Ukraine Defense Ministry: Russian forces step up shelling on multiple fronts

May 22, 2022

Day 88

russian enemy does not stop conducting offensive operations in the Eastern Operational Zone and launching missile and air strikes on the territory of Ukraine.

In the Volyn and Polissya directions, certain units of the Armed Forces of the republic of belarus perform tasks to cover the section of the Ukrainian-Belarusian border. The threat of air and missile strikes from the territory of the republic of belarus remains.

In the Siversky direction, russian enemy is tightening control over the Ukrainian-russian border in the Bryansk and Kursk regions. The enemy is conducting demonstration actions to prevent the movement of our troops' reserves to the Eastern Operational Zone. Continues shelling of settlements and civilian infrastructure in Sumy and Chernihiv regions.

In the Slobozhansky direction, russian enemy is carrying out systematic artillery shelling of the positions of our troops. To increase the efficiency of the transfer of troops and cargo, measures are being taken to restore the railway infrastructure in the area of Kupyansk.

russian enemy did not take any active action in the Kharkiv direction during the day. Strengthened the police and administrative regime in the temporarily occupied territories.

In the Slovyansk direction, the occupiers focused their efforts on creating conditions for the resumption of the offensive. The shelling of settlements along the line of contact continued. In some areas they tried to conduct reconnaissance by fighting, suffered losses and retreated.

In the Donetsk direction, russian enemy is trying to break through the defenses of our troops and reach the administrative borders of Luhansk region.

In the Lyman direction, russian enemy fired on the settlements of Lyman, Zakitne, Ozerne and Dibrova. It continued to fire on the positions of units of the Defense Forces.

In the Siverodonetsk direction, russian enemy fought in the area of the settlement of Prudivka. The occupying forces also tried to launch an offensive to capture the village of Oleksandrivka, but were unsuccessful.

From mortars and artillery, russian enemy continued to shell the positions of the Defense Forces along the line of contact in this direction.

In the Bakhmut direction, with the support of artillery, russian occupiers tried to improve the tactical position of their units. They fought in the settlements of Toshkivka, Komyshuvakha, Trypillya and Vasylivka.

In the Avdiivka, Kurakhiv, Novopavliv and Zaporizhia directions, a decrease in the intensity of hostilities is recorded. russian enemy regroups to strengthen certain areas.

russian enemy did not conduct active hostilities in the South Buh area. Continues to build a second line of defense. Strengthens the artillery group and increases the air defense system.

In the Bessarabian direction, in the transnistrian region of the Republic of Moldova, the situation remains tense. Personnel of units of the operational group of russian troops continue to be on high alert. The main efforts of the occupiers are to keep weapons and military equipment ready for use. The inspection of local armed groups was carried out.

In the Black Sea and Sea of Azov, russian enemy naval groups continue to carry out tasks to isolate combat areas and block civilian shipping.