October 9, 2023

Ukrainian General Staff: 350 Russian combat casualties in 24 hours

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.2022 to 09.10.2023 were approximately:

personnel ‒ about 282630 (+350) persons,

tanks ‒ 4823 (+2),

APV ‒ 9126 (+3),

artillery systems – 6706 (+1),

MLRS – 808,

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 543 (+1),

aircraft – 315,

helicopters – 316,

UAV operational-tactical level – 5190,

cruise missiles ‒ 1530,

warships / boats ‒ 20,

submarines – 1,

vehicles and fuel tanks – 9113 (+2),

special equipment ‒ 959.

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine 

Operational information on 18.00, 09.10.2023 regarding the #russian_invasion 

Glory to Ukraine! The five hundred and ninety-third day of the large-scale armed aggression of the russian federation against our state continues.

34 combat clashes took place during the day. The enemy launched 1 missile and 39 air strikes, carried out 23 attacks from MLRS systems on the positions of our troops and populated areas. 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.

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

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 Siversky and Slobozhansky directions, the enemy maintains a military presence in the border areas, continues shelling of populated areas from the territory of the russian federation, and increases the density of mine-explosive barriers along the state border of Ukraine. The enemy carried out airstrikes in the areas of settlements of Galaganivka, Chernihiv region; Digtyarne and Stepne of Sumy region. About 10 settlements were hit by artillery and mortar fire, including Senkivka, Chernihiv region; Stepne of the Sumy region; Kozacha Lopan, Vovchanski Khutory, Okhrimivka, Kharkiv region.

In the Kupyansk direction, our defenders repelled 5 enemy attacks in the areas of Sinkivka and Ivanivka settlements of Kharkiv region. The enemy carried out airstrikes in the vicinity of Kindrashyvka, Petropavlivka, and Pischany, Kharkiv region. More than 
15 settlements, in particular, Dvorichna, Petropavlivka, Kislivka, Synkivka of the Kharkiv region, were hit by artillery and mortar attacks.

In the Lyman direction, the Defense Forces repelled 7 enemy attacks in the Makiivka area of the Luhansk region. The enemy carried out airstrikes near Bilogorivka, Luhansk Region, and Siversk, Spirny, Donetsk Region. More than 10 settlements were affected by artillery and mortar shelling, among them Nevske, Belogorivka of the Luhansk region and Spirne, Rozdolivka of the Donetsk region.

In the direction of Bakhmut, our defenders repelled 4 enemy attacks near Klishchiivka, Donetsk region. The enemy carried out airstrikes in the districts of Klishchiivka and Andriivka. More than 15 settlements came under artillery and mortar fire, in particular, Minskivka, Ivanivske, Klishchiivka, Andriivka, New York of the Donetsk region.

In the Avdiivka direction, the occupiers carried out airstrikes in the areas of Keramik, Novokalynove and Avdiivka settlements of the Donetsk region. About 10 settlements, including Stepove, Avdiivka, Opytne, and Nevelske of the Donetsk region, were hit by enemy artillery and mortar attacks.

In the Mariinka direction, during the day, the Defense Forces successfully repelled 
15 enemy attacks in the Marinka and Novomykhailivka districts of the Donetsk region. The enemy also launched airstrikes here. About 15 settlements were under artillery fire of the occupiers, in particular, Krasnohorivka, Marinka, Georgiivka, Pobyeda, Novomykhailivka of the Donetsk region.

In the Shakhtarske direction, our defenders repelled an enemy attack in the Staromayorsky district of the Donetsk region. About 10 settlements, including Vugledar, Prechistivka, Blagodatne, and Urozhane of the Donetsk region, were hit by artillery and mortar attacks.

In the Zaporizhzhia direction, the Defense Forces repelled an enemy attack in the Levadny area of the Zaporizhzhia region. The occupiers carried out airstrikes near Malaya Tokmachka, Robotyny, Zaporizhzhia region. About 30 settlements, including Orihiv, Novodanilivka, Robotyne, Mali Shcherbaki, Pyatikhatka of the Zaporizhzhia region, were hit by artillery and mortar attacks.

On the Kherson direction, the enemy carried out airstrikes in the districts of Zmiivka and Beryslav of the Kherson region. Prydniprovske, Kherson of the Kherson region, Dmytrivka of the Mykolaiv region were subjected to enemy artillery and mortar attacks.

At the same time, the Defense Forces of Ukraine continue offensive operations in the Melitopol direction, offensive (assault) actions in the Bakhmut direction, inflicting losses in manpower and equipment on the occupying troops, exhausting the enemy along the entire front line.

During the day, the aviation of the Defense Forces made 10 strikes on the areas where the enemy’s personnel, weapons and military equipment were concentrated.

Units of the missile forces hit the command post, the ammunition warehouse, 2 areas of concentration of personnel, weapons and military equipment, and the enemy’s EW station.

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