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Ministry of Defence of Ukraine

The operational update regarding the russian invasion on 06.00 on April 5, 2022

Ministry of Defence of Ukraine

2022-04-05 07:00:00 | ID: 67163

The forty-first day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion began.

A russian enemy is regrouping troops and concentrating its efforts on preparing an offensive operation in the east of our country. The goal is to establish full control over the territory of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. The russian enemy is trying to improve the position of units in the Tavriya and Pivdennobuzhsky operational areas.

The units withdrawn from Polissya and Sivershchyna are moving to new operational areas. The redeployment of troops of the Central Military District from the territory of Ukraine has been completed. The designated units of the above, after the completion of the restoration of combat capability, will be moved to the area of ‚Äč‚Äčthe settlement Valuyki and included in the offensive groups of troops.

The movement of columns of armaments and military equipment on the territory of the republic of belarus in the direction of the railway stations Gomel, Yelsk and Mozyr for loading on railway echelons is noted. A significant part of the aircraft and helicopters of the Air and Space Forces of the Armed Forces of the russian federation were relocated from the airfields of the Republic of Belarus to the territory of Russia.

The russian enemy concentrated its main efforts on preparations for the resumption of the offensive with the help of separate units of the 6th and 20th All-Army, 1st Tank Army, Baltic and Northern Fleets, as well as attempts to surround the Joint Forces. The enemy replenishes supplies of food, fuel and oil and ammunition.

The russian occupiers continue to blockade Kharkiv, continuing artillery shelling and further destroying the city's residential neighbourhoods and infrastructure.

In the direction of Slovyansk, the russian enemy is trying to resume offensive operations. In the direction of Barvinkove it has partial success, advanced 7 km, took control of the village of Brazhkivka. Also, it attacked by the battalion tactical group of the 1st Tank Regiment in the direction of the settlement of Sulyhivka, but had no success.

The russian enemy is working to restore the bridge in the city of Izyum to improve the movement of russian troops in this direction and to ensure the crossing of the river Siversky Donets.

In the Donetsk and Luhansk areas, the russian occupiers are focusing their efforts on taking control of the Popasna and Rubizhne districts, establishing full control over Mariupol, and preparing offensive operations near the Zolota Nyva settlement.

In the areas of Borivske, Novoluhanske, Solodke, Marinka, Zolota Nyva, the enemy continued artillery shelling of positions of units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and civilian infrastructure.

The russian enemy carried out assault operations near the settlements of Novotoshkivske, Nyzhne, Popasna, Kalynove, Stepne, Rubizhne, Troitske, Novobakhmutivka, and Novoselivka Druha, but was unsuccessful.

Russian invaders inflicted massive artillery and air strikes on the city of Mariupol.

In the direction of the Pivdennobuzhsky direction the occupying forces carry out assault actions with the support of artillery for the purpose of taking control of the settlement of Alexandrivka, have partial success. In the area of ‚Äč‚Äčthe settlements of Lyubyne, Myrne, and Kopani, the russian occupiers fired artillery at the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The russian troops carried out attacks of Mykolayiv with the cluster munitions forbidden by the Geneva convention. Civilian quarters and medical facilities, including a children's hospital, came under enemy fire. There are dead and wounded, including children.

The russian occupying forces continue to suffer losses. They have big problems with the staffing of combat units and support units. The enemy's personnel were demoralized, which led to an increase in the number of desertions and the refusal of servicemen of the armed forces of the russian federation to take part in the war on the territory of Ukraine.

Let's win together!

Glory to Ukraine!



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