Russia's military invasion of Ukraine continues.

Russian and Ukrainian forces continue to fight in various parts of Ukraine, and many civilians are fleeing the country. We will update you on the situation in Ukraine on the 8th (Japan time), including the situation of the battle and the diplomacy of the countries concerned.

(There is a 7-hour time difference between Japan and Ukraine, and 6 hours with Moscow, Russia.)

In Crimea in southern Ukraine, which Russia unilaterally annexed, the Ukrainian military attacked a shipyard with missiles on the 4th of this month, and the Russian Ministry of Defense announced that one ship was damaged.

On the night of the 1th, the Strategic Public Relations Directorate of the Armed Forces of Ukraine posted on SNS that it was a state-of-the-art warship capable of carrying cruise missiles that was damaged, and it was likely to be in an irreparable state.

Regarding this attack, President Zelensky of Ukraine also praised the military in a video released on the 6th, saying, 'It is important in the sense that another source of terrorist attack by Russia has been eliminated.'

The shipyard is close to the Kerch Strait, which separates the Crimean Peninsula from southern Russia, and the British Ministry of Defense pointed out in an analysis on the 6th that 'it occurred further east than the long-range attack claimed by the Ukrainian side so far.'

He said, "By demonstrating the ability to attack shipbuilding infrastructure, the Russian side will be forced to consider relocating to a place far from the front line, and there will be a delay in the delivery of new ships to the military."

Regarding Crimea, on the 7th, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced that it had shot down a total of 7 Ukrainian drones in the sky, and the Ukrainian side is repeating attacks with missiles and drones in Crimea, which is aiming to recapture.