War in Ukraine / May 14–15

Expert View

Frank Ledwidge, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Business & Law, Strategy Enterprise & Innovation

Russian offensive is exhausted, Kherson may not hold

Western intelligence is united in its view of Russia’s current offensive: the country cannot achieve any of its goals. There is no certainty about Kherson either. Why such conclusions?

Airstrike, missile and MRL damage

Kharkiv region:

  • The village was shelled twice. 4 people were injured, including a 15-year-old teenager. As a result of the morning shelling, a fire broke out in the garages.
  • As a result of the shelling by Russian troops, 9 warehouses with a total area of ​​4k m² caught fire.
  • Residential multi-storey buildings were shelled, as a result of which 1 man died.
  • Russian troops shelled the territory of the community, residential areas and civilian infrastructure in Slatyne, Prudyanka, Ruska Lozova and Pytomnyk were significantly damaged and destroyed.
  • As a result of shelling by Russian troops, 2 people were injured, incl. 15 year old child.
  • As a result of shelling by Russian troops, 2 elderly men were badly injured, both are in critical condition.
  • There was shelling of the community without any casualties.
  • There was shelling of Svitlychne residential buildings in the Zolochiv community.
  • During the day, there were 3 fires in the region due to shelling.
  • According to the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the russian army shelled civilian infrastructure in the following villages: Dovhenke, Ruski Tyshky, Ternova, Petrivka, as well as Prudianka, Slatyne, Derhachi, Pytomnyk, Ruska Lozova, Tsyrkuny. In Chuhuiv district 2 people were wounded.
  • As a result of the shelling of Shevchenkivskyi and Saltivka district, 4 people were injured.
  • The territory of the community was shelled from the territory of the Russian Federation, 6 shells were fired.
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  • Russian troops shelled the city throughout the day. As a result, residential buildings, garages and civil infrastructure were damaged, some houses were completely destroyed.
  • As a result of shelling by Russian troops, three departments of the hospital and the temple of the Moscow Patriarchate of the UOC were damaged, and a private household caught fire. The electrical networks of the Orikhiv regional branch were also damaged, due to which 1542 consumers were de-energized.
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  • Russian troops attacked the Azovstal plant, using prohibited incendiary shells with thermite layers. ~30 shells were fired simultaneously, as a result, fires broke out on the territory of the plant. At the same time, ~600 wounded continue to be in unsanitary conditions at Azovstal.
  • As a result of the shelling, the city left without electricity.
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  • Russian troops shelled the territory of communities.
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New laws


  • Galushkin took part in the international peacekeeping operation in Kosovo, served in the ATO in 2014–2015, since December 2019 he was the chief inspector of the Ministry of Defense, and in mid-2020 he was demoted to the deputy chief inspector of the Ministry of Defense. From January 2022, Galushkin was appointed as a commander of the TDF.
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  • [Other] The Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation, Mikhail Mishustin signed a decree, according to which the Government of the Russian Federation will finance the construction of transport and engineering infrastructure in certain areas of Chukotka.
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This was the free part of the military brief

Read the full text + all archives in the paid version.

  • Civilian casualties
  • Video of russian prisoners
  • New laws
  • Occupant’s casualties (est. from Ukrainian General Staff)
  • War crimes in a de-ocupied territories
  • Alternative loss estimates
  • Data archive.
  • Analytical charts: occupant losses, chart with known air raid alerts by region and known damage, diagram of known airstrike, missile and MRL damage and known child deaths, diagram of known damage for Ukrainian infrastructure, diagram of average duration of the air alerts in the regions.



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