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Ukraine's Defence Forces repel 70 Russian attacks – General Staff report

Sunday, 26 February 2023, 05:45
Ukraine's Defence Forces repel 70 Russian attacks – General Staff report

Ukraine's Defence Forces repelled 71 Russian attacks on five fronts over the course of 25 February.

Source: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebook, information as of 06:00 on 26 February

Quote: "The Russian Federation is focusing its main efforts on conducting offensive operations on the Kupiansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Shakhtarsk fronts. Over the past 24 hours, our Defence Forces have repelled 71 attacks on those fronts.


Enemy forces are regularly conducting aerial reconnaissance in order to adjust artillery fire.

They carried out 14 missile strikes and 19 airstrikes, as well as 57 attacks using multiple-launch rocket systems (MLRS). There are civilian casualties.

There is an ongoing threat of Russian missile strikes across Ukraine."


Details: There is no evidence that Russia is forming offensive units on the Volyn, Polissia, Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna fronts. Russian forces shelled areas in and around Horodyshche (Chernihiv Oblast); Popivka, Stukalivka, Pavlivka and Hyrine (Sumy Oblast); and Starytsia, Varvarivka, Vovchansk, Vilcha, Ohirtseve and Bolohivka (Kharkiv Oblast).

On the Kupiansk and Lyman fronts, Russian forces conducted unsuccessful offensive operations in the vicinity of Ploshchanka, Nevske, Kreminna, Dibrova, Bilohorivka, Spirne, Rozdolivka, Fedorivka, Vasiukivka and the Serebrianske Forest. They shelled areas in and around Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Hrianykivka, Kupiansk, Kyslivka, Tabaivka and Berestove (Kharkiv Oblast) and Makiivka, Nevske, Dibrova and Bilohorivka (Luhansk Oblast).

On the Bakhmut front, Russian forces continued to attack the positions of Ukrainian troops and carried out several unsuccessful offensive operations in the vicinity of Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Berkhivka, Yahidne, Bakhmut, Ivanivske and Pivnichne (Donetsk Oblast). Areas in and around 22 civilian settlements were shelled, including Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Dubovo-Vasylivka, Berkhivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Stupochky, Kurdiumivka, Ozarianivka and New-York (Donetsk Oblast). Russian forces carried out a missile strike on civilian infrastructure in the city of Kostiantynivka.

Russian forces also conducted several offensive operations on the Avdiivka and Shakhtarsk fronts, in particular near Nevelske, Krasnohorivka, Avdiivka, Sieverne, Vodiane, Marinka, Novomykhailivka and Vuhledar, but they were unsuccessful. They shelled Avdiivka, Orlivka, Vodiane, Netailove, Hostre, Heorhiivka, Marinka, Novomykhailivka, Vuhledar and Prechystivka (Donetsk Oblast).

Russian forces are on the defensive on the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson fronts. They are continuing to shell areas in and around civilian settlements located near the line of contact, including Vremivka and Novopil (Donetsk Oblast), Olhivske, Malynivka, Huliaipole, Orikhiv and Bilohiria (Zaporizhzhia Oblast), Marhanets and Nikopol (Dnipropetrovsk Oblast), Zmiivka, Kherson, Novoberyslav, Beryslav, Antonivka and Kizomys (Kherson Oblast), and Matrosivka (Mykolaiv Oblast).

The General Staff reported that the Russian-backed Horlivka City Prosecutor (Donetsk Oblast) has resigned amid concerns about the liberation of Donetsk Oblast by the Ukrainian forces and is preparing to evacuate to the Russian Federation.

Ukraine's Air Force carried out 12 airstrikes on clusters of Russian troops and equipment. Ukraine's defenders shot down three Russian UAVs (Orlan-10, Supercam S350 and Lancet-3).

Ukraine's Rocket Forces and Artillery struck a command post, two clusters of Russian troops, a radar system, an electronic warfare system, and two other critical military targets.

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