27 February: Drone attack on the Kyiv region, lethal weapons from China

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Situation summary of war in Ukraine by region for Monday, February 27, 2023.
Illustrated Photo / Photo: Zelensky’s official Telegram channel

Illustrated Photo / Photo: Zelensky’s official Telegram channel

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By Pavlo Vitenko

Summary by regions

Luhansk Region

On February 26, in the Kupiansk and Lyman directions, the Russians conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the areas of Novoselivske, Ploshanka, Bilohorivka, Nevske, and Serebryansk forestry.

Enemy artillery shelling was recorded in Novoselivske, Nevske, Chervonopopivka, Kreminna, Dibrova, Serebryansk Forestry, and Bilohorivka.

The enemy carried out airstrikes in the area of Bilohorivka.

The situation in the region remains tense.

Donetsk Region

At night, there were two missile strikes on Myrnohrad. At least 4 private households were destroyed. Information about the victims is being clarified.

In the morning, there was a massive shelling of the city of Avdiivka, shelling from the «Hrad» anti-aircraft missile system. The consequences are clarified.

No significant changes along the front line. Vuhledar, Mariinka, Avdiivka, Bakhmut – under constant enemy fire.

During the day, there were five shellings of settlements in the Kurakhove community: the village of Hostre, the village of Kurakhivka and the town of Hirnyk. A woman was wounded in Hirnyk. There is damage to residential buildings in the settlements of the community. In the village of Hostre, there was a direct hit to a store and the buildings and facilities of a medical facility were damaged.

During the day, the villages of Dubovo-Vasylivka and Orikhovo-Vasylivka were shelled. There is no communication, information about the injured civilians is being clarified. Six private houses were damaged in the village of Vasyukivka, and there were no casualties.

Kyiv Region

At night – a massive attack by drones. The air alert lasted more than 4 hours. Air defense was active in the region. The number of downed drones is being specified. According to preliminary data, no casualties, injuries, or damage were recorded. The information is being clarified.

Chernihiv Region

Two shellings per day, Novhorod-Siverskyi and Koryukivka districts. The enemy dropped ammunition from a UAV and fired from mortars. As a result of mortar shelling in the village of Yelino (Koryukivka district), two residential buildings and two farm buildings were destroyed, without casualties. Air defense at night, air defense work. According to Operational Command «Pivnich», three «Shahed» drones were shot down over the Chernihiv region.

Sumy Region

At night, a mortar attack was carried out on the Krasnopillia territorial community. Information about the loss of life and destruction is being clarified.

Yesterday, during the day, the Russians shelled 4 territorial communities of the region: Bilopillia, Hlukhiv, Nova Sloboda, Khotyn. 76 mortar and artillery attacks were recorded.

As a result of mortar shelling in the village of Horky, Nova Sloboda community, 5 residential buildings, a health center and power lines were damaged.

Artillery shelling of the village of Budivelne in the Hlukhiv community damaged 6 houses and destroyed a private shop. One civilian was injured.

Kharkiv Region

Yesterday, in the Slobozhansk and Kupiansk directions, the enemy carried out mortar and artillery attacks on the areas of Veterynarne, Cherovna Zorya, Strelecha, Staritsa, Vovchanski Khutory, Chernyak, Loshakovo, Krasne Pershe, Stroivka, Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Zapadne and Kupiansk. Artillery shelling was also recorded in the settlements of Lyman Pershyi and Kurylivka.

During the day, the city of Vovchansk, Chuhuiv district, was under fire. A 73-year-old man was injured. Hospitalized in a moderate condition.

As a result of the artillery attack on Vovchansk, private property was damaged. A garage and an outbuilding were destroyed. There was a fire.

Yesterday evening, a private house and a garage were damaged due to shelling in the village of Kurylivka, Kupian district.

Dnipropetrovsk Region

At night, the aggressor shelled the Nikopol district. Nikopol itself and Myrove community came under fire from heavy artillery. People survived. Damaged housing.

6 private houses, cars, gas furnaces and power lines were damaged.

The consequences of the attacks are being clarified.

Zaporizhzhia Region

Over the past day, the occupiers shelled civilian infrastructure in the area of the settlements of Zaporizhzhia, Chervone, Charivne, Gulyaipole, Orikhiv, Zatyshshia, Zaliznychne, Novodanylivka, Olhivske, Novoandriivka, Malynivka, Bilohirya, Svyatopetrivka, Staroukrainka, Mala Tokmachka, Gulyaipilske.

Three reports were received about the destruction of houses (apartments) of citizens and infrastructure objects as a result of shelling. Details regarding the consequences are being clarified.

Mykolayiv Region

Yesterday afternoon and tonight, the enemy made artillery strikes on two settlements of the Kutsurub community. Hitting the open area and surroundings. There were no injuries or damage.

Also yesterday afternoon, enemy mortar shelling was recorded in the water area of Ochakiv community. There are no casualties.

Kherson Region

According to the information of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Mykhailivka, Havrylivka, Kachkarivka, Vesele, Matrosivka, Ivanivka, Mykilske, Molodizhne, Lvove, Inzhenerne, Antonivka, Komyshany, Blahovishchenske, Bilozerka, Dniprovske and Kherson were affected by the artillery fire of the Russian occupation forces.

In the evening, the Russian army covered the village of Dniprovske Bilozerska with artillery fire. An enemy projectile hit the yard, a 55-year-old man was wounded, and the victim was taken to the nearest hospital.

Over the course of the day, one person was killed and two people were injured due to the aggression of the Russian Federation. 87 people were evacuated from the de-occupied territories of the Kherson Region, 15 of them were children.

Khmelnytskyi Region

At night, the Rashists attacked Khmelnytskyi. Three strikes were made on the city of Khmelnytskyi. According to preliminary information, two people died, four were injured. Detailed information on the consequences is being clarified.

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WORLD: How Western aid to Ukraine has changed over the year and what Kyiv expects in the coming months: WSJ explanation

Bulgaria to resume production of Soviet shells for Ukrainian military – NYT

Iran has renounced its drones and is allegedly opposed to war

Scholz criticized the Chinese peace treaty ending the war in Ukraine

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It became known why Lukashenko plans to meet with the Chinese president – ISW

China may send lethal weapons to Russia in the war against Ukraine – CIA

CIA Director Bill Burns confirmed the possibility that China could send lethal aid to Russia in the war against Ukraine.

CBS News writes about it.

«We are confident that the Chinese leadership is considering providing lethal equipment,» Burns said.

The revelation that Chinese President Xi Jinping is planning this escalation is a stark change from previous assessments by President Joe Biden’s administration. Earlier this month, Burns told students at Georgetown University that Xi was «very reluctant to provide Russia with the lethal weapons for use in Ukraine that the Russians are very interested in.»

Burns emphasized that China has not yet made a decision to transfer lethal aid to Russia, and shed light on the logic of the Biden administration’s decision to release this intelligence.

«We also don’t see that a final decision has been made yet, and we don’t see actual evidence of delivery of lethal equipment,» Burns said. «And so I think Secretary Blinken and the president felt it was important to make clear what the implications of this would be.»

Brennan asked if the administration’s goal – by sharing CIA data – was to deter China from deciding to transfer lethal aid. Burns confirmed that was the plan, adding that giving Xi «would be a very risky and unwise bet.»

By Pavlo Vitenko, Ukrainian Freedom News

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