“At 05:00, a fire broke out in a two-story private residential building on 54 Sadovaya Street as a result of the fall of aircraft fragments. The area of the fire is being specified. Information about the victims and injured is being specified,” the State Emergency Service reports.
06:26 Explosions are heard again in Kyiv
06:25 The house on Poznyaki in Kyiv was extinguished
“20 people were saved, 8 people were injured and 150 people were evacuated. 72 people and 12 pieces of equipment were involved from the State Emergency Service,” the State Emergency Service reports.
06:00 Fight in Sumy, published by the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
05:48 150 people were evacuated from a house that suffered from a missile strike in Kyiv, 20 were rescued, 5 were injured.
05:29 “According to preliminary data, three people were injured, one of them in serious condition, as a result of rocket fragments hit a residential building on Kosice Street, 7-A. Ambulances are taking people to hospitals. All emergency services are working on the spot. House is burning, there is a threat of destruction,” Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko said.
05:17 Photo of the consequences of an aircraft hitting a residential building.
05:10 Border guards report a missile strike in the Zaporizhzhia region.
05:08 “About 04:20 at 7A Kosice St. due to the GNP hitting a multi-story residential building (consisting of two sections: 1 section 10 story hit at the level of 1-2 floors, second section 16 story hit at the level of 8-9 floors) with subsequent burning, there is a threat of destruction. 11 pieces of equipment have been attracted from the State Emergency Service. There are also reports from residents of explosions in the micro districts of Bereznyaki, Osokorki, Troyeshchina,” the State Emergency Service said in a statement. (Russia Ukraine War Live)
05:01 Air alarm signals sounded in Vinnytsia, asking everyone to go down to shelters.
05:00 A residential building is on fire at the site of the aircraft crash.
“At the address Kyiv, 7a Koshitsa St. There is a 9-story residential building on fire. From the 4th to the 9th floor. Rescuers are extinguishing it. There are probably many victims among the civilian population!”, Anton Gerashchenko reports.
04:52 “Footage of the crash site of an enemy aircraft. Rescue teams have already left for the site,” writes Gerashchenko.
04:42 “According to operational information, an enemy aircraft was shot down by Ukrainian air defense forces and fell in the Darnytskyi district near the house at 7a Koshytsa Street,” writes Gerashchenko.
04:40 “ Powerful two explosions in Kyiv – the work of Ukrainian air defense systems . Please do not panic, and in the case when you hear sirens, go to the shelter,” they write in the State Service for Special Communications.
04:34 The head of the Sumy Regional State Administration Dmitry Zhivitsky reports that the situation in the Sumy region is difficult. The occupiers have encircled Konotop, and Russian equipment is heading towards Kyiv. (Russia Ukraine War Live)
04:21 Explosions are heard again in Kyiv – both on the Left and on the Right Bank.
“Strikes on Kyiv with a cruise or ballistic missiles have just continued. I just heard two powerful explosions,” Anton Gerashchenko, adviser to the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, also wrote in his telegram.
03:20 The US Air Force announced the transfer of fighters to the regions of the Baltic and Black Seas.
03:16 Zelensky created the Headquarters of the Supreme Commander. It should provide strategic guidance to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, other military formations, and law enforcement agencies. Its coordinator is NSDC Secretary Aleksey Danilov.
01:27 The head of the Sumy Regional State Administration, Dmitry Zhivitsky, announced on his Facebook page that heavy fighting is taking place near Sumy, shots are heard throughout the city.
00:58 The Ministry of Infrastructure reports congestion on state roads in the western border region
00:51 “Today I asked 27 European leaders whether Ukraine will join NATO, I asked directly. Everyone is afraid. They don’t answer. And we are not afraid of anything. We are not afraid of Russia, we are not afraid to talk with Russia, talk about everything: security guarantees for our countries and a neutral status (we are not in NATO now), but what guarantees will we have,” Zelensky said. (Russia Ukraine War Live)
00:43 Zelensky made a video message:
- “We are not afraid to talk about a neutral status, but what guarantees will we have”;
- “the enemy marked me as target number 1”;
- sabotage groups have entered Kyiv, you need to remain vigilant;
- 137 Ukrainian soldiers have already died;
- all 13 border guards who died defending Zmiyiny Island will be awarded the title of Hero of Ukraine posthumously.
00:28 OSCE stop its mission in Ukraine and evacuate employees
00:08 Zelensky signed a decree on general mobilization.
00:02 The situation in the Sumy region
23:56 In Ternopil, they are asked to turn off the lights in the houses and, in case of a siren, go to shelters.
23:55 Deputy Defense Minister Anna Malyar on the situation in Kherson:
23:36 Adviser to the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Anton Gerashchenko announced that 13 Ukrainian border guards were killed on Snake Island.
23:30 The National Guard published a photo
23:23 Local residents report the situation on the outskirts of Kherson. And in the comments to the post, people share the video. (Russia Ukraine War Live)
23:00 Macron called Putin because of the Russian attack on Ukraine. The Kremlin on the details of the conversation reported that “Putin is an exhaustive explanation of the reasons.”
Macron said that in a telephone conversation with Putin he called for an immediate end to the military operation in Ukraine.
22:51 IAEA Director-General Mariano Rossi said that the Ukrainian authorities informed the agency about the taking of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant under the control of “unknown armed forces.”
22:45 Due to martial law, men – citizens of Ukraine, aged 18 to 60 years will not be released outside of Ukraine.
22:24 “Attention! Energodar is a nuclear power plant. The Russians have put howitzers and are threatening to fire at a nuclear power plant. This will be a disaster for the whole of Europe,” says People’s Deputy of the Servant of the People Maryana Bezuglaya.
22:19 The Civil Protection Department of the Lviv Regional State Administration asks all residents to turn off the lights in their homes at 23:00.
“Dear Lviv residents, we kindly ask you not to use the lighting in your premises today, February 24, after 23.00.
22:16 People’s Deputy Evgenia Kravchuk announced that the Ukrainian military recaptured the Gostomel airport.
22:12 “The active actions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine prevented the main forces of the enemy landing in Gostomel from being blown up. The battle continues with the advance group, which suffered losses after the fire,” Deputy Defense Minister Anna Malyar said. (Russia Ukraine War Live)
22:09 Ukraine has lost control over Serpent’s Island. There is no connection with the military who are on the island.
22:00 At the exit from Kiev along the Zhytomyr highway, traffic is still difficult. According to Google Maps, the traffic jam starts from the Beresteyskaya metro station and stretches for tens of kilometers.
21:44 People’s Deputy Fedor Venislavsky said that the Armed Forces of Ukraine have taken control of the Gostomel airport, but the fighting continues.
21:02 Biden announced new sanctions against Russia :
- new US sanctions against Russia over Ukraine will affect the Russian space program
- against the four largest Russian banks;
- expanding the sanctions list with Russian elites and their families;
- Russia will not be disconnected from SWIFT yet.
20:55 The Verkhovna Rada reports that Gostomel is completely under the control of Ukrainian troops.
20:48 The Ministry of Internal Affairs reports that the Russian Federation is trying to work to break through or capture objects with the active use of aviation.
20:45 Evening summary of the JFO headquarters:
“In the Luhansk direction, during the day, the fiercest battles were fought for Shchastia, Stanytsia Luganskaya, Lobachevo, Belovodsk, Starobelsk. In the battles for Shchastya, two enemy tanks were destroyed and one tank and one ZU-23-2 were captured.
In the area of occupied Sentyanivka, our gunners stopped a hostile mixed convoy of armored vehicles, hail, and motor vehicles.
It was hotter in the Donetsk direction in the areas of the settlements of Novotroitskoye, Novognatovka, Pavlopov, and Pishchevik. (Russia Ukraine War Live)
As of today, no new attempts to break through the enemy have been recorded, there is a decrease in fire activity in some directions. “, the message says.
20:13 The press center of the headquarters of the Ministry of Internal Affairs reported that despite statements that civilian objects would not be fired at, 32 civilian objects have already been fired at.
20:05 “Blitzkrieg did not work out for the Russians. They have washed away with their own blood!” – Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Zaluzhny wrote on his Facebook page.
19:55 Zelensky signed a decree on the creation of military administrations.
“At an extraordinary meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers, a document was adopted on the introduction of a civil protection plan under martial law,” said Denis Shmigal.
19:45 Adviser to the head of the Presidential Office in a commentary to RBC-Ukraine: “ Fights are going on in Gostomel, Chernobyl is no longer ours .” (Russia Ukraine War Live)
19:44 A curfew is introduced in Mariupol – from 22:00 to 6:00.
19:42 The ATB supermarket chain is changing its work schedule – stores will be open from 8:00 to 20:00.
19:39 Anti-war protests took place in a number of Russian cities today. According to OVD-Info, at least 705 people were detained in 40 cities.
19:22 Video of the interrogation of the commander of the 74th Brigade from Kuzbass, who had previously surrendered.
19:15 From today, a curfew is introduced in the Chernihiv region from 21:00 to 06:00.
19:12 Britain imposes sanctions against – bans Aeroflot flights and imposes sanctions against the company, imposes restrictions on the size of the deposit that Russian citizens can keep on their accounts in the UK, froze all assets of the Russian state bank VTB.
19:05 Information about the capture of CHAES is not confirmed. (Russia Ukraine War Live)
Formerly Advisor to the Commander of the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Alena Shevtsova.
18:38 The National Guard reports that the situation in Kiev is calm and controlled.
18:30 Mobile communications and the Internet are working in Ukraine, according to the State Service for Special Communications.
18:10 The Pecheneg village council of the Kharkiv region urges all residents to urgently evacuate up Zinchenko Street, as there is a danger of undermining the reservoir.
17:58 Zaluzhny reports that a reconnaissance platoon of the 74th motorized rifle brigade has surrendered to the Ukrainian Armed Forces near Chernihiv.
17:49 Minister of Health Viktor Lyashko
17:33 Details of the battle in Gostomel
17:10 The curfew in Kyiv will be in effect from 22:00 to 07:00.
“Public transport will not work during the curfew. At the same time, metro stations will be available in the form of a shelter around the clock,” Klitschko said. (Russia Ukraine War Live)
17:08 The OP reported that Russian saboteurs were trying to commit a terrorist attack on the territory of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.
17:03 The Kherson Regional State Administration reports that in the Genichesk district, all state structures have passed into the hands of the occupier.
The Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station and crossings through the North Crimean Canal were also captured.
17:00 Klitschko announced the introduction of a curfew in Kiev.
16:53 Terekhov said that the subway in Kharkov was stopped. It works as a refuge for citizens.
“The situation that exists today is armored vehicles, tanks are standing in the area of the Ring Road. There are losses in the Ukrainian army, there are losses among the Russians. I had information that a missile strike would be launched at 15:00. Therefore, I decided to stop all metro stations and asked you all to come down. At 15:00 it did not happen. This is the safest place. Now I will ask that all public utilities arrange for the delivery of water here, some food, some pills. You yourself understand that today the zone the defense is holding,” he said.
16:38 The SBU published a memo on how to behave in case of shelling.
16:28 In the Glukhov area, the military used Javelin anti-tank systems and neutralized a convoy of Russian equipment. 15 T-72 tanks. (Russia Ukraine War Live)
16:17 The Ministry of Energy reports: “Unknown armed persons entered the territory of the Kakhovskaya HPP at 11:28, tanks without identification marks are standing on the dam of the HPP. An explosion at the Trypilska TPP is operating.”
16:13 The Ministry of Internal Affairs reports that Zmeiny Island was attacked from Russian ships .
“The occupiers fired on the island from barreled ship weapons. The border guards and the Armed Forces of Ukraine are holding the line! Two ships of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation “Moskva” and “Vasily Bykov” are located in the area of the island,” the report says.
16:00 Klitschko announced that those Kiev metro stations that are closed can be used by citizens as a refuge.
“These are the stations: Beresteyskaya, Nyvky, Svyatoshyn and Zhytomyrska.
I will also inform you that all Kiev metro stations are available to people at any time of the day during an alarm. – To sit out the danger,” he said.
15:51 Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny said that battles are underway for the Gostomel airfield, as well as the cities of Genichesk, Skadovsk, Chaplinka.
15:33 4 ballistic missiles were fired from the territory of Belarus. (Russia Ukraine War Live)
15:02 The Ministry of Internal Affairs reports that there is a battle near Sumy.
“Border guards with the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the National Guard engaged in a battle with the Russian invaders in the vicinity of Sumy. The Ukrainian military is holding the line. According to available information, the Russian Federation is attacking from the direction of the settlement of Konotop,” the report says.
14:50 “During this difficult period, PrivatBank decided to cancel the commission for cash withdrawals from credit cards of individuals . We will inform you about PrivatBank’s further decisions,” the bank said.
14:29 Ground forces on Facebook report the spread of fakes.
“Attention, fake! Our guys don’t lay down their arms!” the message says.
14:11 The Office of the President announced that Russian troops may try to occupy the government quarter.
“The situation is absolutely manageable. Russia does not agree to any talk, they made a fatal decision for themselves. They will try to inflict maximum damage on us. An attempt to penetrate into the government quarter is possible,” Mikhail Podolyak, adviser to the head of the Presidential Office, said.
13:56 State Emergency Service reports that between the village. Zhukovtsy and Trypillia, Obukhov district, a military plane of the Armed Forces of Ukraine fell, 14 people were on board, 5 people died. (Russia Ukraine War Live)
13:53 The KSCA reported that the information about the restriction of entry and exit from Kyiv is fake.
13:40 Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskoy announced under what conditions Russia is ready to stop the operation in Ukraine. According to him, the operation has its own goals, they must be achieved. The timing of this operation will be determined by its “efficiency and appropriateness”.
He also said that “ideally, Ukraine should be liberated and cleaned from pro-Nazi people.”
13:36 NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg: “We are strengthening our presence on the eastern flanks, hundreds of planes and ships are ready to repel the attack. The goal of the Kremlin is to rebuild influence on the world stage and blow up all diplomatic values.”
13:26 Ukraine captured the first Russian military.
“The military of the 93rd Specialized Brigade of Kholodny Yar captured the Russian invaders. They are from the 91701 Yampol motorized rifle regiment,” the Ground Forces said. (Russia Ukraine War Live)
13:10 The Ministry of Internal Affairs reports that Russian equipment went to break through the border in the Kyiv region.
“Enemy military equipment entered through the Vilcha checkpoint.
The border guards, together with the Ukrainian military, accepted the battle. In addition, shelling from hailstones was carried out at the location of the Mlachevka border service department of the Zhytomyr detachment,” the report says.
13:06 In the Odessa region, 18 people died as a result of a military strike on a military unit in the village of Lipetsk, Podolsky district, the Odessa Regional State Administration reports.
13:02 Video of the Ukrainian military destroying a helicopter in Mezhyhirya
12:53 A Ka-52 helicopter was shot down over Mezhyhirya, Kyiv region.
12:35 Zelensky submitted a draft law on general mobilization to the Rada.
12:28 The Kyiv Metro announced that the red metro line is operating from the Shulyavska station to the Lesnaya station for organizational reasons. (Russia Ukraine War Live)
12:25 Advisor to OP Arestovich reported that today a missile attack was carried out on the location of the command of the Special Operations Forces in Brovary.
“According to our data, there are no losses yet, the information is being checked,” he said.
He also added that in the near future there may be a wave of airstrikes on objects in Kyiv.
12:16 The Office of the President said that there is a small problem with fuel, and food stocks in warehouses in stores will last for 10-15 days.
12:15 The headquarters of the JFO reported that the APU had already shot down the seventh enemy plane.
12:08 Explosions are heard again in Kyiv. Eyewitnesses report explosions in Brovary, on the Left Bank, it was heard in many districts of the capital.
11:53 Video of the elimination of one of the enemy aircraft.
11:43 The General Staff reports that heavy fighting is underway in the Kharkiv direction and in the area of the Joint Forces Operation. In the Chernihiv region, the attack was repelled.
Also a difficult situation in the Kherson direction. (Russia Ukraine War Live)
11:33 Zelensky called on Russian citizens to protest against Russia’s attack on Ukraine. He also asks to contact the familiar bloggers of the Russian Federation, so that they broadcast truthful information about the situation in Ukraine and convey information to the citizens of Russia.
11:30 am Zelensky delivers an address. He stated that Ukraine is ready to lift sanctions from all those citizens who are ready to enter into territorial defense and defend our country.
He also said that Ukraine severed diplomatic relations with Russia.
11:15 Police ask to report suspicious people on the street. Pay special attention to people with red elements on their clothes. Citizens are also asked not to go out in camouflage clothing.
11:08 Monobank ceased to carry out operations on account of credit funds. The rest of the systems work as usual.
“The main goal is the safety of the money of depositors and clients. Credit limits have been temporarily limited. We are deciding how to return them,” Oleg Gorokhovsky said.
11:00 Border guards report that two unrecognized targets have approached Zmeiny Island, demanding to surrender. (Russia Ukraine War Live)
10:45 Traffic jams remain at the exits from Kyiv. On the Zhytomyr highway – both for entry and exit.
Recall that the police do not leave for an accident without victims. Drivers are asked to be vigilant and careful. In the event of an accident without casualties, if possible, they will exchange phones if necessary, take photos and videos and remove cars from the roadway so as not to impede traffic.
In addition, the authorities are asking people to remain calm, not to panic, and to stay at home if possible.
10:40 According to the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the 6th aircraft of the Russian Federation was destroyed in the Kramatorsk region.
The General Staff reports that 4 tanks of Russian invaders were burned on the Kharkiv bypass road.
10:32 Defense Minister Alexei Reznikov announced that everyone who is ready can join the Territorial Defense Forces. (Russia Ukraine War Live)
“To obtain a weapon, contact directly the brigades and battalions of the Troop Forces in your area. You only need to have your passport with you.”
10:26 In Uman, a shell hit the central part of the city. One person died and 5 others were injured.
“In the Uman district, the evacuation of the population has been announced within a radius of a military unit – 30 km from Rasseshki,” said the Head of the Cherkasy Regional State Administration Skichko.
10:19 Read more about what is happening in Kyiv now – in the RBC-Ukraine material at the link.
10:18 Ukrzaliznytsia organizes evacuation flights. For security reasons, time and destination are not reported. They urge you to follow the site updates and listen to announcements at the stations.
Two evacuation trains will depart from Svatovo, Rubizhne, and Lysychansk this afternoon.
Two trains will depart from Kramatorsk, two from Mariupol, one from Konstantinovka.
One evacuation flight will depart from Odessa today.
10:08 An adviser to the Office of President Alexei Arestovich said that the enemy had wedged in two directions at a distance of up to 5 km. This is observed in the north of the Kharkiv and Chernihiv regions.
10:07 According to border guards, a column of Russian equipment entered the Luhansk region at the turn of Krasnaya Talovka, Milovo, Gorodishche.
“The enemy treacherously put white cars with OSCE symbols in the columns. Currently, military operations are going on at this line,” the message says. (Russia Ukraine War Live)
10:02 The NBU reported that the banking system is operating as usual.
“We do not limit any non-cash transactions, we limit cash withdrawals from clients’ accounts to 100,000 per day, this does not take into account salaries and social benefits. This amount is quite sufficient to meet the needs of any of us. It is prohibited to issue cash from clients’ accounts in foreign currency. Payments governments are produced without restrictions. ATMs are backed up with cash without restrictions,” said the head of the National Bank, Kirill Shevchenko.
09:52 The Ukrainian military recaptured the city of Happiness in the Luhansk region.
09:45 During the briefing at the Office of the President, it was reported that the Armed Forces of Ukraine are fighting hard, but they are. In some areas, Russian troops have been pushed back, although there are losses.
09:43 Ukraine asks Turkey to close the channels of the Dardanelles for Russia.
09:35 The National Police asks citizens to exchange phone numbers in the event of an accident, take photos and videos, and, if possible, not call the police. Due to the situation in the country, the police will not go to reports of accidents without victims.
09:22 The Verkhovna Rada called information about the possible shutdown of mobile communications and the Internet a fake. They also noted that interruptions in communication are possible, but due to network overload. (Russia Ukraine War Live)
09:18 The Ministry of Internal Affairs published instructions on what to do in case of receiving an alarm sound signal.
If the signal sounds for several minutes, you need to turn on the TV or radio, they will promptly provide all the necessary information.
09:15 Cherkasy Mayor Anatoly Bondarenko published a map of Cherkasy bomb shelters. The cat can be viewed at the link.
09:10 UZ announces the stoppage of train traffic in Kharkiv.
“For safety reasons, changes have been made to the movement of trains:
No. 10 Kyiv – Mariupol follows at a reduced speed on Volnovakha, No. 11 Kyiv – Novoalekseevka, No. 86/88 Lviv, Kovel – Novoalekseevka follow Fedorovka station
No. 44 Ivano-Frankivsk – Kyiv stopped at station Irsha
No. 112 Kyiv – Avdiivka was stopped at the station Pokrovsk. Trains to Kharkiv were temporarily stopped.
09:00 According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the offensive of Russian troops across the state border is preceded by artillery shelling, then military equipment moves.
Russian equipment passed the Ukrainian border in Chernihiv, Sumy, Lugansk, Kharkiv regions.
08:57 Mayor Brovary reported 6 wounded as a result of shelling.
08:57 Zelensky recorded another appeal. He said that he would report important information every hour. He also said that he had a conversation with Biden.
The President asked to check any information because now there can be a lot of fakes.
08:45 Border guards report that Russian military equipment is moving from Crimea.
“Currently, the movement of military equipment is being recorded across the administrative border from the peninsula.”
08:30 Ukrenergo told RBC-Ukraine that the energy system of Ukraine is working.
“The Ukrainian energy system is disconnected from the energy systems of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus. The frequency in the system is 50 Hz. All network facilities operate under heavy guard, operational dispatch personnel are in their places,” Ukrenergo said.
08:25 The Ministry of Internal Affairs reports that two settlements have been captured in the Lugansk region.
“The villages of Gorodishche and Melovoe in the Luhansk region have been captured,” the report says.
08:17 Rada has introduced martial law throughout Ukraine.
08:12 State Emergency Service reports operational information about the consequences of the attack on Ukrainian cities. (Russia Ukraine War Live)
08:10 Video of the aftermath of the Kulbakino bombing in Nikolaev
08:05 The head of the Ministry of Digital Transformation announced that cyberattacks are being carried out on basic Ukrainian sites.
“We have been defending cyberspace all night. Attacks on all basic information resources have occurred and are taking place non-stop. So far, everything is stable. All teams are in place. We remain calm and do not panic!”, he wrote.
08:04 Public transport in Kyiv is free.
08:00 “5 enemy planes and 1 helicopter were shot down in the JFO zone,” the Ministry of Defense told RBC-Ukraine.
08:00 “Kyiv Vasylkivska street, 20 minutes ago. Either the remains of a drone or a cruise missile. In any case, hello from Putin,” Anton Gerashchenko wrote in his telegram.
07:58 Follow the link to see a map of shelters in Kyiv. (Russia Ukraine War Live)
07:54 Lutsk airport was shelled.
07:50 Eyewitnesses report that sirens sound in Lviv and Lutsk.
07:46 CNN reports that troops on a convoy of military equipment are entering Ukraine through the border crossing with Belarus.
“The live broadcast was filmed at the intersection of Senkovka, Ukraine, with Veselovka, Belarus. The column was seen at the entrance to Ukraine at about 6:48 local time,” the publication reports.
07:30 Border guards report an attack by Russian troops on the Ukrainian border from Belarus.
07:26 The head of the Donetsk Regional State Administration Pavel Kirilenko denied the information about the landing of Russian troops in Mariupol. (Russia Ukraine War Live)
He also reported on 4 injured local residents in the city.
07:18 The head of the Nikolaev Regional State Administration Vitaly Kim said that the shelling of military infrastructure facilities will continue.
“Raids and shelling of military infrastructure!!! Either stay at home or hide. Stay away from airports!!! They are extra protected! Panic hurts. Queues at gas stations,” he wrote.
There have just been several explosions again in Kulbakino.
07:18 In Cherkasy, an evacuation has been announced in one of the districts.
“UMAN DISTRICT: we are announcing the evacuation of the population within a radius of the military unit – 30 km from Rasseshki. Buses will arrive soon. If you have your own transport, use it!” Skichko said.
07:13 Air threat detected! If the sirens turn on, we ask everyone to urgently go to the shelter of civil protection, the KSCA reported. (Russia Ukraine War Live)
07:07 Civil defense sirens sound in Kyiv.
07:05 Anton Gerashchenko posted a photo to himself in Telegram and wrote:
Obolensky district, Dneprovodskaya st., 2, 25-DPRC extinguishes an object similar to a UAV.”
07:00 Ukrzaliznytsia reported that all trains run according to the schedule.
“Eastern trains continue to move at a safe speed while slowing down and stopping for safety reasons at stations equipped with shelters are possible,” the UZ added.
06:52 The head of the Lugansk Regional State Administration Serhiy Gaidai announced that the evacuation of local residents began in the Luhansk region.
06:46 Mayor of Kyiv Klitschko urged citizens, not to panic and everyone who is not involved in the operation of critical infrastructure facilities to stay at home.
06:43 Zelensky announced the introduction of martial law throughout Ukraine. He also asked citizens to stay at home if possible. He also promised to get back in touch soon and keep calm.
06:38 Eyewitnesses report explosions at the 222nd central artillery ammunition base of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Rossoshki, Cherkasy region.
06:33 Zelensky will soon make an emergency address to the nation.
This was reported to RBC-Ukraine by an informed source.
06:18 Ukraine closes the sky for civil aviation.
06:12 Mayor of Borispol Vladimir Borisenko said that the explosions that are heard in the city are the work of Ukrainian air defense. According to him, the army shoots down unknown drones.
06:03 According to the adviser to the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Anton Gerashchenko, Russia is launching missile attacks on military command and control centers, airfields, military depots in Kyiv, Dnipro, and Kharkiv. (Russia Ukraine War Live)
05:43 Videos from Mariupol appear on the network.
05:39 US President Joe Biden said that the world will hold Russia accountable for the invasion of Ukraine.
05:30 At this time, an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council on the situation in Ukraine is taking place in New York.
05:25 Eyewitnesses report that strong explosions were heard. In Kyiv on the Left Bank – 5 powerful explosions, and after a pause, two more.
In Kharkiv – in the metro area Studencheskaya, in the Saltovka area. In addition, the sounds of airplanes are heard.
05:20 UN Secretary-General António Guterres urged Russia to withdraw troops from Ukraine.
“Mr. Putin, stop your troops from attacking Ukraine. Give peace a chance. Too many people have already died,” the statement said.
05:15 The sky over Ukraine was closed for civil aviation flights. Also, a ban was introduced on flights over the regions of Russia and Belarus bordering Ukraine.
Putin officially sent Russian troops to Donbass
Putin officially sent Russian troops to the Donbass and announced the start of a special operation on the territory of Ukraine. This happened after an appeal to him with a request for military assistance from the gangs of the unrecognized republics.
Earlier, the leader of the so-called “DPR” Denis Pushilin demanded that Ukraine voluntarily withdraw troops from the Donetsk region. He also stated that “there are no Minsk agreements now, the ‘DPR’ and ‘LPR’ are recognized.” (Russia Ukraine War Live)
Putin delivered an ultimatum to Ukraine, Zelensky responded
Vladimir Putin on February 22, during his press conference, said that Ukraine should abandon plans to join NATO, and also recognize Crimea as Russian. Another requirement he called the demilitarization of Ukraine.
In turn, Volodymyr Zelensky said that Ukraine needs urgent security guarantees.
Russian troops on the Ukrainian border
The American company Maxar showed new satellite images. They testify to the buildup of Russian troops on the border with Ukraine on the territory of Belarus. The pictures show that Russia has deployed more than 100 military vehicles and dozens of military tents, a new military hospital has appeared. Also, according to the company, heavy equipment transporters were noticed, which are used to transfer tanks, artillery, and other heavy equipment, as well as several new deployments of troops.
In turn, two belts of defense have been formed in Kharkiv in case Russia invades Ukraine. Also, according to the SBU, special forces of military intelligence are working in the city.
In addition, on the evening of February 23, the airports of Kharkiv and Dnipro were closed for the night.
Recall that on January 17, 2022, Alexander Lukashenko announced the holding of the Russian-Belarusian exercises “Allied Resolve-2022”. Allegedly because of this, Russian troops appeared on the border with Ukraine. (Russia Ukraine War Live)