The number of desertions in Russian troops is growing, the Armed Forces of Ukraine are making a powerful "cotton" to the enemy - General Staff
The Ukrainian Defence Forces regularly make a powerful "cotton " for the enemy on the temporarily occupied territories and the front line. Over the past day alone, Ukrainian aviation struck enemy concentration areas 11 times. In this regard, cases of disobedience to orders and desertion have become more frequent among Russian troops.
This is stated in the morning report of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebook on May 27. It is noted that the enemy continues to focus its main efforts on five frontline areas: Kupyansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Maryinka. A total of 25 combat engagements took place in the above-mentioned sectors yesterday.
The enemy launched 20 missile attacks yesterday. Localities in the Kyiv and Dnipro regions came under fire.
Also, 2 Russian anti-aircraft guided missiles hit the city of Avdiivka. In addition, the enemy conducted 68 air strikes, including the use of Iranian Shahed attack drones in the towns of Merefa and Izium in Kharkiv region, and used guided aerial bombs in the town of Avdiivka and the village of New York.
At the same time, it fired about 89 times from multiple rocket launchers at the positions of our troops and populated areas. Unfortunately, there are dead and wounded among the civilian population, a medical facility in Dnipro, educational institutions in Izyum and New York, apartment blocks and private houses were damaged.
On the Siverskyi and Slobozhanskyi directions, the enemy launched air strikes on the areas of Strilecha and Zemliankyi in the Kharkiv region, and fired mortar and artillery shells at the settlements of Senkivka, Sosnivka, and Zaliznyi Mist in the Chernihiv region; Svarkove, Boyaro-Lezhachi, Stari Vyrky, Pavlivka, Vovchyne, Basivka, Zapsil, Miropillia, Velyka Pysarivka in the Sumy region, as well as Odnorobivka, Kozacha Lopan, Strelka, Hlyboke, Neskuchne, Zelene, Ternova, Starytsia, Hatyshche, Vovchansk, Vovcha, Budarky and Vilkhuvatka in the Kharkiv region.
In the Kupyansk sector, the enemy continues to try to improve the tactical situation. It carried out air strikes near Kyslivka, Kotlyarivka, Tabaivka and Rayhorodok in the Kharkiv region. He conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the area of Masiutivka. Kolodyazne, Dvorichna, Masiutivka, Kyslivka, Kamianka in the Kharkiv region and Stelmakhivka in the Luhansk region came under artillery and mortar fire.
In the Lyman sector, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensives in the vicinity of Bilohorivka over the last day, where it also conducted an air strike. Nevske, Dibrova, Bilohorivka in the Luhansk region and Verkhnekamyane and Spirne in the Donetsk region came under artillery fire.
In the Bakhmut sector, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensives in the direction of Predtechine. He carried out air strikes in the areas of Hryhorivka and Bila Hora. Vasyukivka, Pryvillia, Orikhove-Vasylivka, Grigorivka, Bakhmut, Kalynivka, Chasiv Yar, Ivanivske, Stupochki, Predtechine, Kostyantynivka, Bila Gora and Pivnichne in the Donetsk region suffered from enemy shelling.
In the Avdiivka sector, the enemy conducted an offensive in the direction of Pervomayske, but was unsuccessful. He carried out air strikes on Avdiivka and Pervomayske, and fired artillery at the settlements of Avdiivka, Pervomayske, Karlivka and Nevelske in the Donetsk region.
In the Maryinka sector, Ukrainian defence forces repelled numerous enemy attacks near the town of Maryinka. At the same time, Heorhiivka and Peremoha in Donetsk region also came under enemy fire.
In the Shakhtarsk sector, the enemy carried out air strikes in the areas of Vuhledar, Prechystivka and Velyka Novosilka, and fired on the settlements of Paraskoviivka, Vuhledar and Prechystivka.
In the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions, the enemy is defending itself. It carried out air strikes near Stepove in Zaporizhzhia region and Zmiivka in Kherson region. It shelled the settlements of Vremivka and Novosilka in Donetsk region; Olgivske, Gulyaypole, Zaliznychne, Bilohirya, Mala Tokmachka, Mali Shcherbaki and Kamianske in Zaporizhzhya region; Zolota Balka, Vesele, Kozatske, Lvivske, Antonivka, Kyzomys, Stanislav in Kherson region and Kherson.
Russia's losses over the day
Over the past day, the Defence Forces' aviation carried out 11 strikes on areas where enemy personnel and military equipment were concentrated. Five enemy reconnaissance UAVs of the Orlan-10 type and two of the Zala type were destroyed.
Missile and artillery units hit 3 control points, 3 areas of concentration of weapons and military equipment, 2 ammunition depots, 2 artillery units at firing positions, 1 air defence facility and 2 other important enemy targets.
Cases of disobedience to orders and desertion are becoming more frequent in the occupier's army. In particular, on May 25, near Svatove in the Luhansk region, about 20 former prisoners who had recently undergone accelerated training and arrived to strengthen the unit hijacked a KamAZ truck and fled in an unknown direction. Their whereabouts have not been established and the search is ongoing.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL:
- The fighters of the SSO near Kreminna in the Luhansk region engaged in a battle with the superior forces of the Russian occupiers. Despite this, our defenders emerged victorious, and the enemy suffered losses;
- fierce fighting between the Russian invaders and the Armed Forces of Ukraine continues in the Bakhmut direction. Our defenders are advancing in some places, taking over the positions of Russian troops.
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