Ukraine war map today, as of Aug. 8

Source: War_mapper on Twitter

In Bakhmut Russian forces counterattacked in the northern part of Klishchiivka but were thrown back behind the railway tracks. There is preliminary info that the AFU has crossed the railway tracks north of Kurdyumivka and is attacking its northern outskirt Zelenopillya.

After pushing west of the Zherebets river and capturing Serhiivka, Novojehorivka and Nadiya, Russian forces are gradually rolled back to their initial lines after Ukrainian forces managed to retake more area west of Karzamynivka.

Russian Vostok Batallion confirms the Ukrainian forces has entered Urozhaine. Later, Ukrainian sources added this is likely the northern part where Ukrainian forces grabbed a foothold

General Updates:

The first batch of Abrams tanks that the US is providing to Ukraine was approved for shipment over the weekend, and the tanks are on track to arrive in Ukraine by early fall, Army Acquisition Chief Doug Bush said on Monday.

Dmytro Kuleba held talks with Anthony Blinken, expressed his gratitude to the US for all the provided military assistance and called on providing ATACMS to strengthen Ukraine’s long-range capabilities.

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Hurriyet reports that Putin might already visit Türkiye by the end of August. It is expected that Erdogan will try to get Putin and Russia back to the grain deal which allows grain export through the Black Sea to Istanbul where ship are inspected.

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