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The operational update regarding the #russian_invasion on 06.00 on April 22, 2022

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine 

The fifty-eighth day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues. A russian federation continues its full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine and launches missile and bomb strikes on military and civilian infrastructure.

In the Volyn and Polissya directions, russian enemy did not take active action, no signs of the formation of offensive groups were noted. Measures are being taken to strengthen the coverage of the state border in the western and north-western directions. The air defence forces have been transferred to reinforced duty. The protection of headquarters, communications centres, military camps, arsenals, bases and warehouses for weapons, military equipment and fuel and lubricants has been strengthened.

In the Slobozhansky direction, russian enemy, with forces of up to seven battalion tactical groups from the 6th Combined Arms Army, coastal troops of the Baltic and Northern Fleets, continues to partially block the city of Kharkiv, firing on units of our troops and critical infrastructure.

In the Izyum direction, russian enemy concentrated up to 25 battalion tactical groups from the 1st Tankr Army, the 20th and 35th Combined Arms Armies and the 68th Army Corps of the Eastern Military District, and airborne troops of the russian federation Armed Forces. russian enemy is trying to launch an offensive in the direction of the settlement of Zavody. russian enemy went to the northern outskirts of Dibrovny, trying to gain a foothold on the frontier.

In the Donetsk and Tavriya directions, russian occupiers intensified hostilities along the entire line of combat during the day. The russian enemy carries out assault operations in the area of ​​the settlement of Zarichne and, with forces to the battalion, tries to advance in the area of ​​the settlement of Rubizhne.

Defensive battles with russian enemy continue in the direction of the settlements of Novtoshkivske and Popasna.russian enemy continues to try to support the artillery in the area of ​​Marinka.

At the same time, russian enemy strengthens the grouping of troops in the Zaporizhzhia direction. Measures for the logistical support of the occupying forces are underway.In the South Buh area, the enemy continues to fire on units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine, tried to conduct reconnaissance by fighting in the Trudolyubivka area, suffered losses, and retreated to previously occupied positions.

russian enemy continues to suffer losses. According to the available information, on April 20 this year, another consignment of wounded servicemen of the Armed Forces of the russian federation (about 220 people) and more than 50 bodies of the killed invaders were taken to the central district hospital of Novoaydar.

In addition, the battalion tactical group of the 136th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade of the 58th Combined Arms Army of the Southern Military District, operating in the Kurakhiv area, suffered significant casualties (up to 250 men) and lost up to 10 rocket and artillery.

Also, according to available information, the personnel of the 150th Motorized Rifle Division of the 8th Guards Combined Arms Army of the Southern Military District, which was involved in hostilities on the territory of Ukraine, did not receive the so-called “combat” funds for March. Because of this the servicemen express their dissatisfaction and indignation.

In order to prevent the disruption of the spring conscription campaign in the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea from April 30 this year, russian occupiers will be banned from leaving and entering the peninsula.

In the temporarily occupied territories, russian enemy units continue to block the movement of local people, looting and hand-made approaching the humanitarian crisis – destroying critical infrastructure and blocking the delivery of humanitarian goods from Ukraine. There have been cases of executions of civilians and volunteers.

Ten attacks by the russian occupiers were repulsed in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts over the past 24 hours, six tanks, eight armoured units and fifteen vehicles, and four artillery systems were destroyed.

Fifteen air targets were destroyed by the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, together with anti-aircraft gunners of the Land and Assault Forces, Marines and the National Guard, in the previous day: nine UAVs, three planes and three helicopters.

We believe in the Armed Forces of Ukraine! Let’s win together!

Glory to Ukraine!

#stoprussia#StandWithUkriane

The operational update regarding the #russian_invasion on 06.00 on April 20, 2022

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By Volodymyr Machuskyy

Prof. at Kyiv National Economic University

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