Operational report September 09, 2022 by the General Staff of AFU on the Russian invasion of Ukraine

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

The valiant Ukrainian people’s resistance to a Russian military invasion is still going strong after 198 days.

Russia is still concentrating its efforts on taking complete control of the Donetsk oblast while keeping the invaded Kherson oblast districts that are a part of the Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhia, and Mykolayiv oblasts in Ukraine.

Illegal aerial reconnaissance is being conducted in Ukraine by the Russian Federation using unmanned aerial vehicles. It is working to strengthen the Russian invading forces’ tactical positioning and logistical backing.

Russia attacked targets on Ukrainian territory with more than 12 missile launches and more than 12 airstrikes today. It may have spent 40 flyes on this. Infrastructure in the Velyki Prohody, Starovirivka, Yurivka, Temyrivka, Ternovi Pody, Sukhyi Stavok, Barvinok, and Bilohirka settlement areas was particularly impacted.

All throughout the area of Ukraine, particularly from the territory and airspace of the Republic of Belarus, there is still a threat of air and missile strikes.

There have been no substantial changes to the situation in the Polissia and Volyn directions. The Belarusian military forces are now engaged in command and staff drills.

In other directions, the Russian army is using tanks, battle vehicles, barrel and rocket fire to bombard Ukrainian civilian and military facilities, specifically:

  • the lands around the towns of Senkivka, Bleshnia, and Hay in the Chernihiv oblast, and Stukalivka, Zapsilia, Khodyne, Myropilske, and Velikyi Prykil in the Sumy oblast, in the Seversky direction;
  • the localities of Duvanka, Udy, Prudianka, Velyki Prohody, Ruski Tyshky, Staryi Saltiv, Cherkaski Tyshky, and Petrivka in the direction of Kharkiv;
  • districts of Sloviansk, Dolyna, Krasnopillia, Dmytrivka, Virnopillia, and Mykilske in the direction of Slovyansk;
  • in the vicinity of Bohorodychne, Verkhnyokamianske, Siversk, Hryhorivka, Rozdolivka, and Ivano-Daryivka, in the direction of Kramatorsk;
  • in the villages of New York, Zaitseve, Vesela Dolyna, Maiorsk, Soledar, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, and Vesele in the direction of Bakhmut;
  • in the districts of Avdiyivka, Opytne, Pervomayske, Krasnohorivka, and Pisky, all of which are in the direction of Avdiyivka;
  • in the vicinity of Maryinka, Novomykhailivka, Paraskoviivka, Mykilske, Velyka Novosilka, Kurakhove, and Pavlivka, which is in the direction of Novopavlivka;
  • the neighbourhoods of Novoandriyivka, Orikhiv, Novodanylivka, and Novopole are in the Zaporizhzhia direction.

Along the contact line, the Germans fired from barrel and rocket artillery in the direction of South Buh.

Additionally, it made more than sixty flies while actively conducting aerial surveillance with unmanned aerial vehicles.

It is noted that the morale and psychological health of the Russian troops are drastically declining, and the number of deserters is rising, as a result of huge casualties and reluctance to fight. Russia was compelled to use helicopters and weaponry to look for fugitives and bring them back to fighting positions in the Kherson region’s temporarily held territory, in the vicinity of the hamlet of Babenkivka Druha. Additionally, it was seen that there was a significant movement of unarmed Russian soldiers going by buses via Kalanchak towards the direction of the temporarily controlled by Russia Crimea.

The Air Force of the Ukrainian Defense Forces conducted more than a dozen strikes throughout the day to support the actions of the land groupings. During these strikes, combat equipment, anti-aircraft defence equipment, and a sizeable number of Russian personnel were destroyed in strongholds in the Donetsk and South Buh directions.

At least two hostile drones were shot down by Ukrainian Air Defence troops in various directions.

The missions of fire damage to manpower and battle equipment, counter-battery fighting, disruption of Russia’s command and control system, and logistical support are still being carried out by Ukrainian missile troops and land units’ artillery. A pontoon crossing, near thee dozen facilities for concentrating military personnel and equipment, and three Russian control stations were all damaged by fire. The region was impacted by Russia’s artillery’s ammunition storage and firing locations.

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