Ukrainian army downs three enemy helicopters in one day, says General Staff

9 January, 01:27 PM
Ukrainian military (Photo:REUTERS/Stringer)

Ukrainian military (Photo:REUTERS/Stringer)

Over the past day, Ukrainian military aviation conducted 17 strikes on Russian troop clusters, as well as three strikes on the positions of the enemy's anti-aircraft missile systems, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported on Facebook on Jan. 9.

Ukrainian army command noted that the enemy is conducting offensive actions on the Bakhmut, Avdiyivka, and Lyman axes, and is trying to improve the tactical situation on the Kupyansk axis.

Over the past day, the Russian military launched seven missile and 31 air strikes, and conducted 73 attacks from multiple rocket launchers.

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On Jan. 8, the units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces repelled Russian attacks in the areas of Stelmakhivka and Chervonopopivka in Luhansk Oblast and Soledar, Bakhmut, Maryinka, and eight other settlements in Donetsk Oblast.

On the Novopavlivka, Zaporizhzhya, and Kherson axes, the enemy is defending previously occupied positions and is fortifying their defenses in those areas, the General Staff said.

On the Siverskyi and Slobozhanskyi axes, the areas of Halahanivka and Hremyach in Chernihiv Oblast, and seven settlements in Sumy Oblast, as well as five settlements in Kharkiv Oblast, were subjected to mortar and artillery attacks.

On the Kupyansk axis, the areas of Dvorichna, Pershotravneve, Ivanivka and Krokhmalne in Kharkiv Oblast and Stelmakhivka and Myasozharivka in Luhansk Oblast were shelled with tanks and cannon artillery.

On the Lyman axis, Makiyivka, and five other settlements in Luhansk Oblast were shelled.

On the Bakhmut axis, Bakhmut and 12 other settlements in Donetsk Oblast suffered from enemy fire.

On the Avdiyivka axis, Avdiyivka, Maryinka and three other settlements in Donetsk Oblast came under Russian fire.

On the Zaporizhzhya axis, enemy attacks were registered near six settlements in Zaporizhzhya Oblast and Oleksiyivka in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast.

On the Kherson axis, the Russian military is continuing to shell the settlements along the west bank of the Dnipro river. Kherson city again came under fire from Russian multiple rocket launchers.

The General Staff stated that Russian morale is continuing to deteriorate, in particular, among the servicemen of the 127th Separate Reconnaissance Brigade, stationed in occupied Sevastopol.

Additionally, Ukrainian servicemen shot down three enemy helicopters (Ka-52, Mi-24 and Mi-8), as well as three Orlan-10 reconnaissance UAVs.

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