Ukraine Ministry of Defense: Ukraine forces hold back assault. On Sievierodonetsk
June 9, 2022
One hundred-fifth day (June 8) of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a Russian military invasion continues.
In the Volyn and Polissya directions, according to the inspection plan, by June 11, 2022, the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus are working on the creation of strike groups in one of the directions and check the readiness of transport infrastructure to transport units.
In the Siversky direction, enemy units continue to demonstrate in order to restrain the actions of units of the Defense Forces.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy's main efforts are focused on maintaining the occupied frontiers. In order to prevent the advance, our troops continue to mine the area.
In the Slovyansk direction, the enemy is attacking to improve the tactical situation. In order to prevent a counteroffensive by our troops, it is conducting engineering equipment for firing positions in the area of the Izyum settlement.
In the Lyman direction, the enemy attempted reconnaissance by fighting in the direction of the settlement of Raihorodok, was unsuccessful, and withdrew.
In the Siverodonetsk direction, our soldiers are successfully holding back the assault in the city of Severodonetsk, and hostilities continue. In the area of the settlement of Toshkivka, the enemy's offensive was unsuccessful. The enemy also tried to advance in the direction of Ustynivka, but Ukrainian defenders repulsed the occupiers.
In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy increased the intensity of the use of operational-tactical and army aircraft. It shelled the positions of our units with mortars, artillery, and rocket-propelled grenade launchers in the areas of Pokrovske, Berestove, Zolote-4, Vrubivka, Travneve, Yakovlivka, and Dolomitne. It struck Ka-52 helicopters in the areas of Pokrovske, Vidrodzhennya, and Yakovlivka.
In the area of the settlement of Nahirne, as a result of fire damage inflicted by Ukrainian soldiers, the enemy withdrew to previously occupied positions.
In the Avdiivka, Novopavlivska, and Zaporizhzha directions, in order to restrain the actions of our troops and prevent the transfer of reserves of the Defense Forces to other directions, the enemy exerted intense fire on the positions of our units in the settlements of Pisky, New York, Lubomyrivka, Avdiivka, Novobahmutivka, Orikhiv, Komyshuvakha, Vodiane, Pervomaiske, Marinka, Opytne. An air strike was launched in New York and a missile strike on the village of Kurakhove.
In the South Buh direction, the enemy is conducting a positional defense. Artillery shelling was recorded in the areas of Mykolayiv, Dolyna, Tavriyske, Kulbakino, Bila Krynytsia, Trudolyubivka, Blagodatne, Luch, and Topolyne.
In the Bessarabian direction without significant changes.
Over the past 24 hours, the defenders of Ukraine in the Donetsk and Luhansk areas repulsed eleven enemy attacks and destroyed three tanks, five artillery systems, two armored combat vehicles, thirteen units of vehicles, and three enemy ammunition depots. Two unmanned aerial vehicles of the Orlan-10 type were shot down by air defense units.
The enemy personnel are demoralized. According to the available information, in the units of the 106th and 76th airborne divisions, servicemen who refused to take part in hostilities are returned from the Luhansk region to the territory of the Russian Federation.
In the Siversky direction, the enemy continues to provide enhanced protection of the Ukrainian-Russian border in the Bryansk and Kursk regions. It fired mortars at civilian infrastructure in the areas of Khodyne, Ryzhivka, and Velyka Pisarivka in the Sumy oblast. In addition, the enemy carried out provocative flights of army aircraft along the state border of Ukraine.
In the Slobozhansky direction, the enemy concentrated its efforts on maintaining the occupied frontiers. It fired on civilian infrastructure in the areas of the settlements of Udy, Pytomnyk, Rtyshchivka, Ivanivka, Husarivka, and others.
In the Siverodonetsk direction, the occupiers fired on civilian infrastructure in the areas of the settlements of Privilka, Siverodonetsk, Lysychansk, Voronove, Toshkivka, Hirske, and others.
In the Slovyansk direction, the Ukrainian military successfully resisted the enemy's attempts to improve the tactical situation in the direction of the city of Slovyansk. The occupiers are concentrating their efforts on preparations for further offensive operations. The enemy fired on civilian infrastructure in the areas of Vilne, Adamivka, Dolyna, and Tetyanivka. Inflicted an air strike on Slovyansk.
Ukrainian soldiers are conducting defensive hostilities in the area of Dovhenke.
Defenders of Ukraine inflicted significant losses on the occupiers in manpower and equipment during the enemy assault near Berestove. The fighting continues.
In the Avdiivka, Kurakhiv, Novopavlivsk, and Zaporizhzhia areas, the occupation forces fired on civilian infrastructure in the areas of the settlements of Kamyanka, Avdiivka, Pisky, Krasnohorivka, Vuhledar, Mykilske, and others. The enemy also used assault aircraft near Marinka and Kamyanka.
The situation in the South Buh area remained without significant changes. The enemy is trying to hold its ground and prevent the regrouping and strengthening of units of the Defense Forces. He used artillery in the areas of Velyka Kostromka, Lyubomyrivka, and Novomykolayivka, and assault and army aircraft in the areas of Oleksandrivka, Knyazivka, and Novodanylivka.
In the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine, the occupiers continue to carry out measures of the administrative and police regime, conduct searches of civilians, loot, and destroy local infrastructure.
Ukrainian defenders inflict losses on the Russian occupiers in all areas where active hostilities continue and are steadfast in their defense.