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Russia’s war on Ukraine. 09.06.2024

In the operational zone of the Ukrainian Operational Group of Forces (OTG) “Kharkiv” on the Kharkiv direction, 4 enemy attacks were repelled in the areas of Lyptsi, Hlyboke, and Vovchansk.

In the “Khortytsia” Operational-Strategic Group of Forces (OSG) operational zone on the Kupyansk direction, 8 Russian attacks were repelled in the areas of Synkivka, Pishchane, Andriivka, Hrekivka, and Makiivka. The situation is tense, with fighting ongoing near Nevske. The Ukrainian Defense Forces are implementing measures to stabilize the situation. On the Lyman direction, the enemy tried 7 times to advance towards Nevske, Terny, Ivanivka, Torske, and Dibrova. 6 attacks were repelled, and fighting continues near Ivanivka. On the Kramatorsk direction, Ukrainian defenders stopped 3 enemy attempts to displace Ukrainian Defense Forces units in the areas of Chasiv Yar, Ivanivske, and Andriivka. The situation near Ivanivske remains tense.

In the “Tavriya” OSG operational zone, on the Pokrovsk direction, 27 Russian attacks were repelled in the areas of Novooleksandrivka, Yevhenivka, Sokil, Novopokrovske, Novoselivka Persha, and Yasnobrodivka. The invaders continue to try to break through from Ocheretyne towards Yevhenivka and Novooleksandrivka. The Ukrainian Defense Forces are implementing measures to prevent the enemy from advancing deeper into Ukrainian territory.

General conclusion: 

  • The “Kharkiv” OTG troops halted the enemy’s advance on the Kharkiv direction and forced them to withdraw some units from other sections of the front line.
  • Russian forces are intensifying their offensive actions in the areas of Pokrovsk and Kurakhove, possessing significant reserves in these directions, quickly replenishing their losses, and deploying their most prepared units for assaults.
  • Russian forces will attempt to restore the ferry crossing over the Kerch Strait, which had previously been damaged by the Ukrainian Defense Forces.

Change in the line of contact (LoC):

  • There were 76 combat engagements on various fronts.
  • On the Kharkiv direction, the Ukrainian Defense Forces conducted several counterattacks and liberated a few blocks in Vovchansk, while Russian forces continued their offensive near the city. The Ukrainian Defense Forces maintain control over most of Vovchansk.
  • The enemy captured Hlyboke. However, the Ukrainian Defense Forces successfully counterattacked, approaching the outskirts of Hlyboke, and pushed Russian troops out of the summer home area north of Lyptsi and southwest of Hlyboke.
  • On the Kupyansk direction, Russian troops advanced northeast of Stepova Novoselivka, in the fields southeast of Synkivka, and continued their offensive near Pishchane, Ivanivka, and Andriivka.
  • On the Lyman direction Russian forces continued offensive operations near Makiivka, Nevske, Druzhelyubivka, Novosadove, Hrekivka, Terny, Torske, and the area of the Serebriansk Forest. They repelled three Ukrainian counterattacks along the Kupyansk–Svatove–Kreminna line.
  • On the Siversk Direction, Russian troops continued their offensive near Bilohorivka, Zolotarivka, Vyimka, and Rozdolivka.
  • On the Kramatorsk direction, Russian forces advanced within the eastern outskirts of Chasiv Yar and continued their offensive in this area. Units of the 98th Airborne Division advanced in the “Kanal” neighborhood. The enemy moved west within Kalynivka and continued offensive operations near Ivanivske, Klishchiivka, and Andriivka.
  • On the Pokrovsk direction, Russian forces advanced into the center of Novooleksandrivka and now control up to half of the village. They also advanced near and within Sokil. The occupiers continued their offensive near Novooleksandrivka, Novopokrovske, Yevhenivka, Sokil, Novoselivka Persha, Yasnobrodivka, Karlivka, Umanske, Netaylove, and Nevelske.
  • On the Kurakhove direction, Russian troops advanced northwest of Solodke and continued their offensive near Heorhiivka, Krasnohorivka, Paraskoviivka, and Kostyantynivka.
  • On the Vremivka direction, Russian forces continued their offensive near Zavitne Bazhannya, Urozhaine, and Staromayorske.
  • On the Orikhiv direction, Russian troops advanced north of Robotyne, near Mala Tokmachka, attacked near Verbove, Novopokrovka, Novoprokopivka, and launched an offensive near Kopani and south of Mali Shcherbaky.
  • On the Prydniprovskiy direction, Russian forces continued their unsuccessful attacks on the Ukrainian Defense Forces’ bridgehead near Krynky.
  • In the Black Sea-Azov naval operational area, the enemy naval group on combat duty consists of:
    • Azov Sea: 7 ships, including 3 cruise missile carriers; the total salvo is 24 cruise missiles.
    • Black Sea: 1 ship, including 1 cruise missile carriers; the total salvo is 4 cruise missiles.
    • Mediterranean Sea: 3 ship, including 2 cruise missile carrier; the total salvo is 12 cruise missiles.  

Changes in the enemy disposition:

  • A Su-57 multirole fighter jet of the aggressor state was hit at the “Akhtubinsk” airfield in the Astrakhan Oblast of Russia, located 589 kilometers from the front line.
  • The 15th Motorized Rifle Brigade of the 2nd Guards Combined Arms Army is conducting attacks near the village of Sokil.

Possible operation situation developments:

  • The enemy’s “Sever” Operational Grouping command is preparing to cross the Vovcha River towards Hatyshche and Synelnykove to create conditions for the further advance of the 25th and 138th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigades of the 6th Combined Arms Army into the city of Vovchansk.
  • Another potential development could be the enemy’s attempt to connect their footholds in the Vovchansk direction with those in the Lyptsi direction. To accomplish this, they might initiate offensive operations toward Buhruvatka-Starytsya, targeting Izbytske and Ternova. This would involve deploying additional motorized rifle and tank battalions on the western bank of the Siversky Donets River.
  • The enemy will soon capture the “Kanal” neighborhood in Chasiv Yar, as their forward units have taken an enveloping position around this part of the city.
  • The “Center” Operational Grouping command is focused on executing the following operational plan: to establish conditions for the blockade and encirclement of the Kurakhove area or to create advantageous circumstances for launching an offensive operation to encircle “Tavriya” OSG’s defense in Toretsk area from the south.
  • The fighting in the Staromayorske area is a diversionary action aimed at forming a strike tactical group of 3-4 brigades and 1-2 regiments in the Mykilske-Novodonetske sector. The likely objective of this tactical group could be to break through the Kashlahach River in the Uspenivka area simultaneously with the “Yug” Operational Grouping’s advance towards Kurakhove.

Russian operational losses from 24.02.22 to 09.06.24  

Personnel – almost 518,560 (+1270); 

Tanks 7,869 (+26);

Armored combat vehicles – 15,131 (+26); 

Artillery systems – 13,593 (+60);

Multiple rocket launchers (MLRS) – 1,097 (+2);

Anti-aircraft warfare systems – 836 (+2);

Vehicles and fuel tanks – 18,562 (+78);

Aircraft – 357 (0);

Helicopters – 326 (0);

UAV operational and tactical level – 10,982 (+37);

Intercepted cruise missiles – 2,277 (0);

Boats/ships – 29 (0).


  • According to information provided by the Situation Center of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Russian forces shelled 10 regions of Ukraine over the past day. A total of 103 towns and villages and 93 infrastructure objects were attacked with various types of weapons. The number of casualties is being updated/clarified.
  • On June 8, in one of the villages in the Bilozerka district of Kherson Oblast, Russian forces dropped an explosive from a drone on a medical team rushing to a call. The driver was diagnosed with blast injuries and a concussion. Additionally, a 50-year-old man who came under fire was hospitalized. The following day, a paramedic from the medical team also sought medical help, diagnosed with a concussion.
  • Throughout June 8, Russian forces struck Zaporizhzhia Oblast 429 times. Eight towns and villages were under enemy fire, but no civilians were harmed.
  • On June 8, Russians killed one resident of Donetsk Oblast, with two others injured.
  • In Kherson Oblast, one person was killed, and four were injured due to Russian aggression in the past day.
  • In the morning of June 9, the Russian army shelled Oleksandrivka in the Stanislavska community, Kherson Oblast. A 53-year-old woman was injured, diagnosed with blast injuries, a traumatic brain injury, and a concussion.
  • Currently, the Ukrainian Armed Forces include over 67,000 women, with 19,000 being civilian workers and the rest military personnel, according to Deputy Defense Minister Nataliia Kalmykova.
  • On Monday, June 10, from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM, regional energy companies will implement schedules for rolling power outages for both industrial and residential consumers in all regions of Ukraine.
  • Russian authorities plan to merge the temporarily occupied territories of four Ukrainian Oblasts and the Autonomous Republic of Crimea into a federal district called “Novorossiya.” These federal districts are not officially recognized as subjects of the Russian Federation and are not mentioned in the Russian constitution. They are seen as new administrative units without legal status, according to the head of the Luhansk Oblast Military Administration, Artem Lysohor.

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