Espreso. Global

Russia loses 990 soldiers, 26 armored vehicles and 12 artillery systems in one day of war in Ukraine — General Staff

8 December, 2023 Friday

Ukrainian troops repelled attacks in the Bakhmut, Kupyansk, Avdiivka, Zaporizhzhia, Lyman and Marinka directions. Also, the defenders eliminated 990 Russian soldiers

The Ukrainian Armed Forces' General Staff shared their regular report, as below.

The total Russian combat losses from February 24, 2022, to December 8, 2023, amounted to:

  • personnel - about 337,220 (+990 per day)
  • tanks - 5,626 (+8)
  • armored fighting vehicles - 10,508 (+26)
  • artillery systems - 8,057 (+21)
  • MLRS - 919
  • air defense systems - 605
  • aircraft - 324 
  • helicopters - 324 
  • UAV operational-tactical level - 6,136 (+20)
  • cruise missiles - 1,571
  • ships/boats - 22 
  • submarines - 1 
  • vehicles and tank trucks - 10,591 (+30)
  • special equipment - 1,159 (+3)

General Staff's report: Ukrainian Defense Forces repel Russian attacks in 6 directions, most of all in Avdiivka

The Ukrainian Armed Forces General Staff shared the information in its morning report.

The situation hasn't changed significantly near the state Ukrainian border with Belarus.

In the northeastern border area, Russian forces maintain a grouping of troops covering the state border, conducting active sabotage activities in the border areas to prevent the deployment of Ukrainian troops to threatened areas, and increasing the density of minefields along the state border in the Belgorod region.

In the Kupyansk direction, Ukrainian defenders had repelled 7 attacks near Synkivka, Kharkiv region.

In the Lyman direction, Ukrainian Defense Forces had beaten back all attacks near Terny, Donetsk region.

In the Bakhmut direction, Ukrainian soldiers had fended off 24 attacks near Bohdanivka, Ivanivske, Klishchiivka and Andriivka, Donetsk region. The Ukrainian defense forces continue their assault operations south of Bakhmut in the Donetsk region, inflicting losses in manpower and equipment on Russian troops, and consolidating their positions.

In the Avdiivka direction, Ukrainian defenders continue to hold back the enemy, who keeps trying to surround Avdiivka. Ukrainian soldiers are steadfastly holding the line, inflicting significant losses on the Russian army. The defense forces successfully repelled 30 attacks east of Novobakhmutivka, Avdiivka, south of Tonenke and Pervomayske in the Donetsk region.

In the Marinka direction, Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to hold back Russian troops near Marinka and Novomykhailivka, Donetsk region, where Ukrainian defenders repelled 14 attacks.

In the Shakhtarsk direction, Russian troops did not conduct assault operations.

In the Zaporizhzhia direction, Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 8 attacks west of Verbove and Robotyne, Zaporizhzhia region.

In the Melitopol direction, The Ukrainian Defence Forces are conducting an offensive operation, inflicting losses in manpower and equipment on the occupying forces, consolidating their positions and exhausting Russian troops.

In the Kherson direction, Ukrainian defenders continue to hold their positions on the left bank of the Dnipro River, continue to conduct counter-battery combat, and inflict fire on the enemy's rear.

Russian army launches 3 missile strikes and 57 air strikes on Ukraine

Over the past day, 89 combat clashes took place. In total, Russia launched 3 missile strikes, 57 air strikes, 47 MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and populated areas.

Yesterday, Russian troops launched an air strike against Ukraine using 21 Shahed-136/131 attack UAVs. The Ukrainian air defense forces destroyed 17 drones.

Russian army launched air strikes on 16 settlements across Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, and Zaporizhzhia regions.

Over 120 settlements in Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, Kherson and Mykolaiv regions came under Russian artillery fire.

Ukrainian defense forces launch 5 strikes on Russian personnel concentrations

Over the past day, Ukrainian aviation conducted 5 strikes on concentrations of Russian personnel, weapons and military equipment.

Ukrainian missile troops destroyed 1 Russian electronic warfare station.

  • Over the past day, Ukrainian troops repelled Russian attacks in 7 directions. In total, 91 firefights took place at the front. The Ukrainian Armed Forces eliminated 1,120 Russian soldiers.

Read also:
  • News
2024, Friday
23 February
DPRK supplies Russia with 1.5 million ammo produced in 1970s-1980s - Ukrainian intelligence
Canada announces additional sanctions against Russia
Ukraine’s forces target another Russian A-50 radar aircraft
Russian army destroys almost 500 tons of grain overnight in Donetsk region
Ukrainian officials arrive at Poland's border, but do not meet with Polish counterparts
Russia’s missiles, attack drones kill at least four in Ukraine
Japan provides record aid to Ukraine, thus supporting US and EU - Zhevago
Ukrainians, your fight is our fight: Polish media thanks Ukraine for resisting Russian aggression
Ukraine war is giant Ponzi scheme: fake news for February 23
Russian forces use chemical weapons in Tavria sector - General Tarnavskyi
What long-range weapons can Germany provide to Ukraine?
Russia can use almost 300 combat aircraft against Ukraine - intelligence
Situation in eastern Ukraine isn't critical - Ukrainian military
Putin promises to give Transcarpathia to Orban as loyal ally - former Aidar battalion commander
Zelenskyy arrives in Lviv, signs security agreement with Danish PM Frederiksen
Biden announces new sanctions on Russia for second anniversary of full-scale invasion
Russian troops afraid to move around Avdiivka even after capturing city - military expert Zgurets
British intelligence explains why Putin needs to "clean up" information space in Russia
Scholz holds key: Military expert Zgurets reveals number of Taurus missiles Ukraine could acquire
Zelenskyy names reasons for Zaluzhnyi's resignation and change of military command
Pro-Soviet narratives imposed on deported Ukrainian children in camps in Belarus - Skhemy
 OSCE opens Living The War exhibition on Russian war crimes
Ukrainian drone development during war and UAV strikes on Russian troops. Column by Serhiy Zgurets
Putin prepares to annex Transnistria
EU countries seek to raise $1.5 billion to buy ammunition for Ukraine — media
Moldova faces serious challenges of 'PMR' annexation to Russia, Ukraine must be prepared - Ukrainian officer Lapin
Russia is becoming more open about repressions of Ukrainians in occupied territories - ISW
Russia loses 1,000 soldiers, 49 artillery systems and 32 UAVs per day in Ukraine - General Staff
Russian troops regroup in Avdiivka direction after significant losses - NGU spokesman
US to impose sanctions on over 500 Russian targets on second anniversary of full-scale invasion - media
"World is not really ready for Putin to lose power": Zelenskyy answers when war will end
2024, Thursday
22 February
Victorious news of 729th day of war: weapons for Ukraine to strike behind enemy lines, Russia’s mass casualties at training ground
Russian troops try to breach Ukraine’s defense 31 times in Marinka direction, storm left bank’s bridgehead
Putin considers Biden's calling him a 'crazy SOB' as 'adequate reaction'
UN confirms over 30,000 civilian casualties in Ukraine as result of Russian aggression
Navalny's mother says authorities demand secret funeral, blackmailing her
Russia may unleash massive air assault on February 24: how many missiles, Shahed drones does it have?
Lavrov's plane denied refueling in Brazil: he will fly to meet with President da Silva as 'fellow traveler'
Russia creates Soyuz unit to involve athletes in war against Ukraine
Lithuania calls for sanctions against Iran over supply of ballistic missiles to Russia
More news