On the territory of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, Ukrainian forces repelled nine attacks by Russian troops.
Russia continues its offensive in the Limansky, Popasnyansky, Severodonetsky and Avdeevsky directions. In the Liman direction, as a result of the assault, the Russian invaders captured the northern outskirts of Shandrigolovo in the Donetsk region, according to a summary of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on May 8.
In the Kurakhovsky direction, with the support of artillery, the enemy is trying to restore the offensive in the direction of Novomikhailovka.
In the Mariupol direction, the enemy continues to block our units in the area of the Azovstal plant. With the support of artillery and tank fire, the enemy makes an assault. The supply of weapons, military equipment, ammunition, fuel and lubricants continues to meet the needs of the group of Russian troops in this direction.
In the Yuzhnobuzh and Tauride directions, the grouping of occupying troops, with the support of aviation, strikes, regroups and strengthens units, builds up the system of fire damage and logistics.
In the Krivoy Rog direction, the enemy used the Orlan-10 drone to detect the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The situation in the Bessarabian direction remains tense. Armed formations in the Transnistrian region of the Republic of Moldova and subdivisions of the operational group of Russian troops are on Povna combat readiness.
In the Volynsky, Polessky and Seversky directions, the situation has not changed significantly. The threat of missile and air strikes from Belarus remains.
Ships of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation in the waters of the Black and Azov Seas continue to isolate the combat area, conduct reconnaissance and fire support in the Primorsky direction.
Certain units of the RF Armed Forces continue to cover a section of the Ukrainian-Russian border in the Bryansk and Kursk regions.
In the Slobozhansky direction, the enemy concentrated his main efforts on preventing the advance of Ukrainian troops towards the border to the north and northeast of Kharkov.
The enemy carried out shelling in the areas of the settlements of Prudyanka, Slatino and Tsirkuny. To strengthen the defense in the area of the settlement of Kazachya Lopan, the enemy carried out measures for the engineering equipment of positions.
In the Izyum direction, the enemy concentrated his main efforts on preparing for the continuation of the offensive in the Izyum-Barvinkovo and Izyum-Slavyansk directions. To strengthen the grouping from the territory of the Russian Federation, the enemy redeployed two battalion tactical groups from the 35th combined arms army to certain areas. He fired at the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine from artillery.
To clarify the position of the Ukrainian troops, the enemy continued aerial reconnaissance in the areas of Izyum and Kamenka.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine hit one Mi-28N helicopter, seven Orlan drones, two Forpost drones and two cruise missiles.
On the territory of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, nine enemy attacks were repelled, nineteen tanks, twenty units of armored vehicles, four special armored vehicles, six vehicles and one unit of special enemy engineering equipment were destroyed.