Russian invaders intensify the offensive in Donbas, gain no success so far, General Staff says

23 May, 02:25 PM
The occupiers are trying to advance in the Donbas, but to no avail (Photo:General Staff)

The occupiers are trying to advance in the Donbas, but to no avail (Photo:General Staff)

In the Donetsk direction, the Russian invaders are trying to break through the defenses of Ukrainian forces and reach the administrative borders of Luhansk Oblast, the General Staff reports.

In the Lyman direction, the Russian occupation forces did not conduct active hostilities. They shelled the infrastructure in the areas of the settlements of Lyman, Ozerne and Dibrova.

In the Severodonetsk direction, the Russian military concentrated its efforts on capturing Severodonetsk. The invaders also conducted assault operations in the Toshkivka area.

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In the Bakhmut direction, with the support of artillery, the invaders conducted hostilities in the area of Oleksandropillia, but suffered losses and retreated. They also launched an offensive in the Lypove and Trypillia districts, but were unsuccessful.

In the Avdiivka, Kurakhiv, Novopavlivske and Zaporizhzhia directions, a decrease in the intensity of hostilities was recorded. The invaders are trying to gain a foothold on the achieved borders, shelling the positions of the defense forces. Air strikes are carried out on civilian infrastructure in the areas of Avdiivka, Novoselivka Druha, Novomykhailivka and Mykilske.

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