14:59 Law enforcement officers have revealed a cache with weapons and ammunition in Melitopol.
Near the unfinished building, under the concrete structures of the floor slabs and fundamental blocks, the police, together with the OMON explosives experts, found: three briquettes of a plastic substance, a 400 g TNT block, an RPV-16 grenade launcher, an unidentified model grenade launcher (presumably made in Ukraine), six F-1 grenades without fuses, six RGD-5 grenades without fuses, four fuses for them, one RGN grenade without a fuse and a fuse for it, five VOG-25s, one AK-74 assault rifle with a destroyed number and a magazine equipped with 15 rounds, 60 rounds of caliber 7 .62 mm, 209 rounds of 5.45 mm caliber, black body armor and four metal plates for it and the flag of Ukraine 100 × 70 cm in size.
The issue of initiating a criminal case under the article “Illegal acquisition, transfer, sale, storage, transportation or carrying of firearms, their main parts, ammunition” is being considered.
14:45 The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation announced the destruction of the Ukrainian Su-25 attack aircraft in the Kherson region (yesterday they wrote in a cart that 3 Su-25 attack aircraft were operating in the city area, one was shot down by a MANPADS crew, the Ministry of Defense confirmed today).
The RF Ministry of Defense also reports that in the area of Novopavlovka, a patrol fighter of the Russian Aerospace Forces destroyed a Ukrainian MiG-29 fighter.
14:43 Telegram-channel “Kherson messenger”: our source reports a “critically low level of moral and psychological state of the 194th separate battalion of the 124th separate brigade of the territorial troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.” The reasons for this are:
– the unit constantly suffers losses from the shelling of Russian artillery;
“Mouse fever has been rampant in the units of the brigade for the past two weeks, but patients are forced to endure it on their feet. Only the seriously wounded and killed are sent to the rear;
– the local population refers to the “defenders” with poorly concealed hatred;
– a new order of the Minister of Defense of Ukraine dated January 30, 2023 “On the procedure for paying monetary allowances to military personnel” reduced payments to military personnel of the unit by three times (they are not on the front line);
– “educational work” of commanders and chiefs with personnel consists in threats of trial or execution.
14:36 Kherson region – according to sources, a brigade of the Marine Corps of the Armed Forces of Ukraine entered Antonovka. For two nights, the sounds of moving heavy military equipment can be heard. In Kherson itself, an increase in the number of military equipment, including military pickups, is also recorded.
14:13 An iconic militant, the battalion commander of the Ukrainian 2nd Foreign Legion, was destroyed in the Svatovsky direction – a source.
The enemy DRG was looking for something near our positions, was spotted and met with small arms and artillery fire. The enemy retreated, leaving one 200th with a broken femoral artery.
It turned out to be Lieutenant Colonel Frolov Vladimir Viktorovich, commander of a separate battalion of the military unit A-4002, 2nd Foreign Defense Legion of Ukraine (Yavorov, Lviv region). Frolov himself is from the Dnepropetrovsk region, previously served in the airborne units or in the special forces (3rd and 4th photo print in the lower right corner).
14:09 Explosions in Zaporozhye and Zaporozhye region are reported by local publics.
13:55 Explosions sounded in Slavyansk (Donetsk region)! This is reported by Ukrainian TG channels.
13:42 In Ukraine, about 80 thousand cases of looting have been initiated. This was stated by the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Igor Klymenko.
13:27 Footage of the shooting battle of the special forces near Avdiivka. A group of Russian special forces from the ruins attacked the positions of Ukrainian militants /RIAN/.
12:58 Footage of the night combat work of snipers of the 56th brigade of the DPR special forces – video.
Snipers of the 56th Separate Special Purpose Battalion of the 1st Donetsk Army Corps (formerly 1 Special Forces NM DPR) destroy Ukrainian militants not only during the day, but also at night, using thermal imaging sights.
12:49 In Kyiv, they explained what will happen after the surrender of Artemovsk: a disaster
If the city falls, the Russians will begin to move rapidly “deep into Ukraine,” economist Oleg Soskin warned. According to him, then the Russian military will be able to move to Seversk, Slavyansk and Kramatorsk.
Soskin also complains that the offensive promised by the Ukrainian command in the area of Svatovo and Kremennaya never happened. The ground froze, and the Russians went on the attack, not the APU.
And Western intelligence, which advises the Kyiv regime to surrender Artemovsk, according to Soskin, “does not understand the consequences” of this decision.
12:31 The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation hit the ammunition depot of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with the help of the UR-77 “Serpent of Gorynych” – video.
12:05 Four HIMARS missiles have just been shot down over Donetsk.
12:03 Great Britain can transfer military aircraft to Ukraine along with crews, since the training of Ukrainian pilots takes many months, which Kyiv, due to the difficult situation at the front, cannot afford – Roman Gusarov, head of the Avia.ru portal.
11:54 Tonight in the area of n.p. Drummer (Kherson region) 122 mm was destroyed by artillery strike. SAU 2S1 “Carnation” with ammunition. From the crew: 3 servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were killed, 2 were seriously injured – Telegram channel “Kherson messenger”.
11:40 Footage of the battle near the Stupki station in the north of Bakhmut. Armored personnel carrier of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is firing at houses and streets.
Earlier it became known that Wagner attack aircraft began to attack in the north of Bakhmut. Today, the “Institute for the Study of War” acknowledged that Russian forces are advancing in the Stupok area. The Ukrainian side is hushing up the fighting in this area.
11:37 Voenkor Sladkov: “UKRAINIAN MILITARY SHOOTING OUR PRISONERS”
Kill unarmed, lying face down. Animals from the AFU. Our surrendered, they were shot. Look and remember, here it is, Ukrainian captivity.
But the footage shows the Russian guy, who has already died, is holding a grenade without a check in his hands. This is the same thing, from the Great Patriotic War – I die, but I do not give up.
11:22 The fall of the black mavic in Novoselovsky. Muscovites – you are the descendants of Nesterov! Keep it up – video.
11:07 Artyomovsk (Bakhmut), engulfed in fierce battles – aerial view.
10:00 Aviation and MLRS cut a road in Marinka for our infantry – video
The Russian Aerospace Forces and BM-21 Grad crews of the 5th brigade of the 1st Army Corps support the advance of Russian attack aircraft deep into the settlement Maryinka with all possible forces.
09:58 Night battles: Fiery “Grad” burns the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine – video
On the night of February 8, the Russian military covered the positions of Ukrainian militants near Avdiivka with a full package of Grad MLRS. Observation of the enemy was carried out by a special system “Irony”
09:43 Chronicle of strikes and mutual shelling in the special operation zone during the night of February 8-9, 2023
At night, Ukrainian formations tried to attack the territory of the Starodubsky municipal district in the Bryansk region with drones, but air defense systems shot down all targets.
Russian gunners worked on concentrations of enemy manpower in the village of Guy, Chernihiv region, as well as in Volkovka, Yunakovka and Miropolye in the Sumy region.
In the Kharkiv region, the Russian Armed Forces carried out strikes on Ukrainian army targets in Udy, Liptsy, Volchansk, Ambarny and Staritsa, not far from the border with Russia.
In the Starobelsky direction, Russian troops hit the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Novomlynsk, Zapadny, Kupyansk, Kucherovka, Kislovka, Berestovoye and Novoselovsky.
The Russian Aerospace Forces, in turn, launched airstrikes on the enemy near Tabaevka and west of Kotlyarovka.
Ukrainian formations fired on Kremennaya, Kuzmino, Krasnaya Dibrova and Krasnopopovka.
In the Bakhmut (Artyomovsky) direction, the RF Armed Forces worked on the facilities of the Ukrainian army in Bakhmut, Razdolovka, Vasyukovka, Krasnoy and Bogdanovka.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine attacked Belogorovka, Nikolaevka, Kleshcheevka and Ozaryanovka.
In the Donetsk direction, Russian aviation worked on the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Krasnohorivka, Avdeyevka and Veseloe.
Artillerymen of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, in turn, hit targets in Kamenka, Thin and Vodyany.
At night, Ukrainian formations fired at the Leninsky district of Donetsk from the HIMARS MLRS.
In the Yuzhnodonets direction, Russian artillerymen hit targets in Ugledar, Bogoyavlenka, Prechistevka and Vremyevka.
In the Zaporozhye region, the RF Armed Forces hit targets in Kamensky, Olgovsky, Gulyaipole, Malaya Tokmachka and Shcherbaki.
In Dnepropetrovsk, a powerful explosion thundered at one of the facilities at night, but the causes of the incident are still unknown.
In addition, Russian troops worked on enemy positions in the Nikopol community.
On the southern sector of the front, the RF Armed Forces carried out strikes on the objects of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Kherson, Berislav and other nearby settlements.
08:15 Sitrep as of morning of 02/09/2023
In the Uludar sector, Russian troops resumed assault operations on the outskirts of the city. The Ukrainian army meets them with heavy fire. Artillery of the Armed Forces hit Novopol, Bolshaya Novosyolka and Zolotoy Niva. (Fig. 1)
On the Donetsk front, the Russian army again attacked the Ukrainian garrison in the western part of Maryinka. She also resumed ground offensive operations against the fortified area of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Krasnohorivka. Another attempt to break through in the Pervomaisky area did not bring much success. And near Vodyanoye and Opytnoye, Russian troops managed to advance. Also, with the support of artillery, they attacked the fortified area of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Avdiivka from Yasinovataya. The positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Novomikhailovka, Pobeda were also fired. New York is covered. The Ukrainian army carried out rocket attacks on Donetsk and Gorlovka. (Fig. 2)
To the south-west of Bakhmut, the Wagner PMC is pushing through the defenses near Ivanovsky. The exit to the city from the west is more and more obvious. “Orchestras” are also advancing on the eastern outskirts of Bakhmut. Also, the “musicians” attacked in the direction of Dubovo-Vasilyevka and Orekhovo-Vasilyevka. The success of this operation is the actual encirclement of the fortified area of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Krasnaya Gora. This settlement PMC “Wagner” is also storming from the south and east. To the north of Soledar, the “orchestrants” are rushing towards Fedorovka. In this area, the Armed Forces of Ukraine are putting up fierce resistance. Russian troops attacked again in the area of Disputed and Verkhnekamensky. (Fig. 3)
In the Luhansk direction, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation conducted offensive operations north of Belogorovka. They also attacked from Shipilovka and Dibrov in the Serebryansky forest area. They are also advancing in the Krasnopopovka area. (Fig. 4)
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