The summary of the 74th day of Russian invasion to Ukraine, as of 22:00 – 8th of May 2022 (Kyiv time).

Day summary:

Russian army continues to hit key infrastructure in Ukraine. On Sunday, the missiles targeted Mykolaiv and Odesa. The enemy also shelled a few Ukrainian settlements near the border in Sumy Oblast.

Ukrainian Bayraktar TB2 remains to hunt Russian forces stationed on Zmiinyi Island. This time, a Russian Mi-8 helicopter was destroyed while the soldiers were dismounting.

Kharkiv Frontline

includes the area of Kharkiv and Chuhuiv

partly sunny | ~21 °C

Shelling: Prudianka, Slatine, Tsyrkuny

Ukrainian command reported that Russian forces were spotted building trenches in the vicinity of Kozacha Lopan.

Siverskyi Donets

includes the area of Slovyansk, Kramatorsk and Bakhmut

sunny | ~20 °C

Shelling: Velyka Komyshuvakha, Oleksandrivka, Lyman, Rubizhne, Sievierodonetsk, Lysychansk, Nyzhnie

Russian troops have entered the northern outskirts of Shandryholove. The situation in the vicinity of Oleksandrivka remains complicated, the enemy has superiority on the ground and air. Russian forces attempted to lay a pontoon bridge across the  Siversky Donets river north of Siversk, but were ambushed by Ukrainian troops.

The head of Luhansk Oblast confirmed that Ukrainian forces have withdrawn from Popasna to more favorable and fortified positions nearby.

The enemy has also entered the eastern outskirts of Nyzhnie, based on the recently released footage.

South-Eastern Front

includes Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia Oblast

sunny | ~20 °C

Donetsk Oblast

Shelling: Velyka Novosilka, Marinka, Avdiivka

Russian troops attempted to break through Ukrainian lines in the area of Novomykhalivka and Novoselivka. Both attacks were repelled.

Zaporizhzhia Oblast

Shelling: Orikhiv, Huliaipole

The head of Zaporizhzhia Oblast reported about ongoing Ukrainian offensive in the region. No additional details have been shared so far.


includes the Azovstal Plant in Mariupol

mostly sunny | ~19 °C

No change on the ground in Mariupol.

Kherson Frontline

includes the vicinity of Kherson and Mykolaiv

partly sunny | ~21 °C

Mykolaiv Oblast

There was no change on the ground in Mykolaiv Oblast.

Kherson Oblast

Shelling: vicinity of Kyselivka

There was no change on the ground in Kherson Oblast.

Full map

The full overview map of current situation.

Maps and article are based on the following sources:

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, official channels of Ukrainian regional administrations, Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), press released of Russian Army, DPR and LPR (taken with a grain of salt)

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