Enemy creating conditions for assault on Mykolaiv, Kryvyi Rih - General Staff

Enemy creating conditions for assault on Mykolaiv, Kryvyi Rih - General Staff

Russian troops are attempting to reach the administrative borders of the Kherson region to create favorable conditions for an assault on Mykolaiv and Kryvyi Rih

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said this in an update regarding the Russian invasion of Ukraine, according to Ukrinform.

"To increase the pace of the offensive operation, the command of the armed forces of the Russian Federation continues to take measures to strengthen the strike potential of its troops. Weapons and military equipment removed from storage in the Western, Central, Eastern Military Districts and the Northern Fleet are being transferred by rail to the border areas with Ukraine," the statement reads.

In the Southern Buh area, the enemy is attempting to reach the administrative borders of the Kherson region and create favorable conditions for an attack on the cities of Mykolaiv and Kryvyi Rih.

In northeastern Ukraine, the enemy continues to launch air strikes and fire on Kharkiv using artillery. The invaders are conducting offensive operations in the area of Izium-Barvinkove and Izium-Sloviansk. The enemy's strike group continues is being strengthened. Up to 300 pieces of weapons and military equipment were sent to designated areas, and about 1,000 mobilized persons arrived from the temporarily occupied territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

In order to provide air defense support for the advancing forces in four designated areas, the enemy deployed two anti-aircraft missile divisions armed with Buk-M2 and Tor-M missile systems.

In the Donetsk and Tavriya area, a grouping of Russian troops is conducting active operations along the entire section of the line of contact. The enemy is trying to carry out air strikes and fire on the positions of Ukrainian troops from artillery.

In the Lyman area, the enemy is advancing towards Krymky and Oleksandrivka.

In the Popasna direction, the occupiers are carrying out assault operations on the Novotoshkivske-Orikhove line. They are digging in. In order to prevent the maneuver of Ukrainian forces, they are blocking them in designated areas.

In the Kurakhove area, with the support of artillery, the Russian enemy is trying to break through the defenses of Ukrainian units in the area of Olenivka-Novomykhailivka.

In northern Ukraine, hostile units fired on the positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces from the Bryansk region.

On April 30, Ukrainian air defense forces hit two Su-25 aircraft and seven drones.

In the Donetsk and Luhansk regions alone, Ukrainian forces repelled nine enemy attacks in the past 24 hours, destroying eight tanks, an artillery system, 24 armored fighting vehicles, a special vehicle and five motor vehicles (including two fuel tankers).

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