Russia – Ukraine war updates as of February 24, 2023

Russia - Ukraine war updates as of February 24, 2023

The operational update of the General Staff of Ukraine for the last 24 hours of Russia - Ukraine war as of 6:00 a.m., February 24, 2023.

Day 366 of the full-scale russian military aggression has begun.

The russian federation has been continuing its full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine for a year. Its main efforts are now focused on offensive operations on Kup’yan’sk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Shakhtars’k directions.

During the last 24 hours, Ukrainian defenders repelled about 100 russian attacks (!)

At the same time, the russian invaders launched 10 missile and 31 air strikes, and more than 40 MLRS attacks. These criminal actions have resulted in casualties among civilian population and damage to civilian objects in Kharkiv and Kherson oblasts.

Volyn’, Polissya, Sivershchyna, and Slobozhanshchyna directions: no signs of the formation of enemy offensive groupings were identified. The vicinities of Senkivka, Yeline, Medvedivka, Leonivka, and Mikhalchyna Sloboda (Chernihiv oblast); Sopych, Korenyok, Hirky, Ryzhivka, Iskryskivshchyna, Volfyne, Oleksiivka, Vodolagi, Zapsillia, and Myropil’lya (Sumy oblast), as well as the vicinities of more than 22 settlements in Kharkiv oblast came under enemy mortar and artillery fire.

These include Krasnaya Zora, Veterynarne, Strilecha, Lukyantsi, Vovchans’ki Khutary, Zemlyanyka, Ustinivka, Bologhivka, and Krasne Pershe. Moreover, russian combat helicopters attacked ground targets near Dvorichna and Ohirtseve.

Kup’yans’k and Lyman directions: the enemy carried out unsuccessful offensive actions in the settlements of Stelmakhivka, Dibrova, Bilohorivka, Fedorivka, and Rozdolivka. The vicinities of more than 20 settlements came under enemy fire, in particular, Hryanykivka, Synkivka, Kup’yans’k, and Tabaivka (Kharkiv oblast); Novoselivka, Stelmakhivka, Makiivka, Yampol’, Nevs’ke, Dibrova, and Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast); and Hryhorivka, Spirne, Berestove, Rozdolivka, and Fedorivka (Donetsk oblast).

The adversary conducted an air strike in the vicinities of Hryanykivka, Kotlyarivka, Krokhmal’ne (Kharkiv oblast); Serebryansk Forestry and Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast). Spirne, Sacco and Vanzetti (Donetsk oblast) were also affected. The occupiers used 6 barrage ammunition of the "Lancet" type.

Bakhmut direction: the enemy attempted several unsuccessful offensives in the vicinities of Berkhivka, Bakhmut, Zaliznyans’ke, Ivanivs’ke, Chasiv Yar, Diliivka, and Vasylivka settlements. More than 20 settlements, in particular, Zaliznyans’ke, Berkhivka, Bakhmut, Chasiv Yar, Ivanivs’ke, Kurdyumivka, Mayors’k, Severne, Ivanopil'a, and Krasnohorivka (Donetsk oblast) suffered enemy attacks.

Avdiivka and Shakhtars’k directions: russian occupiers attempted unsuccessful attacks in the vicinities of Vodyane, Nevels’ke, Novomykhailivka, and Prechistivka. 25 settlements came under enemy artillery fire, including, Novobakhmutivka, Avdiivka, Berdychi, Orlivka, Pervomais’ke, Krasnohorivka, Heorgiivka, Mar’yinka, Novomykhailivka, Vuhledar and Prechistivka.

Zaporizhzhia directions: more than 25 settlements suffered artillery fire, including Vremivka, Novopil (Donetsk oblast); Zelene Pole, Olhivske, Poltavka, Charivne, Novodanilivka, Orihiv, Kam’yans’ke, Lukyanivs’ke, Stepnogris’k, and Pavlivs’ke (Zaporizhzhia oblast); as well as Marganets, Chervonohryhorivka and Nikopol (Dnipropetrovsk oblast).

Kherson direction: More than 30 settlements, came under russian artillery shelling, including Mykhailivka, Havrylivka, Beryslav, Vesele, Odradokamyanka, Mykolaivka, Krynky, Novotyaginka, Kherson, and Zimivnyk (Kherson oblast).

In order to replenish its large-scale casualties, russia continues covert mobilization. In particular, in the Caucasus, there is an active forced mobilization of men of conscription age with the aim of sending them to participate in hostilities on the territory of Ukraine. All men are subject to mobilization, regardless of their health and willingness to fight. A large number of those mobilized are citizens who have served or are serving sentences in penitentiary institutions. Prisoners are released on condition of voluntary participation in hostilities on the territory of Ukraine.

In some areas of the temporarily occupied territories of the Luhansk Oblast, mobile operators cut off access to the Internet in order to prevent the transmission of data about the actions of the russian occupation forces and to fight against the patriotic population of Ukraine. The disconnection of the Internet should take place in all temporarily occupied territories of the Luhansk Oblast.

During the last day, Ukrainian Air Force conducted 17 air strikes on the concentrations of russian troops, and 4 air strikes on the positions of anti-aircraft missile systems.

Ukrainian missile and artillery troops attacked 3x concentrations of russian troops, 1 ammunition depot, 1 fuel and lubricant warehouse, and 1x other critical military target.

Last, but not the least, russia's losses in manpower for the last 24 hours are as follows:

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