December 8, 2023

Ukrainian General Staff: 990 Russian troops killed or wounded in 24 hours; 34 Russian tanks and APC’s destroyed or disabled

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.2022 to 08.12.2023 were approximately:

personnel ‒ about 337220 (+990) persons,

tanks ‒ 5626 (+8),

APV ‒ 10508 (+26),

artillery systems – 8057 (+12),

MLRS – 919,

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 605,

aircraft – 324,

helicopters – 324,

UAV operational-tactical level – 6136 (+20),

cruise missiles ‒ 1571,

warships / boats ‒ 22,

submarines – 1,

vehicles and fuel tanks – 10591 (+30),

special equipment ‒ 1159 (+3).

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine 

Operational information on 18.00, 08.12.2023 regarding the #russian_invasion 

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

The russian federation continues to wage a war of aggression. Despite significant losses, he does not give up his plans for the full occupation of Ukraine. The adversary continues to ignore the laws and customs of war, uses terror tactics, strikes, and attacks both military and civilian targets.

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

During the day, 77 combat clashes took place.

The enemy launched 27 missile and 27 air strikes, fired 49 MLRS strikes at the positions of our troops and populated areas. Since the beginning of the day, the Russian invaders struck Ukraine, using 20 Kh-101/Kh-555 air-based cruise missiles, an Iskander-M ballistic missile and 6 S-300 anti-aircraft guided missiles. The forces and means of air defense of Ukraine destroyed 14 Kh-101/Kh-555 cruise missiles. As a result of russian terrorist attacks, unfortunately, there are dead and wounded among the civilian population. Private residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed and damaged.

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 15 settlements, including Loknya, Iskryskivshchyna, Grabovske, Seredyna Buda of the Sumy region, were hit by enemy artillery and mortar attacks; Guryev Kozachok, Veterinary, Graniv, Kharkiv region.

In the Kupyansk direction, Ukrainian defenders repelled 9 enemy attacks in the Sinkivka and Ivanivka districts of the Kharkiv region. The enemy carried out airstrikes in the Petropavlivka and Podoli districts of the Kharkiv region. About 10 settlements came under artillery and mortar fire, including Sinkivka, Ivanivka, Petropavlivka, and Berestovka in the Kharkiv region.

In the Lyman direction, the defense forces repelled an attack by the enemy who tried to dislodge our units from the occupied lines in the Spirn region of the Donetsk region. In addition, the enemy carried out airstrikes in the areas of Serebryansk Forestry of Luhansk Oblast and Serebryanka of Donetsk Oblast. About 10 settlements were affected by enemy artillery and mortar attacks, among them Nevske, Belogorivka of Luhansk Oblast and Yampolivka, Torske, Serebryanka, Verkhnokamianske of Donetsk Oblast.

In the Bakhmut direction, the defense forces repelled 10 enemy attacks in the Bohdanivka, Ivanovsky, Klishchiivka and Andriivka districts of the Donetsk region. The enemy carried out an airstrike in the area of Chasovoy Yar, Donetsk region. About 10 settlements came under artillery and mortar fire, including Bohdanivka, Ivanivske, Klishchiivka, Andriivka of the Donetsk region.

In the Avdiivka direction, our defenders repelled 32 enemy attacks in the areas east of Novobakhmutivka, Stepovoy, Avdivka, Tonenko, Pervomaisky of the Donetsk region, where the enemy, with the support of aviation, unsuccessfully tried to break through the defenses of our troops. The enemy also carried out an airstrike in the Lastochkino area of the Donetsk region. More than 10 settlements, including Berdychi, Avdiivka, Stepove, Tonenke, and Nevelske of the Donetsk region, were hit by enemy artillery and mortar attacks.

In the Marinka direction, the defense forces continue to hold back the enemy in the Krasnohorivka, Marinka, Pobieda and Novomykhailivka districts of the Donetsk region, where the enemy launched 20 unsuccessful attacks on the positions of our defenders. Such settlements of Donetsk region as Gostre, Marinka, Georgiivka, Pobyeda, Novomykhailivka came under artillery and mortar fire of the occupiers.

The enemy did not conduct offensive (assault) actions in the Shakhtarske direction. About 10 settlements, including Vodyane, Vugledar, Prechistivka, and Urozhane of the Donetsk region, were hit by artillery and mortar shelling.

In the Zaporizhzhia direction, the defense forces repelled an enemy attack in the area west of Verbovoy, Zaporizhzhia region. More than 20 settlements, including Charivne, Gulyaipole, Gulyaipilske, Mala Tokmachka, Pyatikhatky, and Kamianske of the Zaporizhia region, were hit by artillery and mortar attacks.

On the Kherson direction, the city of Kherson and Ivanivka of the Kherson region were hit by enemy artillery fire.

The Defense Forces will continue to hold positions on the left bank of the Dnipro river in the Kherson region. They continue to inflict fire damage on the enemy.

Units of the missile forces inflicted damage on 3 areas of concentration of personnel, weapons and military equipment and 1 EW station of the enemy.

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