Update as of 18.00 08.08.2023 on the Russian invasion

❗️ The main thing from the report:

➡️ During the day, the enemy launched 3 missile and 47 air strikes, fired 55 times from multiple launch rocket systems.

➡️ About 20 combat engagements took place over the last day.

➡️ In the Bakhmut sector, our troops are holding steadfastly, successfully repelling enemy attacks on the outskirts of Klishchiyivka, Donetsk region.

➡️ In the Avdiivka sector, under heavy fire from enemy aircraft and artillery, our defenders successfully repelled attacks by Russian troops in the areas of Avdiivka and Severne, Donetsk region.

➡️ In the Mariinka sector, Ukrainian defense forces continue to hold back the Russian offensive in the vicinity of Mariinka.

➡️ In the Shakhtarsk sector, the enemy made unsuccessful attempts to regain lost ground in the area of Staromayorske.

➡️ The Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to conduct offensive operations in the Melitopol and Berdiansk sectors, consolidating their positions and carrying out counter-battery operations.

➡️ Russia continues to illegally integrate the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine into its socio-political space. Thus, in the village of Stulneve, Zaporizhzhia region, the occupiers have begun preparations for campaigning before the so-called "elections" in the occupied territories on the single election day in Russia on September 10. Representatives of the United Russia party are expected to arrive to create groups of campaigners and informants from among local collaborators.

🔥 Over the past day, the aviation of the defense forces carried out 9 strikes on the areas of concentration of enemy personnel, weapons and military equipment.

🔥 Missile and artillery units struck 2 control points, 5 artillery pieces at firing positions, an ammunition depot and 2 enemy electronic warfare stations over the past day.