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Briefing by Russian Defence Ministry spokesperson Major General Igor Konashenkov (February 27, 2022, 9:30 a.m.)
▪️ Over the past 24 hours, the grouping of troops of Lugansk People’s Republic, with fire support from the Russian Armed Forces, carried out successful offensive operations and took control over Novoakhtyrka, Smolyaninovo, Stanichno-Luhanskoe settlements. The depth of advance deep into the defence since the beginning of the offensive operation is 52 kilometers.
The grouping of troops of Donetsk People’s Republic continued the offensive in the direction of Petrovskoe, advancing another 12 kilometers. Pavlopol and Pischevik were taken under control.
▪️ Over the past day, Kherson and Berdyansk cities were blocked by the Russian Armed Forces. Genichevsk city and Chernobaevka airfield near Kherson were also taken under control.
▪️ During the conduct of the special military operation, the process of mass refusal of Ukrainian military personnel to continue hostilities continues.
Yesterday, in the Kharkov region, the 302nd anti-aircraft missile regiment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, equipped with Buk M-1 air defence systems, voluntarily laid down their arms and surrendered. 471 Ukrainian servicemen were detained. All Ukrainian servicemen are treated with respect and assistance. After filling in the documents, they will be sent to their families.
▪️ On February 26, from 4:00 pm to 4:20 pm, Ukrainian nationalists from the Azov Battalion attacked residential areas of Sartana settlement in Mariupol suburbs and at school No. 8 in Mariupol city with MLRS Grad. As a result, there is destruction of residential buildings and there are casualties among the civilian population. Russian Defence Ministry warned that Ukrainian nationalists were preparing such provocations.
▪️ The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation do not strike cities and towns, they take all measures to save the lives of civilians.
On February 26, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation launched another strike with long-range precision weapons using air- and sea-based cruise missiles against Ukraine’s military infrastructure.
▪️ In total, the Russian Armed Forces hit 975 objects of the military infrastructure of Ukraine.
💥 Among them: 23 command posts and communication centres of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, 3 radar posts, 31 S-300, Buk M-1 and Osa anti-aircraft missile systems, 48 radar stations.
Downed: 8 combat aircraft, 7 helicopters, 11 unmanned aerial vehicles, 2 Tochka-U tactical missiles.
223 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 28 aircraft (on the ground), 39 multiple rocket launchers, 86 field artillery mounts and mortars, 143 units of special military vehicles were destroyed.
Briefing by Russian Defence Ministry spokesperson Major General Igor Konashenkov (February 27, 2022, 4:30 p.m.)
▪️ The grouping of troops of Lugansk People’s Republic, with fire support of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, has advanced up to 56 kilometers and is rapidly developing the offensive.
The units of the armed forces of Donetsk People’s Republic advanced another 3 kilometers in the direction of Petrovskoe and completes the defeat of the reserves of the Vostok operational-tactical group. Control was taken over Anadol and Andreevka settlements.
▪️ In Severodonetsk, Luhansk region, nationalists, acting as barrage detachments, under the threat of execution of commanders, are trying to stop the retreating units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and force them to continue resistance. Nationalist detachments killed 4 officers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
▪️ Refugees arrive from the territories of Lugansk People’s Republic occupied by the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Currently, more than 300 families have arrived in Lugansk, who are receiving all the necessary assistance.
▪️ In Mariupol, assault detachments of the Right Sector that arrived from Lvov region are terrorizing civilians. Nationalists place armored vehicles and artillery in residential areas, using the local population as a human shield.
▪️ The units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, desperate to hold back the offensive of the group of troops of the Russian Armed Forces, began the massive use of ammunition filled with phosphorus in Kiev suburbs near the Gostomel airfield.
They use 122 mm shells for D-30 howitzers and missiles for BM-21 Grad systems, still of Soviet production.
❗️ The use of these munitions is prohibited by the third protocol of the 1980 UN Inhumane Weapons Convention.
Briefing by Russian Defence Ministry spokesperson Major General Igor Konashenkov (February 27, 2022, 8:30 p.m.)
▪️ The grouping of troops of Lugansk People’s Republic, with fire support from the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, successfully advanced another 4 kilometers deep into the enemy’s defenсe.
The units of Donetsk People’s Republic, having overcome the resistance of the nationalist units, advanced another 6 kilometers. Nizhne, Granitnoye and Gnutovo settlements were liberated.
▪️ In total, the Russian Armed Forces hit 1,067 military infrastructure objects of Ukraine.
💥 Among them: 27 command posts and communication centres of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, 38 S-300, Buk M-1 and Osa anti-aircraft missile systems, 56 radar stations.
Today, 7 anti-aircraft missile systems were destroyed, including one S-300 near Kramatorsk city. 3 attack unmanned aerial vehicles Bayraktar TB-2 were shot down in Chernihiv suburbs.
254 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 31 aircraft (on the ground), 46 multiple missile launchers, 103 field artillery mounts and mortars, 164 units of special military vehicles were destroyed.
▪️ Russian military personnel show courage and heroism in the course of carrying out combat missions of a special military operation.
There are dead and wounded of our comrades.
But our losses are many times less than the eliminated nationalists. And losses among the military personnel of the Ukrainian armed forces.
▪️ As for the Ukrainian prisoners of war, we will continue to treat them with dignity all servicemen of the Ukrainian armed forces who laid down their arms.
▪️ We understand that they took an oath to the people of Ukraine. All who laid down their arms and ceased resistance will be returned to their families.
▪️ But we know how the Ukrainian Nazis treat the few captured Russian servicemen.
And we see that the tortures are the same as those of the German Nazis and their henchmen-policemen in the Great Patriotic War.
All faces, voices, phone numbers, their coordinates, IP addresses, as well as the correspondence of all Ukrainian Nazis involved in the abuse of our comrades are recorded and identified.
This also applies to the leaders of the Kiev regime and their executors, who directly call for bullying of Russian military personnel in violation of the convention on the treatment of prisoners of war.
All of you will be found and will inevitably bear severe responsibility.
Operational information on 00:00, February 27 regarding the Russian invasion
The enemy continues the air-to-ground offensive operation against Ukraine.
During the air-to-ground offensive operation, enemy continued to inflict fire on military and civilian airfields, military control points (forces), air defence facilities, important critical infrastructure, settlements and units in defence areas.
In Polissya in the direction of KYIV, the enemy is trying to resume the offensive by launching a pontoon crossing over the Irpin River in the area of DEMIDIV.
Another attempt by the occupier to capture the city of Irpin was unsuccessful. Ukrainian defence forces destroyed new enemy equipment.
In all directions, tank and mechanized units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with the support of artillery maintain the defence of certain borders.
The Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine repulses enemy air strikes.
The grouping of the defence forces of Kyiv has deployed a dense and multilevel system of defence of the capital.
There is a systematic struggle against a small number of sabotage-reconnaissance groups (SRG) numbering 3-15 people with weapons, in the uniform of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, but in bulletproof vests of the russian federation.
Operational information as of 13:00 on February 27, 2022 regarding the Russian invasion
An air offensive is underway, during which the enemy continues to shell military and civilian infrastructure.
From 00:00 on February 27, the Russian occupiers fired 5 air strikes and 16 missiles.
Another center of concentration of the occupying forces was the Republic of Belarus:
– 10 helicopters from 15 Army Aviation Brigade, based in the settlement of Ostrov, Pskov Region, as well as 2 An-124 aircraft of the Air and Space Forces were transferred to the Machulishchi airfield;
– to the BARANOVYCHY airfield – four Su-34 fighter-bomber.
Having regrouped troops, the enemy carried out offensive operations in the direction of Kyiv. The defense forces of the capital are successfully defending the city.
The commander of the defense of Kyiv is Colonel-General Oleksandr Syrsky, the commandant of the defense of the city is the Hero of Ukraine, Colonel Serhiy Sobko.
The enemy continues to commit war crimes, shelling the peaceful Ukrainian cities of KHARKIV and BALAKLEYA.
The desperate defense of the city of Kherson continues.
Groups of the Black Sea Fleet of the russian federetion Armed Forces were withdrawn from naval bases with the task of striking the surface forces of the Navy of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The enemy attempted to land a naval landing operation in the BLACK SEA area. Enemy landings destroyed.
Units of the Pacific Fleet of the russian Armed Forces are also involved in hostilities.
Operational information at 06:00 on February 27, 2022 of the Russian invasion
The Russian occupier has reduced the pace of the offensive, but still continues to try developing success in some areas in the offensive against Ukraine.
The third day of the Russian military invasion of Ukraine is going on.
Columns of armored vehicles of the Russian aggressors slowed down the pace firther into Ukraine. Enemy troops, deprived of timely replenishment of fuel and ammunition, stop on the roads and in the cities.
The personnel of the occupying forces, the vast majority of whom are young conscripts, are exhausted by previous military exercises and have a low moral and psychological condition, according to available information, there are facts of desertion, refusal of servicemen of the Russian Armed Forces to take part in hostilities against Ukraine and yielding themselves prisoners.
The main tactics of the occupiers remain the movement and capture of small towns, villages and highways. Due to strong resistance from the civilian population, units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the National Guard and the National Police, enemy’s attempts to take control of large cities were unsuccessful.
The main goal of the enemy is to block the capital of Ukraine, the city of Kyiv. It remains unfulfilled. The enemy moves to the active use of sabotage and reconnaissance groups that destroy civilian infrastructure and the population of large cities. Ignoring the norms of International Humanitarian Law, the enemy damaged the oil base in Vasylkiv and destroyed the gas pipeline in Kharkiv. The occupier continued to insidiously damage multi-storey residential buildings.
In order to intimidate the local population, military units and subdivisions are used, staffed mainly by people of Caucasian appearance, with poor knowledge of the Russian language, sending targeted mailing.
During the day, the Russian occupiers used ballistic and cruise missiles and aircraft from the territory of the TOT of Crimea and the Republic of Belarus in Kyiv and other cities.
In the Mozyr district of Belarus the invader has formed a strike group of Russian combat helicopters for damaging critical infrastructure of cities and our troops. The use of Ukrainian railway infrastructure by destroying the railway lines with the aggressor country is not allowed.
The Joint Forces are conducting a defensive operation, holding positions along the line of demarcation. Enemy is not successful in any of the areas.
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;
tanks – 102;
armored vehicles of different types – over 540 ;
anti-aircraft missile system BUK – 1;
automotive equipment over 20 units.