Shelling of Kharkiv, success of the Armed Forces in the south, situation at the frontline: the highlights of the day
12 September, 2022
Illustrative picture Facebook / General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
The occupiers shelled Kharkiv twice; the Armed Forces liberated 13 settlements in the south; Ukrainian fighters reached the state border with Russia in Kharkiv Oblast; some Russian units in the south want negotiations with the Armed Forces. We collected the key news for today.

Shelling of Kharkov

In the afternoon of September 12, the occupying forces shelled the center of Kharkiv. This was announced by the mayor of Kharkiv Ihor Terekhov and the head of Kharkiv Regional Military Administration Oleh Syniehubov. Terekhov said that critical infrastructure facilities were disabled due to shelling, as a result of which electricity and water supply disappeared in Kharkiv. Energy workers, rescuers, and utility workers worked on eliminating the consequences. The subway in the city suspended its work.

Sinegubov reported that a 37-year-old man died as a result of the shelling. Four people have moderate injuries and are being treated in medical facilities, while an 18-year-old girl and a 33-year-old woman received minor injuries and did not require hospitalization.

Later, the Russian occupying forces attacked Kharkiv for the second time in a day. This time, the densely populated Nemyshlianskyi district of the city came under fire.

Successes of the Armed Forces in the south

The Ukrainian military in southern Ukraine liberated 13 settlements and destroyed 70 ammunition depots within two weeks. This is reported by the Operational Command "South".

Among the liberated settlements are Vysokopillia, Novovoznesenske, Bilohirka, Sukhyi Stavok and Myroliubivka. It was possible to move the frontline to a distance of 4 to 12 kilometers. The command says that in two weeks, more than 1,800 invaders were destroyed in the south and 150 control points, command and support points were damaged, 122 tanks and more than 500 units of armored vehicles, 134 artillery systems, about 20 MLRS, 2 airplanes, 2 helicopters, and 13 drones were destroyed.

 “The enemy is demoralized and is looking for ways to leave the occupied territories. But the occupiers still have a lot of strength and power. The fighting continues, and the insidiousness of the enemy, who is shelling civilian and critical infrastructure facilities, residential neighborhoods, cannot be underestimated,” reports the command.

Situation at the frontline

According to the Ukrainian General Staff, the Russians continue to focus on establishing control over the territory of Donetsk Oblast, holding the temporarily captured territories and disrupting the offensive of the Armed Forces in certain directions. In particular, the occupiers are trying to work on restoring the lost position by moving their troops.

During this time, the aviation of the Defense Forces carried out seven strikes: they hit five strongholds and places of concentration of manpower and hardware, as well as destroyed two positions of the enemy's air defense means.

Over a day, Ukrainian units of missile troops and artillery hit control points of various levels and areas where the enemy's manpower was concentrated, including warehouses of ammunition and fuel, and lubricants.

What else did the General Staff report?

They say that the Russian command is suspending the sending of new units to the territory of Ukraine. And all because the situation in the theater of operations and distrust of the higher command forced many volunteers to categorically refuse the prospect of service in combat conditions.

According to the General Staff, the situation is also affected by information about the number of dead and the attitude towards the wounded. In particular, Russian hospitals deliberately simplify the diagnosis and nature of combat injuries and do not allow time for recovery, the General Staff claims.

Ukrainian fighters reached the state border with the Russian Federation in Kharkiv Oblast

Yesterday, September 11, the Russian occupation forces left the settlements of Velykyi Burluk and Dvorichna of Kupiansk Raion, Kharkiv Oblast. In some areas of the front, Ukrainian fighters reached the state border with Russia. This was announced by the head of the regional military administration Oleh Syniehubov.

He noted that Ukrainian servicemen continue the operation to liberate Kharkiv Oblast from the enemy. The enemy hastily abandons its positions and flees deep into previously occupied territories or the territory of the Russian Federation.

Occupiers in the south want to negotiate with the Armed Forces

Due to the offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, certain groups of the Russian occupation forces are trying to get in touch with Ukrainian units in order to conduct so-called negotiations on possible conditions for laying down weapons. This was reported by the spokeswoman of the Operational Command "South" Nataliia Humeniuk on Espresso.TV.

After surrendering their weapons, the occupiers expect to be transferred under the auspices of international humanitarian law. They realize that they are trapped between the banks of the Dnipro and the Defense Forces, so they are looking for ways to save their lives.

“Now this issue is being considered, as everyone knows the phrase: 'negotiations are not conducted with terrorists.' Nevertheless, we understand the military strategy, which provides for such measures,” she noted.