Ukrainian defenders repel 70 Russian attacks, destroy Mi-24 helicopter

25 February, 12:55 PM
Fire defeat of the Russian invaders (Photo:Генеральний Штаб ЗСУ/Facebook)

Fire defeat of the Russian invaders (Photo:Генеральний Штаб ЗСУ/Facebook)

The Ukrainian army has repulsed about 70 enemy attacks on five sections of the front line over the past day, the Ukrainian military’s General Staff said in its morning report on Facebook on Feb. 25. 

On Feb. 24, the Ukrainian military destroyed one Mi-24 attack helicopter and four enemy UAVs: one Orlan-10, one Zala, and two Lancet-3 strike drones.

Ukrainian aviation carried out 20 strikes on concentrations of Russian personnel and military equipment, as well as two strikes on anti-aircraft missile systems at their firing points.

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Ukrainian artillery and rocket launchers also hit a Russian command post, two concentrations of enemy manpower, and three ammunition depots.

Over the past day, the Russian forces conducted 27 air strikes and fired 75 times from multiple launch rocket systems.

Situation at the frontline

According to the General Staff, the enemy is focusing its main efforts on conducting offensive operations on the Kupyansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiyivka and Shakhtarsk sections of the front.

On the Volyn, Polissia, Siverskyi and Slobozhanskyi sections of the front in the north and east of Ukraine, the operational situation has not changed significantly. The enemy continues to maintain its military presence near the state border of Ukraine, is training its reserves, but no signs of the formation of offensive groups have been detected.

During the day, the enemy fired mortar and artillery shells at the settlements of Mykhalchyna Sloboda in Chernihiv Oblast; Yunakivka, Vodolahy and Boyaro-Lezhachi in Sumy Oblast, as well as areas of 23 settlements in Kharkiv Oblast.

On the Kupyansk and Lyman sections of the front, the enemy tried to improve its tactical situation in the area of Masiutivka and to drive Ukrainian units out of the Serebryanske forested area. The Russian army fired artillery in the vicinity of 17 settlements.

In particular, Hryanykivka, Kupyansk and Berestove in Kharkiv Oblast, and Stelmakhivka, Makiyivka, Dibrova and Bilohorivka in Luhansk Oblast were hit.

On the Bakhmut section of the front, the enemy continues to attack the positions of Ukrainian troops, launching several unsuccessful attacks near Berkhivka, Ivanivske and Pivnichne in Donetsk Oblast. The enemy is actively conducting aerial reconnaissance to adjust artillery fire. Sixteen localities came under fire, including Spirne and Bakhmut in Donetsk Oblast.

On the Avdiyivka and Shakhtarsk sections of the front, the aggressor conducted unsuccessful offensives in the areas of Pervomaiske, Nevelske and Maryinka. Russian artillery attacks were registered in 17 localities. Among them are Avdiyivka, Vodiane, Maryinka, and Vuhledar.

On the Zaporizhzhya section of the front, 20 localities came under fire, including Vremivka and Novopil in Donetsk Oblast and Olhivske, Hulyaypole, Orikhiv and Bilohirya in Zaporizhzhya Oblast.

On the Kherson section of the front, 34 settlements in Kherson Oblast were hit by Russian artillery fire. Among them are Dudchany, Beryslav, Sadove, Kachkarivka, Antonivka and Kherson.

According to the General Staff, in the temporarily occupied part of Kherson Oblast, Russian forces are searching houses and seizing boats and other watercraft. Previously, such actions were taken before the withdrawal from the west-bank part of the region and for sabotage activities.

Having destroyed more than 80% of the housing stock in Mariupol, Donetsk Oblast, the Russian administration is offering the victims of these bombings to get housing in new buildings on the outskirts of the destroyed city. However, knowing that documents confirming ownership were destroyed along with the housing, the occupation “authorities” cynically impose the provision of them as a mandatory condition for obtaining new apartments.

The General Staff added that forced mobilization continues in Russia’s Chechen Republic. To prevent possible desertion of those mobilized from the front, on Feb. 23 up to 200 additional police officers from the Ahmat special forces regiment were sent to the Bakhmut section of the front.

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