Operational information on 18:00 on May 8, 2022 regarding the Russian invasion of Ukraine

The heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people against a Russian military invasion continues for 74 days. Russia continues its full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine. – the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The Russian army continues to conduct offensive operations in the Eastern Operational Zone to establish complete control over Donetsk and Luhansk regions, and maintain the land corridor between these territories, and the illegally annexed Crimea. Increasing the intensity of tactical and operational aviation over the northern Black Sea.

The russian forces didn’t take any active actions in the Volyn or Polissya directions. A training meeting for territorial defense units will be held at the Minsk district until the twenty seventh of May, 2022, with conscripts in reserve.

The russian army didn’t take any active actions in the north of Ukraine. As a result, the Border Guard Service and the Armed Forces of Russia federation continue to be held at checkpoints along with units of the Armed Forces of russian federation in the Bryansk and Kursk oblasts. Further fire damage to our troops or infrastructure in these areas cannot be ruled out.

The Russian enemy has positioned reserves in the Belgorod area for hostilities close to the Ukrainian state border. These areas have seen the deployment of units from the 1st Tank Army of the Western Military District. However, no active offensive operations were carried out by the russian occupiers. The main focus was on stopping the advance of Ukrainian troops. Relocating units from the Western Military District to the area of recovery strengthened the group of russian soldiers. The bombardment continues on civilian and military infrastructure.

The russian army regrouped its units and replenished their reserves to increase offensive capabilities. They also conducted air reconnaissance using the Orlan-10 UAV to determine the positions of Ukrainian troops. It is trying reach the administrative borders in Luhansk, Donetsk, and Donetsk regions. It carried out regrouping, replenishment and logistics in an attempt to increase hostilities at the villages in Severodonetsk, Lysychansk, and Shandryholovo. The attempt failed. In the Severodonetsk area, russian forces tried to seize Rubizhne. It doesn’t engage in active hostilities. Russian army fired rocket-propelled and mortar grenades, artillery, and mortars at our troops. It carried out replenishment of lost troops. It used military aircraft in the area of the town of Careyerne. Measures of the administrative-police regime in the temporarily occupied territories are underway. There is an increase in filtering measures by the rosguard units within the Heroyske, Hola Praystan and Kherson settlements. The ineffectiveness of their attacks against the Defense Forces of Ukraine’s position in the Huliaipole region is a complaint of the personnel of the russian enemy units.

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