Day 564 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine has begun.
The russian occupiers continue to violate the International Humanitarian Law, as they target and shell the positions of Ukrainian troops and civilian infrastructure alike, terrorizing civilians. Unfortunately, these acts of terrorism have killed and wounded civilians, destroyed residential buildings, and damaged civilian infrastructure.
The Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to conduct defensive operations in the east and the offensive operation in the south of Ukraine. As they destroy the enemy, they liberate the temporarily occupied territories and consolidate new positions.
During the day of September 9, there were more than 30 combat engagements. The enemy launched 2 missile, 40 air strikes, more than 38 MLRS as attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and civilian targets in various settlements.
Last night, the occupiers attacked Ukraine with 32 Shahed-136/131 type kamikaze drones, 25 of which were intercepted by Ukrainian air defense. The russian occupiers sent most of the combat UAVs to Kyiv oblast.
The enemy launched air strikes at the settlements of Budarky, Ambarne, Synkivka, Kyslivka, Cherneshchyna (Kharkiv oblast), Novoselivske, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Siversk, Andriyivka, Krasnohorivka, Staromaiorske, Spirne, Vesele, Prechystivka, Zolota Nyva (Donetsk oblast), Robotyne, Kamyanka (Zaporizhzhia oblast), and Arkhanhelske (Kherson oblast).
More than 45 settlements in Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson oblasts came under enemy artillery fire.
Volyn and Polissya axes: no significant changes.
Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the adversary continues to maintain a group of troops safeguarding the state border. The enemy troops conduct active subversive activities in the border areas in order to prevent the deployment of our troops to threatened axes.
Khortytsia operational-strategic group, Kupyansk, Lyman, and Bakhmut axes: the occupants made unsuccessful attempts to break through the defense of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the vicinities of Berestove, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, and Bohdanivka. Fierce fighting continues in the vicinity of Klishchiivka.
Tavria operational-strategic group, Avdiyivka, Maryinka, and Shakhtarske axes: the Defense Forces continue to hold the initiative: they are holding back the enemy, conducting assault operations, and winning back Ukrainian land one meter at a time. In particular, Ukrainian soldiers repelled about 15 enemy attacks in the vicinity of Maryinka.
Melitopol axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue their offensive operation, inflicting significant losses in manpower and equipment on the occupation forces, forcing the enemy to withdraw from their positions.
Kherson axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to conduct counter-battery fire, destroy enemy depots, and successfully strike behind the enemy lines.
On September 10, 2023, the occupation authorities planned to hold illegal “elections of heads and deputies of local councils” in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine. It is noteworthy that the vast majority of candidates do not even have a university degree and work as janitors, security guards, or cleaners. The occupiers simply use their identities to hide the real “leaders” of the occupied territories.
These pseudo-elections and their results will not be recognized by the entire civilized world, and the very fact they are being held and the locals taking part will be used by the occupation authorities to account for numbers of men to be mobilized and further conscripted into the ranks of the aggressor country’s invading army.
The command of the Ukrainian Defense Forces calls for ignoring any participation in these pseudo-democratic events and avoiding conscription into the occupation army.
During the day of September 9, the Ukrainian Air Force launched 8x air strikes on the concentrations of troops, weapons, and military equipment of the adversary. In addition, air defense intercepted three reconnaissance UAVs.
Missile troops destroyed 6x artillery systems, 1 anti-aircraft missile system, 1 concentration of troops, and 1 fuel and lubrication depot of the adversary.
Support the Armed Forces of Ukraine! United we will be victorious! Glory to Ukraine!