February 28, 2024

Ukrainian General Staff: About 1,060 Russian troops killed or wounded in 24 hours; 28 tanks and APC’s destroyed or disabled

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02.22 to 28.02.24 were approximately:

personnel ‒ about 412610 (+1060) persons,

tanks ‒ 6570 (+14),

APV ‒ 12508 (+14),

artillery systems – 10029 (+20),

MLRS – 1000 (+0),

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 688 (+2),

aircraft – 342 (+2),

helicopters – 325 (+0),

UAV operational-tactical level – 7753 (+24),

cruise missiles ‒ 1912 (+0),

warships / boats ‒ 25 (+0),

submarines – 1 (+0),

vehicles and fuel tanks – 13112 (+47),

special equipment ‒ 1594 (+6)

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Situation update as of 6 p.m., February 28, 2024

Glory to Ukraine! Day 735 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine continues.

The enemy continues to wage a war of aggression. Despite significant losses, it does not abandon its plans for the complete occupation of Ukraine, ignores the laws and customs of war, uses terror tactics, launches strikes, and attacks both military and civilian targets. The enemy is actively using aircraft and FPV quadcopters, conducting assault operations with the support of armored vehicles.

The operational situation in eastern and southern Ukraine remains difficult.

During the day of February 28, there were 79x combat engagements. 

The enemy launched a total of 5x missile and 91x air strikes, carried out 102x MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. Unfortunately, russian terrorist attacks resulted in killed and wounded civilians. Residential private and apartment buildings, as well as other infrastructure were destroyed and damaged. 

Volyn and Polissya axes: no significant changes. No signs of formation of an offensive group. Certain units of the armed forces of belarus continue their missions in the areas bordering Ukraine.

Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the adversary maintains its military presence in the areas of russia bordering Ukraine. The enemy continues its sabotage and reconnaissance activities, shelling Ukrainian settlements from the territory of russia and increases the density of minefields along the state border of Ukraine. The adversary launched air strikes in the vicinities of Ploske, Budarky, Varvarivka (Kharkiv oblast). More than 30x settlements came under enemy artillery and mortar fire, including Prohres (Chernihiv oblast), Fotovyzh, Seredyna-Buda, Stara Huta (Sumy oblast), Strilecha, Luk’yantsi, Starytsya, Vovchans’k (Kharkiv oblast).

Kup’yans’k axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 1x attacks near Tabaivka, where the occupiers made attempts to dislodge Ukrainian troops from their positions. The adversary launched air strikes in the vicinities of Kup’yans’k and Syn’kivka (Kharkiv oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars at more than 10x settlements, including Zapadne, Syn’kivka, Ivanivka, Kotlyarivka (Kharkiv oblast).

Lyman axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 6x assaults near Terny, Yampolivka (Donetsk oblast) and Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), where the adversary made attempts to breach Ukrainian defense. The invaders launched air strikes in the vicinities of Novojehorivka, Makiivka, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Terny, Rozdolivka (Donetsk oblast). The enemy fired artillery and mortars at more than 10x settlements, including Nevs’ke, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Yampolivka, Tors’ke, Rozdolivka (Donetsk oblast).

Bakhmut axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 8x attacks in the vicinities of Ivanivske, Klishchiivka (Donetsk oblast), where the occupiers made attempts to improve their tactical situation. The invaders launched air strikes near Vasyutyns’ke and Chasiv Yar (Donetsk oblast). Around 10x settlements came under artillery and mortar fire, including Hryhorivka, Chasiv Yar, Andriivka, Druzhba (Donetsk oblast). 

Avdiivka axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 20x attacks in the vicinities of Berdychi, Orlivka, Tonen’ke, Pervomais’ke, Nevel’s’ke (Donetsk oblast). The adversary launched air strikes near Oleksandropil’, Ocheretyne, Novobakhmutivka, Novoselivka Persha, Orlivka, Netailove (Donetsk oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars at around 20x settlements, including Keramik, Novokalynove, Novobakhmutivka, Semenivka, Orlivka, Pervomais’ke (Donetsk oblast).

Novopavlivka axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to hold back the invaders in the vicinities of Krasnohorivka, Heorhiivka, Novomykhailivka and Urozhaine (Donetsk oblast). In that area, the invaders, with air support, made 25x attempts to breach Ukrainian defense. The adversary launched air strikes near Kurakhove, Vuhledar, Staromaiors’ke (Donetsk oblast), Novodarivka (Zaporizhzhia oblast). The enemy fired artillery and mortars at more than 20x settlements, including Krasnohorivka, Heorhiivka, Novomykhailivka, Kostyantynivka, Vuhledar, Blahodatne, Staromaiors’ke (Donetsk oblast).

Orikhiv axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 1x attack east of Robotyne (Zaporizhzhia oblast). The enemy launched an air strike in the vicinity of Malynivka (Zaporizhzhia oblast). Around 20x settlements, including Malynivka, Chervone, Mala Tokmachka, Novodanylivka, P’yatykhatky (Zaporizhzhia oblast), were under artillery and mortar fire of the occupiers.

Odesa operational-strategic group, Kherson axis: the occupiers do not abandon their intention to drive Ukrainian units out of their footholds on the left bank of the Dnipro. During the day, the enemy made 3x attempt to assault positions of Ukrainian troops. Around 20x settlements, including L’vove, Ponyativka, Kherson, Antonivka (Kherson oblast), came under artillery and mortar fire of the occupiers. 

During the day of February 28, the Ukrainian Air Force launched air strikes on 7x concentrations of enemy troops. 

The Ukrainian missile troops hit 1x command post, 1x concentration of troops, weapons and military equipment, 4x artillery systems, 1x air defense system and 1x electronic warfare station, 1x important target of the russian invaders. 

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