Excursions in Ukraine

The operational update regarding the #russian_invasion on 06.00 on May 5, 2022

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

The seventy-first day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues. russian enemy does not stop conducting offensive operations in the Eastern Operational Zone in order to establish full control over the territory of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts and maintain the land corridor with the temporarily occupied Ukrainian Crimea.

At the same time, russian enemy is provoking tensions in the Transnistrian region of the Republic of Moldova. Carries out regrouping of troops in certain areas, takes measures to replenish reserves. russian enemy is trying to improve the tactical position of his units.In the Volyn, Polissya and Siversky directions, the enemy did not take active action.

In the Slobozhansky direction, russian enemy continues to shell the city of Kharkiv and reconnoitre the positions of units of the Defence Forces of Ukraine. In the area north of the city of Izyum continues artillery and mortar shelling.russian enemy artillery shelling along the line of contact continues in the Donetsk and Tavriya directions.

russian enemy uses operational-tactical and army aircraft to launch missile and bomb strikes in order to restrain the actions of Ukrainian troops.russian enemy units are trying to conduct offensive operations in the Lyman, Severodonetsk and Popasnyansk areas, but have been unsuccessful.In the Avdiiv and Kurakhiv directions, russian enemy continues to shell the positions of the defenders of Ukraine.

In the Mariupol area, russian occupiers are focusing their efforts on blocking and trying to destroy Ukrainians units in the Azovstal area. With the support of aircraft, the enemy resumed the offensive in order to take control of the plant.

According to available information, some servicemen of the 38th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade of the 35th Combined Arms Army of the Eastern Military District, after being taken to the recovery area, due to significant personnel losses, refused to continue participating in hostilities in Ukraine. The mentioned servicemen are in the area near the Ukrainian-russian border and are waiting to be transferred to the russian federation.

Units of militants of the 2nd Army Corps of the 8th Combined Arms Army of the Southern Military District, located in the village of Svativskyi district of Luhansk oblast, staffed by locals from nearby settlements have low moral and psychological condition, significant problems with weapons and equipment and not ready to perform tasks.

russian enemy did not conduct active hostilities in the South Buh area. It fired missiles and bombs at the positions of Ukrainian troops and the infrastructure of the region.Due to the successful actions of Ukrainian defenders, russian enemy lost control over several settlements on the border of Mykolayiv and Kherson regions.

In the previous day, the air defence units of the Air Force and the Land Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine had hit nine air targets: four UAVs (two of them anti-aircraft missile units of the Land Forces) and three enemy cruise missiles. Two planes were also hit. Previously – Su-30 fighters. The information is being clarified.

Eleven enemy attacks were repulsed in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts over the past 24 hours, five tanks, seven units of armoured combat vehicles and five units of enemy vehicles were destroyed.

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

Glory to Ukraine!




By Volodymyr Machuskyy

Prof. at Kyiv National Economic University