Prepared by Denis Bohush, military and political expert, International Headquarters for Assistance to Ukrainians
Today, May 9, the seventy-fifth day of the heroic opposition of the Ukrainian people to the Russian military invasion has begun.
The enemy does not stop conducting offensive operations in the Eastern Operational Zone in order to establish full control over the territory of Donetsk and Luhansk regions and maintain the land corridor between these territories and the occupied Crimea.
The greatest activity of the occupiers is observed in Slobozhansky and Donetsk directions. At the same time, there is a high probability of missile strikes throughout Ukraine.
In the Volyn, Polissya and Seversky directions, no signs of enemy offensive groups were formed. The enemy did not conduct active offensive operations in the Slobozhansky direction. Focuses on regrouping units
In the Izyum direction, the enemy is concentrating its efforts on units of the 1st Panzer Army, the 20th All-Military Army of the Western Military District, and the 29th, 35th, and 36th Armies of the 68th Army Corps of the Eastern Military District and Airborne Troops. in preparation for the continuation of the offensive in the directions Sulyhivka – Nova Dmytrivka and Sulyhivka – Kurulka.
In order to prevent the advance of units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, he concentrated up to nineteen battalion tactical groups on the territory of the Russian Federation in the Belgorod region. The transfer of personnel and military equipment to the replenishment of units that have suffered significant losses in Ukraine continues.
In the Donetsk direction, the enemy, with the support of aircraft and artillery, focused its efforts on trying to take control of the settlements of Rubizhne, Popasna, preparing to continue offensive operations in the areas of Siversk, Slovyansk, Lysychansk and Avdiivka. He has increased his firepower and is trying to break through the defenses of our troops.
In the Tavriya direction, the enemy is conducting demonstrations to bind Ukrainian troops, improving the logistics system.
The enemy did not conduct active hostilities in the South Bug area. He focused on shelling the positions of units of our troops using available artillery, including multiple rocket launchers.
In the temporarily occupied territory of Zaporizhia region there are cases of seizure without good reason of personal documents of the local population, the return of which will be subject to the participation of the latter in the solemn events on the occasion of Victory Day.
On the territory of the temporarily occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the enemy was actively preparing for ceremonial parades.
The situation in the Transnistrian region of the Republic of Moldova has not changed. Local armed formations and units of the task force of the Russian troops continue to be in combat readiness “Full”.
In the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, the defenders of Ukraine have successfully repulsed six enemy attacks, destroyed 20 tanks, one artillery system, 28 units of armored combat vehicles, one special armored vehicle and 5 units of enemy vehicles.
Ukrainian soldiers withdrew from Popasna Luhansk region to stronger positions, said the head of the OVA Serhiy Haidai.
Losses of military units and military equipment of the RF Armed Forces
- personnel about 25650 (+150) people
- liquidated tanks – 1145 (+15) units,
- armored combat vehicles – 2764 (+23) units, artillery systems – 513 (+4) units,
- Missile systems of volley fire – 185 (+6) units,
- means of air defense – 87 (+1) units,
- aircraft – 199 (+0) units,
- helicopters – 158 (+2) units,
- motor vehicles and tank trucks – 1970 (+9) units,
- ships / boats – 12 (+0) units,
- UAV operational and tactical level – 377 (+17).