Operational information on 08.05.2022
The seventy-fourth day of the heroic resistnce of the Ukrainian people to the Russian military invasion continues. The enemy continues full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine.
The enemy does not cease offensive operations in the Eastern Operational Zone to establish full control over the territory of the Donetsk, Luhansk and Kherson regions and maintain the land corridor between these territories and the occupied Crimea.
The main focus of the enemy’s efforts was to destroy the airfield infrastructure to prevent the actions of our aircraft, including the Bayraktar UAV, to support the activities of air units in the area of responsibility of the Joint Forces and the Black Sea Operational Zone. Increased the intensity of operational and tactical aviation over the northwestern Black Sea.
In the Volyn and Polissya directions, the enemy did not take active action. Until May 27 this year, a training meeting of territorial defense units will be held in the Minsk district with conscripts in reserve involvement.
There is a possibility that the units of the armed forces of the Russian Federation will launch missile and bomb attacks on the infrastructure of Ukraine from the territory and airspace of the Republic of Belarus.
In the northern direction, the enemy did not take active action. Intensified units of the Border Guard Service and units of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue to be detained at checkpoints and in the border areas of the Bryansk and Kursk oblasts.
Further fire damage to our troops and infrastructure in the border areas is not ruled out.
In the Slobozhansky direction, the enemy is concentrating reserves in the Belgorod region for hostilities near the state border of Ukraine.
The deployment of separate units from the 1st Panzer Army of the Western Military District in these areas has been confirmed.
The occupiers did not carry out active offensive operations in the Kharkiv direction. The main efforts were focused on preventing the advance of our troops. The group was strengthened by relocating the Western Military District units from the combat recovery area. Military and civilian infrastructure continues to be shelled.
In the Izyum direction, the enemy regrouped its units, replenished its reserves to increase its offensive capabilities, and conducted air reconnaissance with the use of the Orlan-10 UAV to clarify the positions of our troops.
In the Donetsk and Tavriya directions, the enemy is fighting to restrain the actions of units of the Defense Forces.
During the last day, the enemy intensified hostilities. It is trying to reach the administrative borders of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions. Carried out regrouping, replenishment of losses, and increased air defense systems and logistics, presumably to intensify hostilities in the settlements of Severodonetsk and Lysychansk.
In the Lyman direction, separate units of the 90th Panzer Division tried to take full control of the settlement of Oleksandrivka, as well as, with the support of artillery, to gain a foothold in the northern outskirts of the settlement of Shandryholovo. It was not successful.
In the Popasna direction, he is trying to take up positions in settlement of Popasna and take control of the section of the Popasna-Bakhmut highway.
Leads the offensive in the direction of the village of Novoselivka, has no success; fighting continues.
In the Kurakhiv direction, he is trying to improve the tactical situation in the direction of the settlement of Novomykhailivka, but has no success.
In the Mariupol direction, the intensity of hostilities has been reduced.
In the Novopavlovsk and Zaporizhzhya directions, the enemy intensified air reconnaissance in the areas of the settlements of Orikhiv, Huliaipole, Komyshuvakha, and Yasna Polyana.
In the South Bug area, the enemy is trying to hold positions with forces of up to 15 battalion tactical groups. Does not carry out active hostilities. He fired mortars, artillery, and rocket-propelled grenades at positions of our troops. Carried out replenishment of losses. He used military aircraft in the area of the town of Careerne.
Measures of the administrative-police regime in the temporarily occupied territories are underway. Thus, there is an intensification of filtering activities by units of the Rosguard in the areas of settlements Heroic, Gola Prystan, and Kherson.
There is a possibility that assault operations will be carried out in certain areas to improve the tactical situation, bind our troops and prevent the transfer of reserves.
The moral and psychological condition of the occupiers remains low, there is a systematic use of alcohol and desertion. The personnel of the enemy’s units complain about the ineffectiveness of their attacks on the position of the Defense Forces of Ukraine in the Huliaipole area.
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