Ukraine Defense Ministry: Russian soldiers are demoralized, looking for ways to avoid combat
April 27, 2022
The sixty-third 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.
In the Volyn, Polissya and Siversky directions, the situation did not change significantly, no signs of the formation of offensive groups by russian enemy were found.
In Slobozhanshchyna, russian enemy carried out systematic artillery shelling, including multiple rocket launchers, in the cities of Kharkiv and Dergachi and in the settlement of Prudyanka.
In the direction of Izyum - Barvinkove, russian occupiers attempted an offensive in the area of Nova Dmytrivka. They were unsuccessful, lost and left.
In the Donetsk and Tavriya directions, russian enemy continues to shell the positions of our troops along the line of contact with mortars and artillery.
russian enemy made an unsuccessful attempt to break through the defences of Ukrainian troops in the Kurakhovo area.
In the South Buh area, units of the occupying forces, under cover of artillery fire, continue to improve the engineering equipment of the positions, replenish stocks of material and technical means, ammunition and fuel, conduct air reconnaissance. russian occupiers tried to improve the tactical position of their troops in the direction of Zaporizhzhia. They have no success, they left with losses.
In the temporarily occupied territory of Kharkiv oblast, near the village of Levkivka, Izium district, russian enemy organized a collection point for damaged equipment, where military equipment is being repaired and restored. russian invaders continue to carry out so-called "filtration measures" in some settlements temporarily out of control of the Ukrainian authorities.
In the temporarily occupied territory of the Zaporizhzhia oblast, russian occupiers are inspecting the houses of local residents in order to identify the places of residence of representatives of the security forces of Ukraine. Carrying out a census of the local population, movement in the temporarily occupied territory without identity documents is prohibited.
In the temporarily occupied territory of the Kherson oblast, russian occupiers are preparing for a so-called "referendum", bulletins are being printed, and personal data of local citizens of Ukraine are being clarified. At the same time, russian invaders continue to prevent civilians from leaving the occupied territory.
In the transnistrian region of the Republic of Moldova, due to numerous provocations from russia, a "red" level of terrorist threat has been introduced. The personnel of the security forces were transferred to the "barracks state", the control at the checkpoints was strengthened, and the preparations for the May 9 holiday parade were canceled.
russian enemy is demoralized. Personnel who are taken to replenish losses from the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts have their personal documents confiscated, which will not allow them to be identified in the event of death. There have been more and more cases of enemy soldiers searching for new ways to avoid participating in hostilities. Personnel resort to desertion, captivity and self-mutilation.
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