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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 p.m., July 9, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 09 July 2023 19:01

    Day 501 of the full-scale russian military aggression continues.

    During the day July 9, the enemy carried out 27x airstrikes, launched 37x MLRS attacks on Ukrainian cities and Ukrainian Armed Forces. Unfortunately, there are dead and injured civilians, houses and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed.

    The threat of missile and air strikes remains high across Ukraine.

    The enemy is concentrating its main efforts on the Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Maryinka axes, heavy battles are ongoing. During the day 27 combat clashes took place.

    Volyn and Polissya axes: no significant changes detected. There are no signs of the formation of offensive groupings.

    Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the enemy forces shelled with mortars and artillery about 10x settlements. In particular, Vyntorivka, Iskryskivshchyna, Yastrubyne of the Sumy Oblast and Udy, Veterinarne and Vovchansk of the Kharkiv Oblast.

    Kupyansk axis: our soldiers are defending steadfastly. The enemy carried out airstrikes at Kolodyazny and Kislivka of the Kharkiv Oblast. Krasne Pershe, Figolivka, Dvorichne, Kupyansk and Kislivka were shelled by artillery and mortars.

    Lyman axis: russians assaulted and tried to knock out our troops from their positions in the area west of Spirnyi, Donetsk Oblast, without success. They carried out airstrikes in the areas of Novosadovo, Ivanivka, Serebryansk forestry and Spirne in Donetsk Oblast. More than 10x settlements, including Nevske, Belogorivka of the Luhansk Oblast, and Torske, Spirne, Berestov, and Vesele of the Donetsk Oblast, were shelled by artillery.

    Bakhmut axis: under heavy fire from the enemy’s aircraft and artillery, our defenders successfully repelled enemy attacks in the vicinities of the Dubovo-Vasylivka settlement of the Donetsk Oblast. The enemy launched airstrikes at Oleksandro-Shultine and Severnye settlements. More than 10x settlements, including Markove, Bohdanivka, Khromov, and Ivanivske of the Donetsk Oblast, were under enemy artillery shelling.

    Avdiivka axis: Defense Forces continue to deter the advance of russian troops in the vicinities of Avdiivka. The enemy shelled more than 10x settlements, including Novokalynov, Lastochkine, Avdiivka, Severne, Pervomaiske and Nevelske of the Donetsk Oblast.

    Maryinka axis: under enemy artillery fire, our defenders repelled all enemy attacks in the vicinities of Maryinka. The enemy launched an air strike in the Krasnohorivka area. They shelled more than 10x settlements, including Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Georgiivka, Maksimilianivka, Elizavetivka, and Katerynivka in the Donetsk Oblast.

    Shakhtarsk axis: the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensives in the Novomykhailivka area of the Donetsk Oblast. He shelled more than 10 settlements, including Novomykhailivka, Vugledar, Novoukrainka, Prechistivka, Zolota Niva, Shakhtarske, and Velika Novosilka of the Donetsk Oblast.

    Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: russian forces are on the defensive, and concentrate their main efforts on preventing the advance of Ukrainian troops. They carried out airstrikes in the Rivnopol and Novodanilivka areas of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast and Kozatskyi in the Kherson Oblast. They conducted artillery shelling of more than 20x settlements, including Temyrivka, Novodarivka, Chervone, Hulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Orihiv of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast; Beryslav, Vesele, Antonivka, Bilozerka of the Kherson Oblast and Kherson. Defense Forces of Ukraine continue to conduct offensive operations in the Melitopol and Berdyansk axes, are constructing defenses, and carrying out counter-battery measures.

    Forced passporting of Ukrainian citizens in the Luhansk Oblast continues. So, in the city of Starobilsk, russian occupiers issued resident cards of the russian federation with a validity period of 3 months to all employees of the local hospital who were without one. Citizens of Ukraine are threatened that if they do not receive russian documents within this period, they will be deported from the temporarily occupied territory with the confiscation of their homes.

    Ukrainian Air Force conducted 1x airstrike on enemy manpower concentrations.

    Ukrainian missile and artillery units hit 2x manpower, weapons and military equipment concentrations, 2 artillery units at firing positions and 2x electronic warfare stations.

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