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  • Operational update regarding the #russian_invasion on 18.00 on April 8, 2022
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 08 April 2022 18:59

    The forty-fourth day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.

    The armed forces of the russian federation continue to conduct full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine. The russian enemy is being prepared for an offensive in the east of Ukraine.

    The russian occupiers continue to destroy civilian infrastructure by launching missile and artillery strikes at railway junctions and roads, stations, residential areas and places of evacuation of civilians from areas of hostilities.

    In the Donetsk and Tavriya directions, the russian enemy continues to increase the number of troops.

    The russian occupiers did not abandon attempts at offensive in the direction of Popasna and Severodonetsk. They are not successful.

    In the Pivdennobuzhsky direction, the russian enemy fought in the area of the settlement of Oleksandrivka. russain enemy tried to carry out fire in order to inflict damage on units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the area, but did not reach the goal.

    In the Slobozhansky direction, the russian enemy continued a blockade of the city of Kharkiv, shelling residential neighborhoods using artillery, including multiple rocket launchers and large-caliber mortars. 

    The russian occupiers completely withdrew their troops from the Sumy region to the russian federation.

    The russian enemy has significant problems with the recruitment of military units that suffered significant losses during hostilities in Ukraine. According to available information, more than 80 percent of the russian personnel of some units involved in the war do not want to take part in further hostilities. The commanders of the occupying russian forces forbade the release of servicemen whose contracts had expired before the end of the so-called "special military operation".

    In the temporarily occupied territories, the russian enemy continues to violate international humanitarian law by committing illegal acts against civilians, including looting, theft of vehicles and detention of Ukrainian citizens.

    The russian occupying authorities in the temporarily occupied territory of Donetsk region have received instructions from russian curators to return to these territories people who left for the russian federation in January-February 2022. According to the instructions of local administrations, citizens must return to the settlements at the place of registration/residence after two months of stay in russia.

    Ukraine's Defense Forces successfully repel enemy attacks in all directions, inflict losses on the enemy and are ready for any changes in the operational situation.

    Let's win together! Glory to Ukraine!