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Russia again attacked Ukraine with drones. An explosion occurred at a rocket factory in Russia. News ticker about the war in Ukraine.

Updated as of February 8, 8:40 am: Russia's losses in the Ukraine war are the highest in the 715th day of the war. 910 soldiers have died in the last 24 hours. Ukraine also reportedly managed to destroy 11 tanks and 20 armored vehicles. A Russian Air Force helicopter was also reportedly shot down. These figures were announced by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The numbers cannot be verified.

  • Players: 392.380 (+910)
  • Puncture: 6383 (+11)
  • Armored Fighting Vehicles: 11.899 (+20)
  • Multiple rocket launchers: 980
  • Artillery system: 9411 (+24)
  • Air defense equipment: 666 (+1)
  • Flights: 332
  • Helicopter: 325 (+1)
  • Drones: 7191 (+14)
  • Cruise Missile: 1848
  • Ships/Boats: 24
  • Vehicle Equipment and Tank Trucks: 12.513 (+27)
  • U-Boot: 1
  • Special Equipment: 1496 (+10)
  • They are: Ukrainian Civil Service Dated February 8, 2024. Information about Russian losses comes from the Ukrainian military. They cannot be independently verified. Russia has not provided any information on its own losses in the war in Ukraine.

Russia is bombing more settlements in the war in Ukraine

Updated on February 8, 7:05 am: Russia appears to have focused its attacks primarily on Sumy Oblast at night. Dem Independence of Kiev According to reports, Russian forces have attacked four communities on the border of Sumi a total of 17 times. The shelling caused at least 154 explosions, 126 of them in the city of Pliobilja alone. Explosions were also recorded in Seredina-Buda, Krasnopila and Velika Bysarivka.

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Updated on February 8, 6:20 am: At night, Russia again sent a large number of combat drones against Ukrainian territories. A wind warning was in place after midnight, including for the Odessa region on the Black Sea. Initially nothing was known about the impacts or damage. Ukrainian civil servants in Kiev reported 80 Russian attacks on Wednesday. “The operational situation in the east and south of Ukraine remains difficult,” it said of the situation on the front.

A Ukrainian tank fires near the front line in the direction of Pakmut in the Donetsk region. (Image Archive) © ANATOLII STEPANOV/AFP

Kiev wants assets from Russia for Ukraine war

Updated on February 7, 10:46 pm: After the suspension of US aid to Ukraine, there is a new plan: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has called for all frozen Russian assets to be transferred to the stricken country. “Everything should be confiscated and used for counter-terrorism,” Zelensky said in a video address on Wednesday evening. Ukraine is actively working with its partners to ensure that a decision is made on Russian assets. Zelensky had previously discussed the issue with EU foreign policy chief Joseph Borrell. Currently in the EU there is a plan to send proceeds from frozen assets of the Russian Central Bank to Ukraine in the first phase.

Updated as of February 7, 9:35 pm: The US Senate has rejected a $118 billion package of legislation. The money was intended, among other things, for aid to Ukraine. as AFP The package was reportedly not passed Wednesday because it lacked Republican approval.

Explosion near nuclear weapons factory in Russia

Updated as of February 7, 8:50 p.m: The factory in Izhevsk, Russia, where the explosion occurred recently, is also said to be producing nuclear weapons. Ukraine Pravda with. In addition to civilian products, Vodkin also manufactures artillery rockets and ballistic missiles. By the end of 2023, the company had issued 19 government contracts aimed at demonstrating the production of nuclear weapons components. The plant will also have a test bed for such systems.

Updated as of February 7, 8:00 p.m: An explosion has reportedly occurred at a factory in Izhevsk, Russia. Videos showing a massive explosion in the city were shared on Telegram and X (formerly Twitter). This factory is said to be Wodkin Factory Ukraine Pravda. Goods for both military and civilian needs are manufactured there.

Two wounded after an attack on the Russian city of Belgorod in the Ukraine war

Updated as of February 7, 7:25 p.m: Two people were wounded by Ukrainian rockets in the Russian city of Belgorod, the region's governor, Vyacheslav Kladkov, said in a telegram. One of the two was taken to hospital with injuries. Also, the factory, windows and vehicles were reportedly damaged dpa with.

Updated as of February 7, 6:20 p.m: Ukraine is expected to sign contracts to manufacture FPV drones in the next few weeks. FPV drones are unmanned flying objects that provide real-time images to the pilot through a camera. So Ukrainian drones should be similar to Russian Lancet drones, Deputy Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov said on “Business Breakfast”. Forbes.

Ukraine demands speedy supply of arms from EU

Updated as of February 7, 5:10 pm: Ukraine called on the European Union on Wednesday to quickly deliver more artillery shells to counter Russian attacks. Delivering artillery shells is a priority for Ukraine, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba insisted during a visit to Kiev by EU foreign policy chief Joseph Borrell, demanding that Europeans help Ukraine “at all costs”. necessary.”

Russia also used North Korean missiles to attack Ukraine

Updated on February 7, 3:45 PM Russia appears to have again used North Korean missiles in attacks on Ukrainian cities on Wednesday. Anton Zerashchenko, a former adviser to the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs, told X about the head of the regional police in Kharkiv. “Metal fragments recovered from the impact site indicate that these are North Korean HVASON 11GA (KN-23) missiles,” the filing said. In recent months there have been repeated official reports that Russia has used North Korean missiles.

Updated from February 7, 3:05 pm: Russian armed forces are increasingly relying on the use of Iranian kamikaze drones in the war against Ukraine. Documents released by hackers may now reveal how much Russia is paying for the Shahed drone.

Parliament in Kiev facilitates military mobilization for war in Ukraine

Updated from February 7, 2:55 pm: On Wednesday, the Ukrainian parliament approved in first reading a bill facilitating military mobilization against a Russian war of aggression. A total of 243 members of parliament voted for the bill, significantly more than the required majority of 226 votes, several MPs reported on online networks.

Kiev reports 'massive' attack by Russia in Ukraine war – five killed

Updated as of February 7, 1:50 pm: At least five people were killed in a Russian “massive” attack on Ukraine with dozens of missiles and drones, according to Ukrainian sources. Dozens of people were injured, authorities in Kiev said Wednesday. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky wrote on the Telegram online service about “another massive attack on our country”. Six regions were targeted. The attacks came as EU foreign policy chief Joseph Borrell was in Kiev.

Updated as of February 7, 12:05 pm: Apparently the Ukrainian head of state has plans Volodymyr Zelenskyj visited the Munich Security Conference under tight security measures.

Ukraine war: Russian attack kills one

Updated as of February 7, 8:25 am: A Russian airstrike in southern Ukraine has killed one person, according to Ukrainian media. Russia launched a missile attack on Ukraine early Wednesday and fired missiles toward Kiev and other areas, the air force said.

The mayor of the southern city of Mykolaiv, Oleksandr Senkevich, said the attack ripped off the roofs of 20 houses and damaged gas and water pipes, leaving one person dead of serious injuries.

Updated as of February 7, 7:00 am: According to Ukrainian military sources, Russian armed forces have attacked Kiev and other cities in Ukraine with missiles. Ukraine's air force said several explosions were heard during the morning rush hour in the capital as it was on air defense operations.

Kyiv Mayor Vitaly Klitschko also told the Telegram news service that air defense systems were in use. It was not immediately known whether the attack resulted in casualties or damage. Reuters-Reporter Loud explosions were reported just before 7am local time. Sirens wailed across the country from six o'clock in the morning, warning of air raids. Oleh Sinehupov, the governor of Kharkiv province in northeastern Ukraine, said buildings in the city of the same name had been hit by Russian missiles. These are not residential buildings.

Russia and Ukraine are fighting fiercely in the Ukraine war

Report from February 7: There is no major movement in the Kiev-Ukraine war. More recently, Ukrainian troops, according to their own reports, have repulsed several Russian offensives on fronts in the east of the country. According to the General Staff in Kiev, the focus of Russian attacks was near Kubyansk, Bagmut and Avdiivka. Several attempts of the Russian army were reported south of Pakmut in the central part of the front line. Kiev's daily updated list of Russian military casualties put the number of Russian soldiers at about 390,000 on Tuesday. Information cannot be independently verified. The Ukrainian side did not mention its own losses.

Kyiv is building its own drone force

Ukraine is breaking new ground in the war, creating an independent military branch called “unmanned systems,” according to President Volodymyr Zelensky. He has already signed the relevant decree, Zelenskyj said in his evening video address on Tuesday. The new drone forces “are not a question of the future, but rather a more concrete outcome in the future.” Drones have proven effective in combat on the ground, in the air, and at sea. (red. mit Agenturmaterial)

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