22 May: Russians semi-encircled in Bakhmut, Zelenskyi about the G7 summit results

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Situation summary of the war in Ukraine by region for Friday, May 22, 2023.
Illustrated Photo / Photo: Zelensky’s Official Telegram Channel

Illustrated Photo / Photo: Zelensky’s Official Telegram Channel

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By Pavlo Vitenko

Summary by regions

Luhansk Region

Yesterday the Russians carried out an airstrike on Nevske. Stelmakhivka, Makiivka, Nevske, and Bilohorivka were subjected to enemy artillery fire during the past day.

During the day, the enemy fired 96 rounds (416 shells).

In Severodonetsk, the occupiers made people’s lives difficult to a critical level. Total control of the roofs of high-rise buildings, from where civilians could make phone calls and fines for such «violations» were introduced.

Donetsk Region

The Russians carried out 25 strikes on 13 settlements of the region: Avdiivka, Kurakhove, Slovyansk, Toretsk, Chasiv Yar, Hostre village, New York village, Ocheretyne village, Yampil village, Bohoyavlenka village, Vovchenka village, Vremivka village, Heorhiivka. 32 residential buildings (including 7 multi-apartment buildings), power lines, a boarding school building, BTI administration building, a radar station, a boiler house, 3 civilian cars, and 7 utility buildings were damaged.

2 dead, 6 wounded in the region in a day.

Sumy Region

At night and in the morning, the enemy launched 2 mortar attacks. 6 explosions were recorded. Shalyhyne community: the Russians fired mortars at the territory of the community.

Hlukhiv community – 2 private residential buildings and a power line were damaged by mortar shelling.

Yesterday, during the day, the Russians carried out 11 shellings. Recorded (32 explosions). Bilopillia, Myropillia, Krasnopillia, Seredyno-Buda, Esman, Shalyhyne, and Hlukhiv communities came under fire.

In the Seredyno-Buda community, 2 private residential buildings were damaged by artillery shelling. Myropillia community: artillery shelling was carried out, and a private residential construction was damaged.

Kharkiv Region

In the Slobozhansk direction, the invaders shelled the settlements of Udy, Hraniv, Zelene, Staritsa, Ohirtseve, Hatyshche, Pletenivka, Vovchansk, Nesterne, and Budarky with mortars and artillery.

In the Kupiansk direction, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the area of Masyutivka. Kamianka, Kolodyazne, Krasne Pershe, Petro-Ivanivka, Fiholivka, Novomlynsk, Zapadne, Monachynivka, Masyutivka, Tabaivka, and Berestovka came under artillery and mortar attacks.

During the day, the enemy shelled the city of Vovchansk, Chuhuiv district. 6 residential buildings and commercial buildings were damaged.

As a result of enemy artillery shelling, 2 houses, and a bus were damaged in the village of Kozacha Lopan, Kharkiv district.

The enemy launched a rocket attack on the village. Tsyrkuny, previously – S-300. A private residential building was destroyed, and the second rocket hit the ground. A civilian man was injured and hospitalized.

In the village, A 61-year-old man blew himself up in his own yard with an unknown munition in Kamianka, Izyum district. Hospitalized with an injury.

Dnipropetrovsk Region

This night, air defense forces destroyed 4 enemy missiles and 18 Shaheds

A 27-year-old man was injured in the Dnipro district due to a rocket attack. He is in the hospital in a moderate condition. Several buildings were damaged, there were fires that have already been extinguished. More than 10 trucks and cars, 25 private cars, and 2 buses were destroyed. A private enterprise in Dnipro was also hit. There, 3 buildings were mutilated.

A UAV crashed in the Ilarionove community of the Synelnykove district. Debris of the rocket was also found there. 7 people were injured. Women aged 52 and 70 are in the hospital. 3 private houses and 9 apartment buildings, kindergartens, shops and administrative buildings were affected. 6 cars were gutted.

The survey of the territory is ongoing.

Yesterday, the enemy attacked the Myrove community of the Nikopol district. Attacked with heavy artillery, firing more than four dozen shells. A kamikaze drone also took aim.

A private house was destroyed, another 6 were damaged. Gutted cars and outbuildings. a post office, a cultural institution, an agricultural enterprise and a dispensary were mutilated. The aggressor also hit the Mezhove community of the Synelnykove district. There were no deaths or injuries.

Zaporizhzhia Region

The enemy continued to hit the civilian infrastructure of the region: 75 shellings per day on 16 settlements. The Russians hit Novodanylivka with aircraft, attacked Stepove twice with UAVs, Gulyaipole, and Preobrazhenka with anti-aircraft guns, and fired 70 artillery shells at Novoandriivka, Mala Tokmachka, Chervone, Malynivka, Stepove, and Kamianska. There is the destruction of private houses, farm buildings, and damage to cars. Fortunately, no one was hurt.

Mykolayiv Region

according to the data of the Operational Command «Pivden» this morning, 6 enemy attack UAVs were destroyed by the forces and means of air defense of the «Pivden» air command.

This morning, the enemy carried out artillery bombardment of the water area of Ochakiv community There were no injuries or damage.

Yesterday afternoon, the enemy carried out artillery strikes on the town of Ochakiv and the coastal strip of the Ochakiv community, as a result of which residential buildings, a car were damaged and partially destroyed, and the gas network was damaged by debris. There are no casualties.

Kherson Region

During the day, the enemy launched 57 shellings (318 shells) in the region, of which the enemy fired 4 shells (22 shells) at the city of Kherson.

The Russians targeted the districts of 27 settlements of the region, as well as the objects of social and critical infrastructure of the Beryslav district. The Russian army killed a civilian resident of Kozatske village. The enemy targeted a residential building, as a result of which a 55-year-old man received non-life-threatening injuries.

The enemy continues to hit Stanislav. As a result of a night strike by guided aerial bombs, 12 houses, a cultural center, a shop and two other civilian buildings were damaged in the village. Fortunately, civilians were not harmed.

In just one day, one person died due to Russian aggression.

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The President of Ukraine summarized his visit to Japan in his evening address.

In Japan, in Hiroshima, Ukraine was a truly honorable participant in the work of the Group of Seven, and the Ukrainian theme was central.

President Volodymyr Zelensky stated this in his address on May 21.

«On Friday – the League of Arab States. Saturday and Sunday – the G7 plus Ukraine and an even more expanded format – seven plus partners, including the Global South, plus Ukraine. Intensely. The world hears our position. Protection and security guarantees, the return of all our territories, of all our people, justice, the implementation of our peace formula... We have an understanding with the majority of the world on every important point for Ukraine. And together we will increase Ukrainian potential,» - Zelenskyi said.

According to him, on May 21 in Hiroshima, Ukraine was a truly honorable participant in the work of the Group of Seven. The Ukrainian theme was central. 

Zelenskyi separately reported on the results of negotiations with the U.S. President Joe Biden.

«Meeting with President Biden – as always, we become stronger after such negotiations. Meeting with the leader of Indonesia – meaningful. Meeting with the President of the Republic of Korea – there is potential for a strong relationship. Meeting with the Prime Minister of Canada Trudeau – thank you, Justin. «I talked with the leaders of Vietnam and Australia. We talked separately and in detail with the Prime Minister of Japan – we will strengthen cooperation,» the President of Ukraine reported on the results.

By Pavlo Vitenko, Ukrainian Freedom News

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