Russia – Ukraine war updates as of February 27, 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 27, 2023.

Day 369 of the full-scale russian invasion has begun.

The russian Federation continues to wage full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine. The main efforts are focused on conducting offensive operations in the Kupyan, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiiv and Shakhtar directions. Ukrainian defenders repelled 81 russian attacks in these areas for the last day.
The enemy is trying to destroy the critical infrastructure of our state, continues to strike, carry out artillery shelling of civilian objects and houses of the civilian population. The enemy constantly conducts aerial reconnaissance to adjust its strikes.
Over the past 24 hours, the russians have launched 5 missile and 13 air strikes, 2 of which were carried out by shahed-136 drones against civilian infrastructure. Both drones were shot down. Also, the enemy launched more than 50 attacks from rocket salvo systems, in particular, on civilian infrastructure in the Kherson region and Donetsk oblasts. There are dead and wounded civilians, destroyed civilian houses and damaged civilian infrastructure. The level of the threat of russian missile strikes remains high throughout the territory of Ukraine.
On the Volyn, Poliske, Siversk and Slobozhansk directions, the operational situation has not changed significantly. The enemy continues to maintain a military presence near the state border of Ukraine, but no signs of the formation of offensive groups have been detected. The enemy carried out mortar and artillery shelling of the areas of Khrinivka and Katerynivka settlements of Chernihiv Oblast; Girky, Atynske, Stukalyvka, Hyrine, Pavlivka, Volfyne of the Sumy Region, as well as Veterinarne, Cherovna Zorya, Strelecha, Staritsa, Vovchanski Khutory, Chernyak, Loshakovo, Krasne Pershe, Stroivka, Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Zapadne, and Kupyansk of the Kharkiv Oblast. In the vicinity of Popivka of the Sumy Oblast and Krasnaya Zora, the enemy used an unmanned aerial vehicle with a combat load.
On the Kupyansk and Lymansk directions, the enemy carried out unsuccessful offensive actions in the areas of Novoselyvskyi, Ploschanka, Bilogorivka, Spirnyi, and Berestovo. Enemy artillery shelling was recorded in more than 25 settlements. Among them are Lyman First and Kurylivka in the Kharkiv Oblast and Novoselivske, Chervonopivka, Dibrova, Serebryansk Forestry, Bilogorivka, Spirne, Rozdolivka and Fedorivka in the Luhansk Oblast.
In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy continues to attack the positions of our troops, carried out unsuccessful offensive actions near the settlements of Dubovo-Vasylivka, Yagidne, Bakhmut, Ivanovske, and Severny Donetsk oblast. Areas of more than 25 settlements, including: Dubovo-Vasylivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Klishchiivka, Kurdyumivka, Bila Gora, Ozaryanivka, Stupochki, Zalizne, and Pivdene of Donetsk oblast, were shelled.
On the Avdiivka and Shakhtar directions, the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensives in the areas of Kamianka, Avdiivka, Vodyane, Nevelske, Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, and Vugledar settlements. He carried out artillery shelling in areas of populated areas, in particular, Novobakhmutivka, Avdiivka, Lastochkino, Pervomaisky, Nevelsky, Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Novomykhailivka, Vugledar, and Vremivka, Donetsk oblast.
In the Zaporizhzhia direction, more than 30 settlements were affected by fire. Among them are Vremivka and Novopil of Donetsk oblast; Olhivske, Malynivka, Chervone, Charivne, Biloghirya, Novodanilivka, Orikhov and Novoandriivka of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast.
On the Kherson direction, Mykhailivka, Kachkarivka, Lviv, Antonivka, Kherson, Komyshany, Blagovishchenske, Bilozerka, Dniprovske and Berehove of the Kherson Oblast were affected by the artillery fire of the russian occupation forces. And in general, the districts of 27 settlements.
The enemy continues to suffer significant losses. Thus, in the Bakhmutivka district of the Donetsk oblast, between February 22 and 24, up to 30 bodies of dead and 65 wounded servicemen of the russian occupation forces were delivered to medical institutions.
Against the background of the military successes of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, there is a mass desertion in enemy troops. With this in mind, russian deputy commanders for political work are actively conducting outreach work to prevent desertion among Russian servicemen. They are trying to prove the articles of the criminal code regarding punishment to the occupiers.
In particular, all aggressors are frightened by the fact that russian servicemen who, since 2017, have been in the status of those who voluntarily left the military unit, received a sentence of 4 to 12 years of imprisonment.
Due to fears of the de-occupation of Ukrainian territories, in the settlements of Oleshki and Skadovsk of the Kherson Oblast, the Russian occupying so-called "authority" is preparing to flee to the territory of the temporarily occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea. In particular, since February 21, the departure of local collaborators to Bakhchisaray, Simferopol, and Kerch has been marked, and since February 24, the occupiers have announced the so-called "evacuation" to all interested parties.
The enemy used military trucks to transport the collaborators, only hand luggage was allowed.
Aviation of the Defense Forces.

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

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