Ukraine Defense Ministry: Russia steps up shelling of Ukrainian forces but makes limited advances on the ground  

May 26, 2022

Day 92

russian enemy does not stop conducting offensive operations in the Eastern Operational Zone and continues to launch missile and air strikes on infrastructure facilities in Ukraine.

Tactical exercises of units of special operations forces, air forces and air defense forces of the Armed Forces of the republic of belarus are underway in the Volyn and Polissya directions, in the Brest region.

In the Sivrersky direction, russian enemy continues to carry out engineering equipment positions in the border areas of the Bryansk region. According to available information, in order to strengthen the protection of the russian-Ukrainian border in this direction, russian enemy is engaging units of the airborne troops of the armed forces of the russian federation.

russian enemy continues to fire mortars and artillery at the positions of the Defense Forces in the border areas of Sumy region.

russian enemy did not conduct active offensive operations in the Slobozhansky direction.

In the Kharkiv and Sljvyansk directions, russian enemy focuses its main efforts on holding the occupied positions and restraining the advance of our troops, shelling the Ukrainian positions. In order to clarify the position of our troops, it conducted Orlan-10 UAV air reconnaissance. It carried out remote mining on the routes of possible deployment of units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine.

With the support of artillery, russian enemy led the offensive in the direction of the village of Bohorodichne, had no success, retreated to the position he held earlier.

On the territory of Belgorod and Voronezh regions, russian enemy continues to prepare reserves. Replenishes stocks in order to further resume the offensive.

In the Donetsk direction, russian enemy continues to shell units of our troops, launch missile strikes, conduct reconnaissance, increase air support, and regroup troops. Strengthens the group by moving reserve units.

In the Lyman direction, russian enemy focused its efforts on the fire damage of our units in the areas of Ozerny and south of the settlement of Lyman.

In the Sievierodonetsk direction, the enemy is advancing in the directions of the settlements of Severodonetsk and Borivske. It is not successful. In the direction of the settlement Ustynivka has partial success. In order to disrupt logistics and prevent the maneuver of our troops strikes on bridge crossings.

In the Bakhmut direction, russian occupiers are conducting an offensive in the directions of the settlements of Komyshuvakha, Nyrkove, Berestove and Belohorovka, have no success, suffered losses and withdrew. In the directions of Pokrovsky and Klinov the enemy has partial success, captured the settlement of Midna Ruda. Performs regrouping.

In the Avdiivka direction, the enemy tried to resume the offensive, but without success.

In the Kurakhiv, Novopavliv, and Zaporizhzhya areas, russian enemy did not conduct active hostilities.

In the Zaporizhzhya direction, russian enemy group was additionally reinforced by a formed tank battalion on T-62 tanks.

russian enemy did not conduct active hostilities in the South Buh area. It continues to fire on our troops and conducts air reconnaissance using UAVs. The occupiers' engineering units carried out measures to mine the coast of the Kakhovka Reservoir.

In the Bessarabian direction, in the transnistrian region of the Republic of Moldova, the level of terrorist threat has been reduced. At the same time, the personnel of the operational group of russian troops in the region continues to serve in an enhanced mode.

The occupying russian power continues the measures of the administrative-police regime in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine. Obstruction of civilians to the territory controlled by the Ukrainian authorities continues. In addition, the occupiers intensified the broadcasting of propaganda information materials through available and special means of television and radio broadcasting