Ukrainian Defence Ministry’s update as of 18:00 13/05/2022

Friday, May 13, 2022

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FCSD

Warfare and frontline developments

Today is the seventy-ninth day of the Ukrainian people’s heroic resistance to Russian military invasion.

The Russian occupiers did not stop the offensive in the Eastern Operational Zone. The enemy continues to launch missile strikes on industrial infrastructure and fire on civilian targets in Ukraine.

In the Volyn and Polissya directions, the enemy did not take any active action. Their main efforts were focussed on covering the state border in the Brest and Gomel regions. As part of the inspection of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus in the Kobrin district of Brest region and Lida district of Grodno region, conscripts training camps continue.

There is still a threat of missile strikes from the territory of the Republic of Belarus on infrastructural facilities in the territory of Ukraine.
 
In the northern direction, the enemy is strengthening the protection of the Ukrainian-Russian border in the Bryansk and Kursk regions. From the territory of the Russian Federation, the enemy fired artillery at civilian targets in the Sumy region and launched an air strike on the settlement of Tovstodubove.

In the Slobozhanshchyna direction, the enemy's main efforts are focused on ensuring the withdrawal of its units from the city of Kharkiv and preventing an offensive by units of the Defence Forces to the rear of the Russian group of troops concentrated near the city of Izyum. Enemy units fired on the positions of our troops in the areas of the settlements of Petrivka, Pytomnyk, Ruski Tyshky and Ternova.
 
In the Slovyansk-bound direction, the enemy concentrated its main efforts on the offensive in the area of the settlement of Bohorodychne, but had no success. They conducted artillery shelling in the areas of Nova Dmytrivka and Krasnopillya. They also carried out air strikes in the areas of the settlements of Dolyna and Adamivka.
 
Enemy units continue to fire on our troops in the Donetsk and Tavriya directions. The occupiers tried to establish control over the settlements of Novoselivka Druha, Kamyanka, Mar’inka, and Novomykhailivka.

In the Lyman direction, the enemy tried unsuccessfully to gain a foothold in the area of the settlement of Oleksandrivka.

In the Severodonetsk direction they actively fire in the area of the settlement of Rubizhne.

In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy carried out assault operations in the directions of the settlements of Zolote and Komyshuvakha, but was unsuccessful. They carry out shelling of the settlements of Toshkivka and Orikhove.

In the Avdiivka direction, with the support of artillery, they are conducting offensive operations in the directions of the settlements of Kamyanka and Novoselivka, having no success though.

In Mariupol, the occupiers focussed their efforts on blocking our units near the Azovstal steel works, and shelling continues.
 
The enemy did not conduct any active hostilities in the South Buh area, firing at units of the Defence Forces with artillery and mortars. They continued to conduct air reconnaissance.
 
Illegal actions against the local population continue in the territories temporarily occupied by the enemy. Measures of the administrative-police regime are underway, the counter-intelligence regime has been strengthened. Unreasonable detention of civilians, especially those with an active pro-Ukrainian position, continues.

Ukraine's defence forces are inflicting losses on the enemy and are ready for any changes in the operational situation.

Together we will win! Glory to Ukraine!