September 9, 2022

Ukraine Defense Ministry: Ukraine claims to kill 650 Russian soldiers in one day

Ukraine Defense Ministry

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02 to 09.09 were approximately:

personnel ‒ about 51900 (+650),

tanks ‒ 2122 (+10),

APV ‒ 4575 (+18),

artillery systems – 1237 (+11),

MLRS – 306 (+1),

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 159 (+0),

aircraft – 239 (+0),

helicopters – 211 (+1),

UAV operational-tactical level – 888 (+4),

cruise missiles ‒ 214 (+0),

warships / boats ‒ 15 (+0),

vehicles and fuel tanks – 3399 (+55),

special equipment ‒ 114 (+4).


The one hundred ninety-eight (198) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a Russian military invasion continues.

The enemy concentrated its efforts on establishing full control over the territory of Donetsk oblast, maintaining the temporarily captured districts of Kherson, part of Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhya and Mykolaiv oblasts. The UAVs constantly conduct aerial reconnaissance, continues to take measures to improve the logistical support of its troops.

Over the past 24 hours, the enemy has carried out 45 air and 5 missile strikes, in particular on the settlements of Kostyantynivka, Tsyrkuny, Radushne, and Kharkiv. There are victims among the civilian population.

In the Volyn and Polissya directions, on the territory of belarus, military exercises have begun, during which it is planned to work out the issue of “liberation of captured territories”. The threat of missile and air strikes on the territory of Ukraine from the republic of belarus remains.

In the Siversky direction, the intensity of shelling by the enemy has significantly decreased. In other directions, the enemy continued to attack military and civilian objects of Ukraine, namely:

in the Kharkiv direction, from barrel and jet artillery, in the areas of the settlements of Udy, Sosnivka, Duvanka, Tsupivka, Prudyanka, Dementiivka, Velyki Prohody, Pytomnyk, Ruski Tyshky, Petrivka, Peremoha, Bayrak and Kostiantynivka;

in the Slovyansk direction – near Dolyna, Krasnopilla, Slovyansk and Mykilske;

in the Kramatorsk direction – in the areas of the settlements of Bohorodychne, Novomykolayivka, Serebryanka, Siversk, Verkhnyokamianske, Ivano-Daryivka, Spirne, Rozdolivka and Hryhorivka;

in the direction of Bakhmut – near Yakovlivka, Soledar, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Vesela Dolyna, Zaytseve, New York and Vesele;

in the Avdiyivka direction – in Kamianka, Avdiyivka, Pervomaiske, Vodyane and Opytne districts;

in the Novopavlivskyi direction – near Maryinka, Paraskoviivka, Novomykhailivka, Velyka Novosilka, Novoukrainka, Prechystivka and Mykilske;

in the Zaporizhzhya region – in the areas of the settlements of Novopil, Vremivka, Poltavka, Zaliznychne, Chervone, Novoandriivka and Orihiv;

in the Southern Buh direction – in the areas of Arkhangelske, Novovoznesensk, Myrolyubivka, Novovoskresenske, Bilohirka, Novohrihorivka, Shevchenkove, Lyubomyrivka, Ternovi Pody, Stepova Dolyna, Myrne, Olhyne, Oleksandrivka and Tavriyske settlements.

In connection with the offensive of our troops, in some areas of the Kherson oblast, units of the armed forces of the Russian federation are switching to tactics of terrorist actions against local civilians. Thus, according to available information, in the settlement of Velyka Oleksandrivka, the occupiers are using the local population as a “human shield”. The village is closed for entry and exit.

Units of the Defense Forces heroically hold their positions and prevent the enemy from advancing. Our defenders successfully repelled the enemy’s offensive in the areas of Udy, Kostyantynivka, Virnopillya, Ploske, Mayorsk, Bezimenne and Kamyanka.

Defense forces are conducting a successful counteroffensive in the Kharkiv direction. Thanks to skillful and coordinated actions, the Armed Forces of Ukraine, with the support of the local population, advanced almost 50 km in 3 days. According to intelligence, some enemy units suffered significant losses. The occupiers are trying to evacuate wounded personnel and damaged military equipment to the areas of Vilkhuvatka and Borodoyarske settlements. Personnel of the occupying forces in civilian clothes resort to desertion and try to return to the territory of the Russian federation. So, during the day, more than 15 such cases were noted.

Missile troops and artillery of our land groupings continue to perform tasks of counter-battery combat, disruption of the command and control system and logistical support, damage to the enemy’s manpower and combat equipment.

During the past day, in order to support the actions of land groupings, the Air Force of the Defense Forces carried out more than 20 strikes, 2 platoon strongholds, 15 areas of concentration of manpower and military equipment, and 3 anti-aircraft missile systems were hit. 4 UAVs and a Ka-52 helicopter were destroyed. Enemy manpower losses are clarified.

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