Operational information as of 06.00 03.06.2022 on the Russian invasion, – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

The enemy, losing losses, makes constant attempts to evade direct fire contact with our troops. The grouping of the joint forces is conducting a defense operation in the eastern part of the Donetsk operational area. The main efforts are focused on the defense of the city of Mariupol and inflicting fire damage on superior enemy forces.

Other groups are conducting a defensive operation and are conducting defensive battles in the Slobozhansky and eastern parts of the Tauride directions. In particular, the divisions of the DShU of the Armed Forces of Ukraine stopped the enemy columns, which were trying to advance towards the Dnipropetrovsk region from the direction of Balakleya.

In the Seversk region, an operation is being carried out to defend the city of Chernigov. In the Volyn direction, measures are being taken to prepare the entire defense zone in a certain operational zone along the state border of Ukraine. In the coastal direction, the defense of basing points, seaports on the Black Sea is carried out. In the Nikolaev region, a significant amount of armored and automotive vehicles of the enemy was captured.

The grouping of the Air Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine concentrated its efforts on repelling enemy air and missile strikes, air defense cover of important (critical) objects of Ukraine and groupings of troops. At the moment, the losses of aviation equipment of the Russian occupation forces amount to 88 aircraft and helicopters.

Some enemy pilots who ejected and survived were found by Ukrainian soldiers. They have received medical attention and are already testifying about the Putin regime’s crimes against humanity. The enemy is trying not to lose his offensive potential, but in the current situation he suffers heavy losses in weapons, technology and personnel.

Due to the resistance of the entire Ukrainian people, the enemy is demoralized. The reserves of the Russian occupiers, coming to resupply units, have an extremely low moral and psychological state due to awareness of the real state of affairs.