The summary of the 96th day of Russian invasion to Ukraine, as of 22:00 – 30th of May 2022 (Kyiv time).

Day summary:

Russian troops entered Sievierodonetsk and are advancing towards the city center. The situation is not as dire as it might sound. Ukrainian defense held much longer than previously expected and gave the defenders enough time to prepare defensive positions on the other side of Siverskyi river.

Ukrainian forces made a successful breakthrough in Kherson Oblast and liberated two settlements, putting Russian defenders at least under some pressure.

Kharkiv Frontline

includes the area of Kharkiv and Chuhuiv

mostly cloudy | ~26 °C

Shelling: Yakolivka, Odnorobivka, Udy, Prudianka, Pytomnyk, Borshchova, Cherkaski Tyshky, Rusky Tyshky, Petrivka, Peremoha, Ternova, Husarivka

Ukrainian staff reported shelling of Ukrainian positions at Borschova, indicating the Ukrainian forces liberated the town recently.

Siverskyi Donets

includes the area of Slovyansk, Kramatorsk and Bakhmut

partly sunny | ~26 °C

Shelling: Velyka Komyshuvakha, Virnopillya, Dovhenke, Bohorodychne, Svyatohirsk, Siverks, Ustynivka, Berestove, Soledar

The situation in the area of Dibrova and Ozerne remains complicated and unclear. Russian sources claim the Ukrainian troops retreated from both settlements, but Ukrainian side didn’t confirm it.

Russian troops have entered the northern and north-eastern outskirts of Sievierodonetsk and advanced deep into the city. There are some indications Ukrainian forces might have retreated from the city and nearby area to the other side of Siverskyi river, but we have to wait for confirmation. The fighting in the vicinity of Borovske and Ustynivka continues.

The enemy attacked Ukrainian positions near Volodomyrivka, Berestove and Komyshuvakha, all attacks were repelled.

In the area of Svitlodarsk Arc, Russian forces assaulted Ukrainian positions at Novoluhanske, but without success.

South-Eastern Front

includes Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia Oblast

partly sunny | ~29 °C

Donetsk Oblast

Shelling: Novomykhailivka, Krasnohorivka, Pisky, Avdiivka

Russian troops launched an attack in the direction of Kamyanka and Vesele. The attempt was unsuccessful and the enemy retreated.

Zaporizhzhia Oblast

Shelling: Orikhiv, Huliaipole

There was no change on the ground in Zaporizhzhia Oblast.

Kherson Frontline

includes the vicinity of Kherson and Mykolaiv

partly sunny | ~28 °C

Mykolaiv Oblast

Shelling: Zorya, Partyzanske

There was no change on the ground in Mykolaiv Oblast.

Kherson Oblast

Shelling: Trudoliubivka, Mala Shestirnya, Dobryanka, Knyazivka, Tokareve,  Posad Pokrovske

Ukrainian troops managed to break through Russian lines, liberate Davydiv Brid and push Russian forces to Kostromka. There are ongoing battles in the vicinity of Bilohirka and Adriivka. Russian army is reportedly moving reinforcements to the area.

In the northern part of Kherson Oblast, Ukrainian forces liberated Mykolaivka settlement.

Correction: All available information indicates Bila Krynytsia (Beryslav district) is in hand of Ukrainian troops since the beggining of May.

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Maps and article are based on the following sources:

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, official channels of Ukrainian regional administrations, Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), press released of Russian Army, DPR and LPR (taken with a grain of salt)

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