Operational information on 09.03.2023
The three hundred and seventy-ninth day of the large-scale Russian invasion continues.
Today, the Russian Federation launched another massive missile attack on our country’s critical infrastructure and the civilian population’s homes. There is a hit. Peaceful people died. The Russian aggressor does not give up his intentions regarding the occupation of Ukraine. Not having significant success on the battlefield, the enemy continues to use terror tactics, thereby grossly violating the norms of International Humanitarian Law.
In total, during the day, the enemy launched 84 missiles of various bases. Our defenders destroyed 34 missiles, 8 more did not reach their targets. Also, the enemy made 12 air strikes, in particular, used 8 unmanned aerial vehicles of the Shahed-136 type. Half of them were shot down.
The level of missile threat remains high throughout the territory of Ukraine.
The enemy does not stop trying to surround the city of Bakhmut, with further access to the administrative borders of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. The main efforts are focused on conducting offensive operations in the Kupyansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Shakhtarsk directions.
On the Volyn, Polissya, Siversk and Slobozhansk directions, the operational situation has not changed significantly. The Russian Federation maintains a military presence on the territory of the Republic of Belarus, but the formation of offensive groups has not been detected. At the same time, the enemy continues engineering equipment in the border areas of the Kursk region.
During the day, the enemy carried out mortar and artillery shelling of Yelina settlements of the Chernihiv region; Atynske, Sumy region; Kozacha Lopan, Strelecha, Krasne, Vovchansk and Bologhivka of the Kharkiv region.
The enemy is trying to break through the defenses of our troops on the Kupyansk and Lyman directions. He carried out artillery shelling of settlements, among them – Dvorichna, Hryanikyvka, Zapadne, Kislivka and Berestov in the Kharkiv region; Nevske and Chervonopivka in the Luhansk region, as well as Rozdolivka in the Donetsk region.
In the direction of Bakhmut, the enemy does not stop the assault on the city of Bakhmut. Our defenders repelled numerous attacks in the Bakhmut and Ivanivsky districts. In particular, Vasyukivka, Minkivka, Dubovo-Vasylivka, Bohdanivka, Bakhmut, Kurdyumivka, and Mayorsk of the Donetsk region came under enemy fire.
On the Avdiiv and Shakhtar directions, the enemy carried out unsuccessful offensive actions in the direction of Krasnohorivka, Kam’yanka, Avdiivka, Severna, Pervomaiske, Nevelske, Maryinka, Pobieda and Vugledar settlements of the Donetsk region. In particular, Avdiivka, Vodyane, Georgiivka, Nevelske, Krasnohorivka, Pobieda, Vugledar, Prechistivka and Neskuchne of the Donetsk region came under enemy fire.
In the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions, the enemy is conducting defensive operations. In particular, settlements near the contact line were shelled: Novosilka and Novopil of Donetsk region; Gulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Gulyaipilske, Mala Tokmachka, Novodanilivka, Novoandriivka, Kamianske of the Zaporizhzhia region, as well as Mykhailivka of the Kherson region and the city of Kherson.
In some localities of the temporarily occupied Kherson region, looting by the Russian invaders has intensified. The occupiers are taking away looted property, household appliances, and lorries from Holaya Prystan and Novaya Zburivka, which were used to deliver ammunition to their units.
During the day, the Air Force of the Defense Forces carried out 7 strikes on the areas of concentration of personnel and military equipment of the occupiers.
During the day, units of missile troops and artillery hit the control post, 6 areas of concentration of enemy personnel, 2 logistics centers, 3 ammunition warehouses, an anti-aircraft missile station and an anti-aircraft missile complex in a firing position.
Glory to Ukraine!