Russia has increased the intensity of its attacks on military and civilian targets in Ukraine.
Russia is increasingly occupying the territory of Ukraine with its military power. Meanwhile, Ukraine has made big claims. Ukraine claims that Russia has lost 14 aircraft, 8 helicopters, 102 tanks, 536 BBMs, 15 heavy machine guns and 1 BUK missile since the start of the war on 24 February.
Ukraine also claims that Russia has also lost more than 3,500 troops. Ukraine’s armed forces said on Saturday that some 200 Russian soldiers had been taken hostage.
Russia’s occupation of Crimea
Russia has begun redeploying reserve units to areas bordering Ukraine and continues airstrikes on airfields, military depots and civilians. Air strikes targeted Sumy, Poltava, Mariupol and Kiev, with heavy fighting throughout the night. Russia fired naval-based cruise missiles from the Black Sea at targets across Ukraine.
The 35th All Military Battalion of the Eastern Military District is located in Mozyr and can be used to attack targets on the territory of Ukraine.
According to a report by the Ukrainian Armed Forces, dozens of tanks are located in the region of Shumsky and BM-21 Grad rocket launchers were deployed in the region of Kosivskaya, Sumy Oblast.
Ukrainian military halts Russian invasion of Kharkiv Oblast. There is still a civil war going on in Okhtirka, Sumy Oblast. Ukrainian naval forces mined accessible landing sites.
Russia used its aircraft to target Yuzna, Odessa Oblast, Ozern airfield and near Kiev, as well as civilian infrastructure. The report said Russia also used tanks and military vehicles in an unsuccessful attempt to disrupt Kiev’s defenses.
Ukraine’s army made a big claim
According to the Kiev Independent, the Ukrainian military has said that Ukraine’s air defense systems have successfully thwarted air strikes by Russian fighter jets. In addition to the Russian IL-76 military transport aircraft shot down south of Kiev, the Ukrainian Air Force continues to inflict fire damage on enemy manpower and military equipment in Kiev, Chernihiv and Kherson.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is leading the defense of Ukraine in Kiev.
“We will defend our country,” he said.
First published:February 27, 2022, 9:54 am