War In Ukraine Day 55: 'Tactical Pause' Ended. Russian Forces Gain More Territories In Donbass (18+)

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On April 18, the AFU Basic Workers claimed the start of the second part of the Russia’s army operation in Ukraine. On April nineteenth, the Russian International Minister confirmed that one other stage was launched. In flip, the Russian Ministry of Protection has not made any statements about this.Nevertheless, it’s too early to assert the start of the huge Russian offensive within the Donbass area.

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Fierce clashes has been happening on the entrance traces for the reason that launch of the Russian army operations. Essentially the most just lately, Russian forces have elevated strikes on the Ukrainian army services. Russian, L/DPR artillery is closely pounding the AFU positions as nicely. For the time being, it’s seemingly the stage of offensive reconnaissance within the Donbass area.

Russia has launched small offensive operations close to Donetsk and Izyum on the eve of a larger-scale offensive all through the Donbas. In response to the Pentagon, over the previous day, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation has transferred two battalion activity teams to Ukraine and their switch from the territory of Belarus nonetheless continues.

War In Ukraine Day 55: 'Tactical Pause' Ended. Russian Forces Gain More Territories In Donbass (18+)

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One of many predominant instructions of the Russian offensive is the north of the Donbass area.

Within the space of Izyum, Russian troops are advancing in the direction of Slavyansk and Kramatorsk from the north and northwest. There are additionally heavy battles within the course of Barvenkovo. The AFU are slowly retreating amid fierce clashes. In response to preliminary info, the AFU had been pushed out the village of Suligovka. Battles had been reported within the space of Novaya Dmitrievka within the course of Barvenkovo and Dolgenkoe positioned on the highway to Slavyansk.

The Armed Forces of Ukraine reportedly ready one other counterattack on Russian forces close to Izyum. Nevertheless, the assault was thwarted by Russian reconnaissance teams. On account of the combating, 4 Ukrainian tanks had been destroyed.

Russian forces have just lately secured the areas north of Lozovoe, the place entrance traces had been pushed in the direction of Peski-Radkovskie.


One other necessary course within the space, the place Russian forces have just lately claimed successful, is the advance towards the city of Liman from the north-east. On April 19, LPR officers confirmed management over the village of Kremenaya. In response to some experiences, the village of Torskoye was taken underneath the LPR management.

The mop up operations proceed within the villages.


Preventing continues within the south of Rubezhnoye and on the suburbs of Severodonetsk. No progress by any facet was reported in Popasnaya the place the AFU preserve management over the west and north of the city.

On the Donetsk entrance traces, no advances had been reported on April 19. Heavy artillery clashes proceed from Popasnaya to Maryinka, the place the DPR items are slowly pushing the AFU from their positions to the south of the village.

Within the south of the Donbass area, within the space of Velikaya Novoselka, Russian troops have reportedly blocked the village from the west and entered the village of Vremyovka positioned on the outskirts of the city.

Russian and AFU positions close to Kharkov stay unchanged. The state of affairs in southern Ukraine additionally stays secure. Within the Kherson and Mykolaiv areas, the primary entrance line run alongside Alexandrovka — Snigirevka — Velikaya Alexandrovka space. On the similar time, the AFU positions within the Mykolaiv area are closely pounded by Russian missiles.


One of many predominant battlefields in Ukraine is town of Mariupol. Whereas the mop up operation within the Primorskiy district reached the ultimate stage, the main assault on the Azovstal plant was launched.

Nevertheless, the offensive of the Russian and DPR Particular Forces is interrupted by the ceasefire regime proclaimed by the Russian Ministry of Defence.

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On April 19, the Azov militants and overseas mercenaries within the Azovstal had been assured the safety in the event that they lay down their weapons and give up from the power. The measures had been additionally taken with a view to give them the final probability to let civilians go away the services if there are nonetheless some taken in hostage.


Nobody left the Azovstal. Instantly after the top of the ceasefire regime, shelling on the services resumed. In the meantime, Russian and DPR assault teams have moped up the residential space alongside the Taganrog Avenue, residential advanced 1st quarter, microdistrict sixth part in Mariupol. Ukrainians had been compelled out of the commercial improvement east of the Unity Avenue. Clashes escape on the Pobedy Avenue proper close to the doorway of the Azovstal plant and in industrial buildings close by.

The pause in hostilities allowed to evacuate 140 civilians from the buildings positioned close to the Azovstal. They confirmed that there have been nonetheless civilians left within the space, hiding within the basements.


Because of this, the Russian Ministry of Defence claimed one other ceasefire on April 20, with the identical situations.

There are nonetheless doubts if there are any civilians held hostage within the basements of the Azovstal. Sadly, plainly the Azov militants and the Kiev regime will not be prepared to allow them to exit, as on this case they’d verify that the “merciless Russian invaders” secured humanitarian corridors and saved lives of Ukrainians, together with troopers. Kiev might solely revenue in case if the entire Azovstal is destroyed along with the remaining Nationalist and possibly civilians inside. Then, the Kiev regime may comply with its lies concerning the inhumane techniques of the Russian invaders.

On the similar time, such Russian concessions are at all times perceived as weak spot by the Kiev regime and inflict injury to the Russian troops on the battlefields.


Within the metropolis of Mariupol, our bodies of the Ukrainian troopers killed from behind had been found within the seaport space. The victims had papers claiming their willingness to give up on them. Thus, it was supposed that they had been killed by their comrades when attempting to give up.


Strikes with high-precision weapons on the Ukrainian army services didn’t cease.

In response to the Russian Defence Ministry, 2 strongholds within the Kalinovo-Popasnoye space and 6 areas of focus of manpower and tools of the Armed Forces of Ukraine within the areas of Mirnoye, Slavyansk and Popasnoye had been hit on April 19. Because of this, as much as 180 personnel and 15 armored automobiles had been destroyed. Close to the village of Barvenkovo, the launcher of the Buk-M1 anti-aircraft missile system was destroyed.