May 8, 2024

Ukrainian General Staff: about 970 Russian troops killed or wounded in 24 hours; 32 tanks or APCs destroyed or disabled

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.22 to 08.05.24 were approximately:

personnel ‒ about 477430 (+970) persons,

tanks ‒ 7418 (+13),

APV ‒ 14246 (+19),

artillery systems – 12317 (+30),

MLRS – 1057 (+0),

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 792 (+0),

aircraft – 349 (+0),

helicopters – 325 (+0),

UAV operational-tactical level – 9728 (+11),

cruise missiles ‒ 2151 (+2),

warships / boats ‒ 26 (+0),

submarines – 1 (+0),

vehicles and fuel tanks – 16549 (+40),

special equipment ‒ 2019 (+2)

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

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

Glory to Ukraine! Day 805 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine continues.

During the day of May 8, there were 121x tactical engagements. 

The enemy launched a total of 59x missile and 55x air strikes, 84x MLRS attacks on the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. Unfortunately, the russian terrorist attacks have wounded civilians. Residential apartment blocks and private houses, as well as other civil infrastructure, including energy 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 vicinities of Bilyi Kolodyaz’, Staryi Saltiv and Luk’yantsi (Kharkiv oblast). More than 10x settlements, including Bleshnya, Mykhal’chyna Sloboda, Mistky (Chernihiv oblast), Prohres, Iskryskivshchyna, Basivka, Zapsillya (Sumy oblast), came under enemy artillery and mortar fire.

Kup’yans’k and Lyman axes: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 7x attacks in the vicinities of Syn’kivka, Ivanivka, Berestove (Kharkiv oblast), Stel’makhivka (Luhansk oblast), where the enemy, using air attacks, attempted to improve its tactical position. The invaders fired artillery and mortars at around 10x settlements, including Petropavlivka, Stepova Novoselivka, Berestove (Kharkiv oblast).

Lyman axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 9x attacks in the vicinities of Makiivka, Nevs’ke, Novolyubivka and Serebryans’ke forestry (Luhansk oblast). The enemy fired artillery and mortars at more than 10x settlements, including Nevs’ke (Luhansk oblast), Terny, Yampolivka, Tors’ke (Donetsk oblast).

Bakhmut axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 21x attacks in the vicinities of Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Verkhn’okam’yans’ke, Klishchiivka, Ivanivske, Novyi, Andriivka (Donetsk oblast), where the enemy attempted to improve its tactical position. The adversary launched air strikes in the vicinities of Chasiv Yar, Druzhba, Pivnichne (Donetsk oblast). More than 10x settlements came under artillery and mortar fire, including Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Hryhorivka, Chasiv Yar (Donetsk oblast).

Avdiivka axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 35x attacks in the vicinities of Novooleksandrivka, Yevhenivka, Sokil, Novopokrovs’ke, Semenivka, Umans’ke, Netailove, Nevel’s’ke (Donetsk oblast), where the enemy, with air support, made attempts to dislodge Ukrainian troops from their positions. The adversary launched air strikes in the vicinities of Oleksandropil’, Novoselivka Persha, Karlivka, Moskovs’ke (Donetsk oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars at around 20x settlements, including Novooleksandrivka, Sokil, Novopokrovs’ke, Umans’ke (Donetsk oblast).

Novopavlivka axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to hold back the enemy near Kostyantynivka, Paraskoviivka and Urozhaine (Donetsk oblast), where the invaders, using air attacks, made 6x attempts to breach Ukrainian defense. The enemy fired artillery and mortars at more than 10x settlements, including Krasnohorivka, Maksymil’yanivka, Heorhiivka (Donetsk oblast).

Orikhiv axis: the enemy launched 19x assaults on positions of Ukrainian defenders in the vicinity of Staromaiors’ke (Donetsk oblast). The adversary launched an air strike in the vicinity of Robotyne (Zaporizhzhia oblast). Around 20x settlements, including Bilohir’ya, Robotyne, Kam’yans’ke (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. The invaders executed 1x unsuccessful assault on positions of Ukrainian troops in the vicinity of Krynky (Kherson oblast). The occupiers fired artillery and mortars at around 20 settlements, including Krynky, Tyahynka, Kachkarivka, Kizomys, Stanislav (Kherson oblast) and the city of Kherson.

During the day of May 8, the Ukrainian Air Force and Missile Forces launched strikes on 3x air defense systems, 2x artillery systems, 8x concentrations of troops of the russian invaders.

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