May 22, 2022. Daily briefing


On the night of the 22 of May, Russian troops launched missiles at the civil infrastructure of one of the villages in the oblast of Zaporizhzhya. According to the preliminary data, there are victims, rescue services are working there now, says the Regional Military Administration of Zaporizhzhya.


Russians were trying to break into the city of Severodonetsk, but were repulsed and retreated to their previous position, reports Serhii Haidai Regional Military Administration’s chairman

As a result of the shelling at least 26 civilian buildings were damaged in Luhansk oblast. In addition, the bridge span between Severodonetsk and Lysychansk situated near the railway station is ruined.


During the Gymnasiade, World School Sports Games, the Ukrainian national selection won 11 gold, 18 silver and 19 bronze medals.

Ukraine was represented by 93 participants in 17 sports types, they were in the top ten at the competition among 63 countries.

The largest international sports competition for schoolchildren 16-18 years old took place from 15 till 22 of May in Normandy (France)


11 people got injured as a result of firing the city and oblast of Kharkiv, – reports the head of HOVA Oleh Synyehubov

5 civilians wounded due to the shelling of Saltivka. The occupiers fired Lozivskyi region, the town of Shevchenkove and Cuguivskyi region, we know about 3 persons wounded so far. There are other 3 persons wounded in the city of Dergachi.


Six people were killed and 10 others injured in the Donetsk Region overnight, police have said.

The occupants shelled 12 populated areas. More than 40 residential buildings, a school, a music school, an institute, enterprises, and life support facilities were damaged.


Ukraine needs the American multiple launch rocket systems, to unblock the Black Sea as well. – Head of the Office of the President Andrii Yermak.

Bargain with a country that has taken hundreds of millions of people hostage? We have a better idea: the world should agree on the transfer of MLRS systems and other necessary heavy weapons to Ukraine to unlock the Black Sea. The rest we’ll do ourselves.” – direct speech.


Mariupol: occupiers arranged tours in the destroyed Drama theatre. – reports advisor to the Mayor of Mariupol Petro Andryushchenko.

“There is no limit to the cynicism of the invaders. After clearing the rubble from the Drama Theatre and opening the square for free access, the invaders staged a “rally of volunteers” with red flags around the city. The final point was a tour inside the Drama Theatre. Real feasting on the bones.” – direct speech.


Russians shelled the community in Kharkiv with the cluster munitions and missiles from helicopters – says Head of Derhachi community Vyacheslav Zadorenko.

“Districts of Prochodivskyi, Kozacha Lopan, remain under occupation, a mayor part of Tokarivskyi district, the village Tsupivka of Prudianskyi district and Nove of Rusko-Lozivsky.” – direct speech.


Russian troops launched a rocket attack on Malyn in the Zhytomyr region.

The explosions were in Malyn. The information about this was confirmed to The Public by the city mayor of Malin.


Occupiers shelled the Mykolaiv region on May 21, and recorded 9 wounded. – Mykolaiv regional council on Facebook.

“Now it is the Bereznevatskaya and Shirokovskaya communities and the city of Mykolaiv that are getting the most damage. Once again residential houses have been destroyed. Fortunately, there are no children among the victims. – quote.


Russian missile shot down in the Kyiv region. – Kyiv regional military administration on Telegram

Attention. Today an enemy missile was shot down by the air defence forces over the Fastovsky district. Preliminarily – no casualties and destruction. The information is being clarified.” – quote.


Dnipropetrovsk region: the occupiers hit a rocket over the river. – Pavel Reznichenko, chairman of the Dnipropetrovsk OV in Telegram.

We have an “incoming” in the Pavlograd district. The rocket hit the Samara river. The occupiers have started “denazification” of Ukrainian fish…” – quote.


Russian occupiers have detained Dvorichanska village head Galina Turbaba and are not releasing her for four days. – Oleg Sinegubov, chairman of the Kharkiv OVA, said.

“Before she was detained by the Russians, she has been under, shall we say, arrest for four days. This is occupied territory.” – direct speech.


Russian troops have once again shelled the border areas of the Chernihiv region. – Operational Command North.

The enemy continues shelling the border areas of Chernihiv region. Today around 3:45 p.m. 6 “arrivals” were recorded from Russian territory near the village of Senkovka“. – quote.


Transnistria: the Russians wanted to rebuild a military airfield, but everything is stolen. – Head of the Odessa Regional State Administration (ORA) Maxim Markenko on Telegram.

“According to available information, the Russian contingent in Transnistria was tasked with restoring a military airfield and equipment in Tiraspol. But it seems that over the many years Russian troops have spent in Transnistria, all they’ve done is piss away what’s left of the military equipment and hardware. Therefore, it turned out that there is nothing and nothing to restore there. At the same time, according to the documents – all the spare parts are available“. – direct speech.


The occupants are trying to advance in the Bakhmut and Donetsk directions. – A summary of the AFU General Staff as of 18:00.

  • In the Donetsk direction, the enemy is trying to break through the defenses of the Ukrainian forces and reach the administrative borders of the Luhansk region.
  • In the Bakhmut direction, with the support of artillery, the occupiers attempted to improve the tactical position of their units. They fought near Toshkivka, Kamyshevakha, Tripillya and Vasylivka.
  • A decrease in the intensity of combat operations was recorded in Avdiivka, Kurakhivka, Novopavlivka and Zaporizhzhya directions. The enemy is regrouping to reinforce certain areas.
  • In the Severodonetsk direction, the enemy engaged in combat operations near the village of Prudovka. Kafir units also attempted an offensive to seize the village of Aleksandrovka, with no success.