Russian troops continue assault in the Donetsk direction and strengthen their groups in the Kharkiv region.
Summary of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine as of 6 pm on April 9, 2022:
The enemy continues to storm in the Donetsk direction. The main efforts of the occupiers are focused on taking control of the settlements of Rubizhne, Popasna and Novobakhmutivka.
At the same time, the invaders continue to strike at the settlements of Vugledar and Novoselivka Druha. They are trying to resume the offensive in the Novotoshkivsky, Stepny and Marinka districts. ”
Details: The main efforts of the occupiers are focused on the capture of Mariupol and the offensive near the city of Izyum. There is still a high probability that the enemy will involve sabotage and reconnaissance groups to carry out sabotage of transport infrastructure.
In Slobozhanshchyna, the enemy continues to partially block Kharkiv. In order to covertly move the occupation units in the Kharkiv region, the enemy is carrying out electronic suppression of cellular networks.
It is also reported that in order to increase the number of troops, from the Belgorod region of the Russian Federation to the Shevchenko district of the Kharkiv region moved to two battalion tactical groups of the enemy.
“The enemy continues to launch missile strikes on civilian targets throughout Ukraine,” the General Staff said.
In the South Bug direction, the occupiers do not stop trying to maintain positions and borders on the administrative border of the Kherson region.
No significant changes in the composition and position of the enemy’s troops were recorded in the Volyn, Polissya, and Siversky areas.
“Ukrainian defenders are defending themselves and are gradually pushing back enemy troops in some areas,” the General Staff said.
According to https://www.pravda.com.ua