Armed Forces of Ukraine liberated a village in the Kharkiv region and held back the Russian Federations offensive – a summary of the General Staff
Katerina Tishchenko – April 28, 2022
The Ukrainian military resumed control over the settlement of Kutuzovka in Kharkiv Region, and also held back the enemy’s offensive in a number of directions. Source: Summary by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine as of 18:00 Quote: “Enemy units attempted to attack the positions of the Ukrainian Defence Forces in the directions of Brazhkovka and Dovgenkiy (Kharkiv Region – ed.). They did not succeed, suffered losses and retreated.
Also, the invaders unsuccessfully tried to take control of the main facilities of Velyka Kamyshevakha. The Ukrainian Defense Forces have restored control over the settlement of Kutuzovka, Kharkiv Region.” Details : The greatest enemy activity on Thursday has been observed in the Slobozhansky and Donetsk directions.
In the Slobozhansky direction, the enemy deployed up to 5 divisions of the Iskander-M OTRK on the territory of Belgorod Region. The enemy continues to regroup his forces. According to available information, the enemy brought a battalion tactical group of airborne troops to the territory of the Russian Federation to restore combat capability due to significant losses in personnel and military equipment.
In addition, the battalion tactical group from the units of the 29th Army of the Eastern Military District was moved from the territory of Belgorod Region of the Russian Federation to Kharkiv Region. The enemy continues aerial reconnaissance with unmanned aerial vehicles.
In the Donetsk and Tavrida directions, the enemy, in order to pin down Ukrainian troops and hold the previously occupied lines, fired at the positions of Ukrainian defenders using multiple rocket launchers and artillery along almost the entire line of confrontation. The enemy tried to completely capture Rubizhne, but had no success, suffered losses and retreated to previously occupied positions.
In the Kurakhovsky direction, the enemy unsuccessfully tried to advance in the directions of the settlements of Solodka and Novomykhailivka. The enemy continued to inflict air strikes on Mariupol. The main efforts were focused on blocking the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the area of ​​the Azovstal plant in order to prevent their breakthrough.
In the direction of Donetsk – Zaporizhzhia, the enemy carried out an offensive in the direction of the settlements of Neskuchne and Vremovka, but was not successful. He continues to strengthen the grouping of troops.
In the Yuzhnobuzhsky direction, an attempt at enemy assault operations in the areas of the settlements of Oleksandrivka, Tavrichesky, Ivanivka and Zagradivka was successfully repelled. No significant changes in enemy activity were recorded in the Volyn and Polissia directions. Enemy aviation continues to deliver missile and air strikes on targets in Ukraine from the territory of Belarus.
According to the available information, aviation units of the Russian Aerospace Forces continue to use the Baranovichi airfield. The air defence systems of Belarus continue to operate in an enhanced mode. In the Siversk direction, no signs of the formation of a grouping by the enemy to resume the offensive were found.
The occupiers are taking measures to strengthen the cover of certain sections of the border. Thus, additional units of the Russian National Guard have been deployed into the border zone in the direction of Chernihiv and Sumy Regions.
The General Staff also reports that the ships of the occupying fleet in the waters of the Black Sea and Azov Sea continue to launch missile strikes on the territory of Ukraine, carry out missions to isolate the combat area and conduct reconnaissance.