Ukraine Update: Offensive Operation In Eastern Operation Zone, Russian Forces Intensified Attacks Near Lzyum And Sloviansk, And Russian Forces Illegally Deport 40,000 Civilian

UKRAINE (April 19, 2022)— a Ukrainian commander on the frontline near Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, said their positions are being hit by Russian airstrikes and heavy artillery 14 hours a day. They are “desperate” for more help, he said, outgunned, and running low on ammunition,”  Christopher Miller, a journalist tweeted.

“Putin hasn’t canceled the task of destroying Ukraine as a state and destroying our political leadership,” Danilov added during a national telethon. “The war continues and will be difficult, much remains to be done to ensure our victory.”

War Update:

  • “Mariupol Mayor: Russian forces illegally deport 40,000 civilians from Mariupol. Mayor Vadym Boichenko said in an interview on Ukrainian television that the civilians have been “forcibly deported” to Russia or to Russian-controlled regions of Ukraine.”
  • For Russian forces both the mechanisms for robbing the occupied territories of the Kherson and Zaporizhia regions and the establishment of “trade turnover” between these territories and Crimea become extremely “attractive”, ABC reports.
  • “President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy has awarded the rank of Vice Admiral to Oleksiy Neizhpapa, Commander of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.”
  • President Zelenskyy held talks with Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic. Informed about the course of countering Russian aggression. Discussed the importance of increasing sanctions pressure on Russia. Thanked for supporting Ukraine’s movement to and for the important defensive assistance, Zelenskyy tweeted.
  • A Ukrainian army lieutenant on the frontline in Donetsk region reported to Christopher Miller that  “he and his soldiers are being hit as we speak with Russian howitzers, mortars, and MLRS “at the same time.” They endured a similar bombardment earlier today “plus two Su-25… and our day became hell.”

“President Zelensky, in a new public address, says Russia has begun the battle for the Donbas and concentrated a large part of its army there for an all-out offensive in eastern Ukraine.”

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