Ukraine Ministry of Defense: Russian forces advance in Avdiyivka
May 14, 2022
The eightieth day of the heroic stand-off of the Ukrainian nation against russian military invasion continues.
The adversary continues its offensive operations in the Eastern Operational Zone. The aggressor fires all along the line of contact and deeper behind the line of defence of our troops. The occupiers remain most active on the Slobozhanshchyna and Donetsk axes.
The threat of missile and bomb strikes on military and civilian facilities in Ukraine persists.
Volyn, Polissya, and Severshchyna axes: the situation has not change, the adversary did not perform any active operations.
On the territory of the Gomel oblast (Belarus), demining works were noted in the areas where the units of the russian federation were based.
Kharkiv axis: the occupiers focused their efforts on holding the positions taken, controlling supply routes on the roads to the North and East of the city of Kharkiv, as well as preventing the advance of our troops towards the state border.
Slovyansk axis: regrouping of the adversary’s units and the creation of stocks of materiel continue.
Donetsk axis: the adversary’s group focuses its main efforts on preparation for offensive operations towards of the residential areas of Severodonetsk, Soledar, and Bakhmut, resupplies and regroups its units. Up to two battalion tactical groups were relocated on this axis. The enemy is conducting assault operations along the line of contact with the support of aircraft and artillery, has partial success in the vicinity of Avdiyivka.
Lyman and Severodonetsk axes: the adversary is regrouping its troops. The reinforcements here amount up to the battalion tactical group in the area of the Novy Aidar railway station.
In Mariupol, the enemy continues to blockade our units near the Azovstal plant. Inflicts massive artillery and air strikes, conducts assault operations.
Zaporizhzhia axis: the adversary focused its main efforts on artillery shelling of our positions.
Pivdennyi Buh axis: no significant changes. The aggressor focuses its main efforts on holding the frontiers taken, conducting reconnaissance, replenishing ammunition and fuel and lubricants, engineering development of positions, and carrying out artillery shelling of our troops’ positions.
In the Transnistrian region of the Republic of Moldova, armed groups have been switched to their daily duties. At the same time, units of the operational group of russian troops continue to be on high alert.
Warships of the Black Sea fleet of the russian federation in the Black and Azov Seas operate to isolate the area of combat, conduct reconnaissance, and provide fire support on the coastal axis.
The enemy attempts to build-up its military presence on the Zmiyinyi island, reinforcing its air defence system.
Russian troops continue to deliberately destroy Ukraine’s civilian infrastructure by launching missile and bomb strikes and artillery shelling of residential areas in Donetsk, Odesa, Luhansk, and Kharkiv oblasts.
In the temporarily occupied territories of eastern and southern Ukraine, the adversary attempts to involve Ukrainian citizens in working at the occupiers’ institutions and illegal law enforcement agencies, violating their rights and freedoms.