In the area of operation of Joint Forces anti-aircraft missile system C-300 of the Ukrainian Army has hit two targets of the enemy, a helicopter and an attack aircraft Su-25 of the occupier’s forces.
Ukrainian air defence forces have downed IL-76 with the enemy’s paratroopers in the vicinity of Vasylkiv (Ukrainia Army’s Headquarters).
Sumy Regional Military Administration: The invaders seized the Kipti-Bachivsk highway in the Sumy region, and the civilian population is not allowed to enter the road. There is no passenger service in the region, including rail.
New blows in the district of Troieshchyna in Kyiv. Those are occupiers’ attempts to destroy Thermal Power Plant 6. As of now, Ukrainian air defence repels the attacks.
As a result of a special operation in Mariupol, an UAV has been downed. Reported by the Head of Patrol Police in Donetsk oblast.
Russian military changed their clothes to Ukrainian police uniform, approached a checkpoint near Vasylkiv (Kyiv oblast) in a car and shot at Ukrainian soldiers there. At the same time, another group of occupiers came in on a truck. A fierce fight for the military airport is going on right now.
A military base near subway station ‘Beresteiska’ is being shelled. State Special Communications Service of Ukraine.
Head of Mykolaiv Regional State Administration verified that the enemy’s attack at Mykolaiv has been repelled by air defence. Russian paratroopers have not managed to land in Ochakiv. As of now there are no paratroopers in Mykolaiv region.
The Joint Forces are conducting a defensive operation and are holding their positions along the entire demarcation line. The estimated losses of the enemy: aircraft – 14 units, helicopters – 8 units, tanks – 102 units, armoured fighting vehicles – 536 units, artillery guns – 15 units, SAM BUK – 1 unit.
Air Force Command of UA Armed Forces: Today around midnight, in the region of the Joint Forces Operation, a S-300 missile complex of the Ukrainian Air Force struck down two enemy targets — a helicopter and a Su-25 assault plane of the Russian army. At 12:30 am, a Ukrainian fighter aircraft Su-27 has successfully attacked a military transport plane IL-76 MD of the Russian occupation army and has defeated the enemy!
As of this moment, fierce battles are happening in Vasylkiv, Kyiv region, where Russian occupants are trying to land their troops.
Operational information as of 06:00, February 26, 2022 regarding the Russian invasion (Land Forces of Ukraine)
The Russian occupier continues the offensive against Ukraine.
The enemy has began redeploying reserve units in the areas bordering Ukraine and continues to carry out air strikes on airfields, troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the eastern Ukraine and in the northern part of Kyiv region. Single air strikes were carried out in the districts of Sumy, Poltava, Mariupol. The enemy launched “Kalibr” naval-based cruise missiles from the Black Sea to the territory of Ukraine.
The tactical aviation of the Russian Federation is controlled from the territory of Belarus and from the temporarily occupied territories in Crimea. In the Mozyr area there are battalion tactical groups of the 35th Combined Arms Army of the Eastern Military District, which can be used to strike targets on the territory of Ukraine.
The temporary location of dozens of units of tanks in the area of Shumske and that of the BM-21 “Grad” field rocket systems in the area of Kosivshchyna has been revealed.
The enemy has repeatedly used operational and tactical aircraft in the areas of Yuzhny and Odesa, against the Ozerne airfield, and against the civilian infrastructure facilities in the Kyiv region. In the direction of Slobozhanshchyna an operative group of the Armed Forces of Ukraine halted the enemy’s offensive and continues to conduct defensive battles in the Kharkiv region. City warfare continues in Okhtyrka.
As a result of the fire by units of the 28 Mechanized Brigade, a boat and up to 20 personnel of the enemy’s sabotage and reconnaissance groups were destroyed in the coastal area of Koblevo
A group in charge of engineering barriers of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has mined accessible landing sites.
The Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is repelling enemy air strikes, the IL-76MD military transport plane with a landing party of the Russian occupation troops has been destroyed.
Ukrainian military captured two saboteurs in the Koblevo area (Head of Public Council at the Odesa Regional State Administration).
Police officers in the Kyiv metro informed the public that they had lowered the gates at the Beresteiska, Shuliavska, and Universytet metro stations to eliminate the threatening situation. (Suspilne news)
At the Beresteiska metro station, the 101st Brigade destroyed: two cars, two trucks with tanks, a tank. “Everything is calm; we put them all down” – Land Forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Hromadske.
Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine: “Our soldiers defend the city borders heroically,” – told the head of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration Oleh Syniehubov about the situation in the Kharkiv region. In two days of the Russian invasion 82 people were injured in Kharkiv region: 59 civilians and 23 military. Also 11 people died: 4 military and 7 civilians. Occupation troops continued fighting in the direction of Derhachi, Tsyrkuny and from the direction of Chuhuiv. There were attempts to break through the defenses of the Vysoke. Several enemy tanks entered the city and were subsequently destroyed, our troops regained control. Yesterday the Russian occupation forces lost more than a hundred units of armored vehicles and hundreds of soldiers. Occuping forces aimed their artillery at social infrastructure, shelling hit the blood center in Oleksiivka and the Regional hospital for children. Residential buildings in Saltivka and HTZ districts of Kharkiv were damaged. There were attempts to destroy military facilities in the city center. We note damage of the gas pipelines, electric networks, water pipelines and other critical infrastructure of the towns and villages of the region. Repairing squads have already begun emergency renovations.
The State Border Guard Service reports:
– The enemy is trying to actively explore the Black Sea and Danube coasts by drones.
– Early on February 26, the activity of enemy drones was observed in the area of the Izmail border detachment.
– Unlike drones from a height of about 1 km explore the Black Sea coast and the Danube River.
Attack on the residential building in Solomianskyi district of Kyiv
Today State Emergency Service of Ukraine received information about the missile attack on Lobanovskyi prospect 6A in a high-rise residential building (17-18 floors).
Preliminarily, there are no causalties.
The evacuation is taking place.
Source: State Emergency Service of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba (twitter): “Kyiv, our splendid, peaceful city, survived another night under attacks by Russian ground forces, missiles. One of them has hit a residential apartment in Kyiv. I demand the world: fully isolate Russia, expel ambassadors, oil embargo, ruin its economy. Stop Russian war criminals!” https://t.co/c3ia46Ctjq
The Ministry of Infrastructure reports: The enemy attempted to destroy the dam of the Kyiv reservoir. The Ukrainian air defense shot down a missile heading towards the dam at night.
As of February 26, 198 people died due to Russia’s actions, including three children. Also, 1,115 people have been injured, including 33 children, according to Health Minister Viktor Liashko.
Over the Chornobyl zone air combat is being simulated, according to the Coordination Headquarters of the Exclusion Zone. They noted that they have information about fake news being prepared for the world media stating that Ukraine is shelling the occupiers in Chornobyl over dangerous objects.
The headquarters noted that there are no Ukrainian military present in Chornobyl, Ukraine is not fighting in Chornobyl.
“The radiation background has increased due to the movement of the invader’s military hardware,” the statement said.
Russian losses now, according to Ukraine’s military.
536 armored cars,
15 artillery pieces,
1 BUK-1 system,
3,500 killed, nearly 200 taken as prisoners.
Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine:
500 people are currently in Shchastia, Luhansk region, suffering from shortages of bread and other goods. The essential goods, e.g. bread and water, have been supplied by the emergency services workers from Petropavlivka.
At the same time, the building of the 32nd Fire Department is damaged. The rescue teams are working to secure civilians with everything needed. As of February 25, 200 people have been evacuated.
The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine:
The Russian Navy Service has closed an area in the northwestern part of the Black Sea to conduct a ‘counterterrorist operation.’ However, it is the Ukrainian coast that is located there, not the Russian one.
In the area near Epicenter (national chain of stores in Ukraine), the enemy uses GRAD systems.
Many windows of the 2nd regional hospital are broken. The construction film, laths, and nails are needed.
Chernihiv, Belova Street. The top floor of the house is on fire.
After the shelling of Chernihiv, operations of the following boiler houses were stopped
▪️ 6 Belova Str.
▪️Starokazarmena Str. (broken windows)
▪️151, 193 Mira Ave, 151, 193 (the boiler was damaged by a missile fragment)
Fires are among the first consequences of the shelling of Chernihiv. As of 14:30 the list looks like this:
Kindergarten on Belova street, 30,
gas station on Malinowski street.
Odesa. Two powerful explosions erupted in Odesa.
Situation in the Sumy region is tense:
◽️ In Okhtyrka, as a result of rocket attacks on residential neighborhoods, the heating system was damaged and a thermal power plant is likely to stop. About 70 people were injured, including women.
◽️ 7-year-old girl who was seriously injured during the shelling of the kindergarten “Sun” in Okhtyrka died.
◽️ Snipers work in Trostianets, civilians cannot go outside, said the adviser to the head of the Sumy military administration.
Near Mariupol, the Russian military launched an air strike. According to preliminary data, three people were killed and three others were injured, the city council said.
About 300 were wounded in Okhtyrka after the shelling. There are about 300 wounded in the hospital. According to the mayor of Okhtyrka Pavlo Kuzmenko, hospitals need medicines, bandages, blood substitutes (infusions), antibiotics. In addition, there is a need for strong painkillers, drugs for anesthesia.
The Russian occupation forces implemented air strike on the village of Sartana in the suburbs of Mariupol: at least 3 people died. Source: Mariupol City Council Press Service.
During the day, the occupiers have lost three SU-30 SM aircraft, 11 helicopters, two SU-25 aircraft, two IL-76MD aircraft, a column of equipment, and a train with fuel.
Source: Command of the Air Force of the Armed Forces on Facebook.
Details: The air defense of the Air Force continues to inflict significant losses on the occupiers’ aircraft, armored vehicles, and enemy manpower.
During the current day, the Russian occupation forces have lost at least 11 helicopters of various types, three Su-30 SM fighters, 2 Su-25 attack aircraft, and another military transport IL-76 MD with the occupiers’ landing force.
Since the beginning of the day, the Russian military has lost two IL-76 MD aircraft with a landing party, three SU-30 SM fighters, two SU-25 fighters, more than ten helicopters, a column of equipment and a fuel echelon, according to the Air Force Command.
Today, during a humanitarian mission in the area of Zmiinyi Island, Russian warships captured and detained the civilian rescue ship “SAPPHIRE”.
Communication with the rescue ship “SAPPHIRE” was lost. The actions of the aggressor’s warships directly violate the International Maritime Law and International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, according to the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority.
Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine
TOS-1, a Russian multiple rocket and thermobaric “vacuum bomb” launcher, has been seen in 85 km from the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Station, in the city of Tokmak.
We need to notify the leaders of all the European states, as well as the White House, immediately! It is in our best interest to take all the possible precautionary measures.
Russia is shelling residential neighbourhoods in the capital of Ukraine, in the cities and villages of our country. In Kyiv, since the beginning of the attack on the capital, 6 civilians have been killed, including 1 child. As well as 14 military and territorial defense soldiers.
71 people were injured. 25 of them are civilians, including 3 children.
In almost three days of the Russian offensive in Ukraine, more than 210 people were killed, including six children. More than 1,100 people have been injured, including more than 100 children. The Air Force Command reported the losses of Russia today: an IL-76 MD aircraft with a landing party, air fighters, more than ten helicopters, a convoy of equipment, and a fuel train.
In the village of Zelenivka, part of Kherson, civilian journalist Dilerbek Shakirov was shot dead by Russian occupiers. In Kharkiv, a high-rise building was hit.
Source: Prosecutor General Iryna Venedyktova on Facebook.