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The Ministry of Infrastructure has calculated the damage of Russian aggression. As of the end of the last week just for the transport infrastructure (roads, bridges, railway, equipment, airports) the damage exceeded 10 billion dollars. The Russian troops shell and destroy the key objects of the infrastructure, carry out the massive shellings of the residential blocks of the Ukrainian cities and towns, using the artillery, the multiple rocket launchers, and ballistic missiles.


At least 4 people are dead during the last 24 hours in the Kharkiv region because of the shellings and air strikes, according to the rescuers.


In a result of a Russian air strike in Kharkiv, the Consulate of Albania is destroyed. The Consulate has informed about the attack that happened on Sunday night, and confirmed that the personnel was safe, no victims.


MFA of Ukraine: A humanitarian corridor to evacuate civilians, including foreign students, from Sumy to Poltava has been agreed today. We call on Russia to uphold its ceasefire commitment, to refrain from activities that endanger the lives of people and to allow the delivery of humanitarian aid.
We call on Russia to agree on other humanitarian corridors in Ukraine.


The Armed Forces of Ukraine have stopped four columns of the enemy’s military equipment via Bairaktar UAV. According to Dmytro Zhyvytskyi, Head of Sumy Regional Military Administration, the UAVs have shelled four large columns of armoured vehicles that were moving in the region, mostly in the Sumy direction.


In Sumy, in the area of the air strike, 21 dead bodies have been found, including two children. The investigation is opened. – the Regional prosecutor’s office


Anton Herashchenko:
This morning, the Ukrainian forces have shot the fascist aircraft in temporary occupied Bilozerka using Stingers. One pilot has ejected from the shot aircraft.


The evacuation from the Sumy region and Irpin is underway. According to the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, over 150 people have already been evacuated and more evacuations are in progress.


Evacuation from Mariupol: the Russian occupiers did not let people out of the city and launched an attack in the direction of the humanitarian corridor. According to the Joint Forces Operation (JFO), the occupiers launched an attack in the direction of the humanitarian corridor.


The evacuation from the Sumy region and Irpin is underway. According to the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, over 150 people have already been evacuated and more evacuations are in progress.


During the shelling of Mariupol and Kharkiv, the Russian occupational forces hit the buildings of foreign diplomatic organisations (ex: Consulate General of Greece and the Special Monitoring Mission of OSCE). The Ministry of Foreign Affairs calls on the international community to condemn these actions by Russia.


In Mariupol, the Russian army has broken the agreements on the humanitarian corridor for a fourth day in a row. Evacuation of civilians was made impossible again.


There is still a possibility that Belarus will commit to full-scale involvement in the war against Ukraine on the side of Russia. Several major airborne and air assasult brigades are still station in full combat readiness near the Ukrainian border. – Ukrainian Ministry of Defence


On the 7th of March, a car with six people hit a mine on the Kyiv highway by Kolychivka. Three people died, three children are in the hospital. – reports local media (Suspilne) on March 8th


In Mariupol, a 6-year-old girl has died from dehydration. The emergency services retrieved her from under debris. It is not clear how long the child stayed there. The girl’s mother has died. – reports local media (Suspilne)


As of March 8th, 22 policemen were killed fighting Russian aggressors or rescuing civilians, 88 have been severely injured, 7 are missing. – National Police of Ukraine


Two people died under Russian shelling as they were trying to feed the animals left in the Kharkiv eco-park. – reports local media (Suspilne news)


Russian shelling destroyed a hospital in Izium city (the Kharkiv region), staff and sick people had to flee the collapsing building. – Vice-mayor of Izium (reported by Advisor to Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine). No info on dead or injured as of yet.


As a result of a Russian missile strike on Okhtyrka, the Sumy region, one civilian died on Monday and 14 more have been injured. The Regional Prosecutor’s Office has opened another investigation into Russian war crimes.


Russian troops continue to block humanitarian corridors, shell residential/social infrastructure and amass troops in Makariv, Irpin, Hostomel and other cities in the Kyiv region. – Head of the Kyiv Military Administration


On the 8th of March, on the N-14 highway Russian troops opened fire on a minibus transporting teachers of an orphanage to their workplace. 3 people died (preliminary reports).


In the Dnipro region, in the village Hryhorivka,  a russian missile hit a school stadium. The school is housing 30 refugees from a nearby town. No casualties reported so far.


A search operation rescued part of the crew of the patrol boat Slaviansk of the Ukrainian Navy. The boat was attacked by Russian forces on March 3d. Some crew members are still missing. – Ukrainian Armed Forces


As of March 8th, 170 civilians were killed in Kharkiv city and the region, 5 of whom were children. In the last 24 hours alone, 27 Kharkiv residents died. – National Police of Ukraine


On March 8, Boryspil city was hit by three missiles, two of which were eliminated by the air defense forces. The third hit the territory of a military unit. – Mayor of Boryspil


Russian airstrikes destroyed a factory and dormitory building for retired servicemen in Zhytomyr city. One person is confirmed injured, but search and rescue efforts are still ongoing. – Mayor of Zhytomyr


About an hour ago, a Russian missile struck a private home in the village of Donets in the Kharkiv region. Two people are confirmed dead, including a 7-year old child, one person was injured. – State Emergency Service


The Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration reported that Unit 6 at the Zaporizhzhia NPP, which the occupiers temporarily seized, had been put into an emergency repair. It was damaged on March 4 during the Russian military’s shelling of the ZNPP site.

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