Russian invaders intensify offensive in Donbas, says Ukraine's General Staff

19 April, 01:11 PM
Russian invaders intensify offensive in Donbas (Photo:General Staff)

Russian invaders intensify offensive in Donbas (Photo:General Staff)

Invading Russian forces have intensified offensive operations along the entire contact line in the Donetsk and Tavriya directions, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported on Facebook on April 19.

"The main efforts of the enemy are focused on breaking through the defense of Ukrainian troops in Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts, as well as establishing full control over the city of Mariupol," reads the report.

The Ukrainian military added that the Russian occupying forces continued to deploy their units in certain areas of Zaporizhzhya oblast.

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The Ukrainian military reported the start of the Battle for Donbas over the night of April 18-19, widely seen as a pivotal conflict in the Russian invasion of Ukraine. 

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