Briefing by Russian Defence Ministry (March 8, 2022)
▪️ The grouping of troops of Lugansk People’s Republic, continuing offensive operations, took control of Borsonino, Kremennaya, Peschannoye, Varvarovka, Pshenichnoye, Epifanovka, Novodruzhesk, Belogorovka. The advance was 9 kilometers.
▪️ The units of the People’s Militia of the Donetsk People’s Republic took control over Osaviakhim block in Mariupol.
▪️ Over the past 24 hours, bomber and attack aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces destroyed 158 military facilities on the territory of Ukraine.
On March 7, high-precision long-range weapons disabled Ozernoe airfield of the Air Force of Ukraine near Zhytomyr.
✈️ 💥 Fighter aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces shot down 2 MiG-29s and 1 Su-27 of the Ukrainian Air Force in the air.
Also disabled: 2 Ukrainian divisions of the S-300 anti-aircraft missile system, 3 Buk M-1 self-propelled mounts, 4 command posts, 2 radar stations, 9 ammunition depots and 11 areas of concentration of equipment and military hardware.
▪️ In total, 2,482 military infrastructure facilities of Ukraine were destroyed during the operation.
💥 Among them: 87 command posts and communication centres of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, 124 S-300, Buk M-1 and Osa anti-aircraft missile systems, as well as 79 radar stations.
💥 Destroyed: 866 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 91 multiple rocket launch systems, 317 field artillery and mortars, 634 units of special military vehicles, 81 unmanned aerial vehicles.
❗️In order to safely evacuate civilians from settlements today, from 10:00 a.m. Moscow time, cease-fire is established and humanitarian corridors from Kiev, Chernigov, Sumy, Kharkov and Mariupol are opened.
Meeting of the Joint Coordination Headquarters for Humanitarian Response in Ukraine (March 8, 2022)
▪️ Taking into account the rapid deterioration of the humanitarian situation in the settlements of Ukraine, where nationalists continue to forcibly detain thousands of civilians, including foreigners, yesterday the Russian side, despite repeated failures of all agreements by Kiev authorities, came up with another initiative to conduct a humanitarian operation. At the same time, we have completed all preparation for the evacuation of civilians and foreign citizens through safe corridors.
▪️ Unfortunately, out of the ten routes suggested to the Ukrainian side – two from Kiev, Chernigov, Sumy, Kharkov and Mariupol – including one from each city to the Russian Federation, as well as one through the territories controlled by the Kiev authorities to Poland, Moldova, Romania, official Kiev confirmed only one route – from Sumy through Poltava further to the border with Poland.
▪️ At present, thanks to the unprecedented security measures taken by the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, 723 people have been evacuated along this route (among them: 576 are citizens of India, 115 of China, 20 of Jordan, 12 of Tunisia).
▪️ In addition, Russia, without the participation of the Ukrainian side, evacuated 5,334 people from dangerous zones in various regions of Ukraine, as well as the Lugansk and Donetsk people’s republics, including 781 children. Since the beginning of the special military operation more than 174,000 people have been evacuated including 44,250 children. The state border of the Russian Federation was crossed by 20,033 personal vehicles including 777 per day.
▪️ At present, also without the participation of the Ukrainian side, a humanitarian operation is being completed to evacuate 223 foreign citizens from dangerous areas of Kherson region, through Crimea to Novorossiysk, including 188 people from Turkey, 15 from Egypt, 8 from Italy, 6 from Pakistan and 5 from India, as well as 1 from Brazil. But these figures will increase as the operation is still ongoing.
▪️ At the same time, the official Kiev authorities continue to reject all the main evacuation routes from Kiev, Chernigov, Sumy, Kharkov and Mariupol to the territory of the Russian Federation. I would like to remind the Ukrainian side that in our database, 2,541,367 appeals have already been recorded through various communication channels from citizens of Ukraine, as well as foreigners, with requests to rescue and evacuate them from 1,917 settlements of Ukraine.
This database contains the names, surnames and addresses of these people, heartbreaking stories about the difficult humanitarian situation, about the horrors and atrocities perpetrated by nationalists, murders, physical violence and illegal arrests.
If we had basic confidence in the Ukrainian authorities, then we could give them this database in order to dispel the speculation that no one wants to go to the Russian Federation. But for obvious reasons, we cannot do this. As soon as the database is in the hands of the nationalists, all Ukrainian citizens who have applied for help will face persecution, humiliation, torture and execution.
For the same reason, we are afraid to give this information on to representatives of the United Nations, since detailed information about the citizens of Ukraine may also fall into the hands of nationalists.
▪️ Official representatives of the Kiev authorities and mayors of cities received the strictest instructions to prevent any attempt to evacuate to the Russian Federation. Citizens simply do not receive information about a possible evacuation to Russia and the creation of humanitarian corridors.
Any attempts to exit through humanitarian corridors to the Russian Federation are suppressed by the nationalists. We have already told you about this. Any additional comments here are unnecessary.
But no matter how the situation develops, no matter what measures are taken by the Kiev regime, including with the assistance of short-sighted,
rupulous UN employees, as well as other international organizations to conceal their monstrous crimes, sooner or later, the civilized world will learn about all the atrocities against its people.
This database will become direct evidence of lawlessness and crimes of the Kiev authorities against the citizens of Ukraine.
▪️ The Kiev regime, as a result of the loss of civil law administration in cities and towns, with its helpless actions, in practice, supports the chaos reigning in the territories controlled by Bandera gangs, does not notice the numerous facts of looting, which have already assumed catastrophic proportions.
This says that official Kiev does not control the state of affairs in its own country and cannot ensure the fulfillment of its obligations. All fundamental decisions are essentially taken by the nationalists and their accomplices.
Radical gangs continue to intimidate civilians, threatening them with murder when they try to evacuate towards Russia.
At the same time, the checkpoints in Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Moldova and Romania unprepared to receive Ukrainian refugees trying to find protection from the terror organized by the territorial defence battalions. Traffic jams at border crossings. People are forced to abandon vehicles and walk with heavy bags. The queues stretched up to 40 kilometers, and the passage time exceeded two days.
At the same time, there are no toilets, no water, no food at the checkpoints, there are no heating points and medical care. Peopl are forced to stay outside for days at sub-zero temperatures. Numerous cases of physical violence, robberies, looting against Ukrainian refugees and foreign citizens were recorded by local criminals, who, in addition, demand a bribe of up to one and a half thousand US dollars for organizing unimpeded passage.
Various restrictions on admission have been introduced. In particular, male persons aged 18 to 60 years are not allowed to enter the territory of Poland without permission from Ukrainian military enlistment offices. But corrupt border guards offer a bribe of up to $5,000 to cross the border without hindrance.
After crossing the border, refugees face numerous problems related to the lack of basic conditions for accommodation and recreation.
In neighboring states, tent camps without any amenities are provided for their accommodation.
Despite the inconsistency of the actions of the Kiev authorities, we are ready to patiently wait for constructive work on humanitarian issues from them and hope for close cooperation with the relevant structures of the UN, the OSCE and other international organizations. Now, more than ever, it is important to get away from the political engagement of the humanitarian component, as a high-level official did immorally from the rostrum of the United Nations. This is extremely important for every person who finds himself in the most difficult humanitarian conditions in the settlements of Ukraine.
Since yesterday, the Joint Coordination Headquarters of the Russian Federation for Humanitarian Response in Ukraine has organized effective interaction with UN representatives, who, after the appeal of UN Secretary General António Guterres to the Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation, officially arrived in Moscow and are in contact with us around the clock.
▪️ Militants of the territorial defence battalions continue to hold hostage as a human shield more than four and a half million civilians, as well as about two thousand foreigners who have already expressed a desire to evacuate to safe places. Information about cases of discrimination against human rights on racial grounds by neo-Nazis continues to come in.
At the same time, the Russian side is creating the necessary conditions for a peaceful and safe life in all the liberated territories, ensuring unimpeded access of the population to any humanitarian aid.
▪️ More than 9,000 temporary accommodation centeres continue to function normally in almost all regions of the Russian Federation. Strictly individual work is organized with each person
arriving in Russia.
▪️ The accumulation of humanitarian aid at points continues, more than 15,500 tons have already been accumulated.
946 tons of humanitarian cargo have already been delivered to Ukraine, 132 humanitarian actions have been carried out in the settlements of Zaporozhye, Kiev, Kharkov, Kherson and Chernigov regions, as well as in the Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics. Over the past day 22 humanitarian actions were carried out in Kiev and Chernigov regions, as well as in the Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics, during which 325 tons of basic necessities were handed over to the civilian population of the liberated regions, medicines and food.
To date, 33 humanitarian actions have been planned and are currently being carried out in Kharkov and Kherson regions, in Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics, during which 341 tons of basic necessities, medicine and food will be distributed.
Briefing by Russian Defence Ministry
▪️ The grouping of troops of Lugansk People’s Republic, continuing offensive operations, took control of Pudovka and Nizhnee.
▪️ The units of the People’s Militia of the Donetsk People’s Republic took control over Olenovka, Pol’noe and Yuzhno-Donbass.
In Mariupol, after the end of cease-fire, the units of the Donetsk Republic advanced another 800-900 meters.
▪️ The units of the Russian Armed Forces took control of Peredovoe and Kariernaya.
▪️ During the day, bomber and assault aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces destroyed 32 military facilities.
💥 Among them: 4 command posts, 3 radar station, 2 fuel depots and 11 areas of concentration of weapons and military equipment.
▪️ In total, 2,581 military infrastructure facilities of Ukraine were destroyed during the operation.
💥 Among them: 90 command posts and communication centres of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, 123 S-300, Buk M-1 and Osa anti-aircraft missile systems, as well as 81 radar stations.
💥 Destroyed: 897 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 95 multiple rocket launch systems, 336 field artillery and mortars, 662 units of special military vehicles, 84 unmanned aerial vehicles.
Emergency statement of the Joint Coordination Headquarters for Humanitarian Response in Ukraine (March 8, 2022, 10:00 p.m.)
▪️ Despite constant disruptions by the Ukrainian side of measures to open humanitarian corridors, and taking into account the humanitarian situation caused by outrages and lawlessness on the part of nationalists, as well as in order to ensure the safety of civilians and foreign citizens:
1⃣ From 10:00 a.m. (Moscow time) on March 9, 2022, the Russian Federation declares cease-fire and is ready to provide humanitarian corridors:
▪️ from Kiev and adjacent settlements to the Russian Federation through the territory of the Republic of Belarus to Gomel city with delivery by air to the Russian Federation, in the southern direction – in agreement with the Ukrainian side;
▪️ from Chernigov through the territory of the Republic of Belarus to Gomel with delivery by air transport to the Russian Federation, in the southern direction – in agreement with the Ukrainian side;
▪️ from Sumy by two routes to Poltava and Belgorod – then by air, rail and road transport to selected destinations or temporary accommodation, in the southern direction – in agreement with the Ukrainian side;
▪️ from Kharkov to the territory of the Russian Federation to Belgorod – then by air, rail and road transport to selected destinations or temporary accommodation, to Lvov, Uzhgorod, Ivano-Frankivsk – in agreement with the Ukrainian side;
▪️ from Mariupol by two routes to the territory of the Russian Federation to Rostov-on-Don through Novoazovsk and Taganrog cities, to Zaporozhye – in agreement with the Ukrainian side.
▪️ from other settlements – in agreement with the Ukrainian side.
2⃣ This statement should be immediately brought to the Ukrainian side (Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Irina Vereshchuk) proposed to coordinate the specified routes and the start time of humanitarian corridors by 03:00 a.m. (Moscow time) on March 9, 2022, and to submit written approval of these approaches, including guarantees to ensure security on the declared routes of humanitarian operations by the Ukrainian authorities to the Joint Coordination Headquarters of the Russian Federation for Humanitarian Response in Ukraine by the specified time.
The Ukrainian side have to publish this statement in Ukrainian and Russian languages in Ukrainian media by 03:00 a.m. (Moscow time) on March 9, 2022.
3⃣ This statement (in Russian and English) should immediately be brought to the attention of the embassies of foreign states, relevant structures of the UN, the OSCE, the ICRC and other international organizations through all available information resources, including the media.
4⃣ The Ukrainian side should also inform, in accordance with the established procedure, about the planned humanitarian operation before 03:00 a.m. (Moscow time) on March 9, 2022, representatives of the embassies of foreign states, specialized structures of the UN, the OSCE, the ICRC and other international organizations located on the territory of Ukraine, through all available information resources, including Ukrainian media.
5⃣ For the purpose of implementation of measures for the evacuation of civilians and foreign citizens along agreed routes during the humanitarian operation, from 09:30 a.m. (Moscow time) on March 9, 2022, organize continuous communication between the Russian and Ukrainian sides for the mutual exchange of information on the preparation and carrying out the evacuation of civilians and foreign citizens.
6⃣ This emergency statement is subject to immediate publication and communication to all interested parties through all available information resources, including media.
Operational information on 24.00, 08.03.2022 regarding the Russian invasion
During the day, the enemy reduced the pace of the offensive operation, using mainly missile and bomb strikes on civilian infrastructure.
The main efforts of the enemy continue to focus on:
encirclement and capture of Kyiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Mariupol, Mykolayiv, Chernihiv;
creation of a land corridor between the TOT of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the mainland of the Russian Federation;
access to the administrative borders of Luhansk and Donetsk regions.
According to the available information, the occupiers are considering the issue of organizing the effective provision of their own troops with fuel through the use of the existing stationary network of automobile gas stations and oil storage facilities.
Also, the enemy plans to create a network of field pipelines in the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine, with the possibility of connecting them to the central oil pipeline and pumping fuel from the territory of the Republic of Belarus.
In the course of hostilities on the territory of Ukrain the occupiers continue to suffer significant losses. Thus, according to available information, 14 separate special purpose brigades (Khabarovsk) lost more than 400 servicemen (to be specified), BTGr of the 25th separate motorized rifle brigade (Luga) of the 6th all-military army was withdrawn to the territory of the Russian Federation due to loss of combat capability.
In the Polissya direction, the enemy continues to hold the previously occupied frontiers and captured settlements, in particular Borodyanka, Kopyliv, Bucha, Demidiv.
No active actions by the occupiers were noted in the direction from the settlement of Dymer. In the area of the settlement of Pripyat, with forces up to two BTGr, occupies defense.
In the direction from n.p. Babinka, with forces of up to five BTGs, the enemy led the offensive, was stopped and moved to the defense in the area of Bucha.
In the area of Buzova, with forces up to 4 BTGr from the 36th General Army (two BTGr from the 5th Separate Tank Brigade and 37th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade), despite the numerous losses, advanced to the area of Yasnohorodka.
In the northern direction, the occupiers did not stop trying to capture the city of Chernihiv.
From the area of Hlukhiv, with forces of up to five BTGs from the 90th Tank Division and 4 BTGs from the 2nd All-Military Army of the Central Military District, tried to intervene in the defense of the operative group of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and was stopped. In order to ensure the offensive in the direction of Kozelets is trying to guide and hold the pontoon-bridge crossing.
In the Slobozhansky direction, the enemy did not stop trying to block Kharkiv from the north, but, without much success, it also launched missile and bomb strikes on civilian infrastructure in order to intimidate the civilian population. The battle for Izum. The enemy leads pontoon-bridge crossings across the Siversky Donets and Berek rivers.
In the Donetsk direction, the enemy continues offensive operations in the directions of the Dnieper and Zaporozhye in order to reach the administrative borders of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Having carried out an unsuccessful offensive in the Troitskoye district, he tried to resume the offensive in the direction of Zaporizhia and capture the city of Mariupol.
In the Tavriya and Southern directions, the enemy forces up to seventeen BTGs hold the settlements of Kherson, Enerhodar, and Vasylivka, and regroup their forces for a further offensive in the direction of Zaporizhia by forces of three BTGr the Polohy.
The Black Sea and Azov operational zones are expected to strike civilian and military targets with cruise missiles from ships of the Black Sea Fleet and the Caspian Flotilla.
Fight – win! God help us!
Glory to Ukraine!
Operational information on 18.00, 08.03.2022 regarding the Russian invasion
The thirteenth day of heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to the russian military invasion continues.
In the eastern direction, the Allied forces are conducting a defense operation in Donetsk, Slobozhansky and part of the Tavriya operational district. The circular defense of Mariupol continues.
In the Northern and Western directions, the defense operation continues in the Polissya, Volyn and Siversky operational districts.
The grouping of forces and means of defense of the city of Kyiv continues to repel the offensive and deter the enemy, defeats him and maintains the defensive lines around the city.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine continue to defend Chernihiv with certain forces.
In the South the sea coast is covered, defense of Mykolayiv and adjacent settlements is conducted.
Stabilization operations are being carried out in other areas and territorial defense tasks are being carried out.
The Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine repels concentrated missile and air strikes and means of air attack of the enemy, air cover of objects of critical infrastructure of Ukraine and groups of troops.
According to available information, in order to make up for losses, the enemy carries out covert mobilization under the guise of training camps. Also, in order to stop the outflow of personnel, the military leadership of the RF Armed Forces decided to ban the termination of contracts for military service.
In order to strengthen the grouping of troops in the direction of Kyiv, the occupiers plan to transfer up to a thousand militants from the private military company « Liga » (former « Wagner »).
In violation of the requirements of International Humanitarian Law, the occupiers continue to hold civilians hostage, damage civilian buildings, rob locals, carry out sabotage of civilian infrastructure, place weapons and military equipment in densely populated neighborhoods, steal vehicles and change in civilian clothes.
As of this time, the enemy has significantly reduced the pace of advancement, its personnel are demoralized.
Let’s win together!
Glory to Ukraine!
Operational information on 12.00, 08.03.2022 regarding the Russian invasion
The thirteenth day of the Ukrainian nation’s heroic confrontation with the Russian military invasion is going on.
The enemy continues its offensive operation against Ukraine with the support of aircraft and the use of high-precision weapons.
The main efforts of the occupiers continue to focus on creating conditions for the capture of Kyiv, Kharkiv, Chernihiv, Sumy, Mariupol, Mykolayiv and access to the administrative borders of Luhansk and Donetsk regions.
At the same time, there are still signs of readiness of the military-political leadership of the Republic of Belarus for a possible large-scale participation of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus in hostilities against Ukraine on the side of the Russian Federation.
Partial regrouping of the ground forces and SOF of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus has been carried out, in particular, in the Brest region there is one BTGr of 38 separate airborne brigade of the Armed Forces of Belarus (Brest) and one BTGr of 103 separate brigade (Vitebsk) of the Armed Forces of Belarus; in the area of Oleksandrivka (the area of the border checkpoint in the area of the village of Vilcha, Kyiv region) – 2 BTGr of 38 separate airborne brigade; in the area of Kirovo (Polissya Radiation Reserve) – 2 BTGr of 103 separate brigade.
The above-mentioned units have been transferred to a higher level of combat readiness, but the moral and psychological condition of the personnel is extremely low. Most servicemen are aware of future actions and do not want to fight on the side of the Russian Armed Forces.
Consolidated units 29, 35, 36 A and airborne troops continue to be kept on the border in the Poliske – Demydiv district.
The units of 98th airborne division and 45 separate special brigade are located in the direction of Dymer; there are no active operations there.
In the area of Bucha enemy units from BTGr 76 and 98th airborne division are trying to control the city, units of 155 separate brigade of the enemy are restoring combat capability.
To conduct offensive actions in the direction of Fastiv the enemy is bringing additional forces.
In the direction of Ivankiv the enemy continues to conduct an offensive by units of the occupying forces of 35 A in cooperation with 36 separate motorized infantry brigade (Borzya) of 29 A.
After significant losses, the enemy is restoring the combat capability of BTGr of 106 and 98 airborne divisions in the area of Irpen.
The enemy is trying to block Chernihiv with units of 2, 41 A and 90 td of the Central Military District.
The main forces of the 74th separate motorized rifle brigade continue to rebuild the pontoon crossing and will soon try to cross the Desna River.
In the Glukhiv area, the enemy, with forces of up to 5 BTGs of 90 TD and 4 BTGs of 2 A of the Central Military District, tried to organize an offensive from the previously created frontier. The enemy was unsuccessful, the offensive was stopped.
Due to irreparable losses in the Kharkiv region, units of the 25th separate motorized rifle brigade (Luga) 6 A left the combat zone and returned to the area of Nekhoteevka of the Belgorod region to restore its combat capability.
Up to 7 BTGr 1, 2 AK and 150 mrd of the 8 A occupiers are planning to conduct offensive operations in the direction of the Dnipro and Zaporizhzhia in order to reach the administrative borders of Donetsk region.
An enemy’s attempt to attack in the area of Troiitske was unsuccessful. He is trying to resume the offensive and capture Mariupol. The 2 BTGr 71 mrr (Kalinivska) 42 mrdiv moved to Gulyaypole, Orikhiv.
The enemy carried out offensive actions in the direction of Ternivka with forces up to BtGr, suffered significant losses and returned to areas of concentration in the area of Kapustyne, Balovne, Novomatviyivske.
The enemy did not take active action in the waters of the Black and Azov Seas. Missile strikes on government and military targets from Black Sea Fleet and Caspian Flotilla ships are possible.
We will win together !!! Let’s keep the order !!! The victory will be OURS !!!
Glory to Ukraine!!!
Operational information on 06.00, 08.03.2022 regarding the Russian invasion
The thirteenth day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people against the russian military invasion has begun.
The enemy continues the offensive, but the pace of advance of his troops has slowed significantly.
The Defence Forces continues to conduct a defence operation within the Southern, Eastern and Northern Operational Zones along defined boundaries.
The heroic defence of the city of Chernihiv continues in the Siversky direction.
The Kyiv City Defence Forces continue to defend the capital along the outer border of the defence and in additionally defined areas.
In the Southern operational zone the defensive operation along the state border is carried out and the sea coast is covered, defensive fights in suburbs of Mykolayiv are conducted.
In other areas, the stabilization operation is underway and territorial defence tasks are operating in the designated operational zone.
The Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine successfully repulses missile and air strikes and means of air attack of the enemy, air cover of critical objects of Ukraine and groups of troops.
The occupiers are demoralized and increasingly looting and violating the rules of international humanitarian law on military conflict.
Thus, in Kharkiv, Sumy, Chernihiv and Kyiv oblasts, in the territories temporarily occupied by the russian occupiers there are the facts of robberies, acts of violence against local residents, seizure of civilian housing, use of agricultural hangars for parking military equipment, setting up firing positions in the area of civil infrastructure facilities are widely recorded.
In the territories which are temporarily occupied by the enemy in Kherson and Mykolayiv oblasts, after February 24, 2022, the occupiers use units of psychological operations to influence the local population. According to the available information, up to 10 tactical groups of psychological operations with tasks related to conducting propaganda work with the local population have been created.
The occupiers are intimidating the population of the northern part of the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea with the offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. In addition, the Federal Security Service of the russian federation is setting up task forces there to work with the population, in particular to identify resistance.
The struggle continues!
Let’s win together!
Glory to Ukraine!