April 8, 2024

Ukrainian General Staff: About 890 Russian troops killed or wounded in 24 hours; 37 tanks and APCs destroyed or disabled

Ukraine Defense Ministry

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine 

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.22 to 08.04.24 were approximately:

personnel ‒ about 448400 (+890) persons,

tanks ‒ 7087 (+13),

APV ‒ 13575 (+24),

artillery systems – 11356 (+40),

MLRS – 1039 (+3),

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 751 (+2),

aircraft – 347 (+0),

helicopters – 325 (+0),

UAV operational-tactical level – 8996 (+40),

cruise missiles ‒ 2065 (+1),

warships / boats ‒ 26 (+0),

submarines – 1 (+0),

vehicles and fuel tanks – 15110 (+39),

special equipment ‒ 1867 (+3)

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Situation update as of 6 p.m., April 8, 2024

Glory to Ukraine! Day 775 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine continues.

During the day of April 8, there were 48x tactical engagements. 

The enemy launched a total of 3x missile and 76x air strikes, 61x MLRS attacks on the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. Unfortunately, the russian terrorist attacks have killed and wounded civilians. Residential apartment blocks and private houses, as well as other infrastructure, got destroyed and damaged.

Volyn and Polissya axes: no significant changes. No signs of formation of an offensive group. 

Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the adversary maintains its military presence in the russian areas bordering Ukraine. The enemy conducts subversion, continues shelling of Ukrainian settlements from the territory of russia and increases the concentration of mining operations along the state border of Ukraine. The adversary launched air strikes in the vicinity of Bilopillya (Sumy oblast) and the city of Sumy. Around 15x settlements, including Bachivs’k, Starykove, Volfyne, Khotin’, Pysarivka, Ryasne (Sumy oblast), Udy, Kozacha Lopan’, Vovchans’k (Kharkiv oblast) came under enemy artillery and mortar fire.

Kup’yans’k axis: no enemy offensive operations reported. However, the adversary launched an air strike in the vicinities of Petropavlivka (Kharkiv oblast) and Stel’makhivka (Luhansk oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars at around 15x settlements, including Syn’kivka, Petropavlivka, Kotlyarivka (Kharkiv oblast).

Lyman axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 1x assault in the vicinity of Terny (Donetsk oblast). The adversary launched an air strike in the vicinity of Makiivka and Serebryans’ke forestry (Luhansk oblast). The enemy fired artillery and mortars at more than 10x settlements, including Makiivka, Terny, Tors’ke (Donetsk oblast).

Bakhmut axis: the enemy executed 8x attacks in the vicinities of Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Verkhn’okam’yans’ke, Spirne, Andriivka, Klishchiivka (Donetsk oblast), where the adversary, using air strikes, attempted to improve its tactical position. The enemy launched air strikes in the vicinities of Ivanivske, Rozdolivka and Kostyantynivka (Donetsk oblast). More than 10x settlements came under artillery and mortar fire, including Bohdanivka, Kalynivka, Chasiv Yar, Klishchiivka (Donetsk oblast).

Avdiivka axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 2x attacks in the vicinity of Berdychi (Donetsk oblast), where the enemy made attempts to dislodge Ukrainian troops from their positions. The adversary launched air strikes in the vicinities of Novobakhmutivka, Novoselivka Persha, Ocheretyne, Umans’ke (Donetsk oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars at around 20x settlements, including Novokalynove, Novobakhmutivka, Netailove, Nevel’s’ke (Donetsk oblast).

Novopavlivka axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to block the enemy near Krasnohorivka, Heorhiivka, Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast), where the invaders, with air support, made 20x attempts to breach Ukrainian defense. The occupiers launched air strikes in the vicinities of Oleksandropil’, Urozhaine, Vodyane (Donetsk oblast). The enemy fired artillery and mortars at around 20x settlements, including Heorhiivka, Paraskoviivka, Vuhledar (Donetsk oblast).

Orikhiv axis: the enemy, with air support, launched 2x attacks on positions of Ukrainian defenders in the vicinity of Staromaiors’ke (Donetsk oblast) and northwest of Verbove (Zaporizhzhia oblast). Air strike was reported in the vicinity of Robotyne (Zaporizhzhia oblast). Around 20x settlements, including Poltavka, Chervone, Bilohir’ya, Novodanylivka, Lobkove (Zaporizhzhia oblast), were under artillery and mortar fire of the occupiers.

Kherson axis: the enemy does not abandon its intention to dislodge Ukrainian troops from their bridgeheads on the left bank of the Dnipro River. In particular during the day of April 8, the invaders launched 3x unsuccessful attacks on positions of the Ukrainian troops. The occupiers fired artillery and mortars at more than 10 settlements, including Mykil’s’ke, Tyahynka, Beryslav (Kherson oblast) as well as the city of Kherson.

During the day of April 8, the Ukrainian Air Force launched air strikes on 4x anti-aircraft missile systems, 7x concentrations of troops, weapons and military equipment of the occupiers.

The Ukrainian Missile Forces hit 1x air defense system, 2x electronic warfare stations, 2x concentrations of troops of the russian invaders. 

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