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Russians attempt to land an assault group in Kharkiv region

Tuesday, 8 March 2022, 18:19
Russians attempt to land an assault group in Kharkiv region

Denys Karlovskiy — Tuesday, 8 March 2022, 19:19

In the Vovchansk district of Kharkiv region, the Russians attempted to land an assault group, but most of the group was eliminated by Ukrainian armed forces.

Source: Head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration Oleh Synehubov


Quote: "The enemy failed to implement its plan in Vovchansk district. The Russian enemy landed an assault group in 3 helicopters.

120 individuals tried to move towards the city of Kharkiv. But our territorial defence and land force units from the Ukrainian Armed Forces immediately eliminated most of the landing party. The rest fled to the Belgorod region."

Details: Synehubov has said that Ukrainian defenders are in full control of the situation on the ground in Kharkiv. According to him, there are no Russian occupying troops or saboteurs in Kharkiv. At around 7 a.m. Ukrainian defenders detained a Russian intelligence operative who was collecting data on military objects in the city.


  • Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov said that the Russian occupying forces offered him the chance to surrender and let them enter the city.
  • The occupiers killed two people who came to feed the animals at Kharkiv Ekopark.
  • As a result of Russian missile attacks on 8 March, the premises of the Honorary Consulate of Albania in the city were destroyed.
  • The Ukrainian railway, Ukrzaliznytsia, has managed to evacuate more than 600,000 residents from Kharkiv.
  • According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Russians are concentrating their units to storm and capture Kharkiv. Since the beginning of the full-scale war on 24 February, the Russian invaders have been shelling residential areas with artillery, missiles and bombs.