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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 p.m., 9 June 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 09 June 2023 18:34

    Day 471 of the full-scale russian military aggression continues.

    The russian federation continues to wage a war of aggression, while completely ignoring International Humanitarian Law. In order to achieve their goals, russians use terror tactics, carry out strikes and attacks on civilian objects and residential areas.

    According to the updated information, during the period from 00:00 at night to 04:20 in the morning, the russian occupiers attacked Ukraine with Iranian strike UAVs of the "Shahed" type and Kh-101/Kh-555 air-based cruise missiles against military facilities and critical infrastructure objects.

    Ukrainian Air Defense Forces in cooperation with the air defense of other components of the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed 4x out of 7x Kh-101/Kh-555 cruise missiles, 4x out of 10x strike UAVs "Shahed", "Lancet" and 4x UAVs of operational – tactical level ("Orlan-10" and "Supercam").

    In total, the enemy launched 8x missile attacks on civilian houses in the city of Zviagel, Zhytomyr Oblast, and on the outskirts of Kharkiv.

    Moreover, russians carried out 58x airstrikes and launched 31 MLRS attacks on Ukrainian settlements and Ukrainian Defense Forces. Unfortunately, there are dead and wounded among the civilian population, destroyed and damaged private houses, a hospital and other civilian infrastructure.

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

    The enemy is concentrating its main efforts on attempts to completely occupy the Luhansk and Donetsk Oblasts. During the day, 27x combat clashes took place.

    Volyn’ and Polissya axes: the operational situation has not changed significantly. There are no signs of the formation of offensive groupings. Separate units of the armed forces of the russian federation continue to be stationed at the training grounds of the republic of belarus.

    Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the enemy continues to maintain a military presence in the areas bordering Ukraine, while strengthening the border with units of territorial forces. The enemy forces shelled Karpovychi, Leonivka, Gremyach of Chernihiv Oblast; Khliborob, Sorokyne, Iskryskivshchyna, Yunakivka, Myropyllya, Slavgorod and Velika Pisarivka of the Sumy Oblast, as well as more than 20x other settlements in the Kharkiv Oblast. Among them Basove, Veterinarne, Visoka Yaruga, Izbytske, Verkhnya Pisarivka, Hatyshche, Vovchans’k, Bochkove, Budarky and Zemlyanki on Kharkiv Oblast.

    Kup’yans’k axis: Dvorichna, Masyutivka, Lyman Pershiy, Kislivka, Tabaivka, Berestov in Kharkiv Oblast and Novoselivske in Luhansk Oblast were shelled by artillery and mortars.

    Lyman axis: the enemy forces carried out unsuccessful offensive operations near Bilogorivka. They carried out airstrikes on Nevske in the Luhansk Oblast and Yampolivka, Dronivka, Sivers’k, Spirne in the Donetsk Oblast. Nevs’ke, Bilogorivka of the Luhansk Oblast and Tors’ke, Dibrova, Verkhn’okam’ians’ke, Spirne, Rozdolivka of the Donetsk Oblast were shelled by artillery.

    Bakhmut axis: the occupiers carried out offensives in the vicinities of Bohdanivka, albeit without success. They carried out airstrikes at Bila Hora and Torets’k districts of the Donetsk Oblast. Areas of Zvanivka, Nikiforivka, Vasyukivka, Orihovo-Vasylivka, Novomarkove, Kalynivka, Ivanivs’ke, Bila Hora, Druzhba, Torets’k, North Donetsk Oblast were affected by enemy artillery shelling.

    Avdiivka axis: the enemy forces made unsuccessful offensives near Severne and Nevels’ke settlements. They carried out airstrikes in the areas of Vasylivka and Pervomaiskyi. They also carried out artillery shelling of the areas of settlements of Novodonetske, Berdychi, Avdiivka, Vodyane, Nevels’ke Pervomais’ke of the Donetsk Oblast.

    Mar’inka axis: our defenders repelled all enemy attacks in vicinities of Mar’inka. The enemy suffered losses. Also, the enemy shelled the areas of Georgiyivka, Mar’inka, Ostrivs’ke, Kurakhove, Dachne, Pobyeda, Novomykhailivka and Katerynivka settlements of the Donetsk Oblast.

    Shakhtars’k axis: the russian forces carried out airstrikes in the Velika Novosilka and Blagodatne of the Donetsk Oblast. They shelled Vugledar, Shakhtars’ke, Novoukrainka, Zolota Niva and Neskuchne in the Donetsk Oblast.

    Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: russian forces are on the defensive. They carried out airstrikes in the Novosilka of the Donetsk Oblast and Olhivskyi, Hulyaipole and Stepovoy in the Zaporizhzhia Oblast. They shelled more than 30x settlements. Among them are Burlats’ke, Zelene Pole, Novosilka, Novopil’, Temyrivka of the Donetsk Oblast; Olhivs’ke, Hulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Biloghirya and Kam’ians’ke of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast and Kherson.

    In Arapivka, Luhansk Oblast, about 90x servicemen of the russian occupation forces, who voluntarily left their combat positions, deserted.

    Ukrainian Air Force conducted 16x strikes on enemy manpower concentrations and 2x strikes on enemy’s anti-aircraft missile systems.

    Ukrainian missile and artillery units hit 4x control points, 6x areas of manpower, weapons and military equipment concentrations, 3x ammunition depots and 5x artillery units of the enemy at firing positions.

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