December 9, 2023

Ukrainan General Staff: 900 Russian troops killed or wounded in 24 hours; 17 Russian tanks or APC’s destroyed or disabled

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.2022 to 09.12.2023 were approximately: personnel ‒ about 338120 (+900) persons,

tanks ‒ 5632 (+6),

APV ‒ 10519 (+11),

artillery systems – 8058 (+1),

MLRS – 919,

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 605,

aircraft – 324,

helicopters – 324,

UAV operational-tactical level – 6136,

cruise missiles ‒ 1585 (+14),

warships / boats ‒ 22,

submarines – 1,

vehicles and fuel tanks – 10598 (+7),

special equipment ‒ 1159.

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine 

Operational information on 18.00, 09.12.2023 regarding the #russian_invasion 

Glory to Ukraine! The six hundred and fifty-fourth day of the large-scale armed aggression of the russian federation against our state continues.

The russian federation continues to wage a war of aggression. Despite significant losses, he does not give up his plans for the full occupation of Ukraine. The adversary continues to ignore the laws and customs of war, uses terror tactics, strikes, and attacks both military and civilian targets.

The operational situation in the east and south of Ukraine remains difficult.

During the day, 45 combat clashes took place.

The enemy launched rocket and 5 air strikes, fired 25 MLRS fire systems at the positions of our troops and populated areas. The russian occupiers once again attacked Ukraine, using the Kh-59 guided missile, which was successfully destroyed by the forces and means of air defense of Ukraine. As a result of russian terrorist attacks, unfortunately, there are dead and wounded among the civilian population. Private residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed and damaged.

On the Volyn and Polissya directions, the operational situation has not changed significantly. There were no signs of the formation of offensive groups. Certain units of the armed forces of belarus perform tasks in the areas bordering Ukraine.

In the Siverskyi and Slobozhanskyi directions, the enemy maintains a military presence in the border areas, conducts sabotage and intelligence activities, attacks populated areas from the territory of the russian federation, and increases the density of mine and explosive barriers along the state border of Ukraine. About 25 settlements were hit by artillery and mortar fire from the enemy, among them: Plohiv, Klyusy, Baranivka, Rozhkovichi, Fotovizh, Starykove, Volfyne of the Sumy region; Ternova, Staritsa, Bochkovo, Kharkiv region.

In the Kupyansk direction, Ukrainian defenders repelled 4 enemy attacks in the areas of Synkivka, Kharkiv region, and Novoselivskyi, Luhansk region. About 10 settlements came under artillery and mortar fire, in particular: Dvorichna, Synkivka, Ivanivka, Petropavlivka, Kup’yansk of the Kharkiv region.

The enemy did not conduct offensive (assault) actions in the Lyman direction.

About 10 settlements were affected by enemy artillery and mortar attacks, among them Nevske, Belogorivka of Luhansk region and Torske, Verkhnyokamianske, Spirne, Rozdolivka, Donetsk region.

In the Bakhmut direction, the defense forces repelled 12 enemy attacks in the Bohdanivka, Ivanovsky and Klishchiivka districts of the Donetsk region.

About 10 settlements came under artillery and mortar fire, including Vasyukivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Bogdanivka, Klishchiivka, Andriivka, and New York of the Donetsk region.

In the Avdiivka direction, our defenders repelled 11 enemy attacks in the areas east of Novobakhmutivka, Avdiivka, Tonenko, and Pervomaisky in the Donetsk region, where the enemy unsuccessfully tried to break through the defenses of our troops. About 15 settlements, including Novobakhmutivka, Stepove, Avdiivka, Severne, Tonenke, and Pervomaiske of the Donetsk region, were hit by enemy artillery and mortar attacks.

In the Marinka direction, the defense forces continue to hold back the enemy in the areas of Marinka, Pobeda and Novomykhailivka of the Donetsk region, where the enemy, with the support of aviation, launched 8 unsuccessful attacks on the positions of our defenders. The following settlements of the Donetsk region, Marinka, Pobyeda, Novomykhailivka, Paraskoviivka, Kostiantynivka, Katerynivka, came under artillery and mortar fire of the occupiers.

In the Shakhtarske direction, the defense forces repelled 2 attacks by the enemy, who tried to dislodge our units from the occupied lines in the area of the village of Staromayorske, Donetsk region. The enemy launched an airstrike in the Prechistivka area of the Donetsk region. About 10 settlements, including Vodyane, Vugledar, Prechistivka, Zolota Niva, and Urozhane of the Donetsk region, were hit by artillery and mortar shelling.

In the Zaporizhzhia direction, the defense forces repelled 3 enemy attacks in the Novopokrovka and western Robotyny regions of the Zaporizhzhia region. More than 20 settlements were hit by artillery and mortar fire, including Levadne, Novodanilivka, Novopavlivka, Lobkovo, Stepove in the Zaporizhia region and Nikopol in the Dnipropetrovsk region.

On the Kherson direction, Kherson, Beryslav, Tyaginka and Ivanivka of the Kherson region were hit by enemy artillery fire.

The defense forces will continue to hold positions on the left bank of the Dnipro river in the Kherson region. They continue to inflict fire damage on the enemy.

Units of the missile forces damaged two warehouses of fuel and lubricants of the enemy.

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