14 Russian attacks repulsed in Donbas over the day, reports Ukraine’s General Staff from the front lines

30 April, 03:23 PM
Ukrainian defenders inspect a damaged Russian tank in eastern Ukraine (Photo:REUTERS/Serhii Nuzhnenko)

Ukrainian defenders inspect a damaged Russian tank in eastern Ukraine (Photo:REUTERS/Serhii Nuzhnenko)

As of 06:00 on April 30, Russia's offensive in the Eastern Operational Zone continues in Ukraine, aiming to establish full control over the territory of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts and ensure a land corridor to the annexed Crimea, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reports.

Russian troops launch air and missile strikes and carry out artillery shelling of civilian and military infrastructure in the depths of Ukraine, against Ukrainian positions the line of contact, and in border areas. The regrouping and strengthening of the invading forces continues.

On the Volyn and Polissya axes, no noteworthy enemy activities have been detected. There have been no significant changes in the situation there.

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On the Siversky axis, enemy units fired on Ukrainian positions near the settlements of Kindrativka, Katerynivka, Svarkove, and Bilokopytove.

On the Slobozhansky axis, the enemy is concentrating its main efforts on maintaining its occupied positions and inflicting fire damage on the Ukrainian Armed Forces. In order to strengthen this grouping, the enemy is moving individual units of the Eastern Military District from the territory of the Belgorod Oblast, towards ​​the city of Izyum in Kharkiv Oblast.

Russian units tried to launch an offensive in the direction of the settlements of Sulyhivka and Dovhenke, but were unsuccessful. In order to cover its groupings on the Kharkiv and Izyum axes, the enemy is trying to deploy additional forces and air defense systems.

In the Eastern Operational Zone, the enemy continues to advance on the Lymansky (near Yampil, Ozerne, and Lyman), Severodonetsk, where it is trying to complete the capture of Rubizhne, Popasna (in the direction of Kalynove and Popasna) and Kurakhiv directions(Olenivka and Novomykhailivka). Russian troops have been unsuccessful, and combat is ongoing.

Artillery shelling of Ukrainian units continues on the Zaporizhzhia axis.

On the Pivdennyi Buh axis, the enemy did not conduct active offensive operations. Isolated shelling of positions of Ukrainian troops has been recorded.

On the Bessarabian axis, no significant changes were noted.

On the Mykolaiv axis, the enemy intensified air reconnaissance in the operational depth of defensive positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, probably, for the purpose of revealing the presence and character of reserves.

14 enemy attacks were repulsed in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts over the past 24 hours. 11 tanks, seven artillery systems, 28 armored vehicles and 14 vehicles were destroyed.

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