The operational update regarding the russian invasion on 06.00 on April 18, 2022.

The fifty-fourth day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues. A russian federation continues its full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine.
The Armed Forces of the russian federation are completing the creation of an offensive group in the Eastern Operational Zone. The russian enemy also continues to launch missile and bomb strikes on critical infrastructure of Ukraine.
In the Volyn and Polissya areas, the russian enemy did not take active action, no signs of the formation of offensive groups were found. Certain units of the Armed Forces of the republic of belarus continue to carry out tasks to cover the Ukrainian-belarusian border in Brest and Gomel regions. In these areas, the enemy conducts electronic warfare reconnaissance. The export of damaged armoured vehicles of the Armed Forces of the russian federation is recorded by rail from the territory of the republic of belarus .
In the Siversky direction, the enemy exercises increased control over border areas. Engineering equipment of positions in the areas of checkpoints and in the border areas of the Bryansk and Kursk regions of the russian federation continues. The involvement of sabotage and reconnaissance groups and missile strikes from the territory of the russian federation is not ruled out.
In the Slobozhansky direction, the russian occupiers continue to partially blockade Kharkiv and try to carry out fire damage to units of our troops.
In order to expand the bridgehead on the left bank of the Siversky Donets River and create conditions for the rapid deployment of troops, the russian enemy conducted reconnaissance by fighting in the settlements of Zavody, Dmytrivka and Dibrovne. He was unsuccessful, lost and left.
In the Donetsk and Tavriya directions, the russian enemy regains combat capability and replenishes its reserves. It is trying to improve the tactical position of his units and intensify hostilities. The russian occupiers continue shelling the settlements of Siversk and Pokrovske.
The russian enemy concentrated its main efforts in the areas of the settlements of Lyman, Kreminna, Popasna and Rubizhne, trying to establish full control over the city of Mariupol. It carried out offensive operations in the Siverodonetsk, Popasna and Zaporizhia directions.
The russian enemy tried unsuccessfully to gain a foothold in the areas of Kreminna and Rubizhne. It carried out assault operations in the areas of Novotoshkivske, Popasna, Avdiivka and Marinka. It was also unsuccessful.
In the South Buh direction, the enemy focuses its main efforts on maintaining its positions, and continues to exert fire on the positions of our troops in the directions of Mykolayiv and Oleksandrivka.
It is expected that the russian enemy will continue to fight to reach the administrative borders of the Kherson region.
In total, 87 battalion tactical groups of the russian enemy were involved in the implementation of combat missions on the territory of Ukraine.
In the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, defenders of Ukraine repulsed twelve enemy attacks, destroyed ten tanks, fifteen armoured units and five vehicles, as well as five enemy artillery systems.
The Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has hit five air targets the day before: one plane, three helicopters and one UAV.
We believe in the Armed Forces of Ukraine! Let’s win together! Glory to Ukraine!

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