its positions and prevent further advance of Ukrainian units in the direction of the state border. Continues systematic shelling of settlements, destruction of civilian infrastructure and remotely mines probable routes of deployment of units of our troops.

In order to improve the logistics of the troops, russian enemy is trying to restore the damaged railway. In particular, in the temporarily occupied territories of Kharkiv region, the occupiers are involving units of 29 separate railway brigades from Smolensk with special machinery and equipment for the repair of railway infrastructure.

russian occupiers did not carry out offensive operations in the Slovyansk direction. russian enemy fired artillery at the settlements of Svyatohirsk, Bogorodychne and Vernopillya. In addition, russian invaders used aircraft to strike at Slovyansk and Dovgenky.

In the Lyman direction, russian enemy is trying to drive our units out of the Lyman settlement and develop an offensive on Slovyansk. It fired mortars and rocket-propelled grenades at the settlements of Ozerne and Dibrova. He also struck an air strike near Siversk.

In the Sievierodonetsk direction, russian occupiers, with the support of artillery, carried out assault operations in the areas of the settlements of Shchedryshcheve, Borivske and Toshkivka, and hostilities continue.

russian enemy is trying to improve the tactical situation in the Bakhmut direction, to disrupt the logistics of our troops. It carried out assaults in the areas of the settlements of Komyshuvakha, Berestov, Belohorivka, and was unsuccessful.

In the Avdiivka direction, russian enemy used artillery on civilian infrastructure in the areas of the settlements of Novobahmutivka, Kamyanka, Avdiivka, Pisky and Marinka.

In the Kurakhiv, Novopavliv and Zaporizhzhia directions, russian enemy used mortars, jet and barrel artillery along the line of contact. Inflicted air strikes from Su-25 attack aircraft in the areas of Mala Tokmachka and Orikhiv.

In the South Buh area, russian aggressor's main efforts are focused on maintaining the occupied borders, restraining the actions of our troops and preventing the transfer of reserves of the Defense Forces to other areas. It fires on our troops. He made an unsuccessful attempt at assault in the area of the village of Lubomyrivka.

In the Mykolayiv and Kryvyi Rih directions, russian enemy, as part of logistical support and replenishment of the units that suffered losses, moved vehicles, armored combat vehicles and multiple rocket launchers to the Kherson region.

Ships of the Black Sea Fleet in the Black and Azov Seas continue to perform tasks to isolate the area of hostilities, reconnaissance and fire support in the coastal direction.

An enemy Su-35 fighter was shot down by a MiG-29 fighter of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Kherson oblast.