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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 a.m., May 9, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 09 May 2023 06:54

    Day 440 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine has begun.

    Last night, russian terrorists launched yet another massive missile attack on Ukraine. Information on the aftermath of this terrorist attack is currently being updated.

    During the day of May 8, the adversary launched 30x missile, 61x air strikes, and 89x MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. The attacks caused casualties, destroyed and damaged private housing and other civilian infrastructure.

    The likelihood of further missile and air strikes across Ukraine remains high. Do not ignore the air raid signals.

    The adversary continues to focus its main efforts on Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Mar’inka axes. Heavy fighting for the cities of Bakhmut and Mar’inka continue. During the day of May 8, Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 42x enemy attacks in these areas of the frontline.

    Volyn and Polissya axes: no signs of the formation of offensive groups were found. Certain units of the russian armed forces remain stationed on the territory of the belarus.

    Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the adversary continues to maintain military presence in the areas of russia bordering Ukraine. During the day of May 8, the enemy fired mortars and artillery at the settlements of Berylivka, Moshchenka, Halahanivka, Leonivka, Oleksandrivka, Buda-Vorob’ivs’ka, Hrem’yach (Chernihiv oblast), Znob-Novhorods’ke, Stara Huta, Shalyhyne, Novoslobids’ke, Iskryskivshchyna, Volfyne (Sumy oblast), Hoptivka, Krasne, Zelene, Starytsya, Ohirtseve, Vovchans’ki Khutory, Karaichne, Mala Vovcha, Mykolaivka, and Nesterne (Kharkiv oblast).

    Kup’yans’k axis: the adversary did not conduct any offensive operations. The invaders launched air strikes at the vicinities of settlements of Zapadne and Masyutivka. The adversary fired artillery and mortars at Kam’yanka, Topoli, Petro-Ivanivka, Fyholivka, Novomlyns’k, Zapadne, Lyman Pershyi, Vil’shana, Buhaivka (Kharkiv oblast), Novoselivs’ke, and Stel’makhivka (Luhansk oblast).

    Lyman axis: during the day of May 8, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensives towards Bilohorivka. The invaders launched air strikes at the vicinities of settlements of Nevs’ke, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Verkhn’okam’yans’ke, and Spirne (Donetsk oblast). Makiivka, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Yampolivka, and Spirne (Donetsk oblast) were shelled with artillery.

    Bakhmut axis: fighting in the city of Bakhmut continues. In addition, the adversary conducted unsuccessful offensive operations towards Ivanivske and Chasiv Yar during the day of May 8. The occupant forces launched air strikes on the vicinities of settlements of Bohdanivka, Bakhmut, and Predtechyne. Vasyukivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Novomarkove, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Chasiv Yar, Stupochky, Predtechyne, Oleksandro-Shul’tyne, Dyliivka, Druzhba, Zalizne, and New York (Donetsk oblast) suffered from enemy shelling.

    Avdiivka axis: during the day of May 8, the adversary conducted offensive operations in the vicinities of Avdiivka and Pervomais’ke (Donetsk oblast), to no success. The invaders shelled the settlements of Novokalynove, Berdychi, Lastochkyne, Avdiivka, Sjeverne, Vodyane, Pervomais’ke, and Netaylove (Donetsk oblast).

    Mar’inka axis: Ukrainian defenders repelled numerous enemy attacks in the vicinity of the city of Mar’inka. Heorhiivka and Pobjeda (Donetsk oblast) also came under enemy fire.

    Shakhtars’ke axis: the enemy did not conduct any offensive operations during the day of May 8. The invaders launched an air strike in the vicinity of Velyka Novosilka, shelled the settlements of Paraskoviivka, Novomykhailivka, and Vuhledar.

    Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: the adversary continues to defend. The occupant forces launched air strikes at the vicinities of settlements of Vremivka (Donetsk oblast), Hulyaipole, and Novodanylivka (Zaporizhzhia oblast). In addition, the invaders shelled more than 30x settlements near the line of contact, including Vremivka, Novosilka, Zelene Pole, Novopil’ (Donetsk oblast), Ol’hivs’ke, Hulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Huliaipilske, Bilohir’ya, Mala Tokmachka, Kam’yans’ke (Zaporizhzhya oblast), Zolota Balka, Kachkarivka, Zmiivka, Tyahynka, Antonivka, Dniprovs’ke, Kizomys, Stanislav (Kherson oblast), and the city of Kherson.

    The russian occupiers do not stop robbing Ukrainian citizens, businesses, and government agencies in the temporarily occupied territories of Zaporizhzhia oblast. To transport the looted property from settlements near the contact line, the invaders involve drivers and truck owners from among local collaborators. The loot is taken to the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

    During the day of May 8, Ukrainian Air Force launched 16x air strikes on the concentrations of troops and military equipment of the adversary.

    In particular, Ukrainian defenders destroyed 1x Zala reconnaissance UAV of the enemy.

    Ukrainian missile and artillery troops hit 3x concentrations of troops, 2x ammunition depots, and 3 other important targets of the enemy.

    Support the Armed Forces of Ukraine! We will be victorious!

    Glory to Ukraine!