The three hundred and sixty-eighth (368) day of heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to the large-scale russian military invasion continues.
Estonian Defense Minister Hanno Pevkur arrived in Kyiv.
Also today in Kyiv, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud held a meeting with the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi. This is the first official visit of the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom to Ukraine.
The Embassy of Algeria is resuming work in Kyiv after a one-year break due to russia’s war in Ukraine.
A memorial stone was erected at the Central Station of Kyiv in honor of the railway workers who died in the war.
A street may appear in Kyiv in honor of Monastyrskyi, the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, who died in a plane crash. 150 people’s deputies have already signed an appeal to the Kyiv self-government to rename one of the streets near the Ministry of Internal Affairs, parliamentarian Halyna Yanchenko reported.
By the end of spring in Bucha, the American non-profit organization Global Empowerment Mission plans to complete the restoration of 110 houses on Vokzalna Street. It is implemented thanks to the financial support of the Howard Buffett Foundation.
Near the city of Gostomel, a monument to the Hero of Ukraine to the pilot of the 299th tactical aviation brigade named after lieutenant general Vasyl Nikiforov, lieutenant colonel Hennadiy Matuliak, was opened.
In Zhytomyr, they said goodbye to Mykola Pavlenko. Voluntarily joined the ranks of the Armed Forces and defended the eastern borders of Ukraine, in particular, Avdiyivka, Bakhmut, Izyum. He returned for a while on vacation to the home where he died unexpectedly.
Another defender, Ilya Chernyak, died heroically, defending one of the settlements in the suburbs of temporarily occupied Donetsk from the attacks of the russian invaders.
In the Nizhyn community, they said goodbye to the dead sniper Andriy Tkach, originally from Zhytomyr Oblast, born in 2001. Completed military service in the National Guard of Ukraine.
In the center of Gdynia, before the anniversary of the full-scale war, the action «Blue-Yellow Heart of Ukraine» took place and the exhibition of the little Zhytomyr woman Marta Hrytsanyuk was opened. The president of Zhytomyr’s sister city, Wojciech Shchurek, representatives of the city’s government and children from Gdynia and Ukraine gathered in the central square to witness the unity of the peoples.
In Zhytomyr Oblast, women of retirement age from the Novoguyvynske community sewed 1,500 pillows for the military in six months.
82-year-old Valentina Minina turned her one-room apartment into a workshop. In the entrance there are bags with synthetic foam, in the room – ready-packaged pillows for sending. Volunteers sew a pocket to almost every pillow, where they put a protective prayer for soldiers.
In the Nizhyn community, they said goodbye to the dead sniper Andriy Tkach.
Residents of the villages of Novgorod-Siversk community, located in the war zone, received humanitarian aid from the Nizhyn community. These are food products.
During February 25, the russian military shelled three communities of Sumy Oblast: Shalygyne, Bilopillia, and Svesa. 36 hits were recorded, of which 28 were from mortars, 8 from artillery.
In the morning, russian forces shelled the village of Hirky in the Konotop raion in the Sumy Oblast with a mortar. There is no information about losses among the local population or damage to civil infrastructure.
Yesterday, the enemy shelled the border settlements of Chuguyiv, Kupyansk and Kharkiv raions.
As a result of shelling in Kupyansk, at least 4 private residential buildings were damaged, and commercial buildings were destroyed. An 82-year-old woman was injured due to severe stress. She received help on the spot.
In the village of Kupyansk-Vuzlovy, 5-story residential buildings were damaged by shelling.
Around 20:00, the village of Monachynivka, Kupyansk raion, was shelled from artillery. No casualties.
Demining is ongoing in the Oblast. Over the past day, pyrotechnics of the State Emergency Service defused 46 explosive objects.
The russia is concentrating its main efforts on conducting offensive actions in the Kupyansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Shakhtarske directions. Yesterday, our defenders repelled 71 enemy attacks in the indicated directions.
The russian army shelled 15 settlements of Donetsk Oblast from aviation, missile systems, “Hrad”, artillery, and tanks.
On February 25, three people were killed and four more residents of the region were injured as a result of shelling by the russian army in Donetsk Oblast.
Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of russia into Ukraine, 1,387 people have died in Donetsk Oblast, and 3,094 people have been injured. It is impossible to establish the exact number of dead and wounded in Volnovakha and Mariupol.
Volunteers from Donetsk Oblast designed a mobile bathhouse for the military. Thanks to the Aware Zone youth hub, the mobile bath complex has already been transferred to the east. It is designed for eight to nine people. In the middle there is a shower, steam room, and primary water purification system. Money for the implementation of the initiative was raised through freedrasing.
Pokrovsk and Pokrovsk raion
In the east of Pokrovsk raion, Kurakhove and Kurakhivka came under fire, periodic artillery shelling was recorded in Maryinka, Krasnohorivka, and Novomykhailivka. Avdyivka remains one of the hottest spots — at night there were flights over the old and central parts of the city.
In the morning, there was a shelling of Halytsynivka of Novogrodivka community. 2 houses were damaged.
French philanthropist Reginald Hardy visited the humanitarian hub “Unity” again. This time, he brought diapers, baby food, juices, sweets, and baby and women’s hygiene products to the small migrants.
Bakhmut and Bakhmut raion
In the direction of Bakhmut, the enemy carried out unsuccessful offensive actions near the settlements of Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Berkhivka, Yagidne, Bakhmut, Ivanovske, and Severny Donetsk Oblast.
Since the beginning of the day, the russian military has shelled the Bakhmut direction 125 times.
Areas of 22 settlements came under fire, in particular, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Dubovo-Vasylivka, Berkhivka, Bakhmut, Ivanovske, Stupochki, Kurdyumivka, Ozaryanivka and New York of the Donetsk Oblast. The enemy launched a rocket attack on the civilian infrastructure of the city of Kostyantynivka. As a result, the administrative building in Kostyantynivka, the power grid in Mykolaivka were damaged; russian cluster munitions exploded in Krasne. Chasiv Yar and the Soledar community came under fire, fortunately there were no casualties.
Kramatorsk and Kramatorsk raion
The russian military launched a missile attack on Druzhkivka and aimed at the administrative building of an industrial enterprise, and dropped two S-300 missiles on the Lyman.
The Toretsk and Zarichne communities of Lyman are suffering from shelling; Zvanivka, Pereizne and Verkhnyokamianske of the Zvanivka community and Siversk.
Italian Marco Rodari came to Kramatorsk. A volunteer organized a holiday for local children: he demonstrated magic tricks and gave out gifts. This is the clown’s seventh visit to Ukraine in a year of full-scale war.
The russians are storming Ukrainian positions near Kreminna and Bilogorivka. In particular, the enemy infantry tried to do this yesterday, because the enemy’s tank attack was repulsed a few days ago, and the equipment was burned.
Over the past day, on February 25, the russian military shelled civilian infrastructure in the area of 13 settlements in the Zaporizhzhia Oblast. In the Zaporizhzhia direction, the situation has not undergone significant changes over the past day. The enemy concentrates its main efforts on holding the occupied borders.
Yesterday, the enemy attacked the water area of Ochakiv community and the coast of Kutsurub community with MLRS and other types of artillery. There are no casualties.
In Mykolaiv, Pervomaisk, Voznesensk and Bashtanka raions, the day and night passed relatively calmly.
In Odesa, about a hundred immigrants from Nova Kakhovka gathered near the opera house for a rally in support of their hometown and the people who remain under occupation. February 28 marks the 71st anniversary of the founding of the city.
In the Kherson direction, the russian army shelled the areas of 19 settlements with artillery during the day. In particular, Mykhailivka, Havrylivka, Vesele, Matrosivka, Ivanivka, Mykilske, Molodizhne, Inzhenerne, Antonivka, Kherson and Dniprovske
During the past day, russian troops attacked five communities of the Beryslav raion. Houses and farm buildings were damaged by shells. There are no casualties or injuries.
Since the night, russian troops have launched 30 strikes on Kherson. They were fired from artillery, “Hrad” and mortars. Six people were injured, four are in hospital.
At night, the russian military shelled Nikopol 17 times. Three private houses in Nikopol were damaged, the roof of one of them was on fire, and the fire was extinguished. Two high-rise buildings, a restaurant, a gas pipeline, and a power line were also damaged in the city. In Marhanets, a private enterprise, a college, an apartment building, and several non-residential buildings were damaged.
In Marhanets, police evacuated two dogs from a destroyed private yard and took them to a veterinary hospital.
The Chervonohryhorivka community came under heavy artillery fire. The attack damaged a power line in one of the villages there. The occupiers also attacked the outskirts of Ternove village in the Velykomykhailivka.
The family of the deceased senior soldier Serhii Sova from Nikopol was awarded the Golden Star Order. The soldier participated in the battles near Izium. In September 2022, his body was recovered from one of the mass graves. May he rest in peace.
In Poltava, monuments to Vatutin and Zyhin have been spray-painted again. At night, the same inscriptions in yellow paint were left on them.
15 medical institutions in Poltava Oblast will receive another humanitarian aid. It includes four trucks with oil, flour, oatmeal, and pasta weighing 70 tons. The food will be distributed among hospitals in Poltava Oblast depending on the number of people in the facilities. The humanitarian aid was delivered by the Light of Hope charity organization. The products came from the UN World Food Program.
A charity fair “Let’s meet spring – let’s win” was held in Protopopivka of Oleksandria Raion. A concert, contests, and sports competitions were organized for people. The visitors also tasted various delicacies. Local craftsmen presented decorative and applied arts. Together, they raised UAH 10,850 at the fair. All the money will go to the needs of our military: UAH 4 400 were given to volunteers for materials for weaving nets, and the rest will be used to purchase a quadcopter for the 2nd Battalion of the 10th Mountain Assault Brigade.
In Ivano-Frankivsk, American volunteers conducted military training for civilians. The training was organized by the 9th Line Training and Tactical Medicine Center.
Mlyniv Raion is in grief. The community said goodbye to the fallen defender Petro Revko. He will be 46 years old forever. The man was from the village of Posnykiv. The soldier died on February 19 near the village of Yampolivka in Donetsk Oblast.
Sarny Raion said goodbye to defender Maksym Perepelytsia, a native of the village of Vysotsk. On February 19, the 25-year-old soldier’s heart suddenly stopped. His mother was left without a son. May the memory of the heroes be blessed.
In Rivne, the fifth round of Ukrainian language courses “A Cup of Ukrainian in Rivne” has started. Since the start of the classes, more than a hundred people have applied to the center, wishing to improve their Ukrainian and learn to speak it.