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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 18.00, May 8, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 08 May 2023 18:51

    Day 439 of the full-scale russian military aggression continues.

    The russian federation continues to wage a war of aggression. Despite the significant losses, they do not give up their plans to occupy our territory. They strike, fire at both military and civilian targets.

    During this day, the enemy carried out 11x missile strikes, 59x air strikes and carried out 76x rounds from MLRS. Civilians suffered, private residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed and damaged.

    The threat of launching missile and air strikes on the entire territory of Ukraine remains high.

    The enemy continues to focus its main efforts on the Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Mar’yinka axes – the enemy carried out about 30x attacks. Heavy battles are being fought for the cities of Bakhmut and Mar’yinka.

    Volyn’ and Polissya axes: no signs of the formation of strike groups were found.

    Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the enemy maintains a military presence in the border areas with Ukraine. During the day, they carried out mortar and artillery shelling of the settlements of Berylivka, Moschenka, Galaganivka, Leonivka, Oleksandrivka, Buda-Vorobyivska, Gremyach of the Chernihiv Oblast; Znob-Novgorodske, Stara Huta of the Sumy Oblast, as well as Hoptivka, Krasne, Zelene, Staritsa, Ohirtseve, Vovchanski Khutory, Karaichne, Mala Vovcha, Mykolaivka and Nesterne in the Kharkiv Oblast.

    Kupyansk axis: the enemy did not conduct offensive operations. They carried out airstrikes in the areas of Zapadne and Masyutivka settlements. The settlements of Kam’ianka, Topoli, Petro-Ivanivka, Figolivka, Novomlynsk, Zapadne, Lyman Pershiy, Vilshana, Bugaivka in the Kharkiv Oblast and Novoselivske and Stelmakhivka in the Luhansk Oblast were hit by enemy artillery and mortar attacks.

    Lyman axis: the enemy is trying to find weak points in our defense. They led offensive actions in the area of Bilogorivka, but were unsuccessful. The adversary carried out airstrikes in the areas of the settlements of Nevske and Bilogorivka in the Luhansk Oblast and Verkhnokamianske and Spirne in the Donetsk Oblast. Makiivka, Bilogorivka of the Luhansk Oblast and Yampolivka and Spirne of the Donetsk Oblast were hit by artillery fire.

    Bakhmut axis: the enemy continues to conduct offensive actions.

    Fighting continues in the city of Bakhmut. During the day, the enemy carried out unsuccessful offensive actions in the vicinities of Ivanivskyi and Chasiv Yar. Airstrikes in Bohdanivka, Bakhmut and Predtechyny districts. Vasyukivka, Orihovo-Vasylivka, Novomarkove, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Chasiv Yar, Stupochki, Predtechine, Oleksandro-Shultyne, Diliivka, Druzhba, Zalizne and New York of the Donetsk Oblast were affected by enemy shelling.

    Avdiivka axis: the enemy carried out offensive actions in the Avdiivka and Pervomaisky districts, without success. Shelled Novokalynov, Berdychi, Lastochkina, Avdiyivka, Severna, Vodiane, Pervomaiske and Netaylov in the Donetsk Oblast.

    Mar’yinka axis: the enemy continues to attack the positions of the defense forces. Battles continue for Mar’yinka. At the same time, Georgiyivka and Pobeda in the Donetsk Oblast also got under enemy shelling.

    Shakhtars’ke axis: during the day, the enemy did not conduct offensive operations. They carried out an airstrike in the area of the settlement of Velika Novosilka. They shelled Paraskoviivka, Novomykhailivka, and Vugledar.

    Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: the enemy continues to conduct defensive operations. At the same time, during the day, they shelled more than 20x settlements which are close to the frontline. Among them are Vremivka, Novosilka, Zelene Pole, Novopil’ of the Donetsk Oblast; Olhivske, Gulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Gulyaipilske, Biloghirya, Mala Tokmachka and Kam’ianske of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast; Zolota Balka, Kachkarivka, Zmiivka, Tyaginka, Antonivka, Dniprovske, Kizomys, Stanislav of the Kherson Oblast and the city of Kherson.

    In the city of Skadovsk, the activity of the local and city administrations has been suspended. Therefore, during the night of May 6-7 the occupiers loaded documents, office equipment and other property of state institutions into vehicles, and on the morning of May 7, a large part of the russian occupation administration left the city together with their families. Currently, a similar situation is observed in some settlements of the Oblast such as Mykhailivka, Petrivka, Shevchenko, Shiroke, Ul’yanivka and Krasne.

    Taking into account the multi-kilometer traffic jams that have recently formed at the entrance to Crimea and in the area of the Kerch bridge, the invaders plan to take the documents and looted property from the state institutions of the temporarily captured Kherson Oblast by sea, with the help of a dry cargo ship, through the port of the city of Berdyansk.

    During the day, the Air Force of the Defense Forces carried out 11x strikes on concentration areas of enemy personnel and military equipment.

    In addition during this day, our defenders destroyed a reconnaissance UAV of the "Zala" type.

    Missile and artillery units hit 3x manpower concentration areas, 2x ammunition depots and 3x other important enemy targets.

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