The Russian troops are preparing to continue their offensive on the axis of Izium.
According to Ukrinform, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine announced this on Facebook.
From 06:00 on May 8, Russia continued its full-scale war against Ukraine.
The enemy is constantly carrying out offensive operations in the eastern operational zone in order to establish full control over the territory of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts and to maintain a land corridor between these territories and occupied Crimea.
The situation has not changed much in the Volyn, Polissia and Sivershchyna regions.
According to the General Staff, the threat remains that Russia will launch missiles and airstrikes on targets in Ukraine from Belarusian territory.
Units of the Russian Armed Forces continue to carry out tasks to cover the Ukrainian-Russian border in the Bryansk and Kursk regions.
In the northeast of the country, the Russian enemy has focused its main efforts on preventing the further advance of Ukrainian troops towards the state border of Ukraine to the north and northeast of the city from Kharkov.
The Russian enemy carried out artillery bombardments in the areas of the settlements of Prudianka, Slatyne and Tsyrkuny. To strengthen its defense in the area of the Kozacha Lopan settlement, the enemy carried out measures on the engineering equipment of its positions.
On the Izium axis, the enemy concentrated its main efforts on preparations for the continuation of the offensive in the Izium-Barvinkove and Izium-Sloviansk directions. In order to reinforce his grouping, the enemy redeployed two battalion tactical groups of the 35th Combined Arms Army to designated areas. The enemy also carried out artillery bombardments on the Ukrainian positions.
To clarify the position of the Ukrainian troops, the enemy continued to carry out aerial reconnaissance in the areas of the settlements of Izium and Kamianka.
On the axis of Donetsk, a group of invading troops continues its offensive operations in the directions Lyman, Popasna, Sievierodonetsk and Avdiivka.
On the Kurakhove axis, with artillery support, the enemy tried to resume offensive operations towards the village of Novomykhailivka.
In the direction of Lyman, following an assault, the enemy captured the northern outskirts of Shandryholove.
In the direction of Mariupol, the enemy continues to block Ukrainian units in the area of the Azovstal steel plant and, with the support of artillery and tank fire, conducts assault operations.
According to the General Staff, the enemy continues to supply weapons, military equipment and ammunition, fuel and oil to meet the needs of Russian troops in this direction.
In the southern directions of Buh and Tavriya, a group of Russian troops, with the support of air strikes on military and civilian targets, regroups and reinforces units and increases the fire damage system and logistics.
In the direction of Kryvyi Rih, the enemy used an Orlan-10 drone to detect the positions of units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The situation towards Bessarabia remains tense. Armed formations in the Transdniestrian region of the Republic of Moldova and units of the operational group of Russian troops are in full combat readiness.
Ships of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in the Black and Azov seas continue to perform tasks to isolate the area from hostilities and carry out reconnaissance in the coastal zone.