As of April 29, the situation on the frontlines in the region of Donbass remains relatively stable amid the continuation of Russian missile strikes on military infrastructure of Ukraine.
Russian forces and DPR units continue their siege on positions of the remnants of Kyiv’s forces hiding in the Azovstal indusrial area in Mariupol city.
Positional fighting and intense artillery strikes on positions of Kyiv’s forces continue in the areas of Ugledar, Mariinka, Krasnogorovka, Avdiivka around Donetsk city.
Meanwhile, LPR troops achieved another tactical success in their clashes with Kyiv’s troops in the area of Popasnaya to the south of the Severodonetsk-Lysichansk agglomeration. To the west of the agglomeration, around Liman, Russian-led forces advanced around settlements of Drobishevo and Stavki.
The active military actions are ongoing in the area of Izum in the south of Kharkiv Region. The advance of the Russian military towards Slavyansk there faced an attempt of Kyiv’s forces counter-attack. Nonetheless, according to reports, this attempt of Kyiv’s forces turned into a total failure. A grouping of pro-Kyiv troops involved in this attempt found itself surrounded Oskil Reservoir and is now being pounded by artillery and heavy weapons.
Media reports speculate that the number of Kyiv’s troops surrounded is up to 1,000. If these claims appear to be true, this will become another major blow to pro-Kyiv forces in the east of Ukraine.
Meanwhile, the Russian Defense Ministry released a new statement on the progress of its military operation in Ukraine.
According to the statement, a strike with long-range air-based weapons of destroyed the production buildings of the Artyom missile and space enterprise in Kyiv.
At the same time, a strike with sea-based Kalibr cruise missiles destroyed 3 traction power substations near Fastov, Krasnosyolka and Polonnoe railway hubs.
On top of this, the Russian Aerospace Forces launched a missile strike on 10 more Ukrainian military assets. The targets included 9 areas of manpower and military equipment concentration as well as an ammunition depot near Illichovka.
The Russian side says that recently its operational-tactical and army aviation hit 112 military assets of Ukraine. The targeted facilities included 2 command posts, 11 strong points, 95 areas of manpower and military equipment concentration, as well as 4 missile and artillery weapons depots in Pokrovskoe and Gorokhovskoe.
During the night, Russian missile troops have hit 13 strikes.
A Ukrainian Tochka-U missile launcher, from which a strike was launched against residential areas in Kherson city, has been identified and destroyed near Gorokhovskoe, Nikolaev Region.
In addition, 6 areas of Ukrainian manpower and military equipment concentration and 3 artillery batteries of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and a division of multiple rocket launchers of the Ukrainian Armed Forces were destroyed.
In the same period, Russian artillery units carried out 975 firing missions. The neutralised targets are 21 command posts, 69 strong points, 763 areas of manpower and military equipment, and 107 artillery positions. The attacks reportedly resulted in the elimination of more than 280 nationalists and up to 38 armoured and motor vehicles.
Meanwhile, Russian air defence means shot down 13 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles over Redkodub, Shiykovka, Nevskoe, Malaya Kamyshevakha, Stepnoy Yar, Petrovskoe, Zelenoe Pole, Bukovo, Panteleimonovka, Makeevka, Chernobaevka, including a Bayraktar-TB2 at the Russian-Ukrainian border near Novovodyannoe.
According to the Russian Defense Ministry, since the start of the operation Russian forces have destroyed 142 aircraft and 111 helicopters, 634 unmanned aerial vehicles, 278 anti-aircraft missile systems, 2,638 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 304 multiple launch rocket systems, 1,175 field artillery and mortars, as well as 2,467 units of special military vehicles of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
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