The russians are trying to capture Mariupol / photo REUTERS

The main efforts of the russians are focused on the capture of Mariupol, the offensive in the Izyum area and attempts to break through the defenses in the Donetsk direction.

This was reported by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in operational information as of 18:00 on April 7.
“The enemy continues to prepare for the offensive in eastern Ukraine. The occupiers are regrouping troops in order to complete the formation of the offensive group. They are taking measures to increase the aviation component and control system, and continue to conduct reconnaissance”, – the statement reads.

It is noted that the main efforts of the enemy are focused on capturing the city of Mariupol, conducting an offensive near the city of Izyum and attempts to break through the defense in the Donetsk direction.

In the South Bug direction, the enemy is trying to prevent further advance of units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and to improve the tactical position of its units in some areas.

In the Volyn direction, there is a possibility of enemy missile strikes on military and civilian infrastructure from the territory of Belarus.

In the Polissya direction, the enemy did not take active action, the occupying forces deployed to the territory of Belarus are carrying out demonstration actions in order to prevent the transfer of units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine from this area to other areas.

Separate units of the russian occupiers from the Eastern Military District and the airborne forces of the russian Armed Forces, which are regaining combat readiness and regrouping in Belarus after leaving Ukraine, are likely to be sent to strengthen enemy troops in the Slobozhansky direction.

In the northern direction, the enemy completes the regrouping and restoration of combat capability of units of the Central Military District in certain areas of the Bryansk and Kursk regions. The possibility of further sending these units to other operational areas, including for combat operations in the Donetsk and Luhansk areas, is not ruled out.

In the Slobozhansky direction, the enemy is taking active measures to increase the command and control system in the interests of the offensive group of troops.

In the Kharkiv region, up to five battalion tactical groups of the enemy continue to blockade the city and fire at it from multiple rocket launchers, artillery and mortars.

The occupiers held the city of Izyum, trying to continue the offensive in the direction of Slavyansk and Barvinkove.

In the Donetsk and Tavriya directions, the enemy continues to carry out fire and assault operations. Inflicts rocket and bomb strikes, conducts artillery fire on the civilian infrastructure of settlements. The port of Berdyansk is used by the occupiers to transfer weapons, military equipment and personnel.

In addition, the enemy has also intensified efforts in the Severodonetsk direction and is trying to continue the offensive in the areas of Donetsk, Novotoshkivske and Popasna.

The enemy also tried to launch an offensive in the areas of Marinka, Borivske and Solodke – the attempts were unsuccessful.

According to the General Staff, the occupiers will probably try to break through the defenses of our troops in the Severodonetsk, Avdiivka and Kurakhov districts in the near future.

The enemy fired artillery in the South Bug direction and used army aircraft in some areas. Here the enemy is trying to continue the offensive in the direction of the village of Alexandrovka.

Enemy naval groups in the Black and Azov Seas continue to carry out missile strikes on the territory of Ukraine, isolate the area of ​​hostilities and conduct reconnaissance.