The thirty-seventh day of the Russian-Ukrainian war 2022 continues. The Russian fascist invaders are regrouping and are probably focusin their main efforts for an offensive operation in the Eastern Operational Zone.
In particular, the enemy is partially withdrawing troops from the Polissia and Siversk directions, but is accumulating the reserves of its Eastern Military District to conduct combat operations on the territory of Ukraine, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reports.
Units of the Armed Forces of Belarus are reinforcing defense of the Belarusian-Ukrainian border.
The enemy did not conduct offensive operations. The main efforts of the invaders are focused at defending the previously occupied lines, regrouping and withdrawing the occupying troops to the territory of Belarus to restore their combat capability. At the same time, the enemy mines the terrain and infrastructure and also uses artillery to cover the withdrawal of their troops.
The units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine regained control over the settlements of Demydiv, Dymer, Lytvynivka, Havrylivka, Kozarovychi, Zhovtneve, Hlibivka, Yasnohorodka, Tolokun, Sukholuchchia, Lypivka, Havronshchyna, Makovyshche, Mykolaivka, and Khmilna.
The enemy continues to block Chernihiv. At the same time, there is a movement of troops from the Central Military District to areas located at a short distance from the state border of Ukraine.
After the enemy withdrawal, the Armed Forces of Ukraine took control over the settlements of Rudnia, Shevchenkove, Bobryk, Stara Basan, Nova Basan, Makiivka, Pohreby, Bazhanivka, Volodymyrivka, Shniakivka, Salne, Sofiivka, and Havrylivka.
The enemy continues to blockade Kharkiv and deliver artillery shelling of the city. On the captured lines, they pass over to the defensive and regroup troops to resume offensive operations. An additional supply of ammunition for artillery units was noticed.
The enemy continues to control Izium and hold pontoon crossings across the Siverskyi Donets for further advance. During the day, the invaders pursued hostilities in the direction of the settlement of Mala Kamyshuvakha, were stopped and failed.
"Probably, the enemy will reinforce the grouping of the occupying forces in the Izium direction by separate units of the 1st Tank and 20th Combined Arms Armies," the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine noted.
The enemy is intensifying fire influence and assault operations in certain directions. They deliver air strikes at settlements.
The main efforts are focused on taking control over the settlements of Popasna and Rubizhne, as well as establishing full control over the city of Mariupol.
Pivdennyi Buh direction
The divisions of the occupying troops continue to exert fire influence using artillery on the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. They tried to advance in the direction of Oleksandrivka, which is 20 km from Kherson.