Reports of the Ministry of Defense, international reaction, statements of experts
The Russian Armed Forces continue to conduct a special military operation on the territory of Ukraine. By the morning of May 8, it became known that the senior command staff of the 36th Marine Brigade of the Ukrainian troops, the brigade commander, Colonel Volodymyr Baranyuk and the chief of staff, Colonel Dmitry Kormyankov, were captured after trying to leave the Azovmash plant.
The Russian Defense Ministry and the Ukrainian side announced the completion of the evacuation of civilians from the territory of the Azovstal plant.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky admitted that there is no unity in the EU regarding sanctions against Russia.
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09:10 The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported that the Ukrainian Armed Forces struck on Saturday with the Tochka-U tactical missile system. in the city of Golaya Pristan in the Kherson region. According to the Russian military, as a result, one house was destroyed, where a family with a child lived. Ten more buildings were damaged, including the home of a labor veteran. Civilians suffered.
09:08 On May 18, the European Commission will consider a plan in case of a possible abrupt cessation of Russian gas supplies.