At the strategic base of the Russian army in Kuibysheve, the Mykolaiv region, 245 units of equipment, 30 helicopters were destroyed, “many APCs, fuel and personnel” – the chairman of the Mykolaiv regional administration Vitalii Kim. “Ukrainians chased the Russian column around the region. They caught up. There are zero losses on the Ukrainian side, the occupiers have a lot of losses,” he added.
The Russian military fired at the power units of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, a fire broke out – representative of the ZNPP’s press service Andrii Tuz. The press service of Zaporizhzhia NPP reports that the shelling of one of the largest nuclear facilities in Europe is a threat to the whole world. The operator of all operating nuclear power plants of Ukraine, Energoatom, appeals to the world community: the heavy weapon shelling of the power units of the Zaporizhzhia power plant, the largest nuclear facility in Europe, is taking place right now. It is a severe violation of nuclear and radiation safety which can lead to hard and tragic consequences for the whole world!
The director of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant said that currently the nuclear safety of the station is ensured. – Head of the Zaporizhzhia Regional State Administration Starukh
The platform of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power station is seized by the Russian military forces, as reported by the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine. The operational staff controls the state of the nuclear blocks and provides their service according to the requirements of the technological regulations for the safe service.
A school building was shelled by Russian aggressors in the city of Zhytomyr. Preliminary reports indicate no deaths. Emergency services are on the site. – State Emergency Service of Ukraine
Total combat losses of Russian invaders (24 Feb – 4 March): 9166 troops; 251 tanks; 939 armored vehicles; 105 artillery systems; 50 rocket systems; 18 anti-aircraft systems; 33 aircraft (preliminary report); 37 helicopters (preliminary report); 404 military auto vehicles; 60 fuel trucks; 2 UAV operational-tactical level . Information is being updated and verified. – General Staff of AFU
Head of Energoatom national company: each of the 6 reactors of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Plant is fully loaded with nuclear fuel. A missile strike into one of them would lead to a nuclear disaster. The staff of the NPP is cooling down the reactors and transferring them into a safe state to avoid the worst case scenarios. Even if the NPP is turned off fully, the Ukrainian electrical grid will still remain balanced. Avoiding nuclear disaster remains priority #1, but Ukraine needs the help of international partners to ensure this.
MFA of Ukraine: The consequences of a potential disaster at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant could exceed even Chornobyl. The area of the NPP is currently held by Russian invaders, whose actions earlier led to a fire in the some of the buildings. Currently, the fires have been extinguished and the staff of the NPP is handling normal operations. The MFA calls on our partners to force Russia to withdraw its troops from nuclear objects and create a safe zone near them.
Energoatom national energy company: a major explosion has been reported in Enerhodar (near the Europe’s largest Nuclear Power Plant). Details are being verified in real-time.
Ministry of Defence: Russian invaders are bringing in people from occupied Crimea to stage a fake protest “in favor of Russia” in Kherson city, around 80 individuals have been brought in so far. There are also reports that the occupiers have stolen Ukrainian shore guard uniforms. Ukrainian authorities warn to be aware of staged events and propaganda.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine shot down a Russian Su-25 jet that was bombing civilian and residential buildings near the town of Volnovakha (the Donetsk region). – General staff of AFU
Mayor of Dnipro city: the situation in the city is in a controlled state. Ukranian Armed Forces are fortifying their positions.
President’s Advisor on Childrens’ Rights: 28 children have died, 64 have been injured due to Russian airstrikes and shelling, including orphans and special needs children. Many cities have no medical or humanitarian aid. Women are giving birth in bomb shelters. Ukraine desperately needs help from the Red Cross and the international community for humanitarian aid “green corridors”. The humanitarian disaster is getting worse.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine shot down a missile fired at Kyiv from the territory of Belarus by a Tu-22 aircraft. – Ministry of Defence
Head of the Kherson Regional Military Administration: Russian invaders are blocking efforts to create a humanitarian corridor to supply vital humanitarian goods to Kherson city.
U.S. Embassy in Ukraine: “It is a war crime to attack a nuclear power plant. Putin’s shelling of Europe’s largest nuclear plant takes his reign of terror one step further.”
Our military is holding the sky over Ukraine. Another enemy Su-25 jet was destroyed. A total of 34 enemy planes and 37 helicopters were shot down during Russia’s invasion. – Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
Russian invaders shelled the village of Markhalivka (the Fastiv region), hitting private homes and killing 5 people (3 children). Rescue services are trying to save a woman trapped under rubble. – State Emergency Service of Ukraine
Kharkiv is under constant Russian artillery/airstrikes targetting civilian and residential areas. The situation is dire, the city desperately needs humanitarian corridors to receive humanitarian aid. Many buildings have no windows and the weather is expected to get very cold. Repairs under Russian fire are extremely difficult. – Mayor of Kharkiv
Ukraine will not agree to any demands that will demean our fight for territorial integrity and freedom, said advisor to the head of the Office of the President, Mykhailo Podoliak, describing the President’s position on negotiations between Russia and Ukraine.
General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: Russian disinformation campaigns are ramping up to spread fear and panic. Among them are fakes about government capitulation or pro-Russian demonstrations, etc. These are products of Russian propaganda and do not correspond to reality. Only trust announcements from official gov. sources.
Ukrainian Armed Forces are in full control of Hostomel city (the Kyiv region). 50 Russian troops were defeated, military arms, equipment and documents were taken by Ukrainian soldiers.
Head of the Donetsk RSA: over the past 6 days, Russian aggressors killed 51 civillians in the region, 7 of them – on March 4th. 966 people were evacuated today from the city of Volnovakha.
Russian forces shelled the town of Pokrovsk in the Donetsk region with cluster missiles. – Press service of the Joint Forces Operation
Ukrainian defenders are holding off the russian columns from entering Mariupol. Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Azov Regiment, National Guard, Border Guard Service, territorial defense, Security Service of Ukraine and Mariupol civilians are blocking the Russians’ entrance in the city. – Press service of the Joint Forces Operation
The bridge connecting the banks of the Kuchurhan river, was blown up to prevent enemy invasion from the territory not controlled by the government of Moldova. The railway bridge between the Ukrainian village of Pavlivka and the Moldovan township of Pervomaisc was blown up today, March 4, around 17:00, according to eyewitness reports.
In the Kyiv region, Russian troops fired from tank machine guns at a civilian car with civilians. A woman and a 17-year-old girl died. Four others received shrapnel wounds, including girls aged 17 and 7. – Office of the Attorney General