Photo: Cherkassy region
UPDATED AT 23:53. Russian troops launched rocket attacks on the Nikolaev International Airport. According to preliminary information, the enemy attacked the airport three times. The shells hit the runway and the platform.
UPDATED AT 21:03. Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny said that in the first two days of the Russian invasion, almost 100,000 Ukrainians volunteered to defend their homeland. Half of them joined the ranks of the territorial defense.
UPDATED AT 20:05. The SBU published a video with captured Russian soldiers. They realized that they had come to Ukraine to kill civilians - to beat houses and kindergartens. Young conscripts ask their mothers to bring them home.
UPDATED AT 20:04. Air raid alert in Kyiv.
UPDATED AT 19:53. The sociological group "Rating" publishes information about the public opinion of Ukrainians during the war. 70% of citizens are confident that Ukraine will beat the enemy's attack. In the central and western regions, up to 78% of the population has this opinion; in the southeast, up to 66%. There is no serious support for defeatism in any area. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is supported by 91% of Ukrainians.
UPDATED AT 19:50. Air raid in Kharkov and Kamyants-Podolsky.
UPDATED AT 19:35. In Odessa, an air alert was announced. Now the danger has passed, the alarm has been lifted—meanwhile, an air raid in Lviv.
UPDATED AT 19:17. The Russian invaders destroyed the largest aircraft in the world and the pride of the Ukrainian aviation industry An-225 "Mriya". Radio Liberty reports this with reference to its own sources in the Antonov enterprise and the mayor of the city of Bucha. The Armed Forces officially confirmed the information.
“After the fifth air raid, the Mriya was completely destroyed,” said Anatoly Fedorchuk, the mayor. “It happened on the first day, and they fired from helicopters.
UPDATED AT 18:09. Russian invaders killed 16 Ukrainian children over the past four days, Ukrainian Health Minister Viktor Lyashko said.
UPDATED AT 17:00. A cruise missile fired from the territory of Belarus towards Ukraine is not only proof of complicity with Russia but also direct aggression.
It should be noted that earlier Belarusian dictator Lukashenko confirmed that cruise missiles were fired at Ukraine from the territory of Belarus.
UPDATED AT 16:23. In Chernomorsk in the Odessa region, a banner with the right message appeared at the entrance to the city. Similar appeals to Russian soldiers are now posted in many cities.
UPDATED AT 16:08. Air raid in Kharkiv.
UPDATED AT 16:06. Also, air raid in Vinnytsia.
UPDATED AT 16:05. An air alert was announced in Berezovskaya UTC near Odessa.
UPDATED AT 15:45. In the meantime, our diplomats are preparing to speak with the aggressors, the Armed Forces of Ukraine continue their work. There was a video of the defeated Russian column in Bucha, near Kyiv. Dozens of enemy vehicles burned down.
UPDATED AT 15:37. Volodymyr Zelensky held telephone conversations with Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko.
The President of Ukraine said that they had agreed that the Ukrainian and Russian delegations would hold talks without preconditions. The meeting should take place on the states' border, near the Pripyat River.
Lukashenka guaranteed the safety of the Ukrainian negotiators. He also promised that not a single plane, helicopter or rocket would rise from Belarusian land during the talks.
UPDATED AT 14:54. The Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine have created a video in which they explain to the civilian population how to distinguish Ukrainian defenders from Russian occupiers in terms of the shape and color of equipment.
UPDATED AT 14:51. In Mariupol and Zaporizhia, an air alert was announced.
UPDATED AT 14:45. The defenders of Kyiv have recorded a video message to the Russian invaders who are trying to break into our capital. Soldiers warn - they will destroy anyone who tries to storm. If one of the enemies still manages to penetrate Kyiv, then all the local residents will participate in its liquidation.
So far, the soldiers of the Russian Federation still have a chance to change their minds and voluntarily surrender.
UPDATED AT 2:28 PM. As a result of fierce fighting, the Armed Forces of Ukraine retained control over the city of Volnovakha in the Donetsk region. This was announced by the speaker of the Donetsk Regional State Administration Tatyana Ignatenko.
“Volnovakha is ours! True, the russians turned it into ruins,” Ignatenko noted.
UPDATED AT 14:21. Our air defense shot down two Russian helicopters in the Ivankovsky district of the Kyiv region.
UPDATED AT 14:08. According to the Odessa Border Guerds, Russian pirates seized two peaceful Ukrainian ships.
UPDATED AT 13:59. As a result of the morning battles, the Armed Forces of Ukraine ultimately regained control over Kharkiv. Dozens of invaders who entered the city surrendered.
This was announced by the head of the military-civilian administration of the Kharkiv region Oleg Sinegubov.
As for the situation in the region, Chuguev is completely controlled by Ukrainian troops. The advance of the Russian aggressor continues in the Lipetsk, Vovchansk and Belgorod directions.
“We fix separate columns of Russian equipment. The armed forces of Ukraine are actively fighting in their positions,” Sinegubov added.
UPDATED AT 13:55. Another abandoned Russian T-80U tank. It stands untouched near the village of Bobrik in the Poltava region, and the crew escaped.
UPDATED AT 13:38. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky delivered a morning address to compatriots.
“The Armed Forces of Ukraine are doing their job brilliantly. This is tough, fundamental, fair work,” Zelensky said.
UPDATED AT 13:22. The occupiers are massively abandoning their military equipment. Someone ran out of fuel, someone got stuck in a field, and someone changed his mind about fighting and ran into the forest. More and more videos appear on social networks with new Russian tanks, artillery, and armored vehicles simply left by the crews. This technique will be a good trophy for the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
UPDATED AT 12:53 PM. A video of using the latest British-Swedish NLAW anti-tank missile system on a Russian tank has appeared. Ukrainian defenders have more than 2,000 such ATMSs.
UPDATED AT 12:46 PM. In Kyiv, a group of Chechen saboteurs moving around the city in an ambulance were liquidated. Part was destroyed and partly managed to be detained.
UPDATED AT 12:39 PM. In the morning, the enemy made attempts to break through to Kiev from the western direction. In the city of Irpin, near the capital, maneuver groups of the Russian army burned the forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
UPDATED AT 12:27. There are more and more captured Russian soldiers, and they surrender to the Armed Forces of Ukraine in whole groups. These soldiers of the 25th Separate Guards Motorized Rifle Brigade of the RF Armed Forces were captured in the morning on the outskirts of Kharkiv.
The prisoners say they are demoralized and do not want to fight with Ukraine. They were gathered "for exercises" and until the last, they did not say that they would attack a neighboring country. One of the fighters said his unit refused to move to Ukraine, but the commander drove him into battle, threatening to be shot. There are reservists who have recently been called to military training among the prisoners.
UPDATED AT 12:04. The command of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that the Western allies handed over a batch of air-to-air missiles to Ukraine.
“They are already under the wings of our fighters,” the headquarters said.
UPDATED AT 11:55. Deputy Defense Minister of Ukraine Anna Malyar reported new data on enemy losses.
UPDATED AT 11:44. The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reports: the enemy sent the main forces to storm Kyiv.
The capital is trying to surround the units of the 36th Combined Arms Army of the Eastern Military District of the RF Armed Forces. The occupiers are making attempts to launch an offensive along the line of Bucha - Kapitonovka - Belogorodka
Engineering units are being transferred from Belarus to the direction of Chernobyl to build pontoons across the Teterev and Irpen rivers.
The Russians began a severe shortage of fuel and food. Through Belarus by rail, they are driven by cargo trains with supplies.
The troops of the Central Military District of the Russian Federation are advancing on the capital from Boryspil and Ichni. There the enemy is already pulling up reserves. A tactical aviation group of Su-34 fighter-bombers from the Moscow region was transferred to the Baranovichi airport in Belarus.
14 BTGs (from the 90th Panzer Division and the 41st Combined Arms Army) of the enemy are operating in the Chernihiv region. They have also completed the regrouping and are preparing to blockade Kyiv. The enemies could not capture Chernihiv, they had to bypass the city through Ivanovka and Kozelets.
Along the Sumy-Priluki line, the enemy was able to penetrate 200 kilometers into the territory of Ukraine but was stopped.
Part of the forces of the Northern Fleet of the Russian Armed Forces, as part of two battalion tactical groups, are advancing on Kremenchug and deepened to 120 km. There they were stopped.
In the Sumy region, the Armed Forces of Ukraine are holding back the advance of the enemies on the Konotop-Poltava-Kyiv line.
In the Luhansk region, near the border with the Russian Federation, units of the 20th Combined Arms Army of the Russian Federation suffered heavy losses. Several battalion tactical groups of the 4th Panzer Division of the enemy were destroyed. Department management is disorganized. In this area, the enemy is preparing to retreat to the territory of the Belgorod region of the Russian Federation. The occupiers are considering the possibility of an urgent transfer of reserves.
In the Kherson region, the enemy plans to advance along the Kherson-Mykolaiv line. On the other hand, the 20th motorized rifle division of the RF Armed Forces is trying to launch an offensive in the direction of Melitopol - Vasilyevka to reach the Berdyansk - Mariupol line.
Enemy ships of the Caspian Flotilla and the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation, the frigates "Admiral Makarov" and "Admiral Essen" are shelling Ukrainian territory with Kalibr missiles.
UPDATED AT 11:10. Advisor to the Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Oleksiy Arestovich reported on the operational situation as of the morning of February 27.
He noted that the enemies were unable to develop an offensive on the ground during the night.
UPDATED AT 10:56. There was a video of our drone "Bayraktar" on the accumulation of enemy equipment near the village of Chernobaevka in the Kherson region.
UPDATED AT 10:48. The SBU reports: they managed to get secret documents of the enemy from a column of Russian equipment that was broken down near Gostomel. They, among other things, indicate the combat crews and call signs of enemy fighters, their movement patterns and plans to capture peaceful Ukrainian cities, conventional signs, and enemy markings.
UPDATED AT 10:40. In Kharkiv, fierce street battles with the invaders continue. The forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the defense are burning enemy equipment.
UPDATED AT 9:55. In just 2 hours, half of the occupying forces were knocked out of Kharkiv. The city holds the defense; the inhabitants take up arms and incendiary mixtures.
“Most of the invaders are boys aged 17-25, they are scared and in a foreign land. They are happy to run, let's help them. Guys, why did you come to die,” Kharkiv residents ask.
UPDATED AT 9:45. Foreigners are offered to join the International Legion of Territorial Defense of Ukraine to fight Russian invaders and protect world security. The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky stated this.
UPDATED AT 9:25. The Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine shot down a cruise missile fired at Kyiv from the territory of the Republic of Belarus by a Tu-22 aircraft. This is another war crime of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation.
UPDATED AT 8:42. A fierce street battle is taking place in Kharkiv, the Russians are suffering heavy losses. Information about what is happening was clarified by the head of the Kharkiv military-civilian administration Oleg Sinegubov. According to him, the enemy grouping is surrounded.
UPDATED AT 8:34. The Russian invaders lost in the war with Ukraine: 540 armored combat vehicles, 102 tanks, 18 helicopters and 16 aircraft, one Buk anti-aircraft missile system and 20 vehicles. More than 3,000 Russian soldiers were killed, and 200 more were captured.
UPDATED AT 7:13. An air alert has been declared in Artsyz. UTC chairman Sergei Parpulansky warns of a missile strike.
UPDATED AT 6:57. The enemy DRG was discovered last night in Razdelnaya Odessa region near the border with unrecognized Transnistria by a joint group of border guards, policemen, and defense fighters. One of the saboteurs was detained, the rest are being searched.
This was reported by the press center of the State Border Service of Ukraine.
UPDATED AT 5:25. The armed forces of Ukraine in the Gostomel region fired at a column of Chechen security forces.
According to the Chechen opposition, as a result of the shelling of the column, more than half of the regiment was destroyed, among the dead was its commander Magomed Tushaev.
UPDATED AT 4:03. Tonight, Russian missiles hit the nuclear repository of the Kyiv branch of the SSE Radon. The State Inspectorate reported this for the Nuclear Regulation of Ukraine. Now there is no way to assess the extent of the destruction.
The automated radiation monitoring system is out of order. But surveillance cameras recorded falling rockets. Portable devices will carry out the assessment of the radiation situation after the cessation of shelling.
According to a preliminary assessment, there is no threat to the population outside the sanitary protection zone.
UPDATED AT 2:40. Mass media report that invaders blew up a gas pipeline in Kharkiv. It is noted that, despite the power of the explosion, this is not a nuclear strike. There is no official information yet.
UPDATED AT 2:15. According to media reports, near Gostomel near Kyiv, the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the special forces of the SBU defeated a column of elite Chechen special forces of the Russian Guard.
During the unit's defeat, General Magomed Tushaev, commander of the 141st motorized regiment of the Russian Guard of Chechnya, was destroyed.
UPDATED AT 2:11. The press secretary of the State Emergency Service of the Kyiv region, Victoria Ruban, said that they did not plan to evacuate the population from Vasilkov.
“There is no danger to people,” she said.
UPDATED AT 1:49. Lithuania handed over machine guns, pistols and body armor to the Ukrainian army. This was announced by the commander of the Lithuanian army, Lieutenant General Valdemaras Rupshis. He noted that this is only the first logistical operation.
UPDATED AT 1:25. The Russian invaders launched a missile attack on Vasilkovo, which resulted in an oil depot catching fire there. Mayor Vasilkov Natalia Balasinovich announced this.
UPDATED AT 1:15. The State Emergency Service reported that a man was killed in Sumy due to enemy shelling, and a woman was injured.
“On February 26 at 18:39, 10 rescuers of the 1st and 3rd state fire and rescue units were involved in the elimination of the consequences of artillery shelling of a residential sector on the street. Agricultural machinery. During the analysis of the structures, the body of a man was found,” the report said.
The injured woman, who was on the street, was hospitalized.
UPDATED AT 1:05. Elon Musk opened access to Starlink satellite Internet for Ukraine.
Prosecutor General of Ukraine Irina Venediktova said that yesterday, near the village of Zelenovka, Kherson region, Russian militants shot Shakirov Dilerbek Shukurovich, a citizen journalist of the Vokrug You newsweekly, a member of the House of Hope Charitable Foundation, from automatic weapons.
UPDATED AT 1:01. Minister of Digital Transformation Mikhail Fedorov said that he had approached the CEO of Rakuten (Viber) and Paypal with a request to block their services in Russia.