The fifty-fifth day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to the Russian military invasion continues. The Russian federation continues its full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine.
The Russian enemy is trying to continue offensive operations in the Eastern Operational Zone in order to establish full control over the territory of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, as well as to maintain a land corridor with the temporarily occupied Crimea.
Missile and air strikes on civilian targets throughout Ukraine do not stop. There was the intensification of the Russian missile strikes on civilian objects in the western regions during the 18th of April
In the Slobozhansky and Donetsk operational districts, the Russian aggressor is conducting offensive and assault operations in certain areas.
The Russian enemy continues to transfer weapons and military equipment to Ukraine from the central and eastern regions of the Russian federation. Along with combat units, it transfers support units.
In addition, in order to improve the logistics system, the Russian occupiers are deploying logistics centers and creating field bases for repairing and renewing damaged equipment.
In the Slobozhansky direction, the Russian enemy continues to partially block the city of Kharkiv. According to available information, in order to organize the air defense system of the offensive group, the Russian enemy is transferring additional anti-aircraft missile divisions of short-range surface-to-air missile system “Tor” (SA-15 Gauntlet) to the Kharkiv region. At the same time, mobile long range surface-to-air missile divisions of S-400 (SA-21 Growler) and S-300 (SA-10 Grumble) were deployed in the areas of the Belgorod region bordering on Ukraine to cover the main command and control points, as well as the rear areas.
In the Izyum direction, the Russian enemy is conducting offensive operations on the left bank of the Siversky Donets River. To support the offensive actions of the group in this direction, the enemy created a system of main and reserve firing positions for rocket and barrel artillery.
In the Donetsk and Tavriya directions, the Russian occupiers intensified offensive operations along the entire line of contact.
The main efforts of the enemy are focused on breaking through the defence of Ukrainian troops in Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts, as well as establishing full control over the city of Mariupol. In the Zaporozhzhia oblast, the concentration of units of the Russian occupying forces continues in certain areas.
In the South Buh direction, the Russian enemy focuses on reaching the administrative border of the Kherson region. In order to improve the tactical situation, the Russian occupiers are trying to conduct offensive operations in the area of the village of Oleksandrivka. The Russian enemy does not stop shelling of civilian objects in the city of Mykolaiv.
No significant changes have been recorded in the Volyn, Polissya and Siversky directions.
The republic of Belarus continues to use and provide its territory for air strikes on the territory of Ukraine and reconnaissance of objects on Ukrainian territory.
According to the available updated information, the losses of the 126th Coast Guard Brigade of the Black Sea Fleet are up to 75%. The 810th Independent Brigade of the Black Sea Fleet lost 158 servicemen killed, about 500 wounded, and 70 people are missing.
A significant number of servicemen of these brigades wrote reports refusing to participate in the so-called “special operation”.
In the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, Ukraine’s defenders repulsed seven enemy attacks, destroyed ten tanks, eighteen armored units and eight vehicles, one artillery system, and an enemy mortar.
The Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has hit seven air targets the day before: one plane, four UAVs and two cruise missiles.
We believe in the Armed Forces of Ukraine! Let’s win together!
Glory to Ukraine!