18:54 23 May 2022

russia suffers losses in an attempt to storm near Sievierodonetsk, Ukraine's General Staff says

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The enemy suffered losses when storming Sievierodonetsk. In addition, there are many cases of desertion in the Russian army.

The Ukrainian Army's General Staff reports.

Measures of the administrative-police regime in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine continue. Thus, according to available information, the occupiers created nineteen so-called "commandant's offices" in the temporarily occupied territories of the Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions.

In the Sloboda direction, the invaders try to keep the occupied borders. Ukrainian troops are being fired on to prevent their further advance towards the state border. They are trying to improve the tactical position of their units.

With the support of artillery, the enemy resumed assault in the area of ​​Ternova but had no success.

In the Sloviansk direction, the primary focus of the enemy was on maintaining the occupied positions, conducting surveillance, and creating conditions for resuming the offensive. They launched an airstrike near the settlement of Bohorodychne and fired artillery at the territories of Husarivka, Chepil, Dolyna, and Sviatohirsk. The enemy used multiple-rocket launchers and heavy flamethrower systems in the Studenok area.

In the Donetsk direction, enemy units didn't stop trying to break through the defenses of Ukrainian troops to surround them and reach the administrative borders of the Luhansk region. The primary efforts are focused on the Bakhmut direction.

No active hostilities have been reported in the Lyman direction. The enemy carried out artillery shelling of units of the Defense Forces and civilian objects in the village of Lyman.

In the Sievierodonetsk direction, with the support of artillery, the enemy conducted assault operations, had no success, suffered losses, and retreated.

In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy tried to launch an offensive but was unsuccessful. Toward Luhanske, russians conducted reconnaissance by battle, had no success, and withdrew.

In the Pivdennyi Buh area, the occupiers continue to shell the positions of Ukrainian troops to restrain their actions. Engineering equipment of defensive lines in the area of Posad-Pokrovske, proceeds.

In the Siveria direction, the enemy continues to take measures to strengthen the Ukrainian-russian border in the Bryansk and Kursk oblasts. The russian occupiers didn't stop shelling the Ukrainian army's positions, deployed near the state border of Ukraine in the Sumy and Chernihiv regions.

In the Volyn and Polissia directions, the Belarusian Armed Forces units perform tasks to cover the Ukrainian-Belarusian border. The threat of missile and bomb strikes from the territory of the Republic of Belarus remains.

In the Black Sea and Azov operational zones, enemy naval groups continue to carry out tasks to isolate combat areas and missile strikes on infrastructure facilities in Ukraine.

According to available information, to increase the air defense system, the enemy is deploying two additional S-400 anti-aircraft missile divisions in the north-western part of the temporarily occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

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