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Operational information on the Russia-Ukraine war as of May 6, 2022

The seventy-second day of the Ukrainian people’s resistance to the Russian military invasion continues. During the past 24 hours, air defense and ground forces units hit 15 enemy air targets: 14 drones and one aircraft.

The enemy continues offensive operations in the Eastern Operational Zone, trying to gain full control over the territory of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions and provide a land corridor between these territories and the occupied Crimea, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reports.

Volyn and Polissia directions

The enemy did carry out active operations. The combat readiness of the reaction forces is being tested in the units of the armed forces of Belarus.

Siversk direction

There were no signs of the formation of an offensive grouping by the enemy. In the border regions of Ukraine in the territories of the Bryansk, Kursk, and Belgorod regions, there is an insignificant number of personnel, weapons and military equipment on positions and strongholds.

Slobozhanshchyna direction

The enemy did not conduct active operations. They continue shelling from rocket and cannon artillery of residential districts and the suburbs of Kharkiv. The enemy is building up air defense, logistics and firepower systems. They regroup and restore the combat capability of the units.

At the Kupiansk city hospital, there are up to 300 wounded in the infirmary organized by the occupiers. To better define the positions of our troops and the directions of further advance, the enemy carries out aerial reconnaissance.

Donetsk and Tauride directions

The enemy continues to conduct active hostilities.

Lyman direction

The enemy is shelling the positions of our troops.

Popasna direction

The enemy forces focused their main efforts on gaining full control over the settlement of Popasna and resuming the offensive on the settlements of Lyman and Siversk.


The blocking of units of the Defense Forces near the Azovstal plant continues. In some areas, with the support of aviation, the enemy resumed assault operations in order to gain control over the territory of the plant.

Severodonetsk, Avdiivka, Kurakhove, Novopavlivka, and Zaporizhzhia directions

The enemy did not conduct active military operations. They use firepower in order to constrain the actions of our troops and destroy artillery units.

Pivdennyi Buh direction

The enemy did not conduct active military operations, held the occupied lines, strengthened the air defense and electronic warfare systems. They shelled the positions of our troops. In the north of the Kherson and Mykolaiv regions, the enemy is shelling abandoned settlements.

During the last 24 hours, air defense units of the Air Force and the Ground Forces hit fifteen air targets: 14 Orlan unmanned aerial vehicles and one aircraft.

On the territory of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, the defenders of Ukraine repulsed 11 enemy attacks, destroyed 8 tanks, 11 armored combat vehicles, and 5 enemy vehicles during the last 24 hours.

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