Russia’s special operation in Ukraine: live broadcast on February 8

Events, comments, summaries

MK conducts an online broadcast of events in Ukraine. The 350th day of the special operation is underway. On the eve of the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky appointed new heads of Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhia and Kherson regions. German Defense Minister Pistorius said that by the end of March, 14 Leopard 2 tanks will arrive in Ukraine. State Duma Deputy Parfenov told RIA Novosti that Putin’s message to the Federal Assembly will probably take place on February 22.

Read the previous online special operations here.

Photo: Gennady Cherkasov

18:34Sky News: London is considering the possibility of transferring fighter jets to Kiev.

18:16Charles III met Zelensky at Buckingham Palace with a strange handshake.

17:38 Vladimir Zelensky will fly from London to Paris today and meet with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

16:51Zelensky in the British Parliament demanded to provide Ukraine with fighter jets.

16:50An air alert has been declared in Kiev and a number of regions of Ukraine.

16:33London will continue to support Kiev to ensure a military victory this year, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said.

16:31The Dutch Prosecutor’s Office said that investigators were unable to identify the crew members of the Buk, from which flight MH17 was shot down in eastern Ukraine in 2014.

16:16 Russian President Vladimir Putin has immunity as head of state, so he cannot be prosecuted in the MH17 case, the Dutch prosecutor’s office said.

16:08American journalist Hersh: The explosives under the “Northern Streams” were laid by US divers.

16:06The Prosecutor’s Office of the Netherlands stated that in the case of the crash of the Malaysian Boeing in Ukraine, the leadership of the Russian Federation was involved in the decision to transfer the DPR to the Buk air defense system, whose missile hit the plane.

15:30 The Russian Defense Ministry released a summary for Wednesday, February 8:

– The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation destroyed the workshops of the Ukrainian aviation industry enterprise in the Kharkiv region, where the UAV was being modernized;

– In the Kherson direction, as part of the counter-battery struggle, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation destroyed the mortar crew of the APU;

– The losses of the APU in the Krasnolimansk direction for the day amounted to more than 130 military;

– The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation destroyed more than 140 military APU in the Donetsk direction during the day;

– Russian air defense systems destroyed 11 HIMARS MLRS shells and 10 APU drones during the day;

– The Russian Armed Forces destroyed up to 75 military APU in the area of Ugledar and Vodiane in the DPR in a day;

– The Russian Armed Forces destroyed two APU ammunition depots in the area of Avdiivka and Slavyansk in the DPR;

– More than 35 APU military were destroyed by the western grouping of Russian troops in the Kupyansk direction;

– The Russian Armed Forces destroyed three ammunition and fuel depots of the Armed Forces in the DPR;

– The Russian Armed Forces hit the headquarters of the 79th Airborne Assault Brigade of the Armed Forces in the Krasnogorovka area of the DPR.

15:02 The owner of the Regnum agency Sergey Rudnov, the owner of the company “Aerostat”, fell under British sanctions&”Viktor Myachin, founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the pharmaceutical company “R-Pharm” Alexey Repik, shareholder of the bank “Russia&and the National Media Group Svetlana Krivonogikh, former assistant to the President and deputy chairman of the Board of Directors of JSC “Unified Energy System Operator” Evgeny Shkolov, as well as Nikolai Egorov, who, as noted in the statement, until recently held the position of deputy chairman of the board of the largest private oil refinery in Russia.

Also under sanctions were companies such as CST, a manufacturer of Russian drones, Topaz, a software developer for military aviation, Universalmash and Lipetsk, manufacturers of tracked chassis for SAMs, Oboronlogistics.– this company organizes the transportation of Russian military equipment, “RT-Kit”, a manufacturer of parts for helicopters.

14:06The UK has added 15 new positions to its sanctions list for Russia. In particular, sanctions were imposed against Boris Titov, the Commissioner for the Protection of the Rights of Entrepreneurs under the President of the Russian Federation.

14:03Gurulev urged to calculate the unexpected blow of the APU in the direction of Kaluga.

13:33The plane with Zelensky landed at London airport, this is his first visit to Britain since the beginning of the special operation. As expected, the example of the Ukrainian president is King Charles III of Great Britain, in addition, Zelensky will meet with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and speak in parliament.

13:23Acting head of the Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) Leonid Pasechnik said on Wednesday that the situation on the line of contact in the LPR remains very difficult, as the Ukrainian military is accumulating sufficient reserves on the border with the republic to counterattack.

12:48London will offer Kiev longer-range weapons, Sky News reports, citing a statement from the office of British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

12:46Kadyrov said that the fighters “Akhmat” recaptured an equipped fortified area near the village of Berestove in the DPR, inflicted significant damage to enemy manpower.

11:57 President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky will arrive in the UK today and meet there with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Ukrainian military personnel who are undergoing training.

11:36 Alaudinov: The APU is taking wounded high-ranking mercenaries out of Artemovsk.

11:05 Military officers of the “Russian Spring”” reported the death of Captain Igor Mangushev “Coast”, who was previously found in the rear town of Stakhanov with a wound at close range in the occipital-parietal region from a pistol. He has been in critical condition in intensive care for the last few days.

10:46 The APU fired at Dneprovsky Prospekt in Novaya Kakhovka, the local administration reports.

10:37Retired Lieutenant Colonel of the People’s Militia of the LPR Andrei Marochko said that the Ukrainian military, who are located near Artemivsk and Ugledar, are dropping poison gas grenades on Russian units.

10:11Military analyst Michael Kofman called on the Ukrainian army to go on the defensive instead of an offensive against Russian forces, writes The New York Times (NYT).

10:00Political scientist Markov named the types of Russia’s allies in the West. He noted that the southern European countries are more sympathetic to Russia than the Baltic countries, at the same time, in any Western state there is a fairly wide stratum of the population that can be called allies of the Russian Federation.

9:28Developed and manufactured by the corporation “Tactical Missile Armament” (KTRV), the aviation missile of the “air – radar” class showed the highest efficiency during its operation in Ukraine, TASS reports with reference to a source in the defense industry.

9:00Vladimir Rogov, a member of the Main Council of the administration of the Zaporozhye region, said that the supply of long-range projectiles to Kiev makes the issue of pushing the line of contact deep into the “post-Ukrainian space” relevant. He proposed to move this line by 150 kilometers.


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