Sixty combat engagements took place on the frontline on Dec. 9, with Russians attacking the most near Bakhmut (14 attacks) and Avdiivka (19 attacks) in the Donbas, the Ukrainian military’s General said in its report the morning of the 655th day of the full-scale invasion.
In the Kupyansk sector, Ukrainian defenders repelled seven enemy attacks in the areas of Synkivka, Petropavlivka in Kharkiv Oblast and Novoselivske in Luhansk Oblast.
In the Lyman sector, Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled an enemy attack in the area of Serebryanske forestry in Luhansk Oblast.
In the Bakhmut sector, Ukrainian troops repelled 14 enemy attacks in the areas of Bohdanivka, Ivanivske and Klishchiyivka in Donetsk Oblast. Ukrainian Defense Forces continue assault operations south of Bakhmut in Donetsk Oblast, inflicting losses in manpower and equipment on the enemy, and consolidating the achieved positions.
In the Avdiivka sector, the enemy is continuing to try to encircle Avdiivka. Ukrainian defenders are steadfastly holding the line, inflicting significant losses on the enemy. The Defense Forces successfully repelled 19 enemy attacks in the areas east of Novobakhmutivka, Avdiivka, Tonenke, and Pervomayske in Donetsk Oblast.
In the Maryinka sector, Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to hold back the enemy in the areas of Maryinka, Pobeda and Novomykhailivka in Donetsk Oblast, where Ukrainian defenders repelled eight attacks.
In the Shakhtarsk sector, the Ukrainian Armed Forces repelled two enemy attacks near Staromayorske, Donetsk Oblast.
In the Zaporizhzhya sector, Ukrainian Armed Forces repelled three enemy attacks in the vicinity of Novopokrovka and west of Robotyne in Zaporizhzhya Oblast.
In the Melitopol sector, the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to inflict losses in manpower and equipment on the occupation forces, depleting the enemy along the entire front line.
In the Kherson sector, the Defense Forces continue to hold their positions on the east bank of the Dnipro River, continue to conduct counter-battery combat, and inflict fire on the enemy's rear.
At the same time, Russian troops continue to shell civilian targets with artillery, multiple launch rocket systems, and aircraft. Over the past day, the aggressor launched one missile and eight air strikes, and fired 34 times at Ukrainian positions and populated areas. The Russians also attacked Ukraine with Iranian-designed Shahed suicide drones.
Meanwhile, units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces missile forces struck two clusters of enemy personnel, weapons and military equipment, and two Russian fuel and lubricant depots.
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