The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine released the report as of 6 pm on May 3:
- In the direction of Izium — Barvinkove, the Russians are attacking and suffering losses. To support the offensive, they transferred a battery of heavy self-propelled mortars "Tulip" and a unit armed with MLRS "Tornado" from Belgorod oblast to the Izium region.
- The Russians are also attacking in the Donetsk and Tavriya directions. The main efforts of the enemy in the Lyman, Sievierodonetsk, Popasna, Avdiyivka and Kurakhiv areas.
- At certain borders, the enemy equips the second line of defense.
- In Mariupol, the enemy continues to blockade Ukrainian units near the Azovstal plant and is conducting an offensive.
- In the South Buh area, the enemy continues to fire on the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The enemy regroups troops and increases the number of artillery.
- In the area of the settlement of Khmelivka (Sumy Oblast), the sabotage and reconnaissance group of the enemy was exposed.
- In the Transnistrian region of Moldova, the situation remains difficult — Russian troops and the Transnistrian region are still on high alert. The families of Russian officers are preparing for the evacuation.