Ukraine Defense Ministry: Russian Forces advance on Towns inear Donetsk, Tavriya in Eastern Ukraine
April 23, 2022
The fifty-ninth day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues. A russian federation continues its full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine.
russian enemy is trying to increase the pace of the operation in east of Ukraine in order to encircle the Joint Forces, as well as to establish full control over Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.
In the Volyn and Polissya areas, russian enemy did not take active action, no signs of the formation of offensive groups were found.
In the Slobozhansky direction, russian enemy continues to partially blockade the city of Kharkiv, carrying out artillery shelling of the positions of our units and civilian infrastructure in the area of the settlements of Chuhuiv, Korobochkino and Dovgenke.
In the Donetsk and Tavriya directions, the main efforts of russian enemy were focused on taking control of the settlements of Popasna, Rubizhne and preparing for the attack on the city of Siverodonetsk. In the area of Marinka and in most other areas, russian enemy is unsuccessful in the course of hostilities.
In the South Buh direction, russian occupiers did not carry out active offensive operations, russians carried out single shellings of Ukrainian units with barrel artillery.
According to available information, russian enemy has significant problems with the medical support of its units, there are difficulties with the evacuation of the wounded, there is a lack of medicine. Due to the growing number of wounded, in the city of Balakliya, the enemy, along with the deployed military hospital, uses the capabilities of the city clinic.
In the city of Vovchansk, which is temporarily occupied, junior medical personnel of health care facilities are forcibly sent to provide first aid to russian enemy units on the line of contact with the Defence Forces of Ukraine.
Also, the russian troops have significant problems with the replenishment of personnel, attempts to forcibly mobilize residents of the Kherson region to the russian occupying forces continue.
According to available information, russian enemy uses civilian trucks to move military cargo in the temporarily occupied territories. Also, russian occupiers continue to use stolen agricultural machinery for military purposes.
Units of the Defence Forces of Ukraine continue to liberate settlements in certain areas and maintain certain defensive lines.
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