the Armed Forces of Ukraine regained control over 4 settlements in the Kharkiv region
VALENTYNA ROMANENKO – SATURDAY, 30 APRIL 2022, 19:11 As a result of the offensive in the Kharkiv region, the Armed Forces of Ukraine regained control over 4 settlements: Verkhnia Rohanka, Ruska Lozova, Slobidske and Prylesne. Source: evening summary of the General Staff of the Armed Forces Details: The Russian army continues to conduct full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine and offensive operations in the Eastern Operational Zone. On the Slobozhanskyi front, a group of Russian troops continues to launch air strikes and artillery shelling on the city of Kharkiv. On the Izium front, the occupiers are trying to advance in the following area: Izium – Barvinkove and Izium – Sloviansk, with the help of separate units of the 1st Guards Tank Army and the 20th Guards Combined Arms Army of the Western Military District, the 35th Combined Arms Army and the 68th Army Corps of the Eastern Military District, and airborne troops. The invaders continue to concentrate forces and resources both in the temporarily occupied territories of the Kharkiv region and in the Belgorod region, near the state border of Ukraine. The occupiers moved units of the 55th Guards Rifle Division of the 41st Combined Arms Army of the Central Military District to the Volokhiv Yar settlement, and units of the 5th Separate Tank Brigade of the 36th Combined Arms Army of the Eastern Military District to Izium. The aggressors are increasing the air defence system, conducting air reconnaissance of the positions of units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with the use of UAVs in the settlements of Velyka Komyshuvakha, Ivanivka, Chervone, Kurulka, Dovhenke, Nova Dmytrivka and Barvinkove. Russian occupying forces continue to carry out illegal actions in the occupied territories of the Kharkiv region. According to available information, they are forcibly deporting the population to the territory of the Russian Federation. The occupiers are spreading misinformation about the capture of Kharkiv, Kyiv and Zaporizhzhia. At the same time, as a result of the offensive of the Ukrainian Defense Forces in the Kharkiv region, control over the settlements of Verkhnia Rohanka, Ruska Lozova, Slobidske and Prylesne was restored. On the Donetsk front, the invaders are conducting active hostilities along almost the entire front line. Air strikes and artillery shelling of Ukrainian defenders’ positions continue. The main efforts of the Russian occupying forces are focused on offensive operations in the Lymanskyi, Sieverodonetskyi, Popasnianskyi and Kurakhivskyi areas in order to take full control of the settlements of Rubizhne, Popasna and, probably, to carry out further attacks on the Lyman, Sloviansk and Barvinkove On the Mariupol front, the Russian troops continued to launch air strikes on the city of Mariupol. The main efforts are focused on blocking units of the Ukrainian Defence Forces in the area of ​​the “Azovstal” plant. On the Zaporizhzhia front, the Russian occupying forces regrouped and increased artillery units in order to continue the offensive. On the Tavriia front, the aggressors continue actions in order to prevent the transfer of units of Ukrainian troops to other areas, replenishing stocks of ammunition and fuel. On the South Buh front, the occupiers are fighting to improve their tactical position, with the help of forces of the 8th and 49th Combined Arms Armies, the 22nd Army Corps, the coastal units of the Black Sea Fleet of the Southern Military District and airborne troops. The Russian army continues to regroup units, take measures to replenish supplies. Preparations for the offensive and entry into the administrative border of the Kherson region are underway. On the Mykolaiv front, the Russian army continues attempts to fire on the positions of Ukrainian troops. On the Bessarabia front, the occupiers are spreading misinformation about the threat from Ukraine to the population of the Transnistrian region of the Republic of Moldova. On the Volyn and Polissia fronts, units of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus continue to perform tasks to strengthen the section of the Ukrainian-Belarusian border in the Brest and Gomel regions. The possibility of provocations in the border areas are not excluded. There is a threat of launching missile and bomb strikes on military and civilian infrastructure in Ukraine by Russian army. According to available information, Russian Iskander-M anti-aircraft missiles are still deployed in the territory of the Republic of Belarus, and some aviation units of the Russian Air and Space Forces are still based at certain airfields. On the Siverskyi front, the Russian army continues artillery shelling of units of Ukrainian troops and infrastructure in the border areas of Ukraine with the Russian Federation. The Russian occupiers are launching missile and bomb attacks and artillery shelling of civilian infrastructure and residential areas in the settlements of Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Luhansk and Kharkiv regions. The invaders also continue to illegally detain Ukrainian citizens and torture them.