January 8, 2024

Ukrainian General Staff:  440 Russian troops killed or wounded in 24 hours; 21 tanks and APCs destroyed or disabled

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.2022 to 08.01.2024 were approximately:

personnel ‒ about 365170 (+440) persons,

tanks ‒ 6031 (+9),

APV ‒ 11194 (+14),

artillery systems – 8666 (+13),

MLRS – 953 (+2),

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 638 (+1),

aircraft – 329,

helicopters – 324,

UAV operational-tactical level – 6822 (+11),

cruise missiles ‒ 1787 (+1),

warships / boats ‒ 23,

submarines – 1,

vehicles and fuel tanks – 11542 (+19),

special equipment ‒ 1328 (+1).

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine 

Operational information on 18.00, 08.01.2024 regarding the #russian_invasion 

Glory to Ukraine! The six hundred and eighty-fourth day of the large-scale armed aggression of the russian federation against our state continues.

The adversary continues to ignore the laws and customs of war, uses terror tactics, strikes, and attacks both military and civilian targets. The enemy actively uses operational-tactical aviation and quadrocopters of the “FPV” type, conducts assault operations with the support of armored vehicles.

On the night of January 8, 2024, the russian invaders launched a massive attack on Ukraine, using cruise, aviation, ballistic, anti-aircraft guided missiles and attack UAVs. A total of 59 means of air attack of the enemy were recorded: 8 attack UAVs of the “Shahed-136/131” type, 7 anti-aircraft guided missiles S-300/S-400, 4 aeroballistic missiles X-47M2 “Kinjal”, 24 cruise missiles X-101/X-555/X-55, 8 Kh-22 cruise missiles, 2 Kh-31P guided air missiles. Critical, civil infrastructure, industrial and military facilities were attacked. This time the enemy attacked different regions of Ukraine. In particular, the adversary directed missiles flying along a ballistic trajectory at Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhia and Khmelnytskyi regions. Air defense destroyed 8 Shahed-136/131 type attack UAVs and 18 Kh-101/Kh-555/Kh-55 cruise missiles.

55 combat clashes took place during the day. In total, during the day, the enemy launched 55 rocket and 16 air strikes, carried out 16 MLRS attacks on the positions of our troops and populated areas. As a result of russian terrorist attacks, unfortunately, there are dead and wounded among the civilian population. Private residential and multi-apartment buildings and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed and damaged.

The operational situation in the east and south of Ukraine remains difficult.

On the Volyn and Polissya directions, the operational situation has not changed significantly. There were no signs of the formation of offensive groups. Certain units of the armed forces of belarus perform tasks in the areas bordering Ukraine.

In the Siverskyi and Slobozhanskyi directions, the enemy maintains a military presence in the border areas, conducts sabotage and intelligence activities, attacks populated areas from the territory of the russian federation, and increases the density of mine and explosive barriers along the state border of Ukraine. About 30 settlements were hit by artillery and mortar fire from the enemy, among them Zareche, Muraveynyk, Gremyach of Chernihiv region; Fotovizh, Tovstodubovo, Zapsilya, Sumy region; Vesele, Bochkove, Budarky, Kharkiv region.

In the Kupyansk direction, the Defense Forces repelled 5 attacks near Synkivka, Kharkiv region, where the enemy unsuccessfully tried to improve the tactical position. The enemy also carried out airstrikes in Petropavlivka, Ivanivka, Kislivka, Tabaivka, Pischany, and Berestovo districts of Kharkiv region. About 10 settlements came under artillery and mortar fire, in particular, Dvorichna, Synkivka, Petropavlivka, Ivanivka, Berestovka of the Kharkiv region.

In the Lyman direction, our defenders repulsed an enemy attack east of Terni, Donetsk region. The enemy also carried out an airstrike in the Novoselyvka area of the Donetsk region. More than 10 settlements were affected by enemy artillery and mortar shelling, including Nevske, Belogorivka of Luhansk region and Torske, Verkhnyokamianske, Spirne of Donetsk region.

In the direction of Bakhmut, the Defense Forces repelled 2 enemy attacks near Klishchiivka and Andriivka, Donetsk region. More than 10 settlements came under artillery and mortar fire, in particular, Vasyukivka, Bogdanivka, Ivanovske, Klishchiivka, Andriivka, New York of the Donetsk region.

In the Avdiivka direction, our defenders repelled 3 enemy attacks in the Avdiivka, Severny, and Tonenko districts and another 14 attacks near Pervomaisky and Nevelsky, Donetsk region. About 15 settlements, including Novokalynove, Berdychi, Avdiivka, Vodiane, and Pervomaiske of the Donetsk region, were hit by artillery and mortar attacks.

In the Marinka direction, the Defense Forces continue to hold back the enemy near Novomykhailivka, Donetsk region, where the enemy unsuccessfully tried to break through the defenses of our troops 7 times. Krasnohorivka, Georgiivka, Maksimilianivka, Maryinka, Novomykhailivka, Kostyantynivka came under artillery and mortar fire of the occupiers.

The enemy did not conduct offensive (assault) actions in the Shakhtarske direction. Shelled more than 10 settlements with artillery and mortars, in particular, Vugledar, Prechistivka, Urozhane, Staromayorske of the Donetsk region.

In the Zaporizhzhia direction, the Defense Forces repelled 6 enemy attacks south of Krasnoye, west of Verbovoy, and north of Novoprokopivka of the Zaporizhzhia region, where the enemy tried to improve the tactical position. More than 15 settlements, including Levadne, Malynyvka, Gulyaipole, Pyatikhatky, and Kamianske of the Zaporizhia region, were hit by artillery and mortar attacks.

In the Kherson direction, the enemy’s artillery bombarded Zmiivka, Krynky, Tyaginka, Ivanivka, Kherson, Kherson Region, and Ochakiv, Mykolaiv Region.

The enemy does not give up his intention to knock out our units from the bridgeheads on the left bank of the Dnipro river. Thus, during the day, the enemy carried out 9 unsuccessful assaults, but Ukrainian soldiers continue to hold their positions and inflict significant losses on the enemy.

Units of the missile forces hit 2 enemy ammunition depots.

Support the Armed Forces! Let’s win together!

Glory to Ukraine!

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