The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine proved operational information as of 08/12/2023 regarding the Russian invasion.
The five hundredths began the thirty-fifth day of the large-scale armed aggression of the Russian Federation against our state.
Tonight, the Russian Federation carried out another air strike by Iranian attack UAVs “Shahed-136/131” across Ukraine. Information regarding the consequences of this terrorist attack is currently being clarified.
During the past day, the Russian occupiers launched 5 rocket and 31 air strikes, fired 49 rocket salvo missiles at the positions of our troops and populated areas. As a result of the Russian terrorist attacks, unfortunately, there are dead and wounded among the civilian population, among whom are children. Residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed.
The probability of missile and air strikes throughout the territory of Ukraine remains high.
Over 30 combat clashes took place during the past day.
< p>On the Volyn and Poliske directions the operational situation has not changed significantly.
On the Siversky and Slobozhansk directionsthe enemy carried out mortar and artillery attacks on more than 20 settlements, in particular, Klyusy, Chernihiv region; Seredyna-Buda, Myropillya, Uhroidy of the Sumy region and Okip, Veterenarne, Strelecha, Gatishche, Vovchanski Khutory and Okhrimivka in the Kharkiv region.
In the Kup’ directionthe enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the area of Synkivka and Ivanivka of the Kharkiv region. Carried out airstrikes in the Kislivka and Pershotravnevo areas of the Kharkiv region. More than 15 settlements, including Kup’yansk, Shyykivka, Cherneshchyna, Proletarske of the Kharkiv region, were hit by enemy artillery and mortar fire.
On the Lymansky direction the enemy carried out airstrikes in the areas of Nevsky, Belogorivka of Luhansk region and Vesely, Zaliznyansky, Klishchiivka of Donetsk region. More than 25 settlements were hit by enemy artillery fire: Nevske, Dibrova, Bilogorivka of the Luhansk region and Sivesryk, Verkhnyokam’yanske, Spirne, Vyimka, Rozdolivka of the Donetsk region.
In the direction of Bakhmutthe enemy carried out unsuccessful offensive actions in Bohdanivka, Klishchiivka and Bila Hora districts of Donetsk region. More than 20 settlements, including Chasiv Yar, Bila Gora, Oleksandro-Shultine, Toretsk, Zalizne, and New York of the Donetsk region, were affected by enemy artillery shelling.
In the Avdiiv directionunder heavy fire from the enemy's aircraft and artillery, our defenders continue to restrain the advance of Russian troops in the Avdiivka area of the Donetsk region. More than 10 settlements, including Novobakhmutivka, Stepove, Avdiivka, Severene, Pervomaiske, Nevelske of the Donetsk region, were hit by artillery shelling.
In the Mar’ direction, the defense forces continue to restrain the advance of Russian troops in the area of the city of Marinka, Donetsk region. The enemy carried out airstrikes in the areas of Krasnohorivka, Mar’inka, Novomykhailivka, Donetsk region. More than 10 settlements, including Krasnohorivka, Mar’inka, Maksimilyanivka, Paraskoviivka, Novomykhailivka, and Elizavetivka of the Donetsk region, were hit by artillery fire.
In the Shakhtarsky direction the enemy made unsuccessful attempts to restore the lost position in the Urozhany district of Donetsk region. He carried out an airstrike in the Staromayorsky district of the Donetsk region. Vodyane, Ugledar, Bogoyavlenka, Prechistivka, Zolota Niva, Blagodatne in the Donetsk region were hit by artillery fire.
In the Zaporizhzhia directionthe enemy carried out airstrikes in the districts of Novodanilivka and Orikhovo of the Zaporizhzhia region. More than 20 settlements were hit by artillery fire, including Lobkove, P’Yatikhatky, Kam’Plavni, Zaporizhzhia region.
In the Kherson direction, more than 25 settlements were hit by enemy artillery fire. among them Beryslav, Tokarivka, Antonivka, Komyshany, Kizomys of the Kherson region and the city of Kherson; Kutsurub, Ochakiv, Mykolaiv region.
At the same time, the Defense Forces of Ukraine continue to conduct an offensive operation in the Melitopol and Berdyansk directions, are entrenched at the reached borders, and carry out counter-battery combat measures.
The enemy continues to use civilian educational institutions of the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine for their own purposes. In particular, it was established that the school building in Severny settlement of Luhansk region is used for military purposes. Local residents are currently prohibited from accessing the school. At the same time, in the city of Tokmak, Zaporizhzhia region, on the territory of a kindergarten located in the northern part of the city, the occupiers set up a hospital for the Russian occupation forces.
During the past day, the aviation of the defense forces struck 1 strike on the area of concentration of personnel, weapons and military equipment of the enemy. Also, our defenders destroyed 4 reconnaissance UAVs of the operational-tactical level.
Units of missile troops and artillery hit 1 anti-aircraft missile complex “Strila” enemy.
Prepared by: Serhiy Daga