This is stated in the report of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine as of 06:00, September 13, published on Facebook.
As noted, the enemy continues to focus its efforts on establishing control over the territory of Donetsk region, holding the temporarily captured territories, and disrupting the offensive of Ukrainian troops in certain directions.
The enemy conducts aerial reconnaissance and inflicts fire damage on the Ukrainian units, tries to take measures to regain the lost position, redeploys troops. There is still a threat of air and missile strikes throughout Ukraine.
The enemy continues pursuing its tactics of terror and intimidation of the civilian population. The cities of Kharkiv and Lozova were hit. Airstrikes and MLRS shells damaged the infrastructure in the areas of Bilohorivka, Vesela Dolyna, Zaytseve, Yuryivka, New York, Pervomayske, Kamyanka, Stepove, Mali Shcherbaky, Sukhyi Stavok, Kostromka, Bila Krynytsia, and Myrne.
Over the past 24 hours, the Russian occupiers launched two missile strikes, 25 airstrikes, and 11 MLRS attacks on military and civilian objects in the territory of Ukraine.
The situation in Volyn and Polissya directions has not changed significantly.
In other directions, the enemy shelled the infrastructure with mortars, tanks, fighting vehicles, tube and rocket artillery:
In Siversky direction – near Atynske and Stukalivka, Sumy region;
In Kharkiv direction – in the areas of Kozacha Lopan, Baranivka and Kupyansk;
In Kramatorsk direction – in the areas of Pryshyb, Bilohorivka, Kramatorsk, Slovyansk, Staryi Karavan, Starodubivka, Spirne, Rozdolivka and Hryhorivka;
In Bakhmut direction – in the areas of Sukha Balka, Mykolaivka Druha, Zaitseve, Soledar, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Vesela Dolyna;
In Avdiivka direction – the localities of Avdiivka, Orlivka, Lastochkyne, Krasnohorivka, Vodiane, Marinka, and Novomykhaylivka;
In Novopavlivka direction – near Vuhledar, Prechystivka, Novoukrainka, and Vremivka;
in Zaporizhzhia direction – in the areas of Kamyanske, Mala Tokmachka, Shcherbaky, Charivne, Nesterianka, Orikhiv, Bilohirya, Zaliznychne, Temyrivka, Novopil, and Vremivka.
Enemy artillery shelling along the contact line was recorded in Southern Buh direction. In addition, the enemy carried out aerial reconnaissance with UAVs, making 23 sorties.
Due to heavy losses during the hostilities, the morale in the units formed in the temporarily occupied territories decreased significantly. According to available information, in order to improve the state of combat readiness of the 2nd separate motorized rifle brigade of the 2nd army corps, the command of the brigade issued an order not to pay salary to temporarily absent servicemen, in particular, those undergoing treatment. The payments are resumed only after the presentation of relevant documents and with the personal permission of a commander.
The Ukrainian troops successfully repelled enemy attacks in the areas of Zaitseve, Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Krasnohorivka, Vodiane, Bezimenne, and Novohryhorivka.
During the day, Ukrainian aviation launched nine strikes, hitting seven strongholds and enemy's manpower and equipment clusters. Two positions of Russian air defense systems were destroyed. The occupiers’ manpower and equipment losses are specified.
Over the past day, Ukraine’s missile and artillery units hit control points, enemy's manpower and equipment clusters. A radio-electronic warfare system, Zoopark radar system, artillery units, and ammunition depots were struck.
Up to 200 bloody war crimes committed by the Russian occupiers are recorded every day in the temporarily occupied and already liberated Ukrainian territories. Mine danger in liberated towns and villages remains high, with more than 70,000 sq km in ten regions contaminated with ammunition and explosives. The Defense Forces take measures to return peaceful life to the liberated communities as soon as possible.
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