Operational report September 08, 2022 by the General Staff of AFU on the Russian invasion of Ukraine

All maps provided by The Institute for the Study of War and AEI’s Critical Threat Project.

The courageous resistance of the Ukrainian people to a Russian military invasion is still going strong on the 197th day.

The Russian Federation is still concentrating its efforts on taking complete control of the Donetsk oblast’s territory and holding onto the temporarily taken districts of the Kherson oblast, as well as portions of the Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhya, and Mykolaiv oblasts in Ukraine.

Russian unmanned aerial vehicles continuously conduct illegal aerial surveillance and make improvements to the troop’s logistical support

Russia caused these war crimes today in Ukraine:

  • there were casualties among the civilian population in 4 Russian rocket attacks on the Ukrainian communities of Kostiantynivka, Tsyrkuny, Bereznehuvate, and Kharkiv;
  • 15 airstrikes were conducted in the urban area of Novomykhaylivka, Krasnohorivka, Volodymyrivka, and Temyrivka, targeting both military and civilian targets in Ukraine.
  • the Hrad and Uragan multiple rocket launchers were used by the Russian army to launch over ten strikes on the Ukrainian communities of Serebrianka, Tavriyske, Platonivka.

Regarding the directions of Volyn and Polissia, nothing has altered. The Republic of Belarus’ military forces continue to conduct operations in several border regions with Ukraine. There is still a possibility that missile and air attacks from this nation’s airspace and territory may target Ukrainian land.

Russia persisted in firing at military and civilian targets in various directions of Ukraine:

  • Senkivka, Velykyi Prykil, and Prohody in Sumy Oblast, as well as Myropilske, Velikiy Prykil, and Prohody in the Seversky direction;
  • the communities of Udy, Svitlychne, Nove, Male Vesele, Ruski Tyshky, Cherkaski Tyshky, Peremoha, Staryi Saltiv, Bairak, and Kostyantynivka in the Kharkiv direction, from barrel and jet artillery;
  • Sloviansk, Virnopillia, Dolyna, Krasnopillia, and Nova Dmytrivka near Sloviansk;
  • the communities of Pryshyb, Pereyizne, Spirne, and Rozdolivka in the direction of Kramatorsk;
  • the localities of Yakovlivka, Soledar, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Vesela Dolyna, Zaytseve, New York (Donetsk oblast), and Vesele in the direction of Bakhmut;
  • the districts of Avdiyivka, Pervomayske, Vodiane, and Opytne in the direction of Avdiyivka;
  • the communities of Krasnohorivka, Mariyinka, Velyka Novosilka, Vuhledar, Novomaiorske, and Yehorivka in the direction of Novopavlivsk;
  • in the vicinity of Novoandriyivka, Novopole, and Vremivka, in the direction of Zaporozhzhia;
  • the communities of Bila Krynytsya, Pervomayske, Liubymivka, Ternovi Pody, Zelenyi Hai, Petrivka, Stepova Dolyna, Pravdyne, Tavriyske, Myroliubivka, and Ivanivka in the direction of Southern Buh.

In tandem with the Defense Forces’ artillery, the guerrilla movement’s effective operations have caused substantial logistical support issues for the Russian troops in the temporarily taken over regions of the Kherson region, Ukraine.

The armed forces of the Russian Federation have enhanced filtering efforts to combat information leaks concerning the movement of Russian occupation units at the railway station of the hamlet of Sokolohirne.

In order to be ready for the so-called “referendums,” Russian invaders are requesting that locals who have fled the temporarily occupied area return to their houses by October 1,2022 in the oblasts of Kharkiv, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson. Russians threaten to “nationalize” their homes if they are rejected.

The Russian Federation started taking severe steps to forcefully mobilize the local people on the territory of the Chuhuyiv district that was under Russian occupation in the Kharkiv area. Men who have reached the age of conscription are imprisoned and transferred to Vovchansk, the ostensible “recruitment center.”

Ukrainian Defense Forces units maintain their positions and stop the Russia’s advance. In the communities of Kostiantynivka, Dovhenke, Dibrivne, Hryhorivka, Soledar, Pervomayske, Nevelske, Mariyinka, and Kamyanka, the Ukrainian forces successfully resisted Russian attacks.

Ground-based missile and artillery units of Ukrainian forces continue to carry out counter-battery operations, disrupt Russian command and control and logistical support, and destroy Russian manpower and combat gear.

The Ukrainian Defense Forces’ aviation carried out more than twelve attacks today to assist the operations of ground forces, targeting two platoon strongholds, six locations where the Russian army was concentrating troops and military hardware, and two anti-aircraft missile complexes. 2 unmanned aerial vehicles were destroyed by Ukrainian soldiers’ air defence units. Russia’s losses are being detailed.

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