• 24/07/2024 02:58

The main thing for Thursday, February 8: new Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, exchange of prisoners, assaults near Avdiivka repelled

Battles near Avdiivka, 52 military clashes, enemy shelling, procedural decision of the US Senate on assistance to Ukraine. How will the 715th day of a full-scale war be remembered?

The main thing for Thursday, February 8: new Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, exchange of prisoners, recaptured> Vladimir Zelensky and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Alexander Syrsky </p>
<p>Alexander Syrsky became the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. President Vladimir Zelensky announced this.</p>
<p class=He thanked the previous commander-in-chief Valery Zaluzhny for two years of protection. Zelensky said they “spoke openly today about the need for changes in the army.” “Urgent changes. I invited General Zaluzhny to continue to be together in the team of the Ukrainian state. I would be grateful for his consent,” he said. new management team starts.

More details in the news.

Ukraine returned 100 military personnel from Russian captivity. Among those returned are national guardsmen, border guards, and the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The majority are defenders of Mariupol, President Vladimir Zelensky said.

“Another 100 Ukrainians are at home in Ukraine. The National Guard, border guards, the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The majority are defenders of Mariupol. All are ours, all are back on their native land. We are working on each and every one and will not stop until we return everyone! Our team that is working exchanges – thank you for the result the country needs!” – the message says.

Meanwhile, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that 52 military clashes occurred during the day.

In total, the enemy launched 13 missile and 54 air strikes, and carried out 37 attacks from multiple launch rocket systems on the positions of our troops and populated areas. As a result of Russian terrorist attacks, unfortunately, civilians, including children, have been killed and injured. Multi-storey and private houses, as well as other civilian infrastructure, were destroyed and damaged.

In the Avdeevsky direction, our defenders repulsed 17 attacks in the area of ​​the Avdeevka settlement and 5 more attacks in the Pervomaisky and Nevelsky areas of Donetsk areas where the enemy, with the support of aviation, tried to break through the defenses of our troops.

Defense Forces aviation carried out strikes on 7 areas where enemy personnel, weapons and military equipment were concentrated. Units of the missile forces struck 2 enemy ammunition depots and 2 artillery weapons.

More details about the operational situation as of 18:00 on February 8 – in our news.

The Russian Army attacked a civilian car with a drone near Berislav in the Kherson region. There were two people in the car, they burned.

This was reported by the Kherson Regional Prosecutor's Office. According to the investigation, on February 8 at about 16:00 on a highway near the city of Berislav, law enforcement officers found a burning car, and in it the bodies of two dead people. The vehicle was probably hit by a kamikaze drone. Other details of the incident are being established.

A 58-year-old man was also taken to the hospital, injured as a result of shelling from the village. Romashkovo, Belozersky community. At the time of the attack, the man was trying to get to cover.

The US Senate made a procedural decision to further consider a bill to allocate additional aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan. 67 senators voted in favor.

Next, a bill on assistance to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan will be sent for consideration by the US House of Representatives.

The corresponding bill was passed for a procedural vote after the US Senate on February 7 lacked support for a procedural vote on a bill strengthening immigration policies that included additional funds for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan.

The bill $118 billion, of which $60 billion were earmarked for Ukraine, were blocked due to the position of individual Republicans who wanted to tighten immigration rules at the Mexican border.

More details in the news.

< The most complete picture of today is on our website. We hope that tomorrow there will be more good news.

Let's hold on and bring Victory closer!

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