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Briefing by Russian Defence Ministry spokesperson Major General Igor Konashenkov (February 28, 2022, 10:00 a.m.)
▪️ The groupping of troops of Lugansk People’s Republic, with fire support of the Russian Armed Forces, carried out successful offensive operations and established control over Khvorostyanka, Sukhanovka, and Artem settlements.
The units of Donetsk People’s Republic, continuing the offensive, advanced another 19 kilometers. Novyi Aidar was taken under control and Volnovaha was completely blocked.
▪️ The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation have taken control of Berdyansk and Energodar cities. ☢️ Russian servicemen fully guard and control the area around Zaporozhye nuclear power plant. NPP personnel continue to work on maintenance of facilities and control of the radioactive situation in the normal mode. The radioactive background is normal.
▪️ Over the past day, the Russian Aerospace Forces destroyed 8 Buk M-1 combat vehicles, S-300 and Buk M-1 air defence systems, 3 radio positions with P-14 stations, 4 assault aircraft on the ground and one assault aircraft shot down in the air.
❗️Russian aviation has taken air supremacy over the entire territory of Ukraine.
▪️ In total, since the beginning of the operation, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation have hit 1,114 military infrastructure objects of Ukraine.
💥 Among them: 31 command posts and a communication centres of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
314 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 57 multiple rocket launch systems, 121 field artillery and mortars, 274 units of special military vehicles were destroyed.
▪️ The leadership of Ukraine and the authorities of the city, having announced a curfew, persuade the residents of the capital to stay in their homes. This once again proves that the Kiev regime uses the inhabitants of the city as a human shield for the nationalists who have deployed artillery units and military equipment in residential areas of the capital.
It is also announced that groups of “Russian saboteurs” are allegedly operating in the capital, and the city itself is blocked.
▪️ The real situation is as follows.
Armed gangs of looters, robbers and nationalists are rampaging in Kiev, who received weapons as a result of the criminal decision of the authorities to distribute them uncontrollably to the population.
We appeal to the people of Kiev.
All civilians in the city can freely leave the capital of Ukraine along the Kyiv-Vasilkov highway. This route is open and safe.
▪️ Once again, I want to emphasize that the armed forces of the Russian Federation strike only at military targets. Nothing threatens the civilian population.
Briefing by Russian Defence Ministry spokesperson Major General Igor Konashenkov (February 28, 2022, 4:00 p.m.)
▪️ The grouping of troops of Lugansk People’s Republic, with fire support from the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, is conducting successful offensive operations, advancing 23 kilometers. Control was taken over Novaya Astrakhan And Borovenki settlements.
The units of the Armed Forces of Donetsk People’s Republic, continuing the offensive, and blocked Mariupol.
▪️ All settlements that have come under the control of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue to live as usual. The life support facilities of the population are functioning, transport is working.
Most city administrations, in agreement with the command of the Russian troops, carry out joint enforcement of law and order and the maintenance of peaceful life.
▪️ I would like to emphasize that only officers and servicemen who serve under contract in the positions of privates and sergeants take part in special military operation of the Russian Armed Forces.
Russia did not start hostilities. Russia is completing them.
▪️ Military actions by the regime in Kiev and the systematic destruction of the inhabitants of Donbass lasted 8 years. During this war, more than 14 thousand people died, hundreds of children.
It was necessary to put an end to this. It was necessary to put an end to the endless threats from the Kiev regime against Russia. And Russia will do it.
Briefing by Russian Defence Ministry spokesperson Major General Igor Konashenkov (February 28, 2022, 8:30 p.m.)
▪️ The grouping of troops of Lugansk People’s Republic during the day continued to conduct offensive operations in the direction of Kremennoe settlement, moving forward another 3 kilometers.
The units of the armed forces of Donetsk People’s Republic advanced 16 kilometers in a day and captured Zamozhnoe settlement.
▪️ In total, the Russian Armed Forces hit 1,146 objects of the military infrastructure of Ukraine.
💥 Among them: 31 command posts and communication centres of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, 81 S-300, Buk M-1 and Osa anti-aircraft missile systems, 75 radar stations.
Operational tactical aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces hit 6 columns of armored vehicles of the Ukrainian armed forces.
311 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 42 aircraft (on the ground), 51 multiple rocket launchers, 147 field artillery mounts and mortars, 263 units of special military vehicles were destroyed.
▪️ Over the past 24 hours, another 110 Ukrainian servicemen have voluntarily laid down their arms.
Operational information on 20.00 28.02.2022 on the Russian invasion
During the day, the aggressor’s troops regrouped and accumulated armored vehicles and missile and artillery weapons in certain areas, primarily to surround and capture Kyiv and major cities of Ukraine, including Kharkiv, Chernihiv, Odesa, Kherson and Mariupol.
A significant part of military equipment comes from the territory of Belarus and through the occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. Some units of the most combat-ready units of the Armed Forces of Belarus have begun moving to the State Border of Ukraine in the Volyn direction. In addition, the territory of Belarus continues to be used for combat sorties of army, operational, tactical and special aircraft of the RF Armed Forces to perform tasks on the territory of our country.
The planes of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation resumed conducting air reconnaissance of objects on the territory of Ukraine from the airspace of the Republic of Belarus.
The enemy, losing offensive potential, loses with him and the human face. Numerous cases of violations of the laws of war and international humanitarian law by the Russian aggressor have been recorded along the entire offensive line.
The most common war crimes of the Russian occupiers: the use of weapons against civilians, bombing, rocket and artillery shelling of residential areas, which led to the destruction of civilian infrastructure. The enemy, for cover, uses state symbols and uniforms of the Armed Forces, the National Guard and the National Police of Ukraine.
Ukrainian flags are hung on columns of Russian military equipment. Such cases have been observed in the settlements of Peremoha, Nova Basan, Kyiv region, and on the Krasnostav-Nizhyn highway in the Chernihiv region.
During the advance of a line of tanks and armored personnel carriers, the aggressor fired on the homes of local residents in the Chernihiv region, from Talalaivka to Nizhyn.
Tanks from the Russian occupation forces on their way through the village of Borodyanka, on the orders of their commanders, began to deliberately destroy infrastructure and housing, and a separate group of tanks opened chaotic fire on high-rise buildings.
In addition, there have been cases where the enemy hangs a white flag on his vehicle, ostensibly to surrender. However, after approaching the Ukrainian positions, the occupiers began to open fire on the defeats.
According to the available information, the commanders of the Russian tactical groups received an order to destroy the mobile communication towers in the course of advancing deep into the territory of Ukraine.
All this indicates that the Russian occupiers are terrified, because they did not receive any bread and salt promised by the propagandists. They received only the hatred and contempt of the civilian population and a worthy repulse of the Ukrainian army.
Operational information on 11.00, 28.02.2022 regarding the Russian invasion
The enemy continues the offensive operation against Ukraine with the support of operational-tactical and army aircraft using high-precision long-range weapons.
During the previous day, the Russian occupiers fired 6 missiles (up to 30 missiles) and 4 air strikes, mostly from the airspace of the Republic of Belarus. Since the beginning of the open aggression, the enemy has used about 180 Iskander cruise and operational-tactical missiles.
The air and space forces of the RF Armed Forces are on duty in the airspace of the Republic of Belarus. The airfield network of the Republic of Belarus is used for transportation of personnel and cargo. There is a high probability of using the armed forces of Belarus.
In Polissya, the enemy suffered significant losses and is trying to replenish them at the expense of airborne troops of the RF Armed Forces.
He has completed the regrouping in the Seversky direction and is trying to continue the offensive in the Chernihiv-KYIV direction. Three BTGr in the areas of KHOMUTOVKA, GLUHIV, BATURYN are stopped.
Motorized Rifle Unit 14 of the Army Corps of the Northern Fleet of AF RF on the border of SUMY – OKHTYRKA – POLTAVA suffered significant losses and lost offensive potential.
The enemy was stopped in the Slobozhansky direction.
In the Donetsk operational area the enemy with forces of 1 and 2 Army Corps with artillery support of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation tries to conduct offensive actions. The goal of the aggressor to reach the administrative borders of Donetsk and Luhansk regions has not been achieved.
In the Tavriya direction, the enemy, after regrouping, tried to organize an offensive on MYKOLAIV and did not abandon attempts to land a naval landing in the area of MARIUPOL. The Armed Forces of Ukraine are defending the borders.
Despite significant losses and slowing down the offensive in some areas, the enemy does not abandon its main goal – to gain control of KYIV. The capital’s defense forces have taken measures to counter the enemy.
A group of diverse Navy of the AFU forces continues to fight in the southwestern part of the Black Sea. Carries out defence of bases and ports of ODESA, PIVDENNY, OCHAKIV, CHORNOMORSK from the sea direction.
The Air Force Group of the Armed Forces of Ukraine covers from the air units and subdivisions of operative groups of troops throughout the territory of Ukraine.
Operational information on 06:00, February 28, 2022 regarding the Russian invasion
The russian occupiers have reduced the pace of the offensive, but are still trying to develop success in some areas in the offensive against Ukraine.
During the air-offensive operatopn, the enemy continued to inflict fire on military and civilian airfields, military command points (forces), air defence facilities, important critical infrastructure, settlements and units in defence areas.
In violation of international humanitarian law, the occupiers insidiously launched a missile strike on residential buildings in the cities of Zhytomyr and Chernihiv.
At the same time, all attempts by the russian invaders to achieve the goal of the military operation failed.
It is possible to successfully repel the attacks of battalion-tactical groups on the approaches, forcing the enemy to abandon the offensive. As of today, artillery fire of only one of the Ukrainian brigades destroyed more than 5 lines of enemy equipment and enemy manpower.
The enemy is demoralized and bears heavy losses. Frequent cases of desertion and disobedience were noted. The enemy realized that propaganda and reality were different. The occupiers are afraid of us.
Defenders of Ukraine continue to maintain a stable defence.
Glory to Ukraine! Let’s win together!