Russia - Ukraine war operational update of the General Staff of Ukraine for the last 24 hours of Russia - Ukraine war as of 6:00 a.m., May 9, 2023.
440 day of the russian large-scale invasion has begun.
On the night of May 9, 2023, the russian forces again attacked the territory of Ukraine, using the Iranian Shahed drones. 35 out of 35 drones were shot down by Ukrainian defenders.
Tonight, russian terrorists launched another massive missile attack on Ukraine.
The enemy attacked the territory of Ukraine with sea and air-based cruise missiles.
Around 10:00 p.m. on May 8, the enemy launched eight Kalibr cruise missiles from carriers in the Black Sea, which they aimed at the eastern regions of the country. All eight were destroyed by the forces and means of air defense of the air command "East".
Closer to 4:00 a.m. on May 9, the occupiers launched 17 Kh-101/Kh-555 air-based cruise missiles from strategic aviation planes - four Tu-95ms (Caspian region).
The forces and means of air defense of the Center air command destroyed 14 cruise missiles, one more in the area of responsibility of the South air command. A total of 15 Kh-101/Kh-555 cruise missiles were destroyed.
In general, during two waves of shelling of Ukraine on the night of May 9, 2023, the russian occupiers launched 25 Kalibr and Kh-101/Kh-555 cruise missiles. 23 of them were destroyed.
Over the past day, the enemy launched 30 missile strikes, 61 air strikes and fired 89 rocket salvo fire strikes at the positions of our troops and populated areas. Private residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed and damaged, and there were victims.
The probability of further missile and air strikes on the entire territory of Ukraine remains high. Do not ignore air raid signals.
The enemy continues to concentrate its main efforts on the Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdyivska and Maryinka directions. Heavy battles are being fought for the cities of Bakhmut and Maryinka. In total, during the past day, 42 enemy attacks were repulsed on the specified areas of the front.
No signs of the formation of offensive groups were found on the Volyn and Poliske directions. Certain units of the armed forces of the russian Federation will continue to be located on the territory of the Republic of Belarus.
On the Siverskyi and Slobozhanskyi directions, the enemy maintains a military presence in the border areas with Ukraine. During the past day, the enemy fired mortars and artillery at the settlements of Berylivka, Moschenka, Galaganivka, Leonivka, Oleksandrivka, Buda-Vorobiivska, Gremyach of the Chernihiv Oblast; Znob-Novgorodske, Stara Huta, Shalygine, Novoslobidske, Iskryskivshchyna, Volfyne of the Sumy Oblast, as well as Hoptivka, Krasne, Zelene, Staritsa, Ohirtseve, Vovchanski Khutory, Karaichne, Mala Vovcha, Mykolaivka and Nesterne in the Kharkiv Oblast.
The enemy did not conduct offensive operations on the Kupyansk direction. He carried out airstrikes in the areas of Zapadne and Masyutivka settlements. Kamianka, Topoli, Petro-Ivanivka, Figolivka, Novomlynsk, Zapadne, Lyman Pershiy, Vilshana, Bugaivka, Kharkiv Oblast and Novoselivske and Stelmakhivka - Luhansk were subjected to enemy artillery and mortar shelling.
On the Lyman direction, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the direction of Bilogorivka during the day. He carried out airstrikes in the areas of the settlements of Nevske and Bilogorivka in the Luhansk Oblast and Verkhnokamianske and Spirne in the Donetsk Oblast. Makiivka and Bilogorivka in Luhansk Oblast and Yampolivka and Spirne in Donetsk Oblast were hit by artillery fire.
On the Bakhmut direction, fighting continues in the city of Bakhmut. During the day, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the direction of Ivanivskyi and Chasovoy Yar. He carried out airstrikes in the areas of Bohdanivka, Bakhmut and Predtechine settlements. Vasyukivka, Orihovo-Vasylivka, Novomarkove, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Chasiv Yar, Stupochki, Predtechine, Oleksandro-Shultyne, Diliivka, Druzhba, Zalizne and New York of the Donetsk Oblast were affected by enemy shelling.
On the Avdyivka direction, the enemy conducted offensive operations in the Avdyivka and Pervomaisky districts of the Donetsk Oblast last night, without success. He shelled the settlements of Novokalynove, Berdychi, Lastochkine, Avdiyivka, Severna, Vodyane, Pervomaiske, and Netaylov in the Donetsk Oblast.
On the Maryinka direction, units of the defense forces repelled numerous enemy attacks in the area of the city of Marinka. Georgiivka and Pobeda in the Donetsk Oblast also came under enemy fire.
During the day, the enemy did not conduct offensive operations in the Shakhtarsky direction. He carried out an air strike in the area of Velika Novosilka. He shelled the settlements of Paraskoviivka, Novomykhailivka, and Vugledar.
The russian occupiers continues to conduct defensive operations on the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions. They carried out airstrikes in the areas of the settlements of Vremivka in the Donetsk Oblast and Gulyaipole and Novodanilivka in the Zaporizhzhia Oblast. Meantime, they shelled at more than 30 settlements near the battle line. Among them - Vremivka, Novosilka, Zelene Pole, Novopil of the Donetsk Oblast; Olhivske, Gulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Gulyaipilske, Biloghirya, Mala Tokmachka and Kamianske of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast; Zolota Balka, Kachkarivka, Zmiivka, Tyaginka, Antonivka, Dniprovske, Kizomys, Stanislav of the Kherson Oblast and the city of Kherson.
The russian occupiers do not stop robbing Ukrainian citizens, enterprises and state institutions in the temporarily occupied territories of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast.
Last, but not the least, during the last day russia's losses in manpower was the following:
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