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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 p.m., March 8, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 08 March 2023 18:38

    Day 378 of the russian full-scale invasion continues. 

    The russian federation has not abandoned its intentions to occupy Ukraine and continues its full-scale armed aggression. 

    The invaders’ main focus is the offensive operations on Kup’yans’k, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Shakhtars’ke axes. 

    The enemy continues to violate the rules of International Humanitarian Law, striking and shelling with artillery the civilian facilities and homes. 

    During the day of March 8, the adversary launched 22 air strikes, and 29x MLRS attacks. In particular, the enemy used 1x Shahed-136 UAV. The drone was destroyed. 

    The threat of missile strikes across Ukraine remains.

    Volyn, Polissya, Sivershchyna, and Slobozhanshchyna axes: no significant changes. No formation of offensive groups were found.  During the day of March 8, the enemy shelled the vicinities of settlements of Sen’kivka (Chernihiv oblast), Kharkivka, Atyns’ke (Sumy oblast), Strilecha, Ternova, Vil’cha, Kam’yanka, Dvorichna, and Holubivka (Kharkiv oblast).

    Kup’yans’k and Lyman axes: the adversary continues its attempts to break through the defence of Ukrainian troops. The enemy conducted unsuccessful offensives towards Hryanykivka, Spirne, and Bilohorivka. The invaders fired artillery at a number of settlements. Among them are Vil’shana, Kup’yans’k, Kyslivka, and Pershotravneve (Kharkiv oblast), Stel’makhivka, Nevs’ke, Chervonopopivka (Luhansk oblast), Novoselivka, Kolodyazi, Dibrova, and Berestove (Donetsk oblast).

    Bakhmut axis: the enemy continues to advance. The assault on the city of Bakhmut does not cease. Ukrainian defenders repelled attacks in the vicinities of Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Dubovo-Vasylivka, Bakhmut, and Ivanivske. Zaliznyans’ke, Hryhorivka, Bohdanivka, Bakhmut, Kostyantynivka, Kurdyumivka, Ozaryanivka, Dyliivka, Druzhba, and New York (Donetsk oblast) came under enemy fire. 

    Avdiivka and Shakhtars’ke axes: the adversary conducted unsuccessful offensive operations towards Kam’yanka, Sjeverne, Pervomais’ke, Nevel’s’ke, and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast). The enemy shelled more than 15x settlements, including Oleksandropil’, Lastochkyne, Avdiivka, Vodyane, Pervomais’ke, Karlivka, Heorhiivka, Vuhledar, Zolota Nyva, and Velyka Novosilka (Donetsk oblast).

    Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: the adversary is defending. Over 30x settlements near the line of contact came under fire. These include Vremivka, Novosilka, Novopil’ (Donetsk oblast), Hulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Bilohir’ya, Mala Tokmachka, Orikhiv, Novoandriivka, Kam’yans’ke (Zaporizhzhia oblast), Zmiivka, Vesele, Mykolaivka, Ol’hivka, L’vove, Ponyativka, Mykil’s’ke, Antonivka, Zelenivka, and Dniprovs’ke (Kherson oblast). 

    In Kreminna (Luhansk oblast), there has been a spike in the number of cases of eviction of local residents from their private homes by representatives of the so-called local “authorities” established by the occupation regime. The evictions were backed by the invading military to provide additional accommodation for newly arrived representatives of the russian armed forces. 

    The level of dissatisfaction with the commanders’ actions has been reported spiking among those mobilized to the armed forces of the russian federation.  The main reason for the dissatisfaction is the increasing number of cases of using as assault troops those occupants who were previously trained to serve in the ranks of support units and have no combat experience. This causes a drastic increase in the number of casualties, and the “base area soldiers” do not agree to go to their deaths.

    The Ukrainian Air Force launched 11x air strikes on the concentrations of the occupiers and 1x air strike on the position of the enemy’s anti-aircraft missile system. 

    During the day of March 8, units of Ukrainian missile troops and artillery hit 1x command post of the invaders.

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