Ukraine Defense Ministry: Russian forces fail to advance

May 9, 2022

The seventy-fifth 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.

russian enemy does not stop conducting offensive operations in the Eastern Operational Zone in order to establish full control over the territory of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts and maintain the land corridor between these territories and the occupied Crimea.

The greatest activity of russian occupiers is observed in Slobozhansky and Donetsk directions.

There is a high probability of russian missile strikes on civilian and military infrastructure throughout Ukraine.

In the Volyn and Polissya areas, russian enemy did not take active action, no signs of the formation of offensive groups were found.

The situation in the Siversky direction has not changed. The enemy holds the border guards of the Federal Security Service at checkpoints and in the border areas of the Bryansk and Kursk regions of the russian federation. Carries out engineering and fortification equipment of defense positions near the state border of Ukraine.

russian enemy did not conduct offensive operations in the Slobozhansky direction. Leads the defense. The main efforts continue to be focused on preventing the advance of Ukrainian troops towards the state border of Ukraine.

In the Izyum direction, the replenishment of material and technical means is being replenished, and russian units are being prepared for further offensive operations in the Izyum-Barvinkove and Izyum-Slovyansk directions. russian enemy is conducting air reconnaissance.

The battle for Rubizhne continues in the Severodonetsk direction.

russian enemy is trying to improve the tactical situation, capture the city and create favorable conditions for further development of offensive operations in the areas of Lyman and Severodonetsk. It made an unsuccessful attempt to storm the settlement of Voevodivka. It was not successful. russian enemy resigned.

In the Lyman direction, russian enemy is trying to advance in the areas of Oleksandrivka and Shandryholove.

In the Bakhmut direction it fought unsuccessfully in the area of the settlement of Toshkivka.

In the Avdiivka direction, it is trying to improve the tactical situation in the areas of the settlements of Novoselivka, Novoselivka Druha, and Verkhnotoretske. The fighting continues.

In the Novopavlovsk and Zaporizhzhia directions, certain russian enemy units are regrouping troops in order to prepare for further active action. It is expected to increase this russian enemy group at the expense of units that performed tasks in the area of Mariupol.

In the South Buh and Tavriya directions, russian enemy regrouped the existing units in order to improve the tactical position of its troops. Increases fire and air defense systems, improves engineering equipment positions. In order to prevent the transfer of units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine to other areas, their shackles, conducts demonstrative actions.

The situation in the Bessarabian direction in the transnistrian region of the Republic of Moldova remained unchanged.

In the Black and Azov Seas, russian Black Sea Fleet ships continue to carry out tasks to isolate the area of ​​hostilities and reconnaissance.

Almost along the entire line of contact, russian enemy continues to use all available artillery and aircraft to fire on the positions of Ukrainian troops, the destruction of civilian and military infrastructure. In the city of Mariupol, despite the declared "silence", russian enemy resumed shelling and assault on the Azovstal plant.

In the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine, russian enemy continues to carry out measures of the administrative-police regime. The celebration of the so-called "Victory Day" was simulated for the russian media in some of the occupied settlements.

The losses of russian enemy exceed the indicators of manning, which significantly affects the overall moral and psychological state and becomes a prerequisite for the refusal of personnel to continue to participate in hostilities against Ukraine.

We keep the line! We believe in the Armed Forces of Ukraine! Together to victory!