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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 a.m., April 8, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 08 April 2023 07:11

    Day 409 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine has begun. 

    During the day of April 7, the adversary launched 2 missile and 35 air strikes, more than 40 MLRS attacks. 

    The likelihood of further missile and air strikes across Ukraine remains high.

    The adversary continues to focus its main efforts on the offensive operations on Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Maryinka axes. During the day of April 7, the Ukrainian defenders repelled more than 60 enemy attacks on these axes. 

    Volyn, Polissya, Sivershchyna, and Slobozhanshchyna axes: no significant changes in the operational situation, no signs of the formation of adversary offensive groups were found. The enemy continues to maintain its military presence in the areas of russian Kursk and Belgorod oblasts bordering Ukraine. The adversary continues engineering development of terrain in the border areas of Kursk oblast. 

    During the day of April 7, the adversary shelled the settlements of Leonivka, Hremyach (Chernihiv oblast), Novovasylivka, Seredyna-Buda, Zarutske (Sumy oblast), Huryiv Kozachok, Lukyantsi, Verkhnya Pysarivka, Hrafske, Zybyne, Karaichne, Potykhonove, Ambarne, Bolohivka, Krasne Pershe, and Novomlynsk (Kharkiv oblast).

    Kupyansk axis: Topoli, Fyholivka, Dvorichna, Zapadne, Krokhmal’ne, Husynka, Kindrashivka (Kharkiv oblast), and Novoselivske (Luhansk oblast) were shelled by the enemy.

    Lyman axis: during the day of April 7, the adversary attempted to advance in the vicinities south of Kreminna, as well as in the vicinities of Serebryanske forestry and Verkhn’okamyanske, to no success. Novoselivske, Makiivka, Nevske, Kuzmyne, Dibrova, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Torske, Zarichne, Spirne, Berestove (Donetsk oblast) were shelled with artillery.

    Bakhmut axis: the enemy continues its offensive operations, attempting to take full control of the city of Bakhmut. Fierce fighting continues. During the day of April 7, the adversary conducted unsuccessful offensive operations to the east of Bohdanivka and Ivanivske. The Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled about 20 enemy attacks in this area of the front line. Over 25 settlements in the combat zone suffered from enemy shelling, including: Vasyukivka, Minkivka, Bakhmut, Bohdanivka, Ivanivske, Chasiv Yar, Novomarkove, Stupochky, Shumy, Toretsk, and New York (Donetsk oblast).

    Avdiivka and Maryinka axes: the adversary conducted offensive operations in the vicinities of Novokalynove, Sjeverne, Pervomaiske, and Maryinka, and Pobjeda (Donetsk oblast). None of them were successful. The fiercest fighting in this area of the front line is for Maryinka, where more than 15 enemy attacks were repelled. At the same time, the enemy shelled Novobakhmutivka, Avdiivka, Sjeverne, Vodyane, Pervomaiske, Karlivka, Heorhiivka, Maryinka, Pobjeda, and Paraskoviivka (Donetsk oblast).

    Shakhtarske axis: the enemy did not conduct any offensive operations during the day of April 7. The invaders shelled the settlements of Novomykhailivka, Vuhledar, Prechystivka, Kermenchyk, Novomaiors’ke, Zolota Nyva, Shakhtarske, and Velyka Novosilka (Donetsk oblast).

    Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: the adversary continues to improve fortifications at its defensive lines and positions.  The enemy shelled more than 40 settlements. Among them are Malynivka, Mala Tokmachka, Novodanylivka, Orikhiv, Novopavlivka (Zaporizhzhia oblast), Kachkarivka, Zmiivka, Inzhenerne, and Zelenivka (Kherson oblast), as well as Kherson.

    In the temporarily occupied territories of Zaporizhzhia and Kherson oblasts, russian occupiers have intensified preparations to evacuate the locals to the temporarily occupied territories of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. In particular, the enemy organised a survey among the locals in Melitopol and Skadovsk regarding the possible evacuation. The survey is checking the presence of a russian passport, place of residence, and level of education. Buses with those willing to evacuate are reported to periodically depart. The occupiers are spreading information that the forced evacuation of civilians will begin in late April. 

    During the day of April 7, the Ukrainian Air Force launched 9 air strikes on the concentrations of occupants’ personnel and military equipment. Moreover, Ukrainian defenders destroyed 1 russian Su-25 fighter aircraft near Mar’inka. The enemy also lost 7 UAVs, including: 3 Orlans, 3 Lancets, and 1 Merlin.

    Ukrainian missile troops and artillery hit 1 command post, 2 concentrations of manpower, and destroyed 1 ammunition depot of the adversary.

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