3 March: Fierce battles for Bakhmut, shelling of Kherson

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Situation summary of war in Ukraine by region for Friday, March 3, 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

In the Luhansk region, in the Kupiansk and Lyman directions, the Russians conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the areas of Bilohorivka and Kreminna.

The enemy also carried out artillery shelling of Makiivka and Kreminna. Details are being clarified.

Donetsk Region

In the Donetsk region, Russian troops fired 45 rounds of artillery fire, Grad anti-aircraft guns, mortars, tanks, and carried out an airstrike with an Kh-59 missile. Residential sectors were shelled in the villages of Zoryane, Severne, Lastochkine, in Bakhmut, Krasnohorivka, Velyka Novosilka, the villages of Bohoyavlenka, Orlivka, Zalizne, Hryhorivka, in Kostyantynivka, in the villages of Ivanopillia, Kamianka, Krasnohorivka, as well as in Avdiivka (residential sector, surroundings, coke plant, industrial zone), in the village of Karlivka-2 (reservoir), in the village of Kurakhivka (territory of an industrial enterprise).

39 civilian objects were damaged (28 residential buildings, including 19 multi-apartment buildings), 5 commercial buildings, a railway carriage, three railway tracks, a gas pipeline, premises of an industrial enterprise).

In the morning, the enemy carried out anti-aircraft shelling of Severne and Tonenke of the Ocheretyn district. There was a direct hit and destruction of an apartment building in Tonenko, and surrounding houses in the center of the village were damaged.

In the morning, Avdiivka was also bombarded by anti-aircraft missiles and «Hrad» rocket launchers. There are hits in residential and industrial zones. Along the line of defense around the city, shelling continued almost all night, assaults took place in the directions of Krasnohorivka, Vesele, Kamianka, Opytne, Vodyane, Pervomaiske and Nevelske.

In the morning, the Russians fired artillery at the village of Krasnohorivka of the Ocheretyn district. Details are set.

In the Donetsk region, two civilians were killed and 5 were injured in one day.

Sumy Region

In the Sumy region yesterday afternoon, the aggressors shelled Nova Sloboda, Khotyn, Bilopillia, Velyka Pysarivka, Seredyno-Budsk, Esman, Znob-Novhorod, Myropillia, Krasnopillia and Shalyhyne communities. 177 hits were recorded from mortars, barrel artillery, self-propelled guns, and small arms fire.

In the Seredyno-Budsk community, two private houses were damaged as a result of mortar shelling in the village of Rozhkovychi.

Power lines and private houses in the village of Studenok were damaged in the Esman community. In the village of Ulanove, a residential building was on fire as a result of shelling by anti-aircraft missiles.

In the Khotyn community, an office building and a commercial building in the village of Kindrativka were damaged due to shelling from self-propelled guns.

In the Znob-Novhorod community, a high-voltage line was damaged as a result of barrel artillery fire near the village of Novovasylivka.

Three private houses were damaged in the village of Boyaro-Lezhachi in the Nova Sloboda community (7 hits).

In addition, the Russians shelled the Znob-Novhorod community at night (a private shop and a private house were damaged in the village of Novovasylivka) and the Myropillia community (4 private houses were damaged in the village of Myropillia and a power line was cut).

Kharkiv Region

In the Kharkiv region, in the Slobozhansk direction, the enemy carried out mortar and artillery attacks on the settlements of Krasne, Hlyboke, Vesele, Vovchansk, Ohirtseve, and Strelecha.

In the Kupiansk direction, Russian troops shelled the areas of Dvorichna, Lyman Pershyi, Petropavlivka, and Kupiansk settlements with artillery.

As a result of a missile attack on Kupiansk, a three-story administrative building was destroyed and windows were broken in the laboratory of the Kharkiv Regional Center for Disease Control and Prevention of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.

In Kupiansk, a compound fodder plant was shelled. Equipment and a granary with 270 tons of grain were damaged.

Yesterday afternoon, the enemy shelled the village of Podoly, Kupiansk district. The projectile hit a private home. A 73-year-old woman died.

Dnipropetrovsk Region

In the Dnipropetrovsk region yesterday, the Russian army fought all day in the Nikopol district, firing more than 30 shells from heavy artillery.

The Marhanets community was under fire twice. Two houses and two cars and a garage were damaged.

The consequences of the attacks are being clarified in the Pokrovsk, Chervonohryhorivka, and Myrove communities.

At night, the Russian troops struck the Nikopol district twice. The Marhanets community came under fire from heavy artillery.

Zaporizhzhia Region

In the Zaporizhzhia region, the enemy shelled civilian infrastructure in the area of Charivne, Gulyaipilske, Chervona Krynytsia, Gulyaipole, Novodanylivka, Olhivske, Novoandriivka, Charivne, Bilohirya, Mala Tokmachka, Zaliznychne, Orikhiv, Stepove, Kamianske, Stepnohirsk settlements. There is destruction of housing and infrastructure facilities.

Kherson Region

In the village of Kozatske, Kakhovka district, Kherson region, the Russians attacked a humanitarian aid delivery point. While unloading aid, the invaders launched a drone that dropped explosives on the people. 9 civilians were injured, including a 16-year-old teenager. The injured were evacuated by local residents to the Beryslav hospital. Four injured are in serious condition.

The Russian military also shelled the village of Bilozerka with artillery. There are two victims.

A 45-year-old man was blown up by a mine in the forest lane in the Ivanivka district of Beryslav district. He has a mine-explosive injury, a contusion and facial wounds.

In total, during the day, the enemy carried out 65 attacks on the region, including four on Kherson (mortars, anti-aircraft guns, artillery, tanks, UAVs). In Kherson there are hits in residential quarters.

During the day, 17 people were injured and one person died in the region.

Another 75 people, including 10 children, were evacuated from the territories of the Kherson region liberated from the Russians.

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Poland in Poznań starts production of tanks together with South Korea

The contract with South Korea concerns 1,000 tanks. They should replace the previously transferred equipment to Ukraine.

South Korean K2 tanks will be manufactured in Poland at the plant in Poznań.

This was stated by Polish Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Mariusz Blaszczak, PAP reports.

«At the Military Automobile Plant (WZM) in Poznań, K2 tanks will be serviced, overhauled and produced. This is good information for Poznań... These are additional new jobs, this is the preservation of those jobs that were created at WZM,» Blaszczak said.

According to him, the contract with South Korea concerns 1,000 tanks. 180 of them will come directly from South Korea. The following will be created in a co-production in Poznań.

Blaszczak said that in December of last year, the first South Korean K2 tanks had already entered service with the Polish army, namely the 20th mechanized brigade, which is responsible for security in northeastern Poland.

«We support Ukraine, but we also care about strengthening the Polish army, which must be equipped with modern weapons,» said the Polish Minister of Defense.

It should be noted that the Polish army is equipped with tanks purchased from South Korea and the USA – K2 Black Panther and Abrams instead of those transferred to Ukraine.

By Pavlo Vitenko, Ukrainian Freedom News

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