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Ukraine's Armed Forces repel more than 80 Russian attacks – General Staff report

Monday, 27 February 2023, 05:57
Ukraine's Armed Forces repel more than 80 Russian attacks – General Staff report

The Armed Forces of Ukraine have repelled 81 Russian attacks on 5 fronts during 26 February.

Source: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebook, information as of 06:00 on 27 February

Quote: "The Russian Federation continues to wage full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine. Their main focus is on conducting offensives on Kupiansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiidvka and Shakhtarsk fronts. Over the past day, our defenders have repelled 81 occupiers’ attacks on these fronts.

The enemy is trying to destroy the critical infrastructure of our country, and continues to carry out strikes and artillery attacks on civilian facilities and civilian homes. The enemy is continuously conducting aerial reconnaissance to adjust its strikes.


Over the past day, the Russians conducted 5 missile and 13 air strikes, 2 of which involved the use of Shahed-136 UAVs against civilian infrastructure targets. Both drones were shot down. The enemy also used multiple-launch rocket systems to deliver over 50 strikes on civilian infrastructure targets in Kherson and Donetsk oblasts. Civilians have been killed and wounded, civilian buildings destroyed and civilian infrastructure damaged.

The threat of Russia's missile strikes remains high throughout Ukraine."

Details: There were no changes on the Volyn, Polissia, Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna fronts. The Russians continue to maintain a military presence near the state border of Ukraine, but there is no evidence that Russia is forming offensive groups. They deployed mortars and artillery to fire on Khrinivka and Katerynivka in Chernihiv Oblast, Hirky, Atynske, Stukalivka, Hyrine, Pavlivka and Volfyne in Sumy Oblast, and Veterynarne, Cherovna Zoria, Strilecha, Starytsia, Vovchanski Khutory, Cherniaky, Loshakove, Krasne Pershe, Stroivka, Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Zapadne and Kupiansk in Kharkiv Oblast. Russian forces deployed UAVs with a combat payload near Popivka in Sumy Oblast, and Cherovna Zoria in Kharkiv Oblast.


On the Kupiansk and Lyman fronts, Russian forces conducted unsuccessful offensives near the settlements of Novoselivske, Ploshchanka, Bilohorivka, Spirne and Berestove. Russian artillery attacks were recorded in more than 25 settlements, including Lyman Pershyi and Kurylivka in Kharkiv Oblast, and Novoselivske, Chervonopopivka, Dibrova, Serebrianka forest, Bilohorivka, Spirne, Rozdolivka and Fedorivka in Luhansk Oblast.

On the Bakhmut front, Russian forces continue to attack the positions of Ukrainian troops, carrying out several unsuccessful attacks near the settlements of Dubovo-Vasylivka, Yahidne, Bakhmut, Ivanivske and Pivnichne in Donetsk Oblast. More than 25 settlements came under attack, including Dubovo-Vasylivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Klishchiivka, Kurdiumivka, Bila Hora, Ozarianivka, Stupochky, Zalizne and Pivdene in Donetsk Oblast.

On Avdiivka and Shakhtarsk fronts, Russian forces conducted unsuccessful offensives near the settlements of Kamianka, Avdiivka, Vodiane, Nevelske, Krasnohorivka, Marinka and Vuhledar. They shelled the settlements of Novobakhmutivka, Avdiivka, Lastochkyne, Pervomaiske, Nevelske, Krasnohorivka, Marinka, Novomykhailivka, Vuhledar and Vremivka in Donetsk Oblast. 

On the Zaporizhzhia front, more than 30 settlements came under Russian fire, including Vremivka and Novopil in Donetsk Oblast, and Olhivske, Malynivka, Chervone, Charivne, Bilohiria, Novodanylivka, Orikhiv and Novoandriivka in Zaporizhzhia Oblast.

On the Kherson front, the Russian occupying forces shelled the areas of 27 settlements, including Mykhailivka, Kachkarivka, Lvove, Antonivka, Kherson, Komyshany, Blahovishchenske, Bilozerka, Dniprovske and Berehove in Kherson Oblast.

According to the General Staff, up to 30 bodies and 65 wounded soldiers from the Russian occupying forces were delivered to medical institutions in the vicinity of Bakhmutivka, Donetsk Oblast between 22 and 24 February. 

Mass desertions are being observed in the Russian forces against the backdrop of Ukraine’s Armed Forces' combat successes. In view of this, Russian deputy commanders for political matters are actively conducting talks to prevent desertion among Russian servicemen: they are trying to convey the articles of the Criminal Code on corresponding punishment to the soldiers. In particular, they are threatening the soldiers with examples of Russian servicemen who deserted their military unit without permission since 2017 and have been sentenced to between 4 and 12 years in prison.

Over the past day, the Ukrainian Air Force carried out four strikes on clusters of occupiers’ personnel and military equipment. In addition, Ukrainian defenders destroyed a Russian Su-25 attack aircraft.

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