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MOS English Team – Sarahyy
As of May 12, there were no major incidents in Kiev and Northeastern Ukraine.
In Kharkiv, Russian forces shifted to a defensive position to prevent Ukrainian forces from advancing further north to the Russian border. The Ukrainian General Staff reported that Russian units, including the 6th and 41st Army units, are conducting reconnaissance of Ukrainian positions in the area to prevent Ukrainian soldiers from further advances.
In the Southern Kharkiv, Donetsk and Luhansk regions on May 11, Russian troops opened fire on Ukrainian positions around Izium, but made no progress. Instead, a Russian Ka-52 helicopter was allegedly shot down near the region. The Ukrainian General Staff stated that the Russian airborne troops, the 1st Guards Tank Division, and the ground forces focused on causing fire damage to the Ukrainian forces around Izium. But due to the Ukrainians’ successful defense, the Russian forces around Izium had to shift to a defensive position. On the same day, the Russian army continued its ground attack westward in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions in an attempt to encircle the Rubizhne, North Donetsk, and Lysychask areas and engaged in a fierce exchange of fire with the Ukrainian troops. In addition, the Russian troops advanced along the M03 highway to Atem,* located about 50 kilometers southeast of Sloviansk. Analysis showed that movement of the Russian forces toward Atem is likely to gain access to the M03 highway and continues to advance northwest to Sloviansk.
Mariupol is still a focus of the Russian military. On May 11, supported by air and artillery shelling, the Russian army continued its ground attack on the Azovstal Iron and Steel Works. It has launched 38 airstrikes and four strategic bombings in the last 24 hours.
As for the Southern Front, Russian forces continue bombardment without making any confirmed progress. The British Ministry of Defense said that Russian forces are likely to enhance their presence on Snake Island, off the coast of Odessa to increase access to the northwest Black Sea. Tensions remain in the Dniester region, but no real change.
Note: *I am not sure the name of the town is Atem. Can’t find it anywhere online.
Proofread/Edited by:Mr. Potato
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