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Russia Attacks Ukraine: Online Update. February 25

Russia attacked Ukraine in the morning, February, 24. Ukraine fights back.

READ: Russia Attacked Ukraine: Online Update. February 24

04:00

According to preliminary data, 137 defenders of Ukraine have died since the beginning of the Russian invasion, 316 were wounded, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.

On February 24, the Armed Forces of Ukraine did not hand over any position to the aggressor in the area of the Joint Forces Operation in Donbas, and there are currently almost 400 killed Russian servicemen.

A Russian cruise missile was shot down near the Ukrainian capital Kyiv at 4:20. The enemy aircraft was shot down by Ukrainian air defense forces. A fire broke out in the nine-storey building. According to preliminary data, three people were injured.

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New satellite images show dozens of Russian vehicles have moved across a pontoon bridge near Chernobyl.

U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken is convinced that Moscow will try to «overthrow» the Ukrainian government. According to CNN.

Russia launched 160 missiles in Ukraine, Pentagon says.

06:00

Tonight, the defense forces continued to resist a significant offensive group of Russian occupiers.

The enemy inflicted an air strike on units near the city of Kropyvnytsky.

Significant activity of enemy helicopters was noted in the areas above Vilkovo and Tiraspol.

Airborne assault troops of the Ukrainian Armed Forces are fighting in the areas of the settlements of Dymer and Ivankiv, where a large number of enemy armored vehicles have advanced, and stopped the overwhelming enemy forces on the border of the Teteriv River. The bridge across the river was destroyed.

Another tactical group of the defense forces is holding the Gostomel airfield, to which Russian airborne troops rushed yesterday.

07:00

The situation in the Donetsk operational district remains under control.

Russian troops continue to fire on Joint Forces positions, cities and civilian infrastructure.

In the area of ​​Shchastya, Stanytsia Luhanska, Lobacheve and Bilovodsk, enemy sabotage and reconnaissance groups repeatedly tried to enter the rear of our troops at night, but were detected and destroyed in time.

Ukrainian defenders fired artillery at firing positions and clusters of Russian equipment.

10:00

The Russian occupiers continue the offensive operation against Ukraine in selected areas with the use of high-precision long-range weapons and operational and tactical aircraft.

Aviation is controlled and guided by A-50 aircraft from the territory of the Minsk Region in the airspace of Belarus and the TOT of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. In order to intimidate the population of Ukraine, the enemy is increasingly choosing to destroy civilian infrastructure and housing.

It is also known that Russian IL-76s with paratroopers on board landed at the Belarusian Gomel airfield.

Due to the damage to the runway of the Gostomel airfield, the enemy decided to move on its own from the territory of Belarus in the direction of Gomel-Chernihiv-Kyiv.

Now the enemy, having received a decent rebuff from the defenders of Chernihiv, is trying to bypass the city and attack the capital. For the same purpose, the attack on Kyiv, not counting the losses, the enemy rushes in the direction of Kozelets-Brovary and the direction of Konotop-Nizhyn-Kyiv. The city of Konotop was lost.

In the south, the enemy continues to carry out its plans of aggression. He is fighting for the Ukrainian city of Melitopol.

In the Donetsk direction without changes: the enemy has no success, the goal of reaching the administrative borders of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts has not been achieved.

The Air Force repulses enemy air strikes. Continues to conduct systematic hostilities. Conducts constant air reconnaissance.

In general, the Joint Forces is conducting a defensive operation and trying to stop the enemy along the entire line of contact.

13:00

In Kharkiv, the invaders fired rockets at a residential building.

In Vorzel, the Russians fired at an orphanage from the Grad multiple launch rocket system. At least 3 kids were killed.

Today’s Russian attacks on a kindergarten and an orphanage are war crimes and violations of the Rome Statute. Ukraine is collecting this and other facts, and will immediately send them to the Hague. Responsibility is inevitable.

The bunkering vessel MILLENNIUM SPIRIT sailing under the Moldovan flag was damaged by the Russian ship in 12 miles on the way to the Pivdennyi Seaport. Details are being confirmed, there is no communication with the vessel.

Today, at noon in the Bilovodsk area, Ukrainian soldiers gave battle to the Russian occupiers. Our units broke through the positions of the invaders and consolidated their success with a counterattack.

Having suffered significant losses, Russian units are fleeing the battlefield in the direction of the Russian border.

16:00

The Russian occupier continues the offensive operation against Ukraine in previously selected areas with the support of long-range operational and tactical aircraft and the use of high-precision long-range weapons.

Groups of the Armed Forces of Ukraine together with the Territorial Defense Forces hold the defense of Kyiv and previously defined borders.

The enemy insidiously inflicts air and artillery strikes on civilian infrastructure.

The occupying forces continue to suffer losses in personnel and equipment.

Since the beginning of the invasion of the Russian Federation by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the following have been destroyed:

  • tanks — up to 80,
  • armored combat vehicles of various types — 516,
  • helicopters — 7,
  • aircraft — 10,
  • cruise missiles — up to 20,
  • automotive equipment — more than 100,
  • personnel — more than 2800 people.

Enemy reconnaissance and sabotage groups operate insidiously, disguising themselves in civilian clothes and infiltrating cities in order to destabilize the situation by carrying out sabotage operations.

Positions continue to be maintained in the area of the Joint Forces operation.

18:00

The Security Service of Ukraine building is on fire in Chernihiv.

Kyiv residents, the Armed Forces entered the city for protection.

The runway of the aircraft factory in Kharkiv was fired with cluster munitions.

Positional battles are going on Mariupol direction.

21:00

Ukraine fights against Russia in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Khmelnytsk oblast.