The Ukrainian military has thwarted nine attempts by the occupiers to cross the Siversky Donets River in the Luhansk region, and the government has said it has an action plan to address the problem of fuel shortages. Here is what you may have missed from the previous night.
New successes of the Armed Forces
The servicemen of 80th Separate Air Assault Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine have already thwarted nine attempts by Russian occupation forces to cross the Siversky Donets River in the Luhansk region. During this time, Ukrainian fighters destroyed an entire battalion-tactical group of invaders. In particular, near Bilohorivka, the Armed Forces have already smashed 90 units of Russian heavy equipment.
In addition, the Ukrainian military from the East group fired on the advanced command post of the 1st Separate Motor Rifle Brigade of the self-proclaimed "DPR". The Joint Forces grouping reports that it continues to conduct defense operations on the Donetsk and Luhansk axes. As of the evening of May 13, the situation in Donbas is difficult, but remains under control.
Liberation of Ukrainian towns and villages
President Volodymyr Zelensky said that as of May 13, Ukraine had already deoccupied 1,015 settlements, including six in the previous day. According to the President, electricity, water supply, communications, transport and social services are being restored in the liberated settlements.
Fighting fuel shortages
Economy Minister Yulia Svyrydenko said Ukraine would receive up to 360,000 tons of fuel by the end of May. The ministry has an action plan to address the problem of fuel shortages.
According to her, in order to overcome the fuel shortage, the Ministry of Economy held talks with the main fuel suppliers in the EU and the leadership of neighboring countries. Svyrydenko reported that the supply of fuel by rail and river transport increased five-fold, while road transport by 15 times.
Threat from the Black Sea
The Krym.Realii project reported that all six functitioning submarines of the Russian Black Sea Fleet had gone to sea, from which the occupiers could attack Ukraine with missiles. These submarines can travel up to 7,500 miles and have a range of 45 days. In addition to mine and torpedo weapons, submarines each carry four Kalibr cruise missiles.
Other important news
- Riga City Council decided to dismantle the monument to "Soviet liberators". After the vote, about 200 people gathered in the city center to oppose the removal of the sculpture. Police detained seven people, including the leader of the Russian Union of Latvia and MEP Tatiana Zhdanok.
- On May 13, the Croatian parliament approved a law providing for the introduction of the euro in the country from January 1, 2023. After the introduction of the European currency, the country will have a transition period of several months, during which people will be able to use two currencies — the euro and the Croatian kuna.
- The Ukrainian military has killed 6,000 occupiers in Mariupol since February 24, despite the quantitative and qualitative advantage of Russian troops. This was announced by Deputy Commander of the Azov Regiment Svyatoslav Palamar.
- Ukraine's military leadership and volunteers from the InformNapalm international intelligence community have created two decks of cards with Russian war criminals, as well as politicians and propagandists.
- In Borodyanka, Kyiv region, a temporary modular town should be opened in the near future for people who lost their homes due to the fighting.