2 February: Russia's sneaky blow to Kramatorsk, Putin wants the Luhansk and Donetsk regions by March

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Situation summary of war in Ukraine by region for Thursday, February 2, 2023.
Kramatorsk, Donetsk region / Photo: Associated Press

Kramatorsk, Donetsk region / Photo: Associated Press

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By Pavlo Vitenko

Summary by regions

Luhansk Region

Serhii Haidai, head of the Regional Military Administration, reported that as a result of the Russian shelling of the de-occupied village of Nevske, Svatove district, a local woman was injured.

So, on February 1, a Russian projectile flew into one of the yards in the village of Nevske, hitting the owner, who was outside at the time. The woman was wounded in the leg. She was immediately evacuated to a hospital in Donetsk region.

Donetsk Region

On the evening of February 1, the Russians launched a missile attack on Kramatorsk, killing at least 3 people. A high-rise building in the city center was completely destroyed. The rescue operation is ongoing, said the head of the Regional Military Administration, Pavlo Kyrylenko.

Druzhkivka, Slovyansk and Kramatorsk were also hit by rockets yesterday – warehouses were damaged, but no one was injured.

On the Volnovakha direction, 2 houses were damaged in Bohoyavlenka of Vuhledar community. Vuhledar, Novoukrayinka and Prechistivka also came under Russian fire – without casualties.

Single shelling of Mariinka and Krasnohorivka was recorded in the Donetsk direction at night. In the Horlivka direction in Bakhmut, 2 people were injured and 2 houses were damaged due to shelling. In the Soledar community, Russian strikes damaged 2 houses in Paraskoviivka and 2 in Vasyukivka.

In the Lysychansk direction, about 10 shellings were recorded in Torske and Zarichne of the Lyman community.

In total, during the day, the Russians killed 3 residents of Donetsk region, and wounded another 22.

Sumy Region

On the night of February 2, the Russians shelled the communities of Esman and Bilopillia. 24 arrivals were recorded.

The occupiers shelled the Esman community from the territory of the Russian Federation with a machine gun. There was shelling from a grenade launcher in the Bilopillia community. It passed without loss or damage, say the Regional Military Administration.

Kharkiv Region

The head of the Regional Military Administration, Oleh Synehubov, said that around 7:00 a.m. on February 2, the occupiers fired at Kupiansk, and a 67-year-old woman was injured. A 46-year-old employee of the State Emergency Service was injured in the village of Kruhlyakivka of the Kupiansk district as a result of the morning shelling.

Also in the morning, the occupiers shelled the village of Kozacha Lopan, as a result of which the building of the village council was damaged. Previously, there were no casualties.

During the past day, the Russians shelled Kupiansk, Vovchansk, Strilecha, Dvorichna, Staritsa, Ohirtseve and other settlements of Kupiansk, Chuhuiv and Kharkiv districts.

«Mostly private residential buildings were under fire. Many houses were damaged, windows were broken, and farm buildings were destroyed,» Synehubov said.

Zaporizhzhia Region

According to the report of the Main Directorate of the National Police in the Zaporizhia region, during February 1, the invaders fired at civilian infrastructure in the area of the settlements of Chervone, Gulyaipole, Charivne, Malynivka, Orikhiv, Novoandriivka, Novodanilivka, Nesterenka, Biloghirya, Mala Tokmachka, Olhivske, Prymorske, Plavni, Komyshuvakha.

The local authorities received 8 reports about the destruction of houses (apartments) of citizens and infrastructure objects as a result of shelling by Russian military personnel.

Kherson Region

In the morning, Russian troops opened fire on the residential sector of the village of Komyshany. The invaders hit a private house. Fragments of a Russian projectile fatally injured a 44-year-old woman, she died on the spot, Regional Military Administration reported.

According to local authorities, during February 1, the Russian occupiers shelled the territory of the Kherson region 34 times. They fired artillery, rocket launchers, mortars, tanks and drones. The Russian army attacked Kherson twice, as a result of which residential buildings were damaged in the city.

Yesterday, 4 people were injured in varying degrees of severity due to Russian shelling.

UKRAINE: Russian losses exceeded 129,000: during the day, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation eliminated 610 soldiers of the Russian Federation – the General Staff

The Russians are preparing for an offensive in separate directions, the Armed Forces of Ukraine repelled the enemy near Bakhmut – the General Staff

Putin gave the order to seize Donetsk and Luhansk regions by March – the Main Directorate of Intelligence

In Bakhmut, Russians are fighting World War I style – CBS News

Ukrainian military arrived in Germany for anti-aircraft training with Patriot – Spiegel

WORLD: Israel is considering the possibility of transferring weapons to Ukraine, including the «Iron Dome» – CNN

The Pentagon doubts that the Armed Forces can liberate Crimea in the near future – Politico

The US may announce a new military aid package on Friday – WSJ

Washington will not prohibit allies from supplying F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine – CNN

President of the European Commission von der Leyen and Head of EU Diplomacy Borrell arrived in Kyiv

By Pavlo Vitenko, Ukrainian Freedom News

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