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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 p.m., January 8, 2024
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 08 January 2024 19:45

    Day 684 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine continues.

    The enemy continues to ignore the laws and customs of war, uses terror tactics, conducts strikes, and attacks both military and civilian targets. The enemy is actively using tactical aircraft and FPV quadcopters, conducting assault operations with the support of armored vehicles.

    On the night of January 8, 2024, the russian occupiers launched a massive strike on Ukraine, using cruise, air-launched, ballistic, anti-aircraft guided missiles and attack UAVs. A total of 59x means of air attack of the enemy were recorded: 8x Shahed-136/131 attack UAVs, 7x S-300/S-400 anti-aircraft guided missiles, 4x Kh-47M2 Kinzhal hypersonic ballistic missiles, 24x Kh-101/Kh-555/Kh-55 cruise missiles, 8x Kh-22 cruise missiles, 2x Kh-31P guided missiles. Critical and civilian infrastructure, industrial and military facilities were attacked. This time, the enemy attacked different regions of Ukraine. In particular, the occupiers launched ballistic missiles at Kharkiv, Dnipro, Zaporizhzhia and Khmelnytskyi oblasts. Air defense destroyed 8x Shahed-136/131 attack UAVs and 18x Kh-101/Kh-555/Kh-55 cruise missiles.

    During the day of January 8, there were 55x combat engagements. The enemy launched a total of 55x missile and 16x air strikes, carried out 16x MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. Unfortunately, the russian terrorist attacks have resulted in civilian casualties and injuries. Private residential and apartment buildings, and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed and damaged.

    The operational situation in eastern and southern Ukraine remains difficult.

    Volyn and Polissya axes: no significant changes. No signs of formation of an offensive group. Certain units of the armed forces of belarus continue their missions in the areas bordering Ukraine.

    Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the adversary maintains its military presence in the areas of russia bordering Ukraine. The enemy continues its sabotage and reconnaissance activities, shelling Ukrainian settlements from the territory of russia and increases the density of minefields along the state border of Ukraine. Around 30x settlements came under enemy artillery and mortar fire, including Zarichchya, Muraveinyk, Hremyach (Chernihiv oblast), Fotovyzh, Tovstodubove, Zapsillya, (Sumy oblast), Vesele, Bochkove, Budarky (Kharkiv oblast).

    Kupyansk axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 5x attacks in the vicinities of Synkivka (Kharkiv oblast), where the occupiers made unsuccessful attempts to improve their tactical situation. The occupiers launched air strikes near Petropavlivka, Ivanivka, Kyslivka, Tabaivka, Pishchane, Berestove (Kharkiv oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars at around 10x settlements, including Dvorichna, Synkivka, Petropavlivka, Ivanivka, Berestove (Kharkiv oblast).

    Lyman axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 1x assault east of Terny (Donetsk oblast). The invaders launched an air strike in the vicinity of Novoselivka (Donetsk oblast). The enemy fired artillery and mortars at more than 10x settlements, including Nevske, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Torske, Verkhnokamyanske, Spirne, (Donetsk oblast).

    Bakhmut axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 2x attacks in the vicinity of Klishchiivka and Andriivka (Donetsk oblast). More than 10x settlements came under artillery and mortar fire, including Vasyukivka, Bohdanivka, Ivanivske, Klishchiivka, Andriivka, New York (Donetsk oblast).

    Avdiivka axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 3x enemy attacks near Avdiivka, Sjeverne, Tonenke and 14x more attacks in the vicinities of Pervomaiske and Nevelske (Donetsk oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars at around 15x settlements, including Novokalynove, Berdychi, Avdiivka, Vodyane, Pervomaiske (Donetsk oblast).

    Maryinka axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to hold back the invaders in the vicinities of Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast). In that area, the adversary made 7x failed attempts to breach Ukrainian defense. The settlements of Krasnohorivka, Heorhiivka, Maksymilyanivka, Maryinka, Novomykhailivka, Kostyantynivka were under artillery and mortar fire of the occupiers.

    Shakhtarske axis: the adversary conducted no offensives. The adversary fired artillery and mortars at more than 10x settlements, including Vuhledar, Prechystivka, Urozhaine, Staromaiorske (Donetsk oblast).

    Zaporizhzhia axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 6x assaults north of Chervone, west of Verbove and north of Novoprokopivka (Zaporizhzhia oblast), where the occupiers made attempts to improve their tactical situation. More than 15x settlements, including Levadne, Malynivka, Hulyaipole, Pyatykhatky, Kamyanske (Zaporizhzhia oblast), came under enemy artillery and mortar fire.

    Odesa operational-strategic group, Kherson axis: the adversary fired artillery at the city of Kherson, the settlements of Zmiivka, Krynky, Tyahynka, Ivanivka (Kherson oblast), as well as Ochakiv (Mykolaiv oblast).

    The occupiers do not abandon their intention to drive Ukrainian units out of their footholds on the left bank of the Dnipro. Thus, during the day, the enemy made 9x unsuccessful assaults. The Ukrainian troops are holding the line and keep inflicting significant losses on the enemy.

    The Ukrainian missile troops hit 2x ammunition depots of the russian invaders.

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