DAY 378

Victory Chronicles
-DAY 378

March 8,2023


Above: Ukraine has already received and successfully used a limited number of high-precision JDAM-ER “fire and forget” smart bombs, well-suited for hitting highly protected targets such as command posts and key supply nodes. (The Drive)

Above: Now, Ukraine is asking the US for cluster bombsRussia has used cluster bombs routinely in Syria and Ukraine – banned in more than 120 countries because of the devastation they wreak on civilians. Ukraine is looking to repurpose the stocks of mothballed munitions. “Ukraine wants to essentially deconstruct the munitions and arm its drones with the cannibalized anti-armor bomblets.” (Photo: Reddit)

Above:  The Scheherazade super yacht is longer than an American football field (140 meters) and reportedly belongs to the world’s richest public servant Putin through a chain of sham entities.  The Washington Post  reported on a new study that outlines how countries should go after the wealth management professionals who facilitate stealing and concealing to hit Russia’s oligarchs. (Photo: Super Yacht News)

Protests broke out Tuesday night in Tbilisi, Georgia, when the government moved towards passing Kremlin-type legislation suppressing civil society. In this video, the Ukrainian national anthem plays loudly as inspiration for the protesters

Widely circulated video of Georgian woman waving EU flag in the face of government forces hitting the crowd with water cannons and tear gas

Video: Russia is kidnapping Ukrainian children

General Staff’s Daily Video Digest with English subtitles


Above: Radio Liberty

Ukrainian General Staff of the Armed Forces estimated enemy losses since February 24, 2022 (with daily additions)

  • Liquidated personnel, 155,530 (+700)
  • Tanks, 3,436 (+4)
  • Armored personnel vehicles, 6,723 (+9)
  • Artillery systems/MLRS, 2,463/488 (+7/0)
  • Anti-aircraft warfare systems, 253 (0)
  • Aircraft/helicopters, 303/289 (0)
  • UAV operational-tactical level, 2,098 (+3)
  • Cruise missiles, 873 (0)
  • Warships/boats, 18 (0)
  • Vehicles and fuel tanks, 5,330 (+7)
  • Special equipment, 236 (0)


Above: Kharkiv this week. (Kharkiv Governor)

Glory to Ukraine!
The three hundred and seventy-eighth day of the Russian large-scale invasion has begun.

  • Yesterday, our defenders repelled more than 100 enemy attacks in the indicated directions.
  • The invaders launched 24 air strikes and 1 missile strike. In particular, during the airstrikes, the enemy used 1 UAV of the Shahed-136 type. He was shot down. The occupiers also launched more than 60 attacks from multiple rocket launcher
  • During the past day, the enemy carried out mortar and artillery shelling of the areas of Senkivka and Karpovichi settlements of Chernihiv region; Starikove, Bilopillya, Golyshivske, Pavlivka, Volfine and Grabovske – Sumy region and districts of 18 settlements of Kharkiv Among them are Udy, Veterinarne, Strelecha, Krasne, Zelene, Ustinivka, Aniskine, Shevyakivka, Dvorichna and Zapadne.
  • On the Kupyansk and Lymansk directions, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the direction of the settlements of Hryanikyvka, Bilogorivka, Spirne, Vyimka, Nevske, and Fedorivka. Conducted artillery shelling of Putnykovo, Figolivka, Dvorichna, Hryanikyvka, and Krokhmalne settlements of Kharkiv region; Novoselivske, Stelmakhivka, Nevske, Chervonopivka and Dibrova – Luhansk and Terna, Yampil, Rozdolivka and Fedorivka in Donetsk
  • In the direction of Bakhmut, the enemy, despite significant losses, continues to storm the city of Bakhmut. He also conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the areas of Berkhivka, Dubovo-Vasylivka, Orihovo-Vasylivka, Bohdanivka, Ivanivske and Klishchiivka settlements. Over the past day, the enemy made more than 30 unsuccessful attacks near Orihovo-Vasylivka alone. The areas of the settlements of Orihovo-Vasylivka, Dubovo-Vasylivka, Bakhmut, Bohdanivka, Stupochki, Predtechine, Oleksandro-Shultine, Diliivka, Zalizne and New York were shelled with artillery.
  • On the Avdiyiv and Shakhtarsky directions, the enemy carried out unsuccessful offensive actions in the direction of the settlements of Oleksandropil, Kamianka, Severne, Vodyane, Maryinka, and Novomykhailivka of the Donetsk The enemy launched more than 20 attacks near Maryinka alone. More than 25 settlements, including Berdychi, Orlivka, Avdiivka, Vodyane, Pervomaiske, Nevelske, Krasnohorivka, Novomykhailivka, Vugledar, and Prechistivka, came under enemy fire.
  • The enemy is defending in the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson It shelled the areas of more than 30 settlements near the contact line, in particular, Olhivske, Zatyshsha, Charivne, Pavlivka, Prymorske of the Zaporizhia region, as well as Kachkarivka, Mylove, Zmiivka, Ivanivka, Kherson, and Inzhenerne.

Support the Armed Forces! Together we will win! Glory to Ukraine!


Above: Kharkiv residents rejoiced last night when the city turned on street lights on several main thoroughfares. “We haven’t seen this for a year – since the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion. Unfortunately, a rather heavy spring rain prevented the townspeople from fully enjoying the streetlights today. But the rain will pass, and the light will remain…And the day is already coming. There are more and more illuminated windows in the city. To the detriment of the enemies, our reinforced concrete city lives and shines with lights.” (Kharkiv Times)

Video: The Governor of Luhansk Oblast provided the latest update on the situation along the Kharkiv-Luhansk border (with English subtitles).

Above: War Mapper’s map of the approximate situation on the Kharkiv-Luhansk line as of 00:00 UTC 07/03/2023.

  • Russian forces conducted limited ground attacks along the Kupyansk-Svatove-Kreminna line on March 7. Russian forces conducted unsuccessful offensive operations near Hryanykivka (54km northwest of Svatove), Nevske (17km north of Kreminna), Bilohorivka (10km south of Kreminna), and Spirne (25km south of Kreminna). Geolocated footage published on March 7 depicting Russian forces storming and capturing Ukrainian positions northwest of Kreminna indicates limited Russian advances.


Above: Still wintery conditions in Bakhmut. (New York Times)

  • Russian forces have likely captured the eastern part of Bakhmut, east of the Bakhmutka River, following a controlled Ukrainian withdrawal from eastern Bakhmut as of March 7. Russian forces continued ground attacks in and around the city on March 7.
  • Geolocated footage posted on March 6 and 7 shows Russian positions in eastern Bakhmut within 200m of the Bakhmutka River and Russian forces comfortably operating in areas in eastern Bakhmut where they previously had not been observed. Geolocated footage posted on March 6 additionally shows Russian advances in southwestern Bakhmut.
  • Ukrainian troops repelled Russian attacks on Bakhmut itself; northeast of Bakhmut near Fedorivka (15km northeast) and Bilohorivka (20km northeast); northwest of Bakhmut near Dubovo-Vasylivka (6km northwest), Yahidne (1km northwest) and Zalizianske (10km northwest); west of Bakhmut near Ivanivske (5km west) and southwest of Bakhmut near Klishchiivka (7km southwest).
  • Russian forces continued ground attacks along the Avdiivka-Donetsk City line on March 7. Russian troops conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the Avdiivka area near Krasnohorivka (9km north of Avdiivka), Novokalynove (10km north of Avdiivka), Kamianka (4km northeast of Avdiivka), and Severne (5km west of Bakhmut); on the northwestern outskirts of Donetsk City near Pervomaiske and Nevelske; and on the southwestern outskirts of Donetsk City near Marinka.
  • Russian forces did not conduct any confirmed ground attacks in western Donetsk Oblast on March 7. Russian milbloggers continued to warn that Ukrainian forces near Vuhledar (30km southwest of Donetsk City) appear to be preparing for an offensive against exhausted and vulnerable Russian troops.


Above:  Photo shared by Melitopol Mayor Fedorov last night, “Something burning for Berdyansk occupiers”. (

Above: One year ago in Kherson, a woman faced down the invaders. (Voice of America)

Above: War Mapper’s map of the approximate situation southeastern Ukraine as of 00:00 UTC 07/03/2023.

  • Russian forces are reportedly constructing defenses in Zaporizhia Russian milbloggers speculated that Russian forces could be constructing defensive lines in preparation for a Ukrainian counteroffensive in April 2023.
  • In the village of Ulyanivka of the Vasylkivskyi district of the temporarily occupied territory of the Zaporizhzhya region, the enemy occupiers are confiscating grain crops from farms of the district.
  • In the settlement of Strilkove Genicheskogo district of the temporarily occupied territory of the Kherson region, in local primary education institutions, teachers and educators of the so-called occupying “authorities” force students and parents to stay after classes and study the constitution and legislative acts of the Russian Federation, as well as enemy history and literature. Children are forced to learn and sing the Russian national anthem.

Video: The Kholodny Yar military band celebrates Ukraine’s women warriors.  No translation needed. 

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