Ukraine Defense Ministry: Russian forces make minor advances but run into fierce resistance by Ukraine forces

April 24, 2022

The sixtieth 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 advancing in the Eastern Operational Zone to defeat the Joint Forces, establish full control over the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, and secure a land route to the temporarily occupied Crimea.

In the Volyn and Polissya directions, the enemy did not take active action. Up to seven armed battalions of belarusians continue to carry out tasks to cover the Ukrainian-belarusian border in Brest and Gomel regions. Exports of units of the Eastern Military District, mostly damaged, from the territory of the Republic of belarus to the russian federation of Armaments and Military Equipment continue through Gomel in the direction of Bryansk.

In the Seversky direction, the FSS border service of the russian federation continues to provide enhanced protection of the Ukrainian-russian border in the Bryansk and Kursk regions.

Regrouping of units of the Central Military District from the areas of recovery of combat readiness to the eastern regions of Ukraine continues. From Kursk to Belgorod region, russian enemy plans to move an anti-aircraft gun division from the 14th Air Force and Air Defenсe.

In the Slobozhansky direction, weapons and military equipment of russian enemy are being transferred to the Kupyansk district. russian occupiers continue to partially block the city of Kharkiv, trying to carry out fire damage to units of our troops and critical infrastructure.

There is an intensification of offensive and assault actions of russian enemy units in the areas of Pashkove, Dovgenke and Velyka Komyshuvakha. The enemy was unsuccessful, suffered losses and was forced to retreat to previously occupied frontiers.

In the Donetsk and Tavriya directions, russian enemy is building up its command and control system and air defence. Continues to fire on the positions of our troops from mortars, artillery and rocket-propelled grenade launchers along the entire line of contact. Inflicts air strikes on operational and tactical aircraft.

In the Severodonetsk direction, russian enemy tried to carry out assault operations in the direction of the ettlements of Lyman and Yatskivka, but was unsuccessful. russian occupiers established control over part of the village of Zarichne. The enemy tried to gain a foothold in the western, northwestern and eastern parts of Rubizhne, but failed. He began advancing in the directions of the settlements of Orikhove and Nyzhne.

In the Popasna direction, the occupying forces tried to gain a foothold on the achieved frontiers. russian enemy also regrouped and replenished its personnel and ammunition and prepared for further assaults.

In the Kurakhiv direction, with the support of artillery, the enemy attempted an offensive in the direction of the settlements of Novomykhailivka and Marinka. He was not successful.

In the Mariupol direction, russian invaders continued to fire and fight in the Azovstal area. The enemy inflicted air strikes on certain objects of civilian infrastructure. The occupiers carried out assault operations in the direction of the settlement of Vremivka, suffered losses and retreated to previously occupied positions.

In the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine, the Russian occupiers are introducing measures restricting the rights and freedoms of civilians, including freedom of movement.

Ukrainian defenders hold the defense and inflict heavy losses on the russian enemy.

Let's win together! Glory to Ukraine!