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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6.00 a.m., March 9, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 09 March 2023 07:26

    Day 379 of the full-scale russian military aggression has begun.

    The enemy continues to focus its efforts on offensive operations on Kup’yans’k, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Shakhtars’k axes.

    During the last day, Ukrainian military repelled more than 110x russian attacks.

    The enemy continues to violate rules and principles of International Humanitarian Law. russian occupiers keep targeting civilian objects, residential districts and critical infrastructure across Ukraine.

    Information about the night missile attack will be released later during the day. During the previous day, the enemy carried out 25x air strikes, 2x missile strikes, and conducted 32x MLRS attacks.

    Volyn’, Polissya, Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: no significant changes, no signs of the formation of offensive groupings identified. However, the enemy shelled the vicinities of Senkivka (Chernihiv oblast); Kharkivka and Atyns’ke (Sumy oblast); Strilecha, Ternova, Vilcha, Kam’yanka, Dvorichna, and Holubivka (Kharkiv oblast).

    Kup’yans’k and Lyman axes: the enemy attempted unsuccessful offensives in the vicinities of Hryanikyvka, Spirne, and Bilohorivka. russian artillery bombarded vicinities of more than 15x settlements, including Vilshana, Kup’yans’k, Kislivka, Pershotravneve, Pishchane, and Cherneshchyna (Kharkiv oblast); Stelmakhivka, Nevs’ke, and Chervopopivka (Luhansk oblast); as well as Novoselivka, Kolodyazi, Dibrova, Berestov, Yampil’, Sivers’k, Rozdolivka, and Yahidne (Donetsk oblast).

    Bakhmut axis: the occupiers continue attempts to seize the city of Bakhmut. Our defenders repelled attacks in the vicinities of Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Dubovo-Vasylivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivs’ke, and Oleksandro-Shultyne settlements. More than 10x settlements, including Zaliznyans’ke, Hryhorivka, Bohdanivka, Bakhmut, Kostyantynivka, Kurdyumivka, Ozaryanivka, Diliivka, Druzhba, New York, and Pivnichne (Donetsk oblast) suffered enemy shelling.

    Avdiivka and Shakhtars’k axes: the enemy carried out unsuccessful offensive actions in the vicinities of Kam’yanka, Severne, Pervomais’ke, Nevels’ke, Novomykhailivka, Mar’yinka, and Vuhledar (Donetsk oblast). The vicinities of 20x settlements were subjects to enemy attacks. Among them are Oleksandropil, Lastochkine, Avdiivka, Vodyane, Pervomais’ke, Karlivka, Heorgiivka, Vuhledar, Zolota Nyva, Velyka Novosilka, Nevels’ke, Krasnohorivka, Pobyeda, Prychistevka, and Neskuchne (Donetsk oblast).

    Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: the enemy stays on the defensive. The vicinities of more than 30x settlements came under enemy fire, including, Vremivka, Novosilka and Novopil’ (Donetsk oblast); Hulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Biloghir’ya, Mala Tokmachka, Orihiv, Novoandriivka, Kam’yans’ke, Temyrivka, Olhivske, Chervone, Staroukrainka, Charivne, and Novoandriivka (Zaporizhzhia oblast); as well as Zmiivka, Vesele, Mykolaivka, Ol’hivka, L’vove, Ponyativka, Mykil’s’ke, Antonivka, Zelenivka, Dniprovs’ke, Kachkarivka, Chervoniyi Mayak, Tyaginka, Tokarivka, and Fedorivka (Kherson oblast).

    According to preliminary information, the armed forces of the russian federation have almost used up the entire stock of artillery ammunition kept in storages in the central part of russia. Nowadays, we observe movement of ammunition from depots located in other regions of russia to the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine.

    There is also an unsatisfactory state and quality of new batches of ammunition due to improper storage and violation of service rules and regulations. Almost 50% of them have visible signs of rust damage. In the conditions of intense hostilities and the existing unsatisfactory state of ammunition, one should expect their shortage in the artillery units of the russian army within the next 2-3 months.

    During the day, Ukrainian Air Force conducted 11x air strikes on the concentrations of russian troops and military equipment, and struck 1x russian anti-aircraft missile complex.

    Our missile and artillery troops attacked 2x concentrations of enemy troops and hit 1x command post of certain russian military formation.

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