Bombardment of Izium, the Kharkiv region. There are dead. Russia’s attack began around midnight, hitting an apartment house and a private house. At least six civilians were killed in a private house. – Volodymyr Matsokin, Mayor of Izium’s deputy reports
Ukrainian troops with the support of aircrafts destroyed columns of military equipment, three planes, two helicopters, and Russian manpower in the Kyiv, Sumy, Chernihiv, and Kharkiv regions. – Ukrainian Armed Forces report
At least four powerful explosions throughout Kyiv city center, near the Druzhby Narodiv metro station. The air raid is ongoing, with no reports of casualties or damage yet.
In the center of Kharkiv, the Holy Dormition Cathedral was damaged as a result of the shelling. The stained glass windows were shattered and the decoration of the cathedral was damaged.
Sumy Oblast Military Administration: five people were injured in a missile strike by Russian invaders.
In Zaporizhzhia, traffic through the Dnipro Hydroelectric station, a large hydroelectric power plant in Zaporizhzhia, has been completely blocked. According to Acting Mayor of Zaporizhzhia Anatolii Kurtev’s report, the measures are necessary to prevent Russian troops from entering the strategic facility. The mayor also urged not to leave the house unnecessarily and not to use cars.
In the waters of the Black Sea there is a movement of the landing detachment of the Russian Federation consisting of four large landing ships and three missile boats in the direction of Odesa, according to the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces’ report. According to the military, naval groups of Russian sailors continue to fire on civilian ships and capture sailors.
The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02 to 03.03 were approximately:
personnel – about 9000 people,
tanks – 217 units,
AFV – 900 units,
artillery systems – 90,
MLRS – 42,
anti-aircraft warfare – 11,
aircraft – 30 units (information tbc),
helicopters – 31 units (information tbc);
automotive technology – 374,
light speedboats – 2 units,
fuel cisterns – 60,
operational-tactical drones – 3.
The data is to be confirmed. The accuracy is complicated by the high intensity of warfare. General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
7 people were killed in the Russian attack on the Kharkiv-Toretsk bus. The Russian invaders denied access to the bodies for days.
A Russian Su-30 fighter jet was shot down above Irpin (the Kyiv region), reports the Chief of the Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
34 people killed, 285 injured (10 children) during the shelling of Kharkiv residential areas by Russian aggressors, reports the State Emergency Service of Ukraine.
Ukraine asks the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to urge NATO to close the airspace above Ukrainian nuclear objects. Russian forces present a real threat of nuclear terrorism near three major nuclear objects in Ukraine.
Mykolaiv has already repelled two attacks of the Russian army, 40 people have been killed, reports the Mayor of Mykolaiv.
Unable to conquer Mariupol, Russian invaders have resorted to a blockade, creating a humanitarian disaster. They are preventing the supply of food, water, electricity, stopping evacuation of women and children. The Mayor of Mariupol describes the actions of Russia’s forces as genocide.
The President of Ukraine announced a financial aid program for Ukrainians who lost their ability to work due to Russian aggression.
Ukrainian Armed Forces have stopped the advance of Russian armored vehicles in the Chernihiv region, a number of enemy vehicles were captured and/or destroyed, reports the General Staff of the UAF.
In the night of 2-3 March, Russian occupiers have shelled Yakolivka, a village in the Kharkiv region. Three people confirmed dead, 30 private houses are ruined.
Source: State Emergency Service of Ukraine.
At least 30 houses are ruined, as well as several cars and other utility buildings. Three people are dead, the information is being confirmed. Seven people are injured, 10 people are rescued from under the rubble.
In a result of the Russian offensive, Luhansk-Lysychansk-Rubizhne pipeline is damaged in the area of gas distribution to Lysychansk Gas Distribution Station, reported by the Press – service of Gas Transportation System of Ukraine.
Minister of Foreign Affairs: Russians might have pointed rocket – launching systems in the Russian border village of Popovka towards their own territory. There is a possibility of a false-flag operation to accuse Ukraine.
Russian troops have carried out a missile strike on the resort village Zatoka in the Odesa region.
No casualties or injured.
The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has reported that the Russian Federation has carried out mobilization on the temporarily occupied territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions and is forming units for an attack on towns and villages on the territory under Ukrainian control. Most of those mobilized have Russian passports.
At the moment, some of them are being moved through the territory of the Rostov region, Krasnodar Krai and temporarily occupied Crimea for an assault on Odesa. Others were transported to Belgorod to be used in an assault on Kyiv as “cannon fodder”. The Commander-in-Chief stresses that such actions by the occupants constitute a war crime.
On the outskirts of Bucha near Kyiv fighting is ongoing, there is also street fighting in the town itself. This was reported by the Mayor of Bucha Anatolii Fedoruk in a joint broadcast by Ukrainian TV channels.
To quote: “Bucha is a Ukrainian town. There is fighting on the outskirts. The enemy has managed to break through in some directions, street fighting is ongoing. The Armed Forces of Ukraine are providing solid resistance by pushing the enemy out of the town into the fields in order to destroy them there. The Kadyrovites have arrived. The Armed Forces of Ukraine are pushing them in the direction of Vorzel and out of Bucha.
Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has called on the UN, Red Cross, and the European Parliament to protect civilians from armed aggression. “Ukrainian parliament has called on the UN, Red Cross, the European Parliament, international organisations and foreign governments to immediately ensure the protection of civilians from armed attacks by Russia”, – said Korniienko on Twitter on Thursday.
The First Vice – Speaker said this resolution was ratified during the plenary session of Verkhovna Rada on Thursday
Rescue services are working at the site of a Russian missile strike against the Okhtyrka thermal electrical plant. 2 people confirmed killed, 1 person injured. Rescue efforts are ongoing. – State Emergency Service of Ukraine
State Emergency Service of Ukraine
As of 18:20 (GMT+2), as a result of the air strikes 33 bodies and 18 injured persons were pulled out of the rubble in Chernihiv city.
The rescue operations have been suspended because of the shellings.
Minister of Foreign Affairs: Together with 45 states, Ukraine has launched OSCE Moscow Mechanism on Russia’s invasion. Expert mission will submit findings on Russia’s war crimes to international courts & tribunals.
Kharkiv. The Russian troops attacked civilians yet again. Rescue operation goes on in the Pivnichna Saltivka neighbourhood. The State Emergency Service reports that more than 40 apartment buildings and private houses were attacked and caught fire in Kharkiv today.
Chaiky village, the Kyiv region. A 10,000 sq m warehouse and an eight-storey administrative building caught fire after the Russian attack. The rescue operation is underway.
The parties have reached an understanding on the joint provision of humanitarian corridors for the evacuation of citizens, the delivery of medicines and food to the places of the fiercest fighting, Adviser to the head of the President’s Office Mykhailo Podoliak said in a communiqué following negotiations with representatives of the Russian delegation. According to him, for this purpose, special channels of communication and interaction will be organized and appropriate logistics procedures will be formed in the near future.
Russian shelling of Toretsk city (the Donetsk region) damaged a gas line, leaving 15000+ people without heat (400 homes, 8 schools, 9 kindergartens, 10 hospitals). – State Emergency Service of Ukraine
The battle for Hostomel city (the Kyiv region) continues. Ukrainian Armed Forces destroyed 20 armored vehicles during the course of the day. – Ministry of Defence of Ukraine
“Hetman Sahaidachnyi,” a flagship of the Ukrainian fleet, has been sunk.
It happened on the first day of the war, February 24. The ship had been combat ineffective, its weapons dismantled, and it was in the port under repair.
Kherson is running out of medicines, including insulin, as well as baby food. There are many looters in the city – there is a threat that they will steal food supplies, said the city mayor Kolykhaiev.