In the Donetsk Oblast, Russian and separatist forces advanced as far as Volnovakha, Khersones and Kamensk.
In the Kyiv region, Russian forces to the east and northeast of the capital of Kyiv strengthened their lateral communications, in the wake of a Ukrainian counterattack a few days before, which has separated Russian task forces from the main body coming down toward Kyiv from the north, on the left bank of the Dnipro River.
A New York Post article issued on 8 March 2022 included footage of a Russian armored vehicle destroying a car near an intersection, which had a driver and passenger; this was evidently included to demonstrate Russian war crimes – however, a similar vehicle is seen in Ukrainian footage, transporting English NLAW anti-tank weapons to Ukrainian fighters.
For comparison of Russian armed forces’ progress in Ukraine, compare the above map, with that of 8 March 2022, below:
And for further comparison, the reader may refer to a map depicting the military situation from 5/6 March 2022, below. An examination of the map at top, with the map below, demonstrates the Russians have made clear territorial gains in the Luhansk and Donetsk provinces, since last week.
Blog Editor Patrick Cloutier is the author of Mussolini’s War in the East 1941-1943.