General Staff operational report November 8, 2022 on the Russian invasion of Ukraine

The 258th day of the Russia-Ukraine War: official operational information by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on 08.11.2022.

Russia is trying to keep the temporarily captured territories, concentrates efforts on restraining the actions of the Defense Forces of Ukraine in certain areas. Conducts offensive actions in the Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Novopavlivka directions.

The Russian army is shelling units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine along the contact line, carrying out border fortification equipment in separate directions and conducting aerial reconnaissance.

It continues to strike critical infrastructure and civilian homes in violation of International Humanitarian Law, the laws and customs of war.

Russian troops launched 3 missile and 10 air strikes. This affected areas of settlements in the Kharkiv, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson oblasts.

In the Volyn and Polissya directions, the situation remains without significant changes. The Republic of Belarus continues to support the armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, providing it with infrastructure, territory and airspace. The formation of the Russian-Belarusian grouping of troops on the territory of the Republic of Belarus continues. There is still a threat of Russia’s launching airstrikes using strike UAVs from the territory and airspace of this country.

Russian soldiers shelled in such other directions:

  • in the Siversky direction – from mortars, rocket and barrel artillery, in the areas of the settlements of Obody, Pavlivka and Pokrovka of the Sumy oblast;
  • in the Slobozhanskyi direction – from tanks, mortars, rocket and barrel artillery in the areas of the settlements of Ambarne, Budarka, Vilkhuvatka, Dvorichna, Kozacha Lopan, Krasne, Ohirtseve, Sosnivka, Starytsa of the Kharkiv region;
  • in the Kupyansk and Lyman directions – from artillery of various types, in the areas of Vyshneve, Kupyansk, Krokhmalne and Kislivka settlements of the Kharkiv oblast; Hrekivka, Myasozharivka, Makiivka and Nevske in the Luhansk oblast and Lyman, Terny, Torske and Yampolivka in the Donetsk oblast;
  • in the Bakhmut direction – from tanks, mortars, barrel and MLRS in the areas of Andriivka, Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Bilohorivka, Zalizne, Klishchiivka, Mayorsk, Opytne, Pivnichne, Rozdolivka, Soledar, Yakovlivka settlements of the Donetsk oblast;
  • in the Avdiivka direction – from tanks, mortars, barrel and jet artillery in the areas of Avdiivka, Vodyane, Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Nevelske, Novomykhailivka, Opytne, Pervomayske settlements of the Donetsk oblast;
  • in the Novopavlivka direction – from tanks, mortars, barrel and rocket artillery in the areas of the settlements of Velyka Novosilka, Volodymyrivka, Vremivka, Vuhledar, Mykilske, Neskuchne, Novopil, Pavlivka, Prechystivka of the Donetsk oblast;
  • in the Zaporizhzhia direction – from artillery of various types in the areas of Varvarivka, Hulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Mali Shcherbaky, Novodanylivka, Olhivske, Stepove, Temyrivka, Uspenivka, Charivne settlements of the Zaporizhzhia oblast.

In the South Buh direction, the areas of more than 30 settlements bordering the contact line were shelled by tanks, mortars, barrel and rocket artillery, including: Blahodatne, Nova Kamianka, Sukhyi Stavok of the Kherson oblast; Vasylivka, Kobzartsi, Shyroke, Mykolaiv oblast.

The Russian army continues to loot and destroy civilian infrastructure in the temporarily occupied territories of the Kherson region. Thus, on November 7, convoys of trucks with household appliances and construction materials moved across the Kakhovska HPP dam. Dismantling and removal of equipment, mobile communication towers of Ukrainian operators continues.

In the area of ​​the city of Beryslav, Russian troops blew up power lines and the equipment of a solar power plant. The occupiers took away all artistic values, furniture and equipment from the Kherson Regional Museum of Shovkunenko.

In order to investigate the significant losses of the personnel of the units a group of representatives of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation was sent to the 155th Separate Marine Brigade of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation on the territory of Ukraine, in the city of Donetsk.

In the Melitopol and Mykhailiv districts of the Zaporizhia oblast, Russian troops are forcing the local population to obtain Russian passports. At the same time, Russian soldiers take the passports of Ukrainian citizens and threaten resettlement.

Aviation of the Defense Forces of Ukraine struck the Russian army 16 times during the day. 4 control points, 8 areas of concentration of personnel, weapons and military equipment, as well as 4 positions of Russia’s anti-aircraft defense were hit.

Units of missile forces and artillery of the Defense Forces of Ukraine were struck within a day 4 areas of concentration of manpower, weapons and military equipment of Russian military.

Source: The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine 

See also: Russia launched rocket attacks on the civilian infrastructure in the Kherson region

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