Update 2022-05-12 (2): At least five civilians were killed in heavy fighting in Donetsk oblast, according to Ukrainian sources. Four people were said to have been killed in Novoselivka, Avdiivka and Lyman, and at least one person was also killed in Yasynuvata, which is controlled by pro-Russian separatists.
Update 2022-05-12 (1): According to media reports on Thursday (12 May), hundreds of Russian soldiers were killed by Ukrainian artillery fire on a makeshift bridge over the Siverskyi Donets River. In addition, up to 60 pieces of Russian war equipment were destroyed. Russian units were trying to cross the bridge to the town of Lyman. Russia had also intensified its attacks in the east. The attacks were concentrated on the towns of Sjewjerodonezk, Liman, Bachmut, Awdijiwka and Kurachowe, as well as Rubischne, which was already largely occupied by Russian forces. According to Ukrainian authorities, Russia could achieve partial successes at Kudryashivka and Zyverodonetsk. The Russian army also strengthened its forces on the front line in front of Slowjanks.