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  • Operational update regarding the russian invasion as of 18:00, on August 9, 2022
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 09 August 2022 20:00

    Glory to Ukraine! The one hundred sixty-seventh (167) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.

    The situation has not changed significantly in the Volyn, Polissya and Siversky directions.

    On the Siversky direction, the enemy fired from barrel and rocket artillery near Mykolaivka in Chernihiv oblast and the settlements of Katerynivka, Seredyna-Buda and Mezenivka in Sumy oblast.

    In order to clarify the position of the units of the Defense Forces, the enemy carried out aerial reconnaissance by UAVs in the area of the villages of Hai, in Chernihiv oblast and Shalyhine, Sumy Oblast.

    In the Kharkiv direction, the occupiers shelled the areas of the settlements of Ridne, Sosnivka, Prudyanka, Slatyne, Pytomnyk, Ruska Lozova, Petrivka, Chepil, Pechenihy, Slobozhanske with tanks, barrel and rocket artillery. An airstrike was carried out near Verkhniy Saltiv.

    In the Donetsk direction, the enemy, with the support of aviation, is trying to conduct assault actions in the Bakhmut and Avdiivka directions. In order to constrain the actions of our units and prevent regrouping, it continues systematic shelling of positions along the contact line. Leads the reorganization of units of the Eastern Military District operating in the specified direction.

    In the Kramatorsk direction, shelling was recorded near Mayaki, Hryhorivka, Piskunivka, Verkhnokamyanske, Platonivka, and Serebryanka, as well as an airstrike near Hryhorivka.

    In the Bakhmut direction, the occupiers used artillery and tanks for fire damage in the areas of the settlements of Bakhmut, Kostyantynivka, Soledar, Zaytseve, Toretsk, Yakovlivka, Bilohorivka, Pokrovske, Kodema and Mayorsk. Airstrikes were carried out near Vershyna, Vesela Dolyna, Zaytseve, Dacha, Bakhmut, Yakovlivka, and Spirne.

    The enemy went on an assault in the area of Spirne, came under dagger fire of our soldiers and retreated chaotically.

    The occupiers also tried to involve intelligence groups in the Ivano-Daryivka, Vesely, Yakovlivka, and Soledar districts. After being hit by fire from our defenders, the invaders quickly changed their plans and turned on their heels. Enemy losses are being updated.

    The enemy also tried to carry out combat reconnaissance in the areas of the settlements of Pidhorodne and Bakhmut, without success, he retreated.

    In order to improve the tactical position, the enemy launched an offensive in the directions of Yakovlivka, Bakhmut and Zaitsevo, without success, and retreated with losses. The enemy has partial success in the direction of Vershyna village.

    In the Avdiivka direction, the occupiers shelled the areas of Avdiivka, Pisky, Nevelske, Netaylove, Krasnohorivka and Novobakhmutivka settlements. Airstrikes were carried out near Maryinka, Krasnohorivka, Novoselivka, and Avdiivka.

    In order to improve the tactical position, the enemy conducted offensive battles near Krasnohorivka, Avdiivka, and Piskivy. There was no success.

    On the Novopavlivske and Zaporizhzhia directions, shelling from tanks and artillery of various types was recorded in the areas of Vugledar, Pavlivka, Novomayorske, Velyka Novosilka, Stepnohirsk, Orihiv, Shcherbaky and Novosilka settlements.

    The enemy used aviation near Velika Novosilka, Shcherbaky, Novosilka, Vuhledar and Pavlivka.

    In the South Buh direction, the enemy is concentrating its main efforts on maintaining occupied positions. The actions of enemy army aviation intensified.

    The occupiers shelled the areas of the city of Mykolaiv, as well as the settlements of Stepova Dolyna, Lymany, Shevchenkove, Myrne, Kiselivka, Shyroke, Zeleny Hai, Bila Krynytsia, Nikopol, Knyazivka, and Dobryanka. The enemy launched airstrikes near Bila Krynytsia, Andriivka, Osokorivka, and Olhyno. Conducted aerial reconnaissance of UAVs in the vicinity of Bilohirka, Murakhivka, Novooleksandrivka, Shevchenkove, Mykolaivka and Kobzartsi.

    In the waters of the Black Sea, two carriers of sea-based cruise missiles of the Kalibr type are in readiness for the use of high-precision weapons.

    Ukrainian units are firmly holding the defense and continue to successfully carry out the specified fire missions.

    We believe in the Armed Forces of Ukraine! Together we will win! 

    Glory to Ukraine!