General Staff: Russia continues to train reserve soldiers, and deploys obsolete weapons.

Russia continues to train its reservists and to withdraw obsolete weapons and equipment from storage at their mobilisation deployment supply centres.

Source: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebook, information as of 06:00 on Saturday, 28 May

Details: Russian troops are mounting an offensive on the Donetsk front. They continue to fire and conduct missile strikes on units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces along the entire frontline. Operational-tactical and combat aircraft activity has intensified.

On the Lyman front, Russia continued bombardments using mortars and multiple rocket launchers in the area of Ozerne and Dibrova. Near Dibrova, Russian aircraft conducted air strikes. Russia is trying to gain a foothold near Lyman.

On the Sievierodonetsk front, artillery-supported Russian troops conducted an assault operation on the city of Sievierodonetsk, the village of Oskolonivka, and the town of Toshkivka. They were unsuccessful and were forced to retreat to their previously held positions.

Russian troops attempted to consolidate their hold on the Bakhmut front by advancing on the Ukrainian troops from the rear and disrupting their logistical and supply routes. Russian troops supported by mortars and artillery conducted offensive and assault operations around the villages of Nahirne, Vasylivka, Komyshuvakha, and Vidrodzhennia, but were unsuccessful and retreated.

On the Avdiivka front, Russian troops shelled civilian infrastructure in and around Novobakhmutivka, Novoselivka Druha, Vesele, Avdiivka, Pisky, and Krasnohorivka using artillery. They conducted air strikes on civilian infrastructure around Yakovlivka, Avdiivka, Vesele, and Kamianka.

There were no active combat operations on the Kurakhove front. Russian troops deployed jet and barrel artillery at their firing positions, and opened fire on the positions of Ukrainian troops and civilian infrastructure near Marinka, Myslyvske, and Pavlivka.

On the Novopavlivske and Zaporizhzhia fronts, Russian troops shelled civilian infrastructure around Vremivka, Poltava, Chervone, Huliaipole, Orikhiv, Kamianske, and other towns and villages. Russian aircraft were deployed near Olhivske.

The Ukrainian Armed Forces inflicted significant losses on Russian troops near the villages of Novopil and Novodarivka, pushing the Russians back and forcing them to retreat.

On the Pivdennyi Buh front, Russian occupation forces have focused their main efforts on maintaining their current positions and reinforcing fortifications on the third line of defence. An assault operation conducted by the Ukrainian Armed Forces inflicted losses on the Russian troops, forcing them to take up unfavourable defence positions.

On the Volyn and Polissia fronts, the Belarusian Armed Forces continue to reinforce their cover of the Belarusian-Ukrainian border. Units of Belarusian troops are supported by electronic warfare shunt groups operating along the entire Ukrainian border.

Reserve officers are being trained in Belarusian military academies in order to man the units of the Air Force and Air Defence Forces. An Iskander-M  mobile short range ballistic missile system division was deployed near the village of Luninets in Brest Oblast (Belarus). There is a threat of missile and air strikes on Ukraine from the territory of Belarus.

On the Siversk front, Russia is reinforcing its cover of the Ukrainian-Russian border in Bryansk and Kursk oblasts (Russia). There were no significant changes in the activity of the Russian troops on this front.

On the Slobozhansk front, Russian troops are firing on units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in order to hinder their advance towards the Ukrainian state border to the north and northeast of the city of Kharkiv. Russian forces are streamlining their logistical supplies and replenishing their losses.

Russian forces did not undertake active combat operations on the Kharkiv front. They shelled civilian infrastructure in and around Ternova, Prudianka, Ruski Tyshky, Kutuzivka, Varvarivka, Petrivka, Mykhailivka, Korobochkino, and other towns and villages. Russian troops planted mines along the possible routes of the Ukrainian defence forces.

On the Sloviansk front, Russian forces also did not undertake active combat operations, but they have intensified their reconnaissance operations. Russia’s main efforts on this front are focused on holding its current positions, replenishing losses and supplies, and creating favourable conditions to resume their offensive. Russian troops shelled civilian infrastructure in and around Studenok, Sviatohirsk, Bohorodychne, Karnaukhivka, and Virnopillia using artillery. Russian combat aircraft conducted airstrikes on the village of Dovhenke. 

Russian troops attempted to mount an artillery-supported assault on the village of Pasika, but were unsuccessful and retreated.

Fighting continues. The Russian occupation forces shelled civilian infrastructure in and around the villages of Osokorivka, Novovorontsovka, Blahodatne, Zoria, and Tavriiske. They continued to reinforce their air defence system on the Kryvyi Rih front. In order to replenish its losses, Russia is deploying obsolete T-62 tanks.

On the Donetsk and Luhansk fronts, the Ukrainian Armed Forces repelled eight Russian attacks and destroyed five tanks, 10 armoured combat vehicles, and four motor vehicles over the past 24 hours. Ukrainian Air Defence Forces destroyed one Orlan-10 UAV.

The Ukrainian Armed Forces also neutralised a Russian tactical company group, including equipment and personnel. In Kharkiv Oblast, the Ukrainian assault troops shot down a K-52 combat helicopter.

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