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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 18.00, April 8, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 08 April 2023 19:08

    Day 409 of the full-scale russian military aggression continues. 

    During the day, the enemy launched 2 missile and 34 air strikes, more than 36 rounds from MLRS.

    The probability of launching missile and air strikes remains high throughout the territory of Ukraine.

    The enemy continues to focus its main efforts on conducting offensive actions on the Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Mar’yinka axes - more than 35 enemy attacks were repelled.

    Volyn’, Polissya, Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the operational situation has not changed significantly, and no signs of the formation of offensive groups of the enemy have been detected. During the day, the enemy shelled vicinities of Gremyach, Chernihiv Oblast; Seredyna-Buda, Baranivka, Bezsalivka, Volfine, Turya, Vysoke of the Sumy Oblast, as well as the settlements of Veterinarne, Vilkhivka, Ternova, Vovchansk, Karaichne and Chugunivka in the Kharkiv Oblast.

    Kupyansk axis: Kolodyazne, Krasne Pershe, Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Zapadne, Krokhmalne, Kindrashivka, Pischane and Berestov of the Kharkiv Oblast were hit by enemy fire.

    Lyman axis: during the day, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the area south of Kuzmyny and Verkhnyokamyansky. Cherneshchyna of the Kharkiv Oblast was hit by artillery fire; Makiivka, Nevske, Dibrova, Bilogorivka in the Luhansk Oblast and Yampolivka, Torske, Siversk, Spirne in the Donetsk Oblast.

    Bakhmut axis: the adversary continues to conduct offensive actions, tries to take full control of the city of Bakhmut, battles continue. During the day, the enemy carried out unsuccessful offensive actions in the area of the Bohdanivka settlement. The units of the defense forces repelled about 10x enemy attacks on the indicated section of the front. Vasyukivka, Minkivka, Zaliznyanske, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Markove, Hryhorivka, Bakhmut, Khromove, Chasiv Yar, Ivanovske, Stupochki, Bila Gora and Druzhba of the Donetsk Oblast were affected by enemy shelling.

    Avdiivka and Maryinka axes: the enemy carried out unsuccessful offensive actions in the Novokalynovoy, Severnoy, Pervomaiskyi and Maryinka districts. The fiercest battles on the indicated section of the front continue for Maryinka, where more than 10x enemy attacks were repelled. At the same time, Novokalynove, Kamyanka, Stepove, Orlivka, Avdiivka, Severne, Netaylove, Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Pobieda and Paraskoviivka of the Donetsk Oblast were subjected to enemy shelling.

    Shakhtarske axis: during the day, the enemy did not conduct offensive operations. Shelled the settlements of Novomykhailivka, Shakhtarske, Novoukrainka, Velyka Novosilka, Vugledar, Prechistivka, Zolota Niva, and Novomayorske in the Donetsk Oblast.

    Zaporizhzhya and Kherson axes: the enemy continues to build up defensive lines and positions. They carried out shelling of settlements bordering the frontline. Among them are Vremivka, Novopil of the Donetsk Oblast; Novosilka, Olhivske, Malinivka, Chervone, Gulyaipole, Charivne, Mala Tokmachka of the Zaporizhia Oblast; Dudchany, Kachkarivka, Beryslav, Kozatske, Mykolaivka, Ivanivka, Mykilske, Dniprovske of the Kherson Oblast, as well as Kherson.

    The russian invaders continue to suffer heavy losses. To replenish them, the leadership of the armed forces of the russian federation decided to hold early graduations from higher military educational institutions of the aggressor country in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kostroma, Penza, Omsk, Tyumen, Kazan, Novosibirsk, Volsk, and Blagoveshchensk on April 29 of this year. At the same time, graduations from High Military Education Facilities, which prepare specialists for military units of strategic missile forces, aerospace forces and naval forces of the armed forces of the russian federation, will be held in accordance with the previously planned schedules.

    During the day, the Aviation of the Defense Forces carried out 8x strikes on areas where the occupiers were concentrated. An enemy reconnaissance UAV was also shot down.

    Units of missile and artillery troops hit 2 areas of concentration of manpower, weapons and military equipment, 1 ammunition depot, 1 position of anti-aircraft defense equipment and 3 radio electronic warfare stations of the enemy.

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