27 May: The Armed Forces seized the initiative, France called the attack on the hospital in Dnipro a war crime

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Situation summary of the war in Ukraine by region for Saturday, May 27, 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

The Russian military shelled Bilohorivka, Nevske, Dibrova, and Stelmakhivka during the past day.

The Russians carried out an airstrike and massive shelling of Bilohorivka.

During the day, the Russian army carried out 93 shellings (fired 413 shells) in the Luhansk region.

Donetsk Region

19 shellings were recorded in 10 settlements: Kurakhove, Avdiivka, Chasiv Yar, Kostyantynivka, New York, Vasyukivka, Torske, Karlivka, Ivanivka, Prechistivka. 13 residential buildings (six of them multi-apartment buildings), a cultural center, a vocational school, a railway track, a hospital, kindergartens, a cinema hall, a gym, housing and communal services, power lines were damaged.

In the Donetsk region, two people died and 5 were injured in one day.

Chernihiv Region

The enemy shelled the Novhorod-Siverskyi district three times with mortars during the day. In one of the villages, a building burned down, and another was damaged. No victims.

Sumy Region

During the night and in the morning, Russian troops carried out 9 shellings. 34 explosions were recorded. The communities of Nova Sloboda, Velyka Pysarivka, Hlukhiv, Shalyhyne, Myropillia, Bilopillia, and Krasnopillia came under fire.

Three households were damaged in the Nova Sloboda community. Three private residential buildings were damaged in the Hlukhiv community. Power lines were damaged in the Krasnopillia community.

Yesterday, during the day, the Russians carried out 11 shellings of Sumy Oblast. 58 explosions were recorded. Seredyno-Buda, Nova Sloboda, Velyka Pysarivka, Shalyhyne, Yunakiv, Myropillia, and Bilopillia communities came under fire. Recorded destruction of civil infrastructure facilities.

Kharkiv Region

The enemy shelled at least 23 settlements with artillery and mortars.

At night, Russian troops launched a rocket attack on the village of Lyptsi, Kharkiv district. The S-300 rocket hit the garden and damaged a private residential building. No victims.

In the village of Basove, Bohoduhiv district, two private houses were damaged as a result of mortar shelling.

As a result of shelling, four residential buildings and a power line were damaged in the town of Vilcha, Chuhuiv district.

Yesterday, the Russians fired on Vovchansk, Chuhuiv district, with anti-aircraft missiles. Private homes were damaged.

As a result of shelling, a private house was damaged in Kivsharivka village of Kupiansk district.

Dnipropetrovsk Region

In the evening and in the morning, the enemy fired artillery at the Marhanets community in the Nikopol district.

Saturday is a day of mourning in Dnipro for those who died as a result of yesterday’s Russian missile strike. Two people died. The fate of three people is still unknown. 32 people were injured, 13 of them are in hospital, five are in serious condition.

Zaporizhzhia Region

The invaders shelled 16 settlements, inflicted 108 strikes: 96 artillery shells on Gulyaipole, Novodanylivka, Novoandriivka, Stepnohirsk, Kamiankai, etc., six rocket-propelled grenade attacks on Gulyaipilske, Bilohirya, Temyrivka, UAV attacks on Stepovo, Olhivske, Malynivka, Chervone, missile strikes on the villages of Rizdvyanka and Lyubitske.

Two women were injured in Gulyaipole, and a 73-year-old woman died in Novodanylivka.

15 new destructions of civilian objects were recorded.

Mykolayiv Region

At night, the forces and means of air defense in the Mykolayiv region destroyed two enemy attack UAVs Shahed-131/136.

Yesterday afternoon, the enemy made artillery strikes on Ochakiv. The water area of the Ochakiv community was also under fire.

Kherson Region

The invaders carried out 45 shellings (fired 193 shells) during the day, including two mortar shells (5 shells) on Kherson. The Russian military targeted the areas of 21 settlements.

A 50-year-old man who was on the street during the shelling died in Kherson.

The enemy attacked warehouses in the village of Zmiivka of the Beryslav community, damaging buildings and agricultural machinery.

The RF troops shelled the village of Zolota Balka of the Beryslav district and targeted the area of the elevator, where the smoke occurred.

Another 57 people were evacuated from the territory of the Kherson region liberated from the Russians.

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«Their defense is quite weak»: an American general told about the counteroffensive of the Armed Forces

Petraeus emphasizes that the Armed Forces are well disciplined.

The former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, General David Petraeus, believes that the Ukrainian Armed Forces are sufficiently prepared to carry out a successful counteroffensive.

He said this during the 15th Kyiv Security Forum, «New Voice« reports.

He emphasizes that the Armed Forces are well disciplined, have effective command and control, and are equipped with modern weapons. What the occupiers cannot boast about. Petraeus emphasizes that the Russian army suffered huge losses during the war and did not have a normal opportunity to re-equip.

«Now the war is in a transition period. Russia’s winter offensive did not achieve its goal. They wanted to capture the entire territory of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. They managed to capture only part of Bakhmut. Now they are losing flanks there. Their defense is quite weak,» the American general adds.

He also mentioned the military failures of the Russian Federation near Kyiv, Kharkiv and Kherson. At the same time, he emphasized that the Russians achieved only modest goals that they set for themselves for the winter campaign.

«Instead, the Ukrainian army is forming additional brigades... The armored units mainly have Western weapons. And we all wanted and made efforts to have these weapons for counteroffensives,» David Petraeus emphasizes.

By Pavlo Vitenko, Ukrainian Freedom News

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