The six hundred and eighty-third day (693) of the large-scale armed aggression of the russians against ours continues.


Northern Oblasts


One of the victims of the russian missile attack on January 2 died in Kyiv, so the number of victims from the missile strike that day increased to three. 22 wounded remain in hospitals. One person is in serious condition.

In the morning, during the air raid, the residents of Kyiv met in the underground subway, hiding from a massive missile strike from russia. 

In connection with the severe cold in Kyiv, a heating point for the homeless was set up near the suburban railway station “Darnytsia”. Volunteers provide hot meals to the homeless every day. You can spend the night in a tent.

Yuna, a lioness from the Wildlife Rescue Center, who suffered a concussion due to an attack by the russian federation on January 2, is doing better. She began to stand up, although she still suffers from a lack of coordination. Debris of the russian missile fell 300 meters from its enclosure. Because of the concussion, she refused food for a long time, could not stand up for a long time and moved by crawling. Treatment is ongoing.

Kyiv Oblast

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Yoko Kamikawa, who arrived in Ukraine yesterday, visited Bucha, where she visited the mass burial sites of residents killed by the russian military.

In Irpin, they visited the Romanivsky bridge, which is called the “road of life”. In 2022, during the invasion of the occupiers, almost 40,000 residents of Pryirpinnia were saved through it.


Zhytomyr Oblast

As of January 8, 2024, more than 4,000 engineers and more than 100 suppliers of spare parts for drones have registered on the “Zhytomyr drone” platform. The platform started its work in non-test mode 10 days ago. More than 4,000 people want to be trained and become engineers who will assemble drones for the Ukrainian military themselves.

Chernihiv Oblast

On January 7, russian troops shelled the border areas of Chernihiv Oblast eight times with anti-tank guided missiles, mortars and tube artillery. Three communities came under fire.

The Soldier family from the village of Velyka Zahorivka of the Plysky community, in memory of their dead son Oleg, bought and donated two cars for the 95th Airborne Assault Brigade using the payments received from the state.

Sumy Oblast 

During January 7, the russian military carried out 26 shelling of the Sumy Oblast. 115 explosions were recorded. 9 communities were shelled.

Esmans, Znob-Novgorodske and Druzhba communities in Sumy Oblast were shelled by the russian army at night on January 8. 9 explosions were recorded.

An enemy missile hit a pond on the outskirts of Krolevets today. 20 private houses were damaged. Later, two more “Shahed” type attack drones arrived. They hit the garden of a residential building. There are no injured people, people are being helped with materials to rebuild their homes.


Eastern Oblasts 

Kharkiv Oblast 

Yesterday, late in the evening, the russian military made two strikes on Kharkiv, previously with S-300 missiles, and a social infrastructure building was hit in the Vovchansk community.

Two police officers were injured.

At night, a 56-year-old man who was seriously injured as a result of russian strikes on Kharkiv on January 2 died in the hospital. Thus, the number of dead increased to three, 61 people were injured.

On the morning of January 8, the Kyivskyi district of Kharkiv was under russian missile strikes.

Russian troops struck at least four times in the city: an enterprise and an educational institution were damaged. A 53-year-old woman received minor injuries and was hospitalized. The educational institution has been damaged as a result of the war for the third time: workshops, educational buildings, sports halls were destroyed by shelling. The watchman was not injured – he managed to go down to the shelter.

Windows were broken at the station and buildings of the “Small Southern Railway” in Kharkiv after the russian attack on the morning of January 8.

In Zmiyiv, Kharkiv Oblast, a private house was hit: a woman died, two men were rescued from the rubble. Also, at least three houses were damaged.


Donetsk Oblast 

9 attacks by the russian army were recorded yesterday. The enemy shelled 7 settlements. They targeted people’s homes, a school, a kindergarten, and an outpatient clinic.

As a result of shelling by the russian military on January 7, one person was killed and another was injured in populated areas of the Donetsk Oblast.

Three attacks in the Maryinka, four more in the Lyman and more than twenty in the Avdiyivka directions – in total, more than thirty attacks were carried out by the russian army in Donetsk Oblast on January 7.

Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk raion 

As of the morning of January 8, in the village of Rivne of Myrnograd community and Pokrovsk, the search for those killed in the rocket attack on Pokrovsk raion of Donetsk Oblast on January 6, 2024 is underway. Rescuers have already dismantled 115 tons of destroyed building elements.

Two seriously injured people from Pokrovsk, Donetsk Oblast, after a rocket attack on January 6, are receiving medical care at the Mechnikov hospital in Dnipro. Both have head injuries, contusions, cut faces. Now doctors are fighting to restore the man’s sight.

Yesterday, russia hit Zhelany with an S-300 missile. One person was injured. 7 apartment buildings and 6 private buildings, educational and medical institutions, and an administrative building were destroyed.

An 83-year-old man died as a result of an airstrike in Avdiyivka.

Bakhmut and Bakhmut raion

On January 7, three enemy attacks were repelled by the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the direction of Bakhmut.

Luhansk Oblast 

In Luhansk Oblast, schoolchildren are forced to take the russian unified state exam. The occupiers added about a hundred schoolchildren from the Svatove raion of the Luhansk Oblast to the list of those who will take the russian unified state exam – this is almost half of the total number of applicants throughout the so-called LPR a year and a half ago.

Southern Oblasts 

Mykolayiv Oblast 

During the past day, January 7, russian troops shelled the city of Ochakiv and the water area. The infrastructure facility was damaged. Also, a “Shahed 131/136” drone was shot down over the Mykolaiv Oblast.

In the Mykolaiv Oblast, 208 settlements, that is more than 35 thousand households, were disconnected from the electricity supply due to bad weather.

On January 8, five new pickup trucks were handed over to the soldiers of the 123rd Territorial Defense Brigade from Mykolaiv community. At the session of the city council in December 2023, deputies allocated seven million hryvnias for the purchase of cars.

Zaporizhzhia Oblast 

Yesterday, russian military personnel struck 96 strikes on 22 settlements in the Zaporizhzhia Oblast. There were 4 reports of the destruction of residential buildings. There were no casualties.

At 07:00 a.m., Zaporizhzhya woke up to a rocket attack by the russian army. As a result of the combined attack of cruise and ballistic missiles from different directions, a total of 5 explosions were heard in the regional center. According to preliminary data, russia used Iskander and S-400 missiles. High-rise buildings and the private sector were destroyed. 5 people were injured. One man is in serious condition after amputation.

Due to bad weather, power was cut off in 54 settlements in the region. More than 16,000 subscribers remain without electricity. About 10,000 are in the regional center.

Odesa Oblast

At night, seven russian Shahed-131/136 drones were shot down over Odesa Oblast. Debris of one of the downed UAVs fell on an open area of ​​Odesa raion, causing a fire. There were no damages or injuries. In total, the russian army launched eight drones from the Black Sea over Odesa and Mykolaiv Oblasts.

Due to bad weather, 307 settlements remain without electricity in Odesa.

Kherson Oblast 

Russian troops shelled Kherson Oblast 131 times over the past day. They targeted a critical infrastructure facility and the territory of a factory in Kherson, a store in Beryslav raion. Two people died, five were injured.

More than six thousand subscribers are without power supply in Kherson due to russian shelling. In total, more than 20,000 metering points remained without electricity in the city.

Central Oblasts

Dnipropetrovsk Oblast 

On the night of January 8, russian troops struck Nikopol with artillery twice. We kissed in the district center and Marganets. Two five-story buildings, a private house, an outbuilding and a car were damaged. There are no casualties or injuries.

In Novomoskovsk, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, 27 people were wounded as a result of the morning russian attack, five of them children. A fire broke out at the point of impact. Three administrative buildings, two gas stations, a five-story building and cars were damaged.

In Kryvyi Rih, a shopping center and more than two dozen private houses were damaged, a man was wounded by shrapnel. There was also a hit in the Lozuvalte community of Kryvyi Rih: a 62-year-old woman was killed, 26 houses were damaged. In total, there were 4 victims in Kryvyi Rih and the district.

Two russian missiles shot down air defense forces in the morning of January 8 in the Dnipro and Pavlograd raions in the morning of January 8.

About 50,000 homes in more than 250 settlements of the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast were left without electricity on the morning of January 8 due to bad weather.

Kirovohrad Oblast

Oleksandriya city authorities managed to return a 12-year-old boy from the temporarily occupied territory – the city of Berdiansk. His older sister, an IDP registered in Oleksandriia, appealed to the Ombudsman with a request to take him out of the occupation. The boy lived with his grandmother in the occupied territory because his mother died in the summer of 2022. The executive committee of the Oleksandriya City Council granted the child status and the sister a decision to establish guardianship.  

On January 8, Kropyvnytskyi celebrated the 80th anniversary of the liberation of the city from the Nazis. A wreath-laying ceremony at the Glory Memorial took place on the Fortress ramparts.  

Due to bad weather, 164 settlements in the region are without electricity.

Cherkasy Oblast

The training course “Training of Civilians in Wartime” will take place in Cherkasy in January. The community is being prepared for possible threats and dangers, and taught how to respond to wartime challenges. Participation in the trainings is free of charge.

In Kamianka, Cherkasy Oblast, local farmers have set up a Council to help the Armed Forces of Ukraine and will transfer money to support the Ukrainian army. Its members decided to transfer 50 hryvnias from each hectare of cultivated land to a charity account. They plan to buy drones and electronic warfare devices worth UAH 250,000.

Poltava Oblast

20 tons of construction materials from Poltava Oblast were transferred to help eliminate the consequences of shelling in Kharkiv Oblast. The cargo helped to reassemble businesses in the region. This accelerated the recovery of Kharkiv after the shelling.

European entrepreneurs became interested in building a rehabilitation center in Poltava. A sports and recreation complex for military and civilians affected by the fighting is one of the projects that the Poltava delegation presented at the Assembly of European Regions forum. Funds for it may be allocated from the planned EU tranche of €50 billion.

Vinnytsia Oblast

A 43-year-old man was killed by a grenade explosion in Vinnytsia Oblast. It happened in Koziatyn on January 7. The man detonated a grenade in one of the rooms of his apartment. His wife and son were in the house at the time. They were not injured.

Vinnytsia volunteers Ruslan Monroe and Ihor Skorikov are repairing equipment for the frontline. Since the beginning of the full-scale war, they have sent almost fifty motorcycles and five cars to the front. Currently, the craftsmen are working on 30 motorcycles, and the military has requested 140. They are assembling them all over Ukraine. The last five were brought from Lviv.

Western Oblasts

Khmelnytsky Oblast

This morning, during an air raid alert, 6 explosions were heard within the Khmelnytsky Oblast. Air defense forces shot down 2 missiles. At the same time, the enemy struck at the infrastructure facilities of the region. A fire broke out. Two people died as a result of the russian attack.

The aftermath of the morning missile attack on January 8 is being cleaned up in Shepetivka. It was also noisy there in the morning. Special services are currently working in the community. No one was killed or injured.

Local businesses, private and apartment buildings sustained the most damage in the Khmelnytskyi community.   


A young volunteer from Kamyanets-Podilskyi, David Dorotyuk, raised UAH 5,000 to support the Armed Forces and handed over the money to the “Kamianets-Podilskyi.Ratusha” NGO, which will purchase and deliver the necessary items to the military. 

Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast

The President of Ukraine posthumously awarded Mykola Vakiv, a serviceman from Dolyna community in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, with the Order “For Courage” of the III degree.

Volunteers of the Maltese Aid Service from Ivano-Frankivsk visited Dnipro, Zaporizhzhia, Kharkiv, Balakliia, Izium and Dergachi and distributed food packages and basic necessities to people affected by the war.

Zakarpattia Oblast

Creating conditions for the effective and rapid recovery of defenders in Zakarpattia is one of the main topics of the meeting with German Bundestag member Markus Faber. The official is currently on a visit to Zakarpattia Oblast. At the meeting, the project of the regional rehabilitation center “4.5.0. Recovery center, which is in its final stages.

A volunteer project from the Movement to Support Zakarpattia’s Military continues in three supermarkets in Uzhhorod. They are accumulating funds for drones for the Armed Forces. For example, the Vocal Quartet of Teachers of the Tourneur-Remy Music School “Melody” brought 9000 hryvnias to the dragon drones’ piggy bank.

Last modified: 10 Січня, 2024