The Army of the

Russian Federation

 is concentrating its main efforts on conducting offensive operations in the Bakhmut and Avdiiv directions.

In the Kherson direction, the occupiers are defending themselves.

This was announced in the evening briefing of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on December 8.

Over the past 24 hours, the enemy launched two missile and three air strikes, as well as more than 20 attacks from rocket salvo systems on the positions of our troops and settlements along the contact line.

Civil infrastructure objects in the cities of Kupyansk, Zolochiv and Ochakiv were hit by the Russian Federation.

There is still a threat of enemy missile strikes on the objects of the energy system and critical infrastructure throughout the territory of Ukraine.

In the

Volyn and Poliske directions

, the situation has not changed significantly, and no signs of the formation of enemy offensive groups have been detected. 


the Siversky direction, the

enemy shelled the settlements of Khrinivka and Gremyach in the Chernihiv region and Seredyna-Buda and Chernetske in the Sumy region with mortars and barrel artillery.


the Slobozhansk direction

, areas of Veterinarne, Hoptivka, Strelecha, Zelene, Ternova, Staritsa, Varvarivka, Dvorichna and Kamianka settlements of the Kharkiv region were hit by artillery fire.

The occupiers launched an airstrike near Kamianka.


enemy is defending in the

Kupyansk direction .

He carried out shelling in the areas of the settlements of Berestovka, Synkivka, Petropavlivka, Kislivka, Kotlyarivka and Tabaivka in the Kharkiv region and Novoselivske, Stelmakhivka and Pishchane in the Luhansk region.


the Lymanskyi direction

, the enemy shelled the areas of Makiivka, Ploshanka and Nevske settlements in the Luhansk region, and Torske and Hryhorivka settlements in the Donetsk region. 

In the

Bakhmut and Avdiiv areas

, the enemy is concentrating its main efforts on conducting offensive operations.

Areas of thirty settlements were shelled by tanks, mortars and rocket artillery.

Among them are Andriivka, Verkhnyokamianske, Berestovka, Bilogorivka, Vesele, Blagodatne, Soledar, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Opytne, Avdiivka, Vodyane, Pervomaiske, Nevelske, Krasnohorivka, Gostre, Marinka, and Novomykhailivka of the Donetsk region.

The enemy struck with the forces of operational-tactical and army aviation in the areas of the settlements of Spirne, Klishchiivka, Severnye, Kamianka, Pervomaiske and Nevelske. 


enemy is defending in

the Novopavlovsk direction .

He carried out artillery and mortar attacks on the positions of our troops near the settlements of Vugledar, Novosilka, Prechistivka and Zolota Niva in the Donetsk region.


the Zaporizhzhia direction

, the areas of twenty-two settlements were damaged by fire.

In particular, these are Vremivka and Novopil of the Donetsk region and Dorozhnyanka, Gulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Orihiv, Novodanilivka, Novoandriivka, Mali Shcherbaki, Stepove of the Zaporizhia region.

The occupiers also used aviation for strikes on the areas of Maly Shcherbaki and Stepovoy.


enemy is conducting defensive operations in

the Kherson direction .

He carried out tank and artillery shelling of the districts of seventeen settlements.

Among them are Kachkarivka, Monastyrske, Novoberyslav, Beryslav, Lviv, Ivanivka, Novotyaginka, Inzhenerne, Prydniprovske and Antonivka of the Kherson region and the outskirts of the city of Kherson.

During the current day, units of missile troops and artillery of the Defense Forces of Ukraine hit 5 control points, 8 personnel concentration areas, an artillery concentration area and an enemy ammunition depot.

As a reminder, Russia has

 13 ships on combat duty in the Black Sea on December 8,

one of which is a Kalibr cruise missile carrier with a total salvo of four missiles.

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