General Staff operational report June 8, 2023 on the Russian invasion of Ukraine

The 470th day of the Russia-Ukraine War: official operational information by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on 08.06.2023.

Russia’s attacks on the civilian infrastructure in Ukraine

The Russian Federation continues to wage its war of aggression disregarding the losses. In order to achieve its goals, Russia continues to use terror tactics, launches strikes and shells civilian targets, including residential areas.

Recently, Russian soldiers launched 5x missile and 48x air strikes, 70x MLRS attacks. Unfortunately, the attacks caused civilian casualties additionally to the destroyed infrastructure.

The possibility of missile and air strikes across Ukraine remains very high.

The Russian army continues to focus its main efforts on attempts to fully occupy Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts. There were 30x combat engagements.

List of the Russian Federation’s attacks on the Ukrainian territory

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  • Volyn and Polissya directions: no significant changes.
  • Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna directions: Russian soldiers continue to maintain a military presence in the areas of Russia bordering Ukraine. During the day, they launched an air strike in the vicinity of Strilecha (Kharkiv oblast). Russians fired mortars and artillery at the settlements of Halahanivka, Leonivka (Chernihiv oblast), Novovasylivka, Volfyne, Rozhkovychi, Vovkivka, Yablunivka (Sumy oblast), Udy, Veterynarne, Hraniv, Morokhovets’, Ternova, Starytsya, Vovchans’k, Hatyshche, Pokalyane, Budarky, Zemlyanky, Zarubynka, Chuhunivka, and Milove (Kharkiv oblast).
  • Kup’yansk direction: Russia launched air strikes in the vicinity of Kyslivka (Kharkiv oblast) and Stel’makhivka (Luhansk oblast). It fired artillery and mortars at Kam’yanka, Topoli, Krasne Pershe, Petro-Ivanivka, Fyholivka, Novomlyns’k, Dvorichna, Zapadne, Kindrashivka, Kyslivka, Tabaivka, Berestove (Kharkiv oblast), and Novoselivs’ke (Luhansk oblast).
  • Lyman direction: during the day, Russian troops conducted unsuccessful offensives in the vicinity of Vesele (Donetsk oblast). They launched air strikes in the vicinities of Zarichne, Yampolivka, Bilohorivka, Sivers’k, Zvanivka, Ivano-Dar’ivka, Spirne, Vesele, and Nykyforivka (Donetsk oblast). Makiivka, Nevs’ke, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Verkhn’okam’yans’ke, Tors’ke, Spirne, and Rozdolivka (Donetsk oblast) were shelled with artillery.
  • Bakhmut direction: Russia conducted offensive operations towards Orikhovo-Vasylivka Ivanivske, and Pivnichne, to no success. Russian aircraft launched air strikes in the vicinities of Dyliivka and Bila Hora (Donetsk oblast). Vasyukivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Hryhorivka, Bohdanivka, Ivanivske, Stupochky, Oleksandro-Shul’tyne, Bila Hora, Toretsk, and Pivnichne (Donetsk oblast) came under Russian artillery fire.
  • Avdiivka direction: the Russian army made an unsuccessful attempt to advance towards the settlements of Avdiivka and Pervomais’ke. Russian forces launched air strikes in the vicinity of Avdiivka. They fired artillery at the vicinities of settlements of Berdychi, Stepove, Avdiivka, Pervomais’ke, and Karlivka (Donetsk oblast).
  • Mar’inka direction: Ukrainian soldiers repelled numerous Russian attacks in the vicinity of the city of Mar’inka, inflicting major casualties on the Russian army. At the same time, Russians launched air strikes on Krasnohorivka, fired artillery at the settlements of Ukrains’k, Hostre, Maksymil’yanivka, Heorhiivka, Mar’inka, Pobjeda, Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast).
  • Shakhtars’ke direction: Russian soldiers launched air strikes in the vicinities of Prechystivka, Zolota Nyva, and Shakhtars’ke. They shelled the settlements of Vuhledar, Shakhtars’ke, Zolota Nyva, and Vremivka (Donetsk oblast).
  • Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions: Russia stays on the defensive. It launched air strikes in the vicinities of Novopil’ (Donetsk oblast), Ol’hivs’ke, and Poltavka (Zaporizhzhia oblast). Russian forces fired artillery at Burlats’ke, Novosilka, Novopil’, Temyrivka (Donetsk oblast), Ol’hivs’ke, Poltavka, Hulyaipole, Charivne, Bilohir’ya, Novoandriivka, Shcherbaky, Stepove, Kam’yans’ke (Zaporizhzhia oblast), Nikopol’ (Dnipropetrovsk oblast), Beryslav, Vesele, Tokarivka, Sadove, Bilozerka (Kherson oblast), and the city of Kherson.


Russian soldiers were unprepared for the effects of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station dam blowing up by them, which caused their casualties and losses in weapons and military equipment. In particular, the units of the 7th Air Assault Division and the 22nd Army Corps of the Russian Armed Forces have injured, killed and missing. In addition, these units have lost several field ammunition depots and food storages, soft-skinned vehicles and armored vehicles, as well as other military property.

At the same time, civilians were evacuating massively from the town of Kakhovka on June 6, during which people used their own vehicles. The Russian army used the evacuation routes along with the civilians. During this movement, Russians used local residents as human shields.

The Ukrainian army’s strikes on Russian equipment

During the day, Ukrainian Air Force launched 23x air strikes on the concentrations of Russian troops and 4x air strikes on their anti-aircraft missile systems.

The Ukrainian soldiers intercepted 4x Russian reconnaissance UAVs.

The Ukrainian missile and artillery troops hit 4x Russian command posts, 9x concentrations of troops, weapons and military equipment, 5x ammunition depots, 2x anti-aircraft missile systems, and 1x radar station.

Source: The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

See also: General Staff operational report June 7, 2023 on the Russian invasion of Ukraine

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