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Ukraine repels 20 attacks in Avdiivka direction, strikes 17 Russian troops' clusters

9 May, 2024 Thursday
21:31

Over May 9, 76 combat clashes took place at the frontline, Ukrainian defenders repelled 20 Russian attacks in the Avdiivka direction

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This is stated in the evening report of the Ukrainian General Staff for May 9.

In total, Russia launched 5 missile strikes, 72 air strikes, and 74 MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and settlements. Unfortunately, Russian terrorist attacks have resulted in civilian casualties. Multi-storey and private houses, as well as other infrastructure facilities, were destroyed and damaged.

Frontline update and attacks on Ukrainian territory

Near the state Ukrainian border with Russia and Belarus, the operational situation has not changed.

In the northeastern border area, the Russian army maintains a military presence in the border areas, conducts active sabotage activities to prevent the deployment of Ukrainian troops to threatened areas, and increases the density of minefields along the state border of Ukraine. It conducted an air strike near a settlement in the Sumy region. About 10 settlements came under artillery and mortar fire.

In the Kupyansk direction, Ukrainian troops repelled 7 attacks near Synkivka, Petropavlivka, Berestove in the Kharkiv region and Stelmakhivka, Luhansk region. About 10 settlements came under artillery and mortar fire.

In the Lyman direction, Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 3 attacks near Novosadove and Torske in the Donetsk region and Serebryanka forestry in the Luhansk region. Over 10 settlements suffered from artillery and mortar attacks.

In the Bakhmut direction, the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 16 attacks near 6 settlements across Luhansk and Donetsk regions, where Russian troops unsuccessfully tried to improve their tactical position. Russian troops launched air strikes near 2 settlements in the Donetsk region. Over 10 settlements came under Russian artillery and mortar fire.

In the Avdiivka direction, Ukrainian defenders thwarted 20 attacks near 7 settlements. About 20 settlements were subjected to Russian artillery and mortar fire.

In the Novopavlivka direction, Ukrainian troops keep holding back the Russian army near 3 settlements in the Donetsk region. Despite 6 attempts, Russian forces, supported by aviation, were unable to alter the tactical situation. They also carried out an air strike near the settlement of Bohoyavlenka in the Donetsk region. Russian artillery and mortar fire targeted over 10 settlements.

In the Orikhiv direction, Russian troops launched 16 unsuccessful attacks near Robonyne, Zaporizhzhia region, and Staromayorske, Donetsk region. Over 20 settlements came under Russian artillery and mortar fire.

In the Kherson direction, Russia persists in attempting to dislodge Ukrainian units from their positions on the left bank of the Dnipro River. Two unsuccessful attempts to storm Ukrainian troop positions near the village of Krynky in the Kherson region were made during the day. Over 20 settlements came under artillery and mortar fire.

Ukrainian Armed Forces' strikes against Russian troops

Over the day, Ukrainian aviation and missile units struck 1 Russian air defense system and 17 personnel concentrations.

  • Over May 8, 121 combat clashes took place at the frontline, with Russian terrorist attacks resulting in civilian casualties.

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