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9th Day of War. Chronicles

04 Mar, 2022
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9th Day of War. Chronicles

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By Dumskaya


UPDATED AT 22:27. Tonight, large-scale actions in support of Ukraine were held in many cities: Prague, Vilnius, Frankfurt, Bratislava, Tbilisi, Paris and Leon. In Prague alone, 80,000 people came out to support our country and its defenders.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky addressed the audience via video link. He thanked the world for its support and twice honored the fallen compatriots with a minute of silence - first military personnel, law enforcement officers and firefighters, and then civilians who died under Russian Nazi shelling.

Zelensky's speech was greeted with a standing ovation; tens of thousands of foreigners chanted, "Glory to Ukraine!"

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UPDATED AT 21:55. The Ukrainian defenders knocked out one of the Russian large landing craft. He is in distress near the Odessa Bay.

UPDATED AT 21:43. After Facebook was blocked in the Russian Federation, Roskomnadzor also closed access to Twitter.

UPDATED AT 20:44. The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine clarifies information about the battles in Gostomel near Kiev. Over the past two days, 50 invaders from the 31st Separate Guards Airborne Assault Brigade from Ulyanovsk were destroyed there.

The landing party of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine worked perfectly with the support of local, territorial defense units.

The enemies left behind a lot of captured equipment and weapons, which strengthened the territorial defense.

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UPDATED AT 20:08. The bridge that connected the Odessa region with unrecognized Transnistria was blown up.

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UPDATED AT 19:48. In Kherson, the invaders tried to hold a rally in support of the Russian Federation on Svoboda Square and even brought "humanitarian aid" and some people.

At night, partisans work in the city, who are very afraid of the "conquerors". Therefore, fakes are launched into local public and TG channels that frighten Kherson residents: they say that all men will be taken out of the city and shot, and then bombing will begin, all girls will be raped, etc. In general, the Russian propaganda machine is working. But Ukrainians do not believe this too much.

UPDATED AT 19:25. The Security Service of Ukraine has detained a traitor who aimed enemy missiles at Ukrainian facilities in Lutsk.

As it was established, the traitor cooperated with the Russian military intelligence since 2010. He transmitted information about the types and number of military aircraft, their locations, training flights, and personal data of military personnel.

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UPDATED AT 5:45 PM. The invaders launched an artillery strike on the houses of civilians in the village of Markhalovka in the Fastovsky district of the Kyiv region. More than eight houses were destroyed and caught fire.

Local residents and rescuers worked through the rubble for several hours and found five dead bodies, including three children.

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UPDATED AT 17:42. City battles, which since morning went to the outskirts of Mykolaiv, ended with the victory of the city's defenders. Governor Vitaly Kim said that the occupiers have been driven out and are now being dispersed outside the city limits.

UPDATED AT 17:17. Near Kyiv, our soldiers detained a people's deputy from the Opposition Platform for Life, Nestor Shufrich. He tried to remove the positions of the defenders of the capital.

UPDATED AT 5:16 PM. Residents of Kherson tore the Russian propagandists "picture" with the distribution of "humanitarian aid" to local residents.

UPDATED AT 16:50. Residents of Ukrainian villages and small towns continue to steel enemy trophy weapons.

UPDATED AT 4:41 PM. Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valeriy Zaluzhny said that our defenders shot down another enemy aircraft, a Russian Su-25 attack aircraft.

37 planes and 37 helicopters of the invaders have already been destroyed.

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UPDATED AT 16:17. The consequences of the shelling of residential areas of Kharkiv.

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UPDATED AT 15:26. The SBU has published a video of the interrogation of a captured artilleryman. He served in the Ukrainian army in Crimea in 2011 and defected to the enemy in 2014. Now he was driven to kill the civilian population of Ukraine, they promised that they would reach Mykolaiv and Odessa, because supposedly “everything was agreed with the authorities there” and the “Crimean scenario” would be repeated. The traitor and 11 of his colleagues surrendered at New Kakhovka.

UPDATED AT 15:05. In the temporarily occupied Melitopol, civilians hold patriotic actions and demand the Russians get out of the city.

UPDATED AT 13:24. Advisor to the Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Oleksiy Arestovich delivered a briefing on the operational situation.

According to him, judging by the enemy losses and the courageous rebuff of the Ukrainian people and the army, we "can be cautiously optimistic about the further advance of the enemy."

Arestovich noted that the Russian fascists could not seriously advance on Ukrainian soil yesterday. The only areas where they have achieved some success are the city of Energodar in the Zaporizhzhia region, where the invaders entered yesterday, and the outskirts of the city of Voznesensk in the Mykolaiv region, where the invaders are trying to create a springboard for a further advance towards Kryvyi Rih.

Arestovich noted that the nuclear power plant in Energodar is still only partially controlled by the enemy; our Armed Forces can repel the enemy.

On the outskirts of Voznesensk, for the second day in a row, the invaders are suffering huge losses from shelling and airstrikes of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Also, fighting continues northwest of Kyiv. Enemy attempts to launch an offensive are being held back.

In the Sumy region and Chernihiv, as well as Kharkiv and Akhtyrka, despite the brutal shelling of residential areas, the defense of the cities do not allow the invaders to move forward.

Mariupol is under partial siege. The city's defenders hold back the enemy and prevent him from encircling the city.

In the Odessa region, according to Arestovich, "there is no immediate threat." The region's leadership keeps the situation under control; the militants are monitoring the movements of enemy ships that are trying to fire on our Navy.

UPDATED AT 13:03. Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine publish new footage of a column of Russian paratroopers defeated yesterday in Gostomel.

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UPDATED AT 12:48 PM. The invaders in Melitopol seized a TV tower and installed equipment for broadcasting Russian propaganda on it. This was announced by the Governor of the Zaporizhzhia region Oleksandr Starukh.

UPDATED AT 12:25 PM. Ukrainian servicemen on the front line write poems dedicated to the war against the enemy.

UPDATED AT 12:09 PM. The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reports: air defense forces shot down a Russian Su-25 attack aircraft in the Volnovakha area this morning in the zone of the Joint Forces Operation.

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UPDATED AT 11:58. Energoatom reports: during the attack of the Energodar nuclear power plant by the invaders, three Ukrainian servicemen were killed, two were injured, one of them is in serious condition.

Station personnel were not injured.

UPDATED AT 10:42. The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reports: in the Black Sea, the naval grouping of Russian Nazis was withdrawn from naval bases to hit the surface forces of the Ukrainian Navy.

At the same time, the enemy continues to prepare for an amphibious landing in the Zatoka and Chernomorsk areas. The groups are covered by a detachment of fire training ships and a missile boat strike group.

To suppress the antiamphibious defense system of Ukraine on the Black Sea coast, the enemy used Su-24M bombers. Dropping of RBC-500 cluster bombs was recorded, and cover was provided by Su-30SM fighters.

It should be noted that in 2010 the Convention on Cluster Munitions came into force, prohibiting the use, transfer and stockpiling of such weapons. As of 2013, 113 states have signed the convention and 84 have ratified it.

Russia has not signed the agreement.

UPDATED AT 10:39. This is how our defenders meet the morning of the ninth day of the war in the Kyiv region.

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UPDATED AT 10:31. The State Border Service of Ukraine reports the capture of an enemy fire spotter in the Kharkiv region.

At a checkpoint near the village of Selektsionnaya, border guards from the Dergachi detachment detained an enemy fire spotter. The 32-year-old Ukrainian traveled in a Lexus car, in the trunk of which they found an AKS-74, 240 rounds of ammunition, 50,000 hryvnias, a military ID, a passport and a mobile phone, through which an accomplice of the invaders contacted the Russians, who are recorded as "Cannon" and "Curator" .

The man could not explain his purpose of being at the checkpoint. He was handed over to the SBU.

UPDATED AT 10:13. The State Inspectorate for Nuclear Regulation of Ukraine reports: after a night shelling, the invaders seized the site of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.

The fire on the territory of the nuclear power plant was extinguished, there is no information about the victims and the dead. The plant personnel are at their workplaces and continue to monitor the power plant's safety.

Changes in the radiation background at the station are not recorded.

Power units No. 1,2,3,5 and 6 are disabled. Only the fourth power unit operates at a capacity of 690 MW.

UPDATED AT 09:50. The Chernihiv Regional Administration reports that the death toll resulting from yesterday's shelling of residential buildings in Chernihiv by Russian fascists has grown to 47 people… 38 men and nine women were killed.

UPDATED AT 09:47. The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine has updated the data of enemy losses:

The invaders lost 9166 soldiers and officers.

251 tanks were hit, 939 armored vehicles, 105 artillery systems, 50 multiple launch rocket systems, 18 air defense systems, 60 tank trucks and 404 vehicles were destroyed.

33 planes and 37 helicopters were shot down, as well as three tactical drones.

Two boats were destroyed.

UPDATED AT 09:38. During the night battle near Brovary near Kyiv, the defenders of the capital burned four enemy infantry fighting vehicles and two tanks and captured a captured infantry armored vehicle, the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine reported.

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UPDATED AT 05:45. The situation at the Zaporozhye NPP remains extremely difficult. The buildings of the first power unit, the training building, and the office building of the station were damaged.

During the night, intensive negotiations continued between Ukraine, the United States, and Great Britain, the IAEA at the highest level and at the level of relevant ministries. Volodymyr Zelenskyy made a video message in which, among other things, he demanded the declaration of a no-fly zone over Ukraine. At the initiative of Boris Johnson, a meeting of the UN Security Council will be held tomorrow.

After 3 a.m., firefighters were able to start work at the station. The radiation background is still within the normal range.

UPDATED AT 02:25. Russian occupiers, after prolonged shelling, got into the first power unit of the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant. This was stated by the representative of the press service of the station Andrey Tuz.

Rescuers cannot begin eliminating the fire, because they are shot point-blank.

The mayor of Energodar Dmitry Orlov demands to stop the shelling of the nuclear power plant.

UPDATED AT 01:25. The flagship of the Ukrainian Naval Forces, the frigate "Hetman Sahaydachny", was put out of action by our shipbuilders and laid on the ground to avoid getting to the invaders.

This special operation by Ukrainian sailors and Dumskaya shipbuilders became known on the first day of a large-scale Russian invasion, but for reasons of secrecy, the information became public only now.

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UPDATED AT 01:05. The Russian occupiers brought into the territory of Ukraine most of the group created for the offensive.

Of the 117 equipped and equipped battalion tactical groups, no more than six remain that are not located on the territory of our country; the moral and psychological state of these units is at a low level, the General Staff says.

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