Russian invaders attempting offensives on multiple fronts, reports Ukrainian military

12 May, 11:54 AM
Destroyed Russian tank (Photo:REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)

Destroyed Russian tank (Photo:REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)

Russian forces are attempting to conduct offensives in the Lyman, Sievierodonetsk, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Kurakhiv directions in the Donbas simultaneously, Ukraine's General Staff said in a Facebook post on May 12.

Russian forces are attempting to conduct offensives in the Lyman, Sievierodonetsk, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Kurakhiv directions in the Donbas simultaneously, Ukraine's General Staff said in a Facebook post on May 12.

Their main goal appears to remain the establishment of full control over the town of Rubizhne, and capture the towns of Lyman and Sievierodonetsk.

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"In the Lyman direction, the enemy crossed the Siversky Donets River to bring over their main forces and conduct an offensive," the Ukrainian military said.
"In the direction of Siversk, they're advancing in the direction of Zelena Dolyna and Novoselivka. Fighting continues."

The Russian military transported pontoon bridge materials from Russian territory in order to ford the river. The Ukrainian military noted that in the Sievierodonetsk direction, the enemy is advancing in the direction of Kudriashivka and Sievierodonetsk itself with partial success.

In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy is storming Pervomaisk and
Komyshuvakha. Combat there is ongoing. In the Avdiivka direction, the invaders are storming Novobakhmutivka and Novokalynove.

In the Kurakhiv direction, the enemy is advancing in the directions of Stepne – Novomykhailivka, Slavne – Novomykhailivka, and Oleksandrivka – Maryinka, where they are meeting resistance from Ukrainian defenders.

"In Mariupol, the main efforts of the occupiers are focused on blockading and trying to destroy our units in the area of the Azovstal plant," the General Staff reported, adding that Russian forces continue to conduct airstrikes on the territory of the factory.

At the same time, Russian forces are regrouping troops in the Slovyansk direction to resume the offensive on Barvinkove and Slovyansk, Ukraine's General Staff said in a Facebook post on May 12.

The enemy has redeployed the battalion tactical group to strengthen the advanced units.

"In order to replenish the units that suffered casualties and provide logistical support to the group of troops, the enemy moved about 300 units of weapons and military equipment to the designated area," the Ukrainian military said.

In the Slobozhansky direction, the enemy is regrouping troops in order to prevent the further advance of Ukrainian troops in the direction of the state border.

The General Staff added that in the areas north of the city of Kharkiv, the invaders fire artillery at units of Ukrainian troops in order to inflict losses on manpower, weapons, and military equipment. 

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