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Feb 24, 2022 Russia’s war against Ukraine

06:40 Residents of a number of cities in Ukraine, including Kyiv, Kharkiv, Berdyansk, Odessa, Mariupol, Zhytomyr, Boryspil report on social media about the sounds of explosions and shots that sounded around 5 am.

06:55 President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky announced the imposition of martial law throughout Ukraine.

07:09 The Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmitry Kuleba also addressed. "Putin has launched a full-scale war against Ukraine. Strikes continue on peaceful Ukrainian cities. This is a war of aggression. Ukraine will defend and win. The world can and must stop Putin. It’s time to act – just now, "he wrote.

A sample of news

Biden on attack on Ukraine: The world will bring Russia to justice

Feb 24, 2022 Official information resources of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

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Feb 25, 2022 Results of the first day of the war

The aggressor suffers significant losses. As of 3:00 on February 25 – 7 planes, 7 helicopters, more than 30 tanks, 130 armored vehicles, 800 personnel were destroyed – Deputy Defense Minister Halyna Mazur .

According to preliminary data, according to President Zelensky, today [Feb 24] we have lost 137 of our heroes – our citizens, including 10 officers, wounded – 316

As a result of the Russian attack, 57 Ukrainians were killed and 169 others were injured, according to the press service of the Ministry of Health. .

"We are now imposing sanctions on Russian banks, which together hold assets worth about $ 1 trillion," said US President Joe Biden .

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced new sanctions against Russia and Belarus, which, among other things, will completely remove Russian banks from the British financial system .

Feb 26, 2022 Results of the second day of the war

The losses of the aggressor are growing. As of the morning of February 26, approx. 3,500 enemies were killed, almost 200 taken prisoner – adviser to the head of the President’s Office Mykhailo Podoliak .

As of 8:30 a.m. on February 26, the aggressor lost 14 planes, 8 helicopters, 102 tanks, 536 armored vehicles, 15 guns, 1 Buk anti-aircraft missile system – the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine .

Ghost of Kyiv: Ukrainian MiG-29 pilot wins six air victories over Russian forces in 30 hours: 2 Su-35, 1 Su-27, 1 MiG-29, 2 Su-25 – Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Malyar .

The occupiers fired on an orphanage in Vorzel. Ukraine plans to address The Hague – Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba .

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi had a telephone conversation with US President Joe Biden. Following the conversation, Zelensky thanked the United States for "strong support" .

EU decides to freeze assets of Putin and Lavrov – Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics .

NATO activates defense plan and will provide Ukraine with air defense systems – Secretary General of the Alliance Jens Soltenberg .

Feb 26, 2022 Damage caused by the aggressor

The number of victims among the civilian population of Ukraine is growing. To date, 198 people have been killed, including three children. 1,115 Ukrainians were injured, including 33 children – Health Minister Viktor Lyashko .

During the last day [Feb 25] at least 40 objects of civil infrastructure were damaged by the Russian troops – the adviser to the Minister of Internal Affairs Vadim Denisenko .

Feb 27, 2022 Ukraine’s international support is growing

We do not yet have summary data on the fighting on February 26, we present international news.

The United States is considering sanctions against Russia’s central bank. If approved, the move will target most of the $ 643 billion in reserves accumulated by aggressor President Putin before his invasion of Ukraine. .

The European Union has decided to freeze all assets of the Central Bank of Russia. It is worth 643 billion dollars. This was stated by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. Russian oligarchs will also be subject to restrictions .

The White House has issued a $ 600 million decision on weapons and aid to Ukraine .

The United States will join the European Union in imposing sanctions on Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and members of the Russian Security Council. This was announced at a briefing by White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki, according to European Truth .

Polish President Andrzej Duda called for Ukraine’s accession to the EU as a matter of urgency .

In a conversation with the UN Secretary General, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky called for depriving Russia of its voice in the UN Security Council and helping Russia to deliver the corpses of Russian soldiers. .

The German federal government, which has been opposed to arms supplies to Ukraine for weeks, on Saturday approved a decision to provide the Armed Forces with 1,000 anti-tank weapons and 500 Stinger anti-aircraft missiles. This was reported by the official website of the German government, writes "European Truth" .

Feb 27, 2022 Losses of the aggressor

The total estimated losses of the Russian occupiers for February 24-26 were:

- 27 aircraft;

- 26 helicopters;

- 146 tanks;

- 706 armored combat vehicles;

- 49 guns;

- 1 SAM Buk;

- 4 "Grads" (rocket-propelled grenade launchers);

- 30 units of motor vehicles;

- 60 tankerы;

- 2 unmanned aerial vehicles;

- 2 ships / boats;

- means of air defense;

- 4,300 military -

Deputy Minister of Defense Anna Malyar .

A column of Chechen soldiers was destroyed in Gostomel near Kyiv, General Magomed Tushayev was killed –

There is a very high probability that the self-proclaimed government of Belarus in the coming hours will decide on the participation of the Belarusian army in the war launched by the Russian Federation against Ukraine – Center for Defense Strategies of Ukraine

Feb 28, 2022 The world unites against the aggressor

Joe Biden’s administration intends to propose to Congress $ 6.4 billion in economic and military aid to Ukraine, according to Reuters, citing Senate Democratic Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.

Ukraine will receive additional consignments of weapons from Portugal and Belgium: Zelensky made statements.

The United Nations has responded to Putin’s threats to use nuclear weapons.

The EU will provide Ukraine with 500 million lethal weapons – for the first time in its history – Ursula von der Leyen.

Sweden will provide Ukraine with 5,000 anti-tank weapons – Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson.

Turkey will restrict the passage of Russian ships through the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.

Feb 28, 2022 The account of the aggressor’s losses is growing

The total estimated losses of the enemy from February 24 to 6:00 on February 28 are: aircraft – 29, helicopters – 29, tanks -191, armored combat vehicles – 816, guns – 74, SAM BEECH – 1, hail – 21, vehicles – 291, tanks – 60, UAV OTR – 3, ships / boats – 2, air defense – 5. Losses among personnel – approximately 5300 – Deputy Minister of Defense Anna Malyar.

Ghost of Kyiv: Ukrainian pilot has already shot down 10 Russian planes.

56 tanks. The Ukrainian Armed Forces blew up an echelon with diesel fuel for the Russian occupiers, there is no place to take the new one.

The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny showed how a column of enemy equipment in the Kherson region was blown up with the help of Bayraktar.

In the Zhytomyr region Bayraktar destroyed the Russian "Buk".

Mar 1, 2022 Ukraine is going to Europe, and Russia is going to… hell

Today, all over our country [Ukraine] there are queues at military registration and enlistment offices, and throughout your country [Russia] there is a queue at ATMs – Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.

Zelensky signed an application for Ukraine’s membership in the European Union.

Verkhovna Rada proposes that the UN General Assembly establish a tribunal for Putin for his crimes against Ukraine.

Russia’s attack on Ukraine is a war crime, so its perpetrators and organizers are facing a tribunal. "It will be fair if a special international tribunal is established in Kharkiv," said Oleksiy Reznikov, Ukraine’s defense minister.

Finland and Norway will send lethal weapons to Ukraine.

Luxembourg will send anti-tank weapons to Ukraine.

The Latvian parliament has allowed Latvians to fight for Ukraine.

Already several thousand foreigners have expressed desire to join the International Legion, – the Ministry of Defense

Visa-free travel for soldiers of the International Legion. Zelensky made a new decision to defend Ukraine.

Ukraine will not forget this! During the day, the partners gave Kyiv thousands of weapons and hundreds millions of financial aid.

Japan allocates another $ 100 million to Ukraine to fight the aggressor.

The European Commission has agreed to Ukraine’s emergency accession to the EU energy system.

Shares of Russia’s Sberbank fell 73% at the opening of trading.

Mastercard cut off sanctioned Russian banks from its payment system.

Canada prohibits its financial institutions from transactions with the Central Bank of the Russian Federation.

Britain will impose sanctions on Russia’s Central Bank.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom Liz Trass said that three more Russian banks will be subject to sanctions due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Switzerland has joined the EU sanctions against Russia in full – member of the Federal Council Karin Keller Sutter.

Federal President Ignacio Cassis has said Switzerland will join EU sanctions against Russia. "This is an unprecedented step by a country that has always been neutral," CNN quoted the president of the Swiss Confederation as saying. "Russia’s attack is an attack on freedom, an attack on democracy, civilians and the institutions of a free country."

Mar 2, 2022 New losses of the aggressor

According to the Ministry of Defense, the estimated losses of weapons and military equipment of the RF Armed Forces were: 29 aircraft, 29 helicopters, 198 tanks, 846 armored combat vehicles, 77 artillery systems, 7 units of air defense, 24 MLRS, 3 UAVs operational and tactical level, 305 units of vehicles, 60 tanks with fuels and lubricants, 2 boats.

The total estimated losses of the russian enemy from 24.02 to 01.03 as of 06:00 were: in personnel – 5710 people, prisoners – 200 – the General Staff of the Armed Forces.

Mar 2, 2022 The door to Europe is open, –
so Russia is not allowed to enter

The European Parliament stood and applauded President Zelensky after his speech.

The European Parliament has recommended giving Ukraine the status of a candidate for EU membership – President of the European Parliament Robert Metzol.

Hungary supports Ukraine’s accelerated accession to the EU – Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Siarto.

The UN is asking for $ 1.7 billion in humanitarian aid to Ukraine – the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

Finland, Sweden, Norway, Luxembourg and Austria are sending troops [correctly – military-technical aid] to Ukraine assistance – Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

Biden called Putin a pariah and a tyrant who made his choice. "When the history of this era will be written, Putin’s war with Ukraine will make Russia weaker and the rest of the world stronger," Biden said.

The EU has decided to disconnect 7 Russian banks from SWIFT, including VTB, VEB.RF, Otkryttia and Russia.

The United Kingdom has imposed new sanctions against the Russian Federation, including a ban on Russian ships from entering British ports and additional economic measures.

Bank cards of the Russian Federation turn into garbage: Visa blocked access to several financial institutions of the occupiers – Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine Mykhailo Fedorov.

South Korea is imposing sanctions on Russia, including SWIFT.

Mar 3, 2022 Aggressor losses (4)

The total estimated losses of the occupying forces in the period from February 24 to March 2 reach 5,840 people and dozens of units of equipment.

In particular, among the losses of the occupiers:

aircraft ㅡ 30 units;

helicopters ㅡ 31 units;

tanks ㅡ up to 211 units;

armored combat vehicles ㅡ 862;

artillery systems ㅡ 85;

air defense equipment ㅡ 9;

multiple rocket launchers ㅡ 40;

tanks with fuel and lubricants ㅡ 60;

UAV operational and tactical level ㅡ 3;

light speedboats ㅡ 2;

automotive equipment ㅡ 355. – General Staff of the Armed Forces.

Belarus entered the war: Belarusian troops entered the Chernihiv region – Vitaliy Kyrylov, spokesman for the North Territorial Defense Forces.