Russian troops send additional artillery to the border areas of the Bryansk region to intensify the provocative bombardment of settlements in the Chernihiv region.
According to Ukrinform, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said so in a war update posted on Facebook.
At 06:00 on May 13, Russian troops did not cease their offensive operations in the eastern operational zone with the aim of establishing full control over the Donetsk, Luhansk and Kherson regions and maintaining a land corridor between these regions and temporarily occupied Crimea. .
At the same time, the enemy maintains tension in the Transdniestrian region of the Republic of Moldova and in the Republic of Belarus.
The enemy was not active in the regions of Volyn and Polissia. The main efforts of the Belarusian armed forces were focused on covering the state border in the Brest and Gomel regions.
In the direction of Sivershchyna, measures are being taken to strengthen the protection of the Ukrainian-Russian border in the Bryansk and Kursk regions. According to the General Staff, the Russian forces are sending additional artillery units to the border areas of the Bryansk region to intensify the provocative shelling of settlements in the Chernihiv region, located near the state border of the ‘Ukraine.
In the Slobozhanshchyna area, the enemy is taking steps to regroup, replenish reserves of ammunition and fuel to restore offensive capabilities.
The enemy did not conduct offensive operations in the direction of Kharkiv. The main efforts were concentrated on preventing the advance of Ukrainian troops towards the settlement of Vesele.
In the Voronezh and Belgorod regions, the increased terrorist threat level has been extended until May 25, 2022.
In the direction of Donetsk, the enemy continues to focus their efforts on establishing full control over the Rubizhne settlement.
In the direction of Lyman, enemy units attempted to dig outside the settlement of Oleksandrivka.
In the direction of Bakhmut, the occupiers carried out assault operations towards the settlement of Orikhove and outside Komyshuvakha, although they were unsuccessful.
In the direction of Kurakhove, the enemy carried out offensive operations towards the settlement of Marinka.
The invaders continued to launch artillery and airstrikes on Mariupol, concentrating their efforts on blocking Ukrainian troops near the Azovstal factory. In order to establish full control over the city and suppress the resistance of the Ukrainian defenders, the enemy uses strategic aircraft. Due to the evacuation of local residents, the enemy will increase attacks in the near future.
In the Novopavlivka and Zaporizhzhia directions, the enemy shelled Ukrainian positions with artillery along the entire line and carried out aerial reconnaissance using drones.
In the southern direction of Buh, the invading units did not conduct active hostilities, firing at Ukrainian units with artillery and mortars outside the settlements of Oleksandrivka, Tavriiske, Kotliareve, Hannivka and Osokorivka.