War in Ukraine / April 8

Occupant losses

Rocket strike on Kramatorsk — 52 people died

On April 8, russian army carried out one of its most brutal airstrikes: missiles were sent to a train station in Kramatorsk, where several thousand people were. According to inaccurate data, 52 people died and another 109 were injured. These are not final figures, local authorities are sure that the quantity of suffered will grow. People planned an evacuation from Kramatorsk at this station. Now the station is closed.

Bombing of civilian objects

In the last few days, Russia has not reduced the intensity of shelling of Ukrainian cities and civil infrastructure. In particular, the attack on Myrhorod in Poltava region and the shelling of Odessa. British intelligence has confirmed that the russians are actively shelling non-military facilities, including oil depots and other critical infrastructure. This poses serious obstacles to the recovery of Ukrainian business as well. According to various data, sowing will be reduced by 20% only due to lack of fuel.

Airstrike, missile and MRL damage

Luhansk region:

  • As a result of the shelling, hospital buildings, dispensaries, residential buildings and commercial buildings were damaged. On the outskirts of the city, a repair team of Kharkovoblenergo was blown up by a mine, 2 people were hospitalized.
  • 5 houses were hit. 5 people died, incl. family of 4 people, 2 more injured.
  • Residential facilities, schools, a kindergarten, a hospital were damaged, gas supply was disrupted. 2 more people were injured.
Chart with known air raid alerts by region and known damage as of April 8

New laws


  • [Restrictions Removal] From April 11, the Bank of Russia will allow citizens to receive cash not only in dollars, but also in euros from their foreign currency accounts or deposits opened before March 9, 2022, if they have not yet chosen the established limit for receiving cash currency.
  • [Restrictions Removal] From April 11, 2022, the Bank of Russia cancels the commission for the purchase of foreign currency through brokers, which was previously set at 12%
  • [Support for the economy] From April 1 until the termination of the circumstances that caused the violation, the Central Bank will refrain from applying enforcement measures for violation of the rules of organized trading by trade organizers, central counterparties and clearing organizations — clearing rules, subject to the obligatory notification of the Bank of Russia about the fact and the reasons for their violation. violation no later than 3 working days from the date of violation
  • [Support for the economy] By its decree, the government again gave tour operators a delay until the end of 2022 to fulfill obligations to tourists who purchased tours abroad before March 31, 2020 and were unable to travel due to the coronavirus pandemic
  • [Response to the sanctions] At a meeting on April 8, the government supported a bill that provides for the right of companies to stop sending correspondence and paying dividends to their shareholders who do not contact them for a long time.
Diagram of known Airstrike, missile and MRL damage and known child deaths

Video of russian prisoners

  • 04/05/2022 — Russian POW contract soldier says that his unit was tasked with getting from Belarus to Kyiv in 5 days and capturing 3 bridges in Kyiv. Surrendered on the 40th day of the war. Indicates the facts of looting, theft of equipment, jewelry.
  • 04/05/2022 — Russian POW paramedic says that he was taken prisoner after he, who was assisting a wounded soldier of the RF Armed Forces, was abandoned by command. He points out that many soldiers “chased big money”, and later “feeling freedom, they even burned houses”.
  • 04/08/2022 — POW from the so-called. The “DNR” claims that the Russian Federation promises the inhabitants of ORDLO “salvation from the Nazis”, but in fact they are using them as “cannon fodder”.

Alternative loss estimates

  • According to a BBC publication, 20% of the confirmed dead reported by Russian local authorities are officers.
  • According to the DailyMail publication, more than 7k corpses of Russian soldiers are in the morgues of Ukraine.
  • According to an AbcNews publication citing US officials, Russia lost 15–20% of its military power during the war against Ukraine.
  • During an interview with the British television channel Sky News, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that “significant losses” and that this is a “huge tragedy” for the Russian Federation.
Diagram of known damage for Ukrainian infrastructure, indicated in $, million



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