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Russia-Ukraine war: Situation on the front as of September 13

Russia-Ukraine war: Situation on the front as of September 13 Photo: Ukrainian military (Getty Images)

The Ukrainian defense forces continue to conduct defensive operations in the east and south of Ukraine, as well as offensive operations in the Melitopol direction and offensive actions in the Bahmut direction. In the past day, there have been 34 combat clashes, according to the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

Enemy attacks

The enemy launched 7 missile strikes and 35 aviation strikes, conducting over 56 shelling attacks with rocket artillery systems on both our military positions and civilian objects in our country.

Furthermore, at the beginning of the day, Russian occupiers carried out a massive aviation strike using strike UAVs on the civilian infrastructure of the Odesa and Sumy regions. Information about the consequences of this terrorist attack is currently being clarified.

Aviation strikes affected Popivka, Stepok, Myropillya, Hrabovske in the Sumy region, Kyslivka in the Kharkiv region, Nadiia, Dibrova in the Luhansk region, Spirne, Klishchiivka, Pivnichne in the Donetsk region, Robotyne in the Zaporizhzhia region, and Odradokamianka in the Kherson region.

Over 45 populated areas in the Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizzhhia, and Kherson regions came under artillery fire.

Situation on the frontlines

In the area of responsibility of the North operational-strategic group in the Volyn and Polissya directions, the operational situation remains relatively unchanged.

In the Siversk and Slobozhanske directions, the adversary continues to maintain troop groupings to cover the state border, actively conducts subversive activities in border areas to prevent our forces from being shifted to critical directions, and increases the density of mine-explosive barriers along the state border in the Belgorod region.

In the area of responsibility of the Khortytsia operational-strategic group in the Kupiansk, Lyman, and Bakhmut directions, the enemy does not cease attempts to breach the defense of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near Orikhovo-Vasylivka. In turn, the Defense Forces achieved partial success during offensive actions in the Klishchiivka area of the Donetsk region, causing significant losses to the enemy in personnel and equipment.

In the area of responsibility of the Tavria operational-strategic group, our defenders hold the defense near Avdiivka and Maryinka, where the enemy made over 20 unsuccessful attempts during the past day to displace our units from their positions.

Furthermore, all enemy attacks in the areas of Novomykhailivka in the Donetsk region and south of Novodarivka in the Zaporizhzhia region resulted in significant losses for the occupiers in terms of both personnel and equipment.

At the same time, in the Avdiivka, Maryinka, and Shakhtarsk directions, the Defense Forces continue to maintain the initiative, exert pressure on the enemy, conduct assault actions, and recapture our land.

In the Melitopol direction, the Defense Forces continue their offensive operation, inflicting significant losses on the occupation forces in personnel and equipment, forcing the enemy to retreat from their positions. As a result of assault actions, our soldiers achieved partial success in the Robotyne area of the Zaporizhzhia region.

In the area of responsibility of the Odesa operational-strategic group in the Kherson direction, the Defense Forces continue counter-battery combat, destroying enemy logistics, deployment areas, and firing positions.

Enemy losses

During the past day, the aviation of the Defense Forces delivered 9 strikes on personnel, weaponry, and military equipment concentration areas of the enemy.

Rocket troops, artillery units, and unmanned systems destroyed 10 artillery systems, 2 anti-aircraft missile complexes, 1 personnel concentration area, 1 radio-electronic warfare station, 1 command post, and 5 enemy ammunition depots.