Ukraine 8.04.2022

by Olha Povaliaieva
Friday, April 8, 2022
Ukraine 8.04.2022

The situation in the country as of today

British intelligence data

  • Russian forces have now fully withdrawn from Ukraine to Belarus and Russia in the north. At least some of these forces will be transferred to East Ukraine to fight in Donbas;
  • Many of these forces will require significant replenishment before being ready to deploy further east, with any mass redeployment for the north likely to take at least a week minimum;
  • Russian shelling of cities in the east and south continues, and Russian forces have advanced further south from the strategically important city of Izium which remains under their control.


  • Explosion — strike locations since the start of the invasion;
  • NPP symbol — nuclear power plant;
  • Arrow — likely axis of advance;
  • Red wheel — assessed encirclement;
  • Dotted line — disputed boundary;
  • Flash Russia — the grouping of forces;
  • Oblique lines — contested area;
  • Red territories — Russian-controlled areas.

According to the UN, from the day of the Russian invasion of Ukraine until April 6, 2022, 1611 civilians were killed by Russians: 409 men, 240 women, 25 girls, and 43 boys. The sex of 63 children and 831 is not determined.
2.227 civilians were wounded: 261 men, 196 women, 45 girls, and 42 boys. The sex of 104 children and 1.579 is not determined.

The governor of the Mykolaiv region, Vitalii Kim, reported that today Today the Armed forces of Ukraine have returned under the control of almost all territory of the region. Kim reports that the Russians continue to fire at Mykolaiv with the Smerch weapon. The Russians also try to intimidate the local population by telling stories about their 1.000 tanks/700 rocket launchers/5.000 men.

“But they are not there. On the contrary, they are relocating, taking out equipment to repair, no longer abandoning, digging in, and being afraid. They are sitting in the trenches and waiting for us to attack them,” Kim said.

As of today, the Russians have kidnapped more than 121.000 children. This was announced by the Commissioner of the Ukrainian parliament for human rights, Lyudmila Denysova. This number includes orphans and imperfect citizens of Ukraine forcibly taken out of Ukraine.

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