Russian forces try to seize Vuhlehirska Power Station, but Ukrainian units push them back – General Staff

9 July, 01:58 PM
Ukrainian military continues to to hold off the Russian forces (illustrative photo) (Photo:REUTERS/Gleb Garanich)

Ukrainian military continues to to hold off the Russian forces (illustrative photo) (Photo:REUTERS/Gleb Garanich)

A Russian attempt to take control of Vuhlehirska Power Station near Dolomitne in Donetsk Oblast has been repelled, Ukraine’s General Staff on July 9.

The Russian invading forces were advancing towards station in an attempt to establish control over its territory and improve their tactical position near Dolomitne settlement, but were pushed back by Ukrainian troops, the General Staff said.

There have been no significant changes in the activities of the Russian invading forces in the Volyn, Polis, and Siversky axes, the General Staff said. On the Siversky axis in the north of the country the enemy shelled Ukrainian positions near settlements in Chernihiv and Sumy oblasts.

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On the Kharkiv axis, Russian troops are defending previously occupied positions and are firing on the areas around a number of settlements using tanks, mortars, artillery and rockets.

On the Slovyansk axis, the Russians launched an artillery strike on the city of Kramatorsk, and targeted civilian infrastructure in the districts of Hryhorivka, Verkhnyokamyansk and Kramatorsk. They are using assault actions trying to advance in the Hryhorivka District. Fighting there continues, Ukraine’s General Staff said.

On the Bakhmut axis, the enemy carried out an airstrike near the village of Spirne, and shelled the villages of Zaytseve, Berestove and Klynove.

On the Avdiyivka, Kurakhivka, Novopavlivka and Zaporizhzhya axes, mutual shelling of positions along the contact line continues. The enemy carried out airstrikes in the area of Mali Shcherbaki.

On the Pivdennobuzhsky axis in the south of the country, the enemy continues to attack civilian and military infrastructure with artillery and rockets along the contact line.

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