DAY 533

Victory Chronicles
-DAY 533

August 10,2023

Russians attack oil depot in Rivne Oblast

The Russian occupiers launched a large-scale drone attack on Rivne Oblast on the night of 9-10 August, hitting an oil depot in the Dubno district. “Rivne Oblast came under a large-scale drone attack overnight. Unfortunately, an oil depot in Dubno district was destroyed. There were no casualties,” said Vitalii Koval, Head of Rivne Oblast Military Administration

Koval said that 45 search and rescue crew members and 14 fire-and-rescue appliances are working at the scene of the strike, and a fire train is involved.

Latest news

Symbolic number of the Day - 6

At least six civilians were killed and 27 others wounded in Ukraine over the last day due to Russia’s aggression. This was reported by the Regional Military-Civilian Administrations of Ukraine.

War in Pictures

Russian forces dropped an air bomb on Kupiansk at midnight of 9-10 August and damaged the city council building, with two people wounded in the oblast in just one day. “The enemy attacked the city of Kupiansk at midnight using a FAB-250 guided air bomb. The city council building was damaged,” said Oleh Syniehubov, Head of the Kharkiv Oblast Military Administration.

Video of the Day

Fighters of the 126th Separate Tank Brigade of the Odesa Territorial Defense destroyed a moving water target using a kamikaze drone. AFU StratCom officially reported this.

ISW report

Ukrainian forces continued counteroffensive operations on at least three sectors of the front and advanced in some areas on August 9. The Ukrainian General Staff reported that Ukrainian forces continued counteroffensive operations in the Bakhmut, Berdyansk (Donetsk-Zaporizhia Oblast border area), and Melitopol (western Zaporizhia Oblast) directions.

Geolocated footage published on August 9 suggests that Ukrainian forces advanced northeast of Robotyne in western Zaporizhia Oblast, but the duration and extent of these advances are currently unclear. Ukrainian Tavriisk Operational and Strategic Group of Forces Spokesperson Serhii Kuzmin stated on August 8 that Ukrainian forces reached the Russian first line of defense in an unspecified area in the Melitopol or Berdyansk directions.

Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Malyar reported on August 9 that Ukrainian forces were partially successful south of Velyka Novosilka near Urozhaine and Pryyutne and southeast of Orikhiv near Verbove. A prominent Russian milblogger claimed that Ukrainian forces advanced into Urozhaine in the Donetsk-Zaporizhia Oblast border area and suggested that Ukrainian forces may have captured some Russian positions south of Bakhmut. Malyar stated that the Ukrainian forces are conducting the counteroffensive as expected and are successfully degrading Russian offensive potential as Ukrainian forces did during the summer-autumn 2022 interdiction campaign in Kherson Oblast.

War Heroes

Senior Lieutenant Kostyantyn Bodenchuk was killed near the village of Dubovo-Vasylivka in Donetsk Oblast. While performing a combat mission, the officer came under artillery fire and sustained a fatal explosive injury. In April, the fighter would have turned 46 years old.

Kostyantyn was born and lived in Kyiv. After school, he studied at the Faculty of Plant Protection of the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine. In 2014, he took part in the ATO in Donbas. He completed military training at the Lviv National Army Academy and became a reserve officer.

During the full-scale war, the man fought for his country in the ranks of the 24th separate mechanized brigade named after Korol Danylo, part of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. He commanded a mechanized platoon. He took part in the defense of the Bakhmut direction in Donetsk Oblast.

“Kostyantyn was always brave, courageous, cheerful, cheerful, balanced, never complaining about anything. He had a big kind heart. He was a pillar of strength and support for his parents, family and friends. People were drawn to him. He always came to help. He had many plans for his life, which, unfortunately, he did not have time to realize. He had authority among his comrades and friends, loved and knew how to joke. He was a true combat officer. The color of the nation is about Kostyantyn. Bodenchuk Kostiantyn Ivanovych honorably fulfilled his duty to protect his country and remained faithful to his oath, the Ukrainian people and his native Ukraine until his last breath. Defending and protecting the right to our safe life, he gave his life without regret. Kostyantyn sacrificed himself for the sake of winning the struggle not only for our freedom, but also for the freedom of the whole of Europe and all the people of the free world,” wrote Ninel, the deceased’s older sister. The officer was buried at the Forest Cemetery in Kyiv. Kostyantyn is survived by four sisters and nephews.

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