Operative information on 06:00, May 24, 2022 from General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine regarding the Russian invasion.
Russian enemy does not stop conducting offensive operations in the Eastern Operational Zone. russian enemy is exerting intense fire along the entire line of contact and in the depths of the defense of our troops in the Donetsk, Slobozhansky and Pivdennobuzhsky operational areas. The greatest activity of hostilities is observed in the Donetsk operational district, namely near Lysychansk and Sievierodonetsk.
The threat of missile and air strikes on the objects of Ukraine from the territory of the republic of belarus is growing. The aggressor moved the division of 9K720 Iskander-M (SS-26 Stone) to the Brest region at a distance of up to 50 kilometers from the state border of Ukraine.
In the Siversky direction, russian enemy continues to take measures to strengthen the cover of the Ukrainian-russian border in the Bryansk and Kursk regions and to prevent the transfer of our troops to other directions. Engineering equipment of positions in the areas of the international automobile checkpoint "Pogar" and the settlement of Sluchovsk of Bryansk region is noted.
Russian enemy launched an airstrike on the positions of our troops in the area of the settlement of Bilopillya, Sumy oblast. In the Kharkiv direction, russian enemy group focuses its efforts on maintaining its positions and improving its tactical position. In particular, the enemy is carrying out assault operations in order to consolidate the western and northern outskirts of the village of Ternovo.
In the Donetsk direction, Russian enemy is focused on conducting an offensive operation to encircle the cities of Lysychansk and Sievierodonetsk, with subsequent access to the administrative border of Luhansk region.
In the Lyman direction, russian enemy's forcing of the Siversky Donets River on the Dronivka-Belogorovka section is not ruled out. To cover the forcing fire, russian invaders deployed units of jet and barrel artillery.
In the Sievierodonetsk direction, russian enemy, with the support of artillery, carried out assault operations in the directions of Toshkivka and Ustynivka. In the Bakhmut direction, russian enemy improved its tactical position in the area of Vasylivka.
In the Avdiivka, Kurakhiv and Novopavlivka directions, the enemy fired at our units with the use of artillery and aircraft. In the Kryvyi Rih and Mykolayiv directions, russian enemy does not stop artillery shelling of our troops' positions.
Russian enemy continues to use terror tactics against the Ukrainian civilian population in the occupied territories, and the socio-economic situation in south and east of Ukraine continues to deteriorate. Over the past 24hrs, sixteen enemy attacks have been repulsed in the Donetsk and Luhansk directions, eight tanks, twenty-two units of armoured combat vehicles and one enemy vehicle have been destroyed.
Aviation units of the Air Force and Air Defence of the Land Forces destroyed six UAVs, russian enemy cruise missile and thirty armored combat vehicles.