The Russian-Ukrainian War of 2022 (News and battle updates only)

TruckDriver9

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Ukrainian response:

"Massive shelling of Donetsk by Ukrainian formations. April 28, 2023
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▪️ In the early morning in the western districts of Donetsk, a high activity of UAV drones was recorded. With the advent of drones, local authorities have urged residents to take refuge in safe places.
▪️ At about 11 a.m., the enemy began a massive shelling from the cannon and rocket artillery of the Voroshilovsky district. The shells completely destroyed several houses on Gorky Street, damaged four buildings on Chelyuskintsev Street and infrastructure in the Park of Forged Figures.
▪️ Later, Ukrainian formations attacked the Kievsky district. One of the ammunition hit a minibus on Universitetskaya Street: seven people were burned alive on the spot, including one child.
▪️ The Republican Trauma Center also came under fire, where the only MRI machine in the DPR was damaged. More than ten people were injured.
▪️ In total, over 15 residential buildings were damaged, as well as the Olimpiysky stadium.
▪️ According to the latest data, at least 9 people died, 19 more were injured.
▪️ The Ukrainian media, in their best traditions, called the incident “self-shelling”. This should not come as a surprise: such crazy statements are made on purpose and since 2014 have been an integral part of the actions of the Kiev authorities to completely dehumanize the inhabitants of Donbass in the eyes of the population of the regions under their control. And the morning strikes on the residential areas of Donetsk, along with the scattering of PFM-1 petal mines and AT2 anti-tank mines around the city, are just one of the manifestations of this policy."






 

TruckDriver9

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Soledar - 28.04.2023
soledar28042023.jpg"The situation in the Soledar direction by the end of April 28, 2023

▪️ In the north of Bakhmut, the Wagnerites have completely occupied the block along Oleg Koshevoy Street and continue to advance along the Oborony and Peremogi streets.
▪️ In the central parts of the city, the assault detachments of PMC Wagner continue to advance in the central part of the city. Intense clashes are going on in the garage cooperative, where the Armed Forces of Ukraine are trying to counterattack. .
▪️ To the south, Russian fighters entrenched themselves on the territory of the medical college and completely cleared the Bakhmut Industrial and Professional College on Chaikovsky Street.

▪️ Despite huge losses, the command of the Soledar tactical group of the Armed Forces of Ukraine gave the order to hold the city. The transfer of reinforcements to the combat area continues. Heavy fighting continues north of Khromove.
▪️ In Oleksijevo-Druzhkivka, active training of mobilized citizens, for the 10th Mountain Assault and 28th Mechanized brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, is underway under the guidance of Polish instructors. The forces of the 28th brigade must complete the replenishment by May 3, and the 10th brigade - by May 10.
▪️ Wounded are discharged ahead of schedule from hospitals in the occupied parts of the DPR, to be sent back to the units on the front line.
▪️ The reconnaissance unit "Oko" (Eye) of the 1st battalion "DaVinci Wolves" of the 67th Mechanized Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, equipped with a radio intelligence complex, has been deployed to Chasiv Yar.
▪️ During the participation in the battles, the 30th Mechanized Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine alone lost more than 50% of its personnel killed."


 
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TruckDriver9

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Donetsk - 29.04.2023

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"Battle for Avdiivka situation as of 16.00 /Moscow time/ April 29, 2023

▪️ To the north of Avdiivka, positional battles continue in the area from the H20 highway near Novobakhmutivka to the railway near Avdiivka itself. To strengthen their positions at Novokalynove, the Ukrainian command deployed additional units of the 35th Marine Brigade.
▪️ To the south, over the past few days assault detachments of the 1st battalion of the 53rd Mechanized Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine have twice tried to attack the positions of the Russian Armed Forces near Vodyane.
- First, a platoon of the 53rd Mechanized Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine tried to recapture the lost territories northeast of the settlement, from which the fighters of the RF Armed Forces knocked them out a couple of days ago. Russian troops repelled the attack.
- Later, a strike group on several tanks and infantry fighting vehicles tried to break through the defenses northwest of Vodyane, but the military personnel of the RF Armed Forces successfully repelled the attack and launched a counterattack.
- As a result, units of the RF Armed Forces destroyed two infantry fighting vehicles and one tank of the 53rd Mechanized Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, four people were injured. The remnants of the Ukrainian assault group retreated to their original lines."



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"Battle for Marinka situation by the end of April 29, 2023

▪️ Tank crews of the Southern Military District report that in the center of Marinka, Russian soldiers managed to break through the defenses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near the Druzhby Avenue and knock them out from two blocks along Polihrafichna and Kashtanova streets.
▪️ Only low-rise buildings in the western part of the city remained under the control of Ukrainian formations.
▪️ On the southern outskirts, Russian military personnel, supported by artillery, are storming the positions of the 79th Air Assault Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near the territories of Gorgaz and a wood processing enterprise.
▪️ Over the past few days the losses of the 79th Air Assault Brigadeof the Armed Forces of Ukraine amounted to 33 people killed. Reinforcements, as well as ammunition, were transferred from Zhytomyr to replenish them.
▪️ Ukrainian paratroopers are actively using small-sized quadcopters with a grenade drop system, as well as FPV drones to strike at Russian positions."
 
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TruckDriver9

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April 30 - Russian air strike at ukrainian logistics hub in Pavlograd







"According to the source of Readovka, after the night strike of the Russian Armed Forces on the railway junction of Pavlograd, eyewitnesses report a mass detonation of anti-aircraft missiles for the S-300 complex. According to our information, two divisions (up to 16 installations) of S-300P were destroyed. In addition, supply vehicles with reserve ammunition were hit."

"Ukrainian telegram channels Legitimny and ZeRada report that, in addition to ammunition, tanks with fuel, which is intended for refueling equipment, caught fire in Pavlograd.
According to their subscribers from Pavlograd, they ended up in the Pavlograd chemical plant. This is a strategic state enterprise for the production of explosives and rocket fuel. This explains such a strong blast wave through the city, from which windows flew out and ceilings collapsed."



 
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May 1 - night/early morning (local time) air raid all over ukraine.



"The Ukrainian media are reporting dozens of Russian ships, submarines and strategic bombers, which should launch a powerful volley of hundreds of missiles at targets on the territory of Ukraine any minute."

"The American RQ-4B Global Hawk and P-8A Poseidon are watching the expected strike and other military activity of the RF Armed Forces at this moment from the Romanian sky."

"The strategic aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces launched missiles at targets in Ukraine."




"In the Kharkov region, it is reported that enemy targets were hit in Volchansk, Kupyansk, as well as in the settlements of Bely Kolodez, Kolodeznoye, Kurilovka, Glushkovka."

"Explosions are heard in the occupied part of the Zaporozhye region."

"Kiev authorities recommend that residents of the city hide in the subway."

"Explosions in occupied Kherson."

"Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andrii Yermak asks not to post air defense work."

"Missiles going towards Kiev and Poltava regions."

"A group of missiles enters from the Sea of Azov. Other missiles go from Dnipro region towards Zaporozhye, Ukraine media reports."

"The first explosions sounded in the Dnepropetrovsk region. Apparently, the work of air defense."

"Explosions and air defense in the Sumy region."

"Explosions in the Dnepropetrovsk region."

"Rockets are also flying at Zapukra in the direction of Lvov."

"Explosions in Kiev region."

"Explosions are heard again in Pavlograd, Dnepropetrovsk region."

"Air Defense works in the Kiev region,reports regional military administration."


"Explosions are reported in the Sumy region."

"Explosions in Zaporozhye."

"More Explosions in Dnepropetrovsk."
"Explosions in the suburbs of Dnepropetrovsk."

"More explosions in Kiev."

"Arrivals in Zhitomir are also recorded."

"New explosions in Pavlograd."

"Arrival in Vinnitsia."

"Explosions in Shostka, Sumy region."

"Explosions are reported in Kharkov."

"Missiles flew to Western Ukraine. Arrival in Ivano-Frankovsk region."

"Repeated explosions in Kiev and Kharkov regions."

"Missiles over Khmelnytskyi."

"Several rocket waves to Kiev at once."

"Rockets are still flying over central Ukraine towards west."
 

Ember

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Energy infrastructure was also targeted in the strikes last night, with widespread power outages in the Kherson and Dnepropetrovsk regions. Districts of Kiev and Odessa were also allegedly affected.





With much precipitation forecast for May in the frontline territories, the upcoming Ukrainian counter-offensive could be adversely affected by continuing muddy conditions, if not delayed further.





Apocalyptic destruction.
'This is the situation with the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Bakhmut area.'





'In two days of fighting in Bakhmut, the Armed Forces of Ukraine lost control over the military unit / medical college and the private sector in the west of the city.

The main battles are unfolding for the main fortified area of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Bakhmut, apparently, part of the high-rise buildings are mined by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the undermining of which should stop the advance of the Russian army. There is information that Syrsky personally commands the defense of the city, and his task is at least - to keep Bakhmut at any cost until May 9th.'

Is May 9th the planned date for the Ukrainian counter-offensive?

 

TruckDriver9

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Quick update on mutual drone strikes on the night/early morning of May 3

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Russian drone strikes






Explosions were also reported in Kherson, Zaporozhye, and an unspecified "administrative building" was hit in Dnepropetrovsk.
 

TruckDriver9

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May 3 - southern front updates:

Kherson
Russian air strike (glide bombs) on accumulated manpower and equipment at a train station in Kherson.





Zaporozhye
Ukrainians launched a probing attack from Orikhiv in the direction of Polohy. The attack was repelled.


 

Ember

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Is Ukraine about to invade Transnistria?

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Ember

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Wagner PMC is leaving Bakhmut on the 10th due to an alleged lack of ammunition. Ramzan Kadyrov has said that the Chechen's will take over there. To be fair to Wagner, they have pretty much taken the city now and are due a rotation after such a long battle.

Prigozhin's angry video to Shoigu and Gerazimov, where he shows the dead bodies of Wagner's fighters and blames the generals for their deaths, was completely out of order. Kadyrov rightly criticizes him for it.







 
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