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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 a.m., August 8, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 08 August 2023 06:45

    Day 531 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine has begun.

    During the day of August 7, the enemy launched 7 missile and 42 air strikes, 66 MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. Unfortunately, the russian terrorist attacks have killed and wounded civilians, destroyed residential buildings and other infrastructure. 

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

    During the day of August 7, there were 37 combat engagements.

    Volyn and Polissya axes: no significant changes. 

    Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the enemy fired mortars and artillery at more than 30 settlements, including Mykhalchyna Sloboda, Hremyach, Khrinivka (Chernihiv oblast), Basivka, Stepok, Volfyne, Pavlivka (Sumy oblast), Udy, Okhrimivka, Neskuchne, Bochkove, Ambarne (Kharkiv oblast).

    Kupyansk axis: the Ukrainian troops are standing their ground. They successfully repelled adversary attacks in the vicinities of Synkivka, north of Ivanivka (Kharkiv oblast), and south of Novoselivske (Luhansk oblast). The enemy launched air strikes in the vicinities of Kruhlyakivka and Kucherivka (Kharkiv oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars at more than 15 settlements, including Dvorichna, Zapadne, Petropavlivka, Podoly, Krasne, and Kupyansk-Vuzlovyi (Kharkiv oblast).

    Lyman axis: the settlements of Kuzmyne, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Torske, Verkhniokamyanske, Spirne, and Rozdolivka (Donetsk oblast) were shelled with artillery.

    Bakhmut axis: the adversary attempted offensive operations in the vicinities of Andriyivka, Kurdyumivka, and Druzhba (Donetsk oblast), to no success. More than 10 settlements, including Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Ivanivske, Markove, and Chasiv Yar, (Donetsk oblast), suffered from enemy artillery shelling. 

    Avdiyivka axis: under heavy fire from enemy aircraft and artillery, the Ukrainian defenders successfully repelled russian troops’ attacks in the vicinity of Avdiyivka. Keramik, Nevelske, Novobakhmutivka, Avdiyivka, Sjeverne, Tonenke, Novokalynove, and Pervomaiske (Donetsk oblast) came under artillery fire.

    Maryinka axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to hold back the russian offensive in the vicinity of Maryinka. The enemy also launched an air strike there. Krasnohorivka, Oleksandropil, Hostre, Heorhiyivka, Maryinka, Pobjeda, Novomykhailivka, and Kostyantynivka (Donetsk oblast) were shelled by artillery.

    Shakhtarske axis: the enemy launched an air strike in the vicinity of Odradne (Donetsk oblast). Vodyane, Vuhledar, Prechystivka, Zolota Nyva, Velyka Novosilka, Blahodatne, Storozheve, Staromaiorske, and Rivnopil (Donetsk oblast) came under artillery fire.

    Zaporizhzhia axis: the enemy made unsuccessful attempts to regain the lost position in the vicinity of Robotyne (Zaporizhzhia oblast). The adversary launched air strikes in the vicinities of Huliaipilske, Mala Tokmachka, and Orikhiv. The enemy fired artillery at more than 15 settlements, including Novodarivka, Komyshuvakha, Shcherbaky, Orikhiv, Pyatykhatky, (Zaporizhzhia oblast), and Nikopol (Dnipropetrovsk oblast).

    Kherson axis: the adversary launched air strikes in the vicinities of Zmiyivka, Tomaryne, and Odradokamyanka (Kherson oblast). More than 15 settlements, including Ol’hivka, Sadove, Prydniprovske, Respublikanets, Kherson, and Kizomys, came under enemy artillery fire.

    At the same time, the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to conduct the offensive operation on Melitopol and Berdyansk axes, consolidating their positions, and conducting counter-battery fire. 

    During the day of August 7, Ukrainian Air Force launched 9 air strikes on the concentrations of troops, weapons and military equipment of the adversary. 

    Also, the Ukrainian defenders intercepted 1 Ka-52 helicopter and 2 operational-tactical level reconnaissance UAVs of the enemy.

    During the day of August 7, the Ukrainian missile and artillery troops hit 2 command posts, 3 concentrations of troops, weapons, and military equipment, 5 artillery systems at their firing positions depots, and 2 radar stations of the adversary.

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