The Russian army command is deploying more “volunteers” to participate in the invasion of Ukraine.
This is according to the Ukrainian army General Staffreports Ukrinform.
“Almost a battalion of 400 men was formed in the Leningrad region. It consists exclusively of servicemen with combat experience. They were sent to Ukraine to reinforce one of the units of the 42nd motorized rifle division of the 8th Military Army,” the report said.
The operational update adds that the Russians are launching more missile and bomb strikes on civilian infrastructure in the Kharkiv and Zaporizhia regions, and actively conducting aerial reconnaissance.
Russia has also raised the so-called “terrorist threat level” to yellow in areas bordering Ukraine – until April 26. This decision is probably aimed at organizing the relocation of military equipment, weapons and personnel from these areas to Ukraine.
In the direction of Siversky, separate Russian military units could remain in place in the border areas of the Kursk region to contain the Ukrainian defense forces.
Partial siege and artillery shelling of Kharkiv continues. In some temporarily occupied territories, the enemy tries to form units of the so-called “people’s militia”.
In the Donetsk and Tavriya directions, the Russians conducted more airstrikes on Mariupol. The enemy launches an assault mission near the Azovstal metallurgical complex and the local seaport.
In the southern direction of Buh, the enemy tries to seize individual settlements, without success.
Over the past 24 hours, Ukrainian defenders have repelled six enemy attacks, destroyed two enemy vehicles and three artillery systems in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
Ukrainian Air Force shot down Russian Su-25 fighter jet (NATO: Frogfoot).
The enemy greatly reduced the use of aircraft due to adverse weather conditions.