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Top stories of the night. Thursday, 9 June

An air strike on Zhytomyr Region, the shelling of Azot, the first verdicts on collaborators and the Ukrainian football team's victory.

Over the past day, Ukrainian troops destroyed 200 occupiers, thus bringing Russia's total personnel death toll to 31,700, the Ukrainian Armed Forces' General Staff reported on the morning of 9 June.

According to the Operational Command South, Ukraine's artillery in the south destroyed 30 Russian soldiers, two armoured vehicles and four automobiles.

Three field arms warehouses of the enemy were destroyed in three various locations in occupied Kherson Region.

According to the General Staff update, fighting is underway in Donbas while Kharkiv Region came under Russian artillery fire. The enemy is preparing to ford water obstacles in the South Buh direction.

The head of the Luhansk regional military administration, Serhiy Hayday, said the Russians continued looking for soft spots in Severodonetsk's defence, shelling civilian neighbourhoods and industrial facilities of Luhansk Region. Four people got killed as a result.

Russia once again shelled the Azot plant. At least two workshops, including the ammonia production workshop, were damaged.

On the evening of 8 June, the russians once again shelled Kharkiv. As a result of the shooting, a cafe, a grocery store and a school library in Novobavarskyy district caught fire.

According to preliminary reports, two people were killed and four injured.

In the early hours of 9 June, russian troops fired on Dnipropetrovsk Region, with five rounds of shelling targeting the Zelenodolsk community close to occupied Kherson Region.

According to reports from regional military administrations, Russia carried out an air strike on Zhytomyr Region. Rumours are circulating in Kherson Region that the occupiers started bringing in their families to the occupied areas.

It was a relatively quiet night for Volyn, Transcarpathian Region, Rivne Region, Ivano-Frankivsk Region, Chernivtsi, Lviv, Vinnytsya, Odesa, Zaporizhzhya, Ternopil and Khmelnytskyy regions, Kirovohrad, Cherkasy, Chernihiv, Poltava and Kyiv regions.

Since the start of russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the State Bureau of Investigation has opened 480 criminal proceedings on treason and collaborationism.

Over 100 suspicion notices have been issued and four indictments sent to court

SBI spokesperson Tetyana Sapyan said that verdicts had already been handed down on three ex-servicemen of the Ukrainian army who in 2014 did not report to duty during the seizure of Crimea, later signed contracts with the russian army and in February came back to fight against Ukraine. In particular, a captain of a field communications unit at a radio centre was sentenced to 15 years in prison for treason.

As of today, 25,000 children have been registered as first-form pupils in Kyiv, a deputy head of the city state administration, Valentyn Mondriyivskyy, said.

Over 80% of first-form vacancies have been filled. Thus, trivial as it sounds, life goes on.

The Republic of Ireland lost 1-0 to Ukraine in their Nations League match in Dublin after Viktor Tsygankov scored a goal.

The Ukrainian team will face Armenia on 11 June.

Let's hope for more good news.

Let's hold on and bring the Victory closer!

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