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Ukrainian General Staff: Russia tells soldiers they cannot be rotated until end of war

In the Kharkiv region, the occupiers are shutting down cellular communications, also residents of many villages are left without electricity and water.

Ukrainian General Staff: Russia tells soldiers they cannot be rotated until end of war

Soldiers of certain units of the russian Army, that participate in the war against Ukraine, received information from the command about the “impossibility of rotation” until the end of the so-called “special operation”.

This was reported in the General Staff of the Armed Forces.

In the Kharkiv direction, the invaders' units turned to the defense mode to slow down the pace of the offense of Ukrainian troops. Despite this, the Armed Forces were able to liberate from the occupiers another settlement of the region - the village Pytomnyk.

“In the vast majority of temporarily occupied territories of Kharkiv region, in order to prevent the transfer of information about the movement of the russian troops, the occupiers are suppressing the cellular network. Locals in many settlements remain without electricity and water”. - reported the General Staff of Ukraine.

The situation in other areas as of 18.00 on May 11 is as follows:

  • the biggest activity of the occupiers is observed in the Slobozhansk and Donetsk directions.

  • in Volyn and Polissya the enemy did not take active action. Military trainings involving reservists are being held in Brest and Grodno oblasts.

  • the threat of missile and air strikes from the territory of Belarus still remains.

  • in the northern direction in the regions bordering Ukraine, the enemy is increasing the air defense system.

  • in Donetsk, the occupiers are concentrating their efforts on gaining full control over Rubizhne and launching the attack in the direction of the Lyman.

“The enemy is trying to hold positions on the right bank of the Siversky Donets River. They are also continuing preparations for attacking the areas of Kurakhove and Novopavlivka”, the General Staff said.

  • in the Bakhmut direction, in preparation for the offensive, the russian army continues to shell artillery positions of Ukrainian troops in the areas of Svitlodarsk and Troiitske. The enemy stormed Orikhove and Toshkivka but was unsuccessful.

  • in Mariupol, the enemy's main efforts are focused on blocking and trying to destroy Ukrainian units in Azovstal. The occupiers inflict artillery and airstrikes.

  • in the Kryvyi Rih and Mykolayiv directions, the invaders fired at our units with artillery and mortars.

  • in the Black Sea and Azov maritime zones, russian ships continue to isolate combat and reconnaissance areas, provide support to ground forces in the coastal area, and block civilian shipping.

According to the Ukrainian command, the russian occupiers increased the intensity of air reconnaissance with the use of UAVs.

We are reminding, that the American Institute of War Studies reported with reference to sources in the russian army that in the Kharkiv region the Armed Forces pushed back russian troops at a distance of 10 km from the border.

Yesterday, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine announced that Ukrainian units in the region had liberated Cherkasky Tyshky, Rusky Tyshky, Rubizhne, and Bayrak from the occupiers.

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