Ukraine Defense Ministry: Russia mounts major defensive operations around Kharkiv
August 8, 2022
In the Kharkiv direction, enemy units using tanks, barrel and jet artillery are trying to restrain the Defense Forces from advancing deep into the territory temporarily captured by the enemy. Shelling was recorded in the areas of Uda, Svitlychne, Zolochiv, Slatyne, Nove, Borshchova, Ruski Tyshky, Tsyrkuny, Peremoha, Slobozhanske, Chervone, Husarivka and Asiivka. The occupiers carried out airstrikes near Husarivka, Verkhnyi Saltiv, and Bayrak, and also used UAVs for reconnaissance near Tsupivka and Ruski Tyshky.
In the Slovyansk direction, the enemy carried out fire damage from artillery near Velyka Komyshuvakha, Dmytrivka, Virnopilla, Rydne, Dibrivne, Hrushuvakha, Bohorodychny, Nortsivka, Krasnopilla, and Mykilske. It made an air strike near Zalyman.
The occupiers unsuccessfully tried to improve the tactical position near Bohorodychne.
In the Donetsk direction, the enemy, using the available means of fire damage along the line of contact, is trying to inflict maximum losses on our units and prevent them from being transferred to other directions.
In the Kramatorsk direction, the enemy shelled the districts of Kramatorsk, Siversk, Hryhorivka, Verkhnokamyanske, and Starodubivka from tanks, barrels and rocket artillery. Airstrikes near Hryhorivka and Ivano-Daryivka.
In the direction of Bakhmut, the enemy fired at our troops near Bakhmut, Zaytseve, Yakovlivka, Krasnopolivka, Pokrovske, and Vershyna It carried out airstrikes in the Bakhmut, Soledar, and Kodema districts.
Our soldiers repelled enemy assaults in the direction of the settlements of Bakhmut, Zaitseve, Vershyna, and Kodema.
In the Avdiivka direction, artillery and tank shelling was recorded near Avdiivka, Opytny, Novobakhmutivka, Karlivka, Keramik and Kurakhove. Enemy aircraft operated near New York, Krasnohorivka, and Maryinka.
The attempt of the occupiers to advance in the direction of Avdiyivka and Piski was choked under the fire of Ukrainian soldiers. The enemy left.
In the Novopavlivske and Zaporizhzhia directions, the enemy used tanks, barrels and rocket artillery to fire at civil infrastructure objects in the areas of Novomykhailivka, Vugledar, Shevchenko, Hulyaipilske, Temyrivka, Vremivka, Hulyaipole, Malynivka, and Novopilla settlements. It carried out airstrikes near Prechystivka, Volodymyrivka and Poltavka.
The enemy tried to break through the defense of our troops in the direction of Maryinka and Shevchenko settlements, but was unsuccessful and retreated. It conducted aerial reconnaissance of the regions of the cities of Zaporizhzhia and Pavlohrad.
In the South Buh direction, the enemy fired tanks and artillery of various types in the areas of Mykolaiv, Tavriyske, Lymany, Oleksandrivka, Kotlyareve, Novomykolaivka, Novohredneve, Kiselyvka, Kobzartsi, Kvitneve, Zeleny Hay, Andriivka, Ivanivka, Novooleksandrivka, Topolyne and Potemkyne settlements. It carried out airstrikes near Lozove Olhany, Andriyivka, and Tavriyske. Considerable attention is focused on aerial reconnaissance by unmanned aerial vehicles.
In the waters of the Black Sea, the enemy's naval group concentrates its main efforts on supporting the actions of the land group of troops and attacking objects deep in the territory of Ukraine.
Four sea-based cruise missile carriers are ready to use high-precision weapons.
Today, around 10 o'clock, the anti-aircraft missile units of the Air Force destroyed four sea-based cruise missiles of the "Calibre" type launched by the enemy from the Black Sea. One missile was destroyed in Odesa by soldiers of the "South" air command, and three more were shot down by anti-aircraft missile units of the "Center" air command.