February 8, 2024

Ukrainian General Staff: about 910 Russian troops killed or wounded in 24 hours; 31 tanks or APC’s destroyed or disabled

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.22 to 08.02.24 were approximately:

personnel ‒ about 392380 (+910) persons,

tanks ‒ 6383 (+11),

APV ‒ 11899 (+20),

artillery systems – 9411 (+24),

MLRS – 980 (+0),

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 666 (+1),

aircraft – 332 (+0),

helicopters – 325 (+1),

UAV operational-tactical level – 7191 (+14),

cruise missiles ‒ 1880 (+31),

warships / boats ‒ 24 (+0),

submarines – 1 (+0),

vehicles and fuel tanks – 12513 (+27),

special equipment ‒ 1505 (+8)

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

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

Glory to Ukraine! Day 715 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine continues.

The enemy continues to wage a war of aggression. Despite significant losses, it does not abandon its plans for the complete occupation of Ukraine, ignores the laws and customs of war, uses terror tactics, launches strikes, and attacks both military and civilian targets. The enemy is actively using aircraft and FPV quadcopters, conducting assault operations with the support of armored vehicles.

The operational situation in eastern and southern Ukraine remains difficult.

 During the day of February 8, there were 52x combat engagements. The occupiers launched a total of 13x missile and 54x air strikes, carried out 37x MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. Unfortunately, russian terrorist attacks resulted in dead and wounded civilians, including children. Residential private and apartment buildings, and other civilian infrastructure in were destroyed and damaged.

Volyn and Polissya axes: no significant changes. No signs of formation of an offensive group. Certain units of the armed forces of belarus continue their missions in the areas bordering Ukraine.

Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the adversary maintains its military presence in the areas of russia bordering Ukraine. The enemy continues its sabotage and reconnaissance activities, shelling Ukrainian settlements from the territory of russia and increases the density of minefields along the state border of Ukraine. The invaders launched an air strike in the vicinity of Starytsya (Kharkiv oblast). More than 20x settlements came under enemy artillery and mortar fire, including Karpovychi (Chernihiv oblast), Stara Huta, Bachivs’k, Volfyne, Kindrativka, Myropillya, Hrabovs’ke, Popivka (Sumy oblast), Udy, Strilecha, Vovchans’k, Budarky, Chuhunivka, Topoli (Kharkiv oblast).

Kup’yans’k axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 4x attacks near Syn’kivka, Ivanivka (Kharkiv oblast). In that area, the enemy made attempts to breach Ukrainian defense. The invaders fired artillery and mortars at more than 15x settlements, including Dvorichna, Syn’kivka, Petropavlivka, Ivanivka, Berestove (Kharkiv oblast).

Lyman axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 3x assaults in the vicinity of Terny (Donetsk oblast). In that area the adversary made attempts to breach Ukrainian defense, to no success. The invaders launched an air strike near Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast). The enemy fired artillery and mortars at around 10x settlements, including Nevs’ke, Bilohorivka, Serebryans’ke forestry (Luhansk oblast), Terny, Tors’ke, Serebryanka, Verkhn’okam’yans’ke, Rozdolivka (Donetsk oblast).

Bakhmut axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 3x attacks in the vicinities of Ivanivske and Klishchiivka (Donetsk oblast), where the occupiers made attempts to improve their tactical situation. Around 10x settlements came under artillery and mortar fire, including Vasyukivka, Bohdanivka, Chasiv Yar, Ivanivske, Klishchiivka, New York (Donetsk oblast). 

Avdiivka axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 17x attacks near Avdiivka and 5x more attacks near Pervomais’ke, Nevel’s’ke (Donetsk oblast). In that area, the occupiers, with air support, made attempts to breach Ukrainian defense. The invaders launched an air strike near Oleksandropil’ (Donetsk oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars at around 15x settlements, including Keramik, Ocheretyne, Novobakhmutivka, Lastochkyne, Avdiivka, Karlivka (Donetsk oblast).

Mar’inka axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to hold back the invaders in the vicinities of Heorhiivka, Pobjeda and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast). In that area, the adversary made 11x attempts to improve its tactical situation. The invaders launched air strikes in the vicinities of Kurakhove, Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast). The settlements of Krasnohorivka, Kurakhove, Pobjeda, Novomykhailivka, Katerynivka, Yelyzavetivka were under artillery and mortar fire of the occupiers.

Shakhtars’ke axis: the adversary conducted no offensives. The occupiers launched air strikes in the vicinities of Vodyane, Staromaiors’ke, Rivnopil’ (Donetsk oblast). The enemy fired artillery and mortars at around 10x settlements, including Vodyane, Vuhledar, Prechystivka, Blahodatne, Staromaiors’ke, Rivnopil’ (Donetsk oblast).

Zaporizhzhia axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 1x attack west of Verbove (Zaporizhzhia oblast). In that area, the occupiers made attempts to breach Ukrainian defense, to no success. The invaders launched air strikes in the vicinities of Novodarivka, Orikhiv (Zaporizhzhia oblast). More than 20x settlements, including Levadne, Hulyaipole, Charivne, Novodanylivka, Stepove, Kam’yans’ke (Zaporizhzhia oblast), were under artillery and mortar fire of the occupiers.

Odesa operational-strategic group, Kherson axis: the occupiers do not abandon their intention to drive Ukrainian units out of their footholds on the left bank of the Dnipro. Thus, during the day, the enemy made 1x unsuccessful assault on positions of Ukrainian troops. The adversary fired artillery at the city of Kherson, the settlements of Beryslav, Inhulets (Kherson oblast), Ochakiv (Mykolaiv oblast). The enemy launched air strikes in the vicinities of Kachkarivka and Chervonyi Mayak (Kherson oblast). 

During the day of February 8, the Ukrainian Air Force launched air strikes on 7x concentrations of troops, weapons and military equipment of the occupiers. 

The Ukrainian missile troops hit 2x ammunition depots and 2x artillery systems of the russian invaders.

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