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00:29

In Okhtyrka, Sumy region, 6 people died and 55 were injured in the shelling, Okhtyrka Mayor Pavlo Kuzmenko said.

A family-type orphanage came under fire. There are no victims.

The local thermal power plant resumed operations after the bombing, but several buildings were cut off from heating. There are gas pipelines that have been destroyed, gas leaks have been stopped. The city has water and electricity supply.

03:36

In Kyiv, Russian shells hit a radioactive waste disposal site

At 1:20 a.m. (GMT+2) on February 27, as a result of the mass bombing of Kyiv with all types of anti-aircraft and missile weapons available to the Russian Federation, shells hit the radioactive waste disposal site of the Association Radon branch in Kyiv. “Currently, it is not possible to assess the extent of the destruction,” the Facebook page of the State Inspectorate for Nuclear Regulation said.

It is stated that the automated radiation monitoring system has failed, but surveillance cameras recorded falling shells: “Assessment of the radiation situation will be carried out by portable devices after the shelling. According to the preliminary assessment of the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine, there is no threat to the population outside the sanitary protection zone. “

04:02

The General Staff confirmed the destruction of a column of Chechen special forces

The Ukrainian military managed to destroy a unit of Chechen security forces led by Commander Magomed Tushayev. This information was confirmed to Suspilne in the President’s Office.

According to available data, Tushayev commanded the 141st Motorized Regiment of the Chechen Rosguard. At the same time, the Ukrainian military accused Russian special forces and saboteurs of using civilian infrastructure to cover up their actions, contrary to the Geneva Conventions and the rules of warfare.

07:23

Mayor of Nova Kakhovka Volodymyr Kovalenko reports: Nova Kakhovka in the Kherson region is completely under the control of Russian troops, they seized the city executive committee, removed all Ukrainian flags from buildings

08:59

The Air Force of Ukraine shot down a cruise missile fired at Kyiv from the territory of Belarus, said Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

09:39

Troops from Belarus and Russia are once again shelling residential areas of the Ukrainian cities. Kyiv, Troyeshchina (Left Bank) Source: Telegram of the State Service for Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine

09:39

The bridge between Bucha and Irpin was blown up. In Hostomel at the turn to Irpin the fights continue

10:23

In Kyiv, on Lavrukhin Street, an explosion in the yard of a 16-storey building – 7 cars caught fire. The Kyiv City State Administration reports that according to preliminary data, there are no dead, but victims with minor injuries. People are being evacuated from the first entrance

10:23

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: The losses of the occupying forces at the end of the third day of armed aggression were: personnel over 3,000 people and more than 200 prisoners of war; aircrafts – 16; helicopters 18; tanks – 102; armored vehicles of different types – over 540 ; anti-aircraft missile system BUK – 1; automotive equipment over 20 units.

11:17

In Okhtyrka district of Sumy region, Russian tanks shot down a bus with civilians.
The Russian military does not allow ambulances. The surrounding area is mined. Family doctors are going by foot to provide medical care to the victims.

11:17

Enemy losses as early February 27: 27 aircraft, 26 helicopters, 146 tanks, 706 armoured vehicles, 49 artillery pieces, one anti-missile aircraft system Buk-1, 4 Grad systems, 30 automobiles, 60 cisterns, nearly 4300 personnel killed, over 200 taken as prisoners of war. During the last 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.

11:17

Ukrainian losses as of late evening February 26: over 210 people were killed, incl. six children: more than 1,100 people injured, incl. 100 children. In Kyiv, 6 civilians (including 1 child), and 14 military and territorial defense soldiers have been killed since the attack on the city; 71 people were injured, 25 of them civilians (including 3 children).

13:59

Odesa State Border Guard Service
Russia has captured two Ukrainian vessels, namely Athena (a tanker) and Princess Nicole (a dry cargo vessel). The crews of both vessels are currently not responding, the identification system has shown the vessels being located in 18 miles from the temporary occupied Crimea.

15:13

The Russians hit the center of Chernihiv. They aimed for the City Council, but the shell hit the yard between the regional dentistry and a 9-story building on Mahistratska – Secretary of the City Council Oleksandr Lomako

15:30

The Ukrainian artillery has destroyed a so-called Group V of Russian forces. More than 100 military equipment units of the aggressor are destroyed in Bucha, on Kyiv outskirts, – reported by the State Special Communication Service.

15:36

The occupiers are gathering children and women in the city of Bucha allegedly under the pretext of evacuation. In fact, they plan to make them a “living shield” for a breakthrough in Kyiv — Adviser to the Minister of Internal Affairs Anton Herashchenko

16:20

Two Danish journalists who have been injured during the Russian shelling, are hospitalised in Poltava, — reported the National Police.

18:11

State Special Communications Service of Ukraine
A missile strike was carried out on the Zhytomyr airport from the territory of Belarus.

18:12

18 people died, 93 were injured during the three days of the warfare in Kherson region.

This is reported by the web-site of Kherson city council.

18 people died, among them – 12 military and 4 civilians, of which 2 children over the course of three days. 93 people are injured, among them – 40 military and 53 civilians, including 6 children.

18:25

The Operation Headquarters of the Ukrainian Armed Forces
The air defence shot down two Russian helicopters north-ward from Kyiv

18:33

The town of Balakliia (Kharkiv region/oblast) underwent an intensive air attack. Substantial damage was inflicted on the residential buildings, as reported by Balakliia town council.

19:40

A missile hit the building of the Youth centre (former – cinema named after Shchors) in Chernihiv. The premises are located on the central square of the city. The Chernihiv Region State Administration notes that it was a missile strike.

20:00

AN-225 Mriya, the largest plane in the world, was destroyed during Russian attack on Hostomel airport.

21:55

Russia cumulates aviation materiel and activates special operations troops on the territory of Belarus, as reported by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

At the same time, the morale of the occupation forces is low. The conscript soldiers of the Russian Armed Forces close to Koriukivka in Chernihiv region are ready to put down their arms and to capitulate.

22:38

Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale aggression in Ukraine, 352 civilians have died, including 14 children.
1,684 people were injured, including 116 children.
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that since February 24, the enemy has lost about 4,500 people.

23:05

In the evening on February 27 the Russian troops carried out rocket attacks \ on the Mykolaiv international airport. The information was confirmed by the chairman of the Mykolaiv regional state administration Vitaly Kim.

See the war

A steady stream of wounded comes to the frontline hospital in Bakhmut. Despite the ongoing shelling, medics go out of bomb shelters to treat soldiers.

By Chris McGrath

A steady stream of wounded comes to the frontline hospital in Bakhmut. Despite the ongoing shelling, medics go out of bomb shelters to treat soldiers.

By Chris McGrath

People hiding at the Kyiv metro during Russian massive missile attack. December 5, 2022.

Photo from svitlankatut / Twitter

“A cemetery” of Russian shells and missiles launched on the city of Kharkiv.

By Konstantin & Vlada Liberov

The price of freedom. Bakhmut, the Donetsk region. November 2022.

By Serhii Nuzhnenko

Serhii watched with pursed lips as the bodies of his father and grandmother were pulled out from a grave near their home in the Kherson region. Russian murderers shot them in their heads.

By Lynsey Addario for The New York Times

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