Russian troops continue to conduct offensive operations in the Eastern Operational Zone to establish full control over the territory of Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson regions and maintain the land corridor with the temporarily occupied Crimea.

This is stated in the latest report of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine as of 06:00, May 12, released on Facebook.

In Volyn, Polissya, and Siversky directions, certain units of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus continue to guard the Ukrainian-Belarusian border in Brest and Gomel regions. There is still a threat of missile and bomb strikes on Ukrainian objects from the territory of Belarus.

The reinforced units of the FSB border service and the units of the Russian armed forces are on duty at the crossing points and in the border areas of Russia’s Bryansk and Kursk regions. In addition, Russian troops fired artillery on the settlements in Horodnia district of Chernihiv region and launched an airstrike on a settlement in Shostka district of Sumy region.

In Slobozhansky direction, the enemy regroups its troops to prevent the further advance of the Armed Forces of Ukraine towards the state border of Ukraine. In the areas north of Kharkiv, the enemy fires artillery on Ukrainian troops to inflict losses on manpower, weapons, and military equipment.

In Slovyansk direction, the enemy regroups its troops to resume the offensive on Barvinkove and Slovyansk. To strengthen the advanced units, the enemy redeployed a battalion tactical group.

In order to replenish the units that suffered casualties and provide logistical support to the group, the enemy redeployed about 300 units of weapons and military equipment to the area.

In Donetsk direction, the enemy units try to build on the offensive operations in Lyman, Sievierodonetsk, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Kurakhove directions. The main task remains to establish full control over Rubizhne, capture Lyman and Sievierodonetsk.

In Lyman direction, the enemy leapt the Siversky Donets River to send in the main forces and conduct an offensive. The invaders assault the direction of Zelena Dolyna and Novoselivka. Fighting is ongoing.

To overcome the water barrier, the aggressor redeployed the pontoon-bridge equipment from the territory of the Russian Federation in the direction of Kreminna.

In Sievierodonetsk direction, the enemy advances towards Kudriashivka, Sievierodonetsk with partial success.

In Bakhmut direction, the enemy assaults Pervomaysk and Komyshuvakha. Fighting is ongoing.

In Avdiivka direction, the enemy assaults Novobakhmutivka and Novokalynove.

In Kurakhove direction, the enemy advances in the directions of Stepne – Novomykhailivka, Slavne – Novomykhailivka, and Oleksandrivka – Marinka. Fighting is ongoing.

In Mariupol, the main efforts of Russian invaders are focused on blocking and trying to eliminate the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the area of ​​the Azovstal steelworks. The enemy does not stop inflicting airstrikes.

In Zaporizhzhia direction, the enemy fired heavy artillery and MLRS on Ukrainian units.

In the Southern Buh and Tavriysky directions, the enemy tries to improve its tactical position.

In Mykolayiv and Kryvyi Rih directions, the enemy continues artillery shelling of Ukrainian positions. In order to detect changes in the positions of Ukraine’s Defense Forces, the enemy conducts air reconnaissance, including with the use of UAVs.

In Mykolayiv direction, in the area of Nova Kakhovka, the enemy gets ready to set pontoon-bridge crossings.

In Tavriysky direction, Russian troops replenished their stocks and conducted demonstrational activities to restrain the actions of Ukrainian troops.

The situation in the Bessarabsky direction has not changed significantly.

In the territory of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, the Ukrainian defenders repulsed nine enemy attacks, destroyed eight enemy tanks, six armored personnel vehicles, five vehicles, and one anti-aircraft gun.

Ukraine’s air defense units shot down four Orlan-10 UAVs.

The enemy suffers losses in other directions as well.

On February 24, the Russian Federation launched a new phase of the war against Ukraine – a full-scale invasion. Russian invaders shell and bomb peaceful Ukrainian cities, towns, and villages, destroying infrastructure, torturing and killing civilians.