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march 2 The authorities of the Belgorod region reported that a sabotage and reconnaissance group had penetrated into the region. As a result of the attack, two adults were killed and a child was injured. Vladimir Putin called the incident a terrorist attack. The office of the President of Ukraine assessed the reports about the DRG as a provocation.
March 1st The Defense Ministry reported that the Russian military repelled an attempt of a massive drone attack on Crimea. Six drones were shot down by air defense, four more were disabled by electronic warfare.
Adviser to the head of the office of the President of Ukraine Mikhail Podolyak said that the Ukrainian military does not attack the territory of Russia. He added that the number of internal attacks by unidentified aircraft on infrastructure facilities is increasing in Russia. “We don’t believe him,” Dmitry Peskov, the press secretary of the Russian president, appreciated Podolyak’s words.
February 28 The Ministry of Defense reported an attempt by Ukraine to attack civilian infrastructure facilities in the Krasnodar Territory and Adygea with drones the day before. Drones have suppressed electronic warfare units. Also, the authorities of the Belgorod and Bryansk regions reported on the fall of drones.
February 27 The Ministry of Defense reported on the strike on the AFU electronic intelligence center in the Brovary area near Kiev.
February 24 On the anniversary of the start of Russia’s military operation, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution proposed by Kiev calling for the withdrawal of troops from the territory of Ukraine. 141 countries voted for the document, seven voted against, 32 abstained. The Russian side called the resolution “malicious” and “one-sided”.
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On the same day, Western countries announced new sanctions against Russia.
February 22 The Ministry of Defense reported on the strike on the workshop for the production and repair of large-caliber mortars and ammunition for the Ukrainian military near the city of Sumy.
The Ukrainian authorities reported explosions at infrastructure facilities in the Kiev district of Kharkiv.
February 21 Vladimir Putin delivered a message to the Federal Assembly. He devoted a significant part of his speech to a special military operation, including proposing to create a state fund to help the families of the victims and for veterans.
Acting head of the DPR Denis Pushilin reported on the advance of Russian troops in all directions along the line of contact in the region.
February 20 The Ministry of Defense reported that Paraskovievka in the DPR was taken under control by “volunteers of assault detachments in cooperation with airborne units”. A few days before, Yevgeny Prigozhin reported on the control of the PMCs “Wagner” over this locality.
US President Joe Biden came to Kiev to see Vladimir Zelensky. He announced new sanctions against Russia and new military assistance to Ukraine.
The mayor of Shakhtersk (DPR), Alexander Shatov, said that evacuated residents of Artemovsk should arrive in the city. The day before, he reported on the evacuation of civilians from the suburbs of Artemovsk.
February 19 Donetsk Mayor Alexey Kulemzin reported on the shelling of the city by the Armed Forces of Ukraine. According to him, the shells hit the roof of the library, the Altair school, and residential buildings. One of the victims, a woman born in 1938, died in hospital.
On February 18, the Ministry of Defense announced that Gryanikovka in the Kharkiv region had been taken under control.
February 17th The Ministry of Defense reported on a concentrated missile strike carried out the day before on enterprises that provided the Ukrainian military with fuel and ammunition.
February 16 Igor Kimakovsky, an adviser to the acting head of the DPR, said that Russian troops had taken control of all the heights in the vicinity of Artemovsk.
The authorities of the Lviv and Kirovohrad regions reported that as a result of the strike, critical infrastructure facilities were damaged in the regions. On the eve of the air alert sounded throughout the territory of Ukraine.
February 15 The Ministry of Defense reported the destruction of eight sabotage and reconnaissance groups in the Kharkiv region and the LPR over the past day.
February 14 The DPR authorities announced fierce fighting in the areas of Paraskievka and Ugledar.
February 13 The Ministry of Defense announced the capture of the village of Krasnaya Gora in the Donetsk direction by volunteer assault detachments with fire support from rocket troops and artillery. On the eve of the capture of this village, the founder of the PMCS, Wagner, Yevgeny Prigozhin, reported. He claimed that the battles for this settlement were conducted exclusively by fighters of a private military company.
February 12 The Ministry of Defense reported the missile strike of the assembly shops of armored vehicles of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the territory of a machine-building plant in Kharkiv.
February 11 The Ministry of Defense reported on a massive strike on the eve of the critical facilities of the energy system that ensure the functioning of enterprises of the military-industrial complex and the transport system of Ukraine.
February 10th The Ministry of Defense announced the capture of the village of Dvurechnoye in the Kharkiv region.
The DPR stated that all roads leading to Artemovsk are under fire control of the Russian military.
An air alert sounded in all regions of Ukraine on February 10. Explosions and air defense work were reported in several regions, including Lviv, Vinnytsia, Kiev and Kiev itself.
February 9th The authorities of the Bryansk region announced the completion of work to strengthen the state border in the region.
Yevgeny Prigozhin said that the recruitment of prisoners in the PMCs “Wagner” for participation in the military operation has been stopped.
February 8th The Ministry of Defense reported on the destruction of the workshops of the aviation industry enterprise in Kharkov, in which the modernization of drones and barrage ammunition was carried out. On the eve of the regional authorities reported a hit in the city center. Kharkiv Mayor Igor Terekhov said that one of the strikes fell on an industrial facility in the Kiev district.
The DPR reported that on the night of February 8, the AFU fired from the HIMARS MLRS at two districts of Donetsk and Amvrosiivka.
February 7 Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on a conference call that the fighting was “successfully developing” in the areas of Artemovsk and Ugledar. He also said that the AFU lost more than 6.5 thousand soldiers in January. He did not name the Russian losses.
February 6th The Ministry of Defense reported that during the successful offensive actions of volunteers, assault detachments with fire support of rocket troops and artillery of the “Southern” grouping of troops under the control of Nikolaevka in the DPR. The occupation of this locality was previously reported by Yevgeny Prigozhin.
February 4th the authorities of the Belgorod region announced the introduction of an indefinite yellow level of terrorist danger.
The Ministry of Defense reported that as a result of the negotiations, 63 Russian soldiers returned from captivity, including persons of the “sensitive category”, their exchange became possible thanks to the mediation of the UAE authorities, the department noted. Kiev said that as a result of the exchange, 116 soldiers returned to Ukraine.
In the morning on February 3 A car exploded in Energodar. According to preliminary data, a police officer was killed.
The authorities of the Bryansk and Kursk regions have established an indefinite yellow level of terrorist danger. For the first time in these and several other regions, such a regime was established in April. It was regularly extended, since by law its maximum period could be 15 days. On January 31, Vladimir Putin lifted this restriction by his decree.
February 2 the mayor of Kramatorsk (the city is located in the Kiev-controlled part of the DPR) reported a strike on the city. On the eve of the evening, the President of Ukraine, Vladimir Zelensky, said that a four-storey residential building partially collapsed in Kramatorsk as a result of rocket fire. According to the regional police, three people were killed and 20 others were injured.
The Russian authorities have repeatedly stated that the military does not strike civilian targets. In a summary on February 2, the Ministry of Defense reported that HIMARS and MLRS launchers were destroyed in the Kramatorsk area.
On February 1, the DPR announced that Artemovsk (the Ukrainian name is Bakhmut) was taken into the operational environment.
January 31 The Ministry of Defense announced the taking of Blagodatny under control in the DPR.
January 30 The DPR reported that Russian troops had gained a foothold in the eastern part of Ugledar.
On the night of January 30, an air alert was announced in a number of Ukrainian regions. Kharkiv authorities reported a strike in one of the districts: the mayor of the city said that, according to preliminary data, a S-300 missile hit a residential building. One person was killed and three were injured.
January 29 when the APU hit the bridge over the Molochnaya River near Melitopol, five people were killed.
January 28 The Ministry of Defense reported that in the morning the AFU struck from the HIMARS MLRS at the hospital in Novoaydar (LNR). 14 people were killed and more than 20 people were injured.
January 27 The Ministry of Defense reported on a massive strike the day before “on the objects of the energy system that ensured the functioning of enterprises of the military-industrial complex and the transport system of Ukraine”.
The DPR reported that Russian troops had gained a foothold in the area of dacha settlements near Ugledar.
January 26 The President of Ukraine, Vladimir Zelensky, in an interview with Sky News, reiterated his unwillingness to negotiate with Vladimir Putin. The press secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, commenting on this statement, said that Zelensky himself had long ceased to be a possible interlocutor for Putin.
Earlier in the morning, an air alert was declared throughout Ukraine. Explosions thundered in Vinnitsa, Odessa and Kiev.
January 25 Germany still decided to send Leopard tanks to Ukraine and approve their re-export from other countries. Russian Ambassador to Germany Sergey Nechaev assessed such a step as “extremely dangerous”. Later that day, US President Joe Biden announced the delivery of Abrams tanks to Ukraine. He also said that the APU is preparing for a counteroffensive with the approach of spring.
January 24 The Ministry of Defense reported on the continuation of the offensive in the Donetsk direction. Earlier on this day, the acting head of the DPR, Denis Pushilin, said that Russian units are making progress in the area of Velikaya Novoselovka, and there are constant artillery battles and positional fighting on the Pavlovka and Ugledara sections.
January 21 The Ministry of Defense announced the capture of the settlement of Dvurechye in the DPR. Since 1999, this point has been included in the city limits of Soledar. On January 23, the agency announced the capture of Krasnopol in the DPR. In both cases, it was about “volunteers of assault detachments” with the fire support of operational-tactical and army aviation, missile troops and artillery.”
January 20 The Ministry of Defense announced the capture of two settlements: Kleshcheyevka in the DPR by volunteers of assault detachments and Pubkovoye in the Zaporozhye region.
January 19 The press secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that the Ukrainian authorities need to realize that “Russia and Putin are and will be” and that Kiev needs to be ready to take into account Russia’s demands. This is how he responded to the words of Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, said at a forum in Davos, that he would not hold talks with Russia because “he does not understand with whom and about what to conduct them.”
On January 18, the Ministry of Defense announced that the settlement of Sol near Soledar had been taken under control.
January 17th in Dnipro, search and rescue operations have been completed at the site of the collapse of the entrance, which occurred on the evening of January 14. According to the latest data from the authorities, 44 people were killed, including five children.
On the same day, the office of the President of Ukraine announced the dismissal of Alexei Arestovich from the post of freelance adviser: he resigned amid a scandal after his words about the missile shot down in the Dnieper. He called his statement a serious mistake and apologized.
January 16 The governor of Sevastopol, Mikhail Razvozhaev, said that the air defense and the Black Sea Fleet shot down ten out of ten drones flying in the direction of the city, over the sea.
The press secretary of the Russian president Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the tragedy in the Dnieper, said that the Russian military does not strike residential buildings and social facilities. “The strikes are aimed at military targets that are obvious and disguised. You yourself have seen the conclusion of some representatives of the Ukrainian side, where it was said that this tragedy was the result of the action of the air defense counter-missile,” he said.
January 15th The Russian Defense Ministry reported on the missile strike carried out the day before “on the military command system of Ukraine and related energy facilities”.
In the evening on January 14 in Dnipro, after the explosion, the entrance of a high-rise building collapsed. Before that, an air alert was declared throughout Ukraine. The President of the country, Vladimir Zelensky, called the cause of the collapse a rocket hit the house. Adviser to the office of the head of state Alexey Arestovich said that a rocket shot down by Ukrainian air defense hit the high-rise building. These words caused a scandal in Ukraine, and Arestovich himself later called them a mistake.
On January 13 the Ministry of Defense announced the taking of Soledar under control.
January 12 The commander of the Russian Ground Forces, General Oleg Salyukov, arrived in Belarus to inspect the Russian units of the joint group of troops.
Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Defense Andrei Kartapolov said that the transition to a new system may begin already during the next spring draft (they want to change the age of conscripts from 18 to 27 to 21 to 30 years).
January 11 Sergei Shoigu replaced the commander of the united group of troops in Ukraine, the Chief of the General Staff Valery Gerasimov was appointed to this position. Generals Sergey Surovikin, Oleg Salyukov and Alexey Kim became Gerasimov’s deputies.
The Ministry of Defense reported taking control of the settlement of Podgorodnoye (the village is located northeast of Artemovsk, a few kilometers southwest of Soledar). The department also announced the blocking of Soledar. Yevgeny Prigozhin said that the fighters of the PMCs “Wagner” took control of the entire territory of the city.
January 10th It became known that Colonel-General Alexander Lapin was appointed Chief of the General Staff of the Ground Forces.
The acting head of the DPR Denis Pushilin said that Soledar is “close to release”.
January 9th The DPR defense headquarters reported that Russian troops had taken control of the village of Bakhmutskoye near Soledar.
January 8 Ministry of Defense The “retaliation operation” was reported in response to the AFU strike on Makeyevka: according to the ministry, a massive missile strike was carried out on two points of temporary deployment of AFU units, as a result of which more than 600 Ukrainian military were destroyed. Kiev did not confirm this information. The Kremlin subsequently declared “absolute confidence” in the information of the Ministry of Defense.
The Ministry of Defense also announced the first prisoner exchange in 2023, as a result of which 50 Russian soldiers returned. Kiev confirmed the exchange: they also reported the return of 50 Ukrainian soldiers who were captured in various places, including the Kiev and Chernihiv regions, Mariupol and the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.
January 5th Vladimir Putin instructed the Russian military to introduce a ceasefire regime along the entire contact line from 12:00 on January 6 until the end of January 7. Patriarch Kirill made a proposal for a Christmas truce earlier. Advisor to the Office of the President of Ukraine Mikhail Podolyak called these actions a “trick”. The DPR representative office in the JCCC reported on the morning of January 7 that on Christmas Night the AFU fired on the republic seven times.
January 4th The Ministry of Defense reported that the number of military dead in Makeyevka increased to 89.
January 2 The Ministry of Defense of Russia reported an APU strike near Makeyevka (DPR). According to the ministry, Russian air defense shot down two HIMARS rockets, four reached the target. As a result of the strike, 63 Russian servicemen were killed.
On this day, the authorities of the Voronezh region reported on the work of the air defense— a drone was shot down on approach to Voronezh. Another drone was shot down near Berdyansk (Zaporozhye region), the city’s CAA reported.
January 1st The Russian Defense Ministry reported on the strike on the eve of the attack on the objects of the military-industrial complex of Ukraine, manufacturing drones. The ministry said that Kiev’s plans to commit terrorist attacks against Russia in the near future have been thwarted.
December 30th The Russian Defense Ministry reported on a massive strike on Ukraine. According to the ministry, all designated targets have been hit, production and repair of military equipment have been stopped, and the transfer of reserves of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has been stopped.
The Russian IC stated that after the examination of Mariupol, more than 3 thousand bodies of murdered local residents were found. The UK opened a criminal case under Part 1 of Article 356 of the Criminal Code (the use of prohibited means and methods of warfare), the defendants of which were Ukrainian military commanders.
The Belgorod region was shelled twice a day. In the morning, the Shebekinsky city district was shelled, and later the village of Vyazovoye of the Krasnoyaruzhsky district. In both cases, no one was injured. In the Bryansk region, the village of Kister of the Pogarsky district was under fire. People were not injured, but the electricity supply of the village was disrupted.
And in Donetsk, the deputy head of the department of the military investigation Department of the IC for the united group of troops, Lieutenant Colonel of Justice Yevgeny Rybakov, was killed in the shelling.
December 29 The air defense of Belarus shot down a Ukrainian missile of the S-300 system, its fragments fell in the Brest region. Regarding the incident, the military commissar of the region Oleg Konovalov said: “There is absolutely no need for residents to worry, such cases, unfortunately, happen.”
The governor of the Saratov region, Roman Busargin, said that the air defense system worked in the Engels district, which shot down a drone. According to the official, people were not injured.
The settlements of Tetkino and Guevo in the Kursk region came under mortar fire. In Tetkino, six houses were damaged, one partially destroyed.
december 28 Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Moscow will not recognize the peace plans from Ukraine if they do not take into account “today’s realities with the Russian territory” with the entry of four new regions into Russia.
The deputy head of the administration of Kiev, Pyotr Panteleev, said that the regime of emergency blackouts in the city will continue throughout the winter.
December 27 Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said that there may be a “gap” in the issue of achieving peace in Ukraine through diplomatic means. The office of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that he could become a mediator in the negotiations on Ukraine, provided that all parties to the conflict agree to it. A day earlier, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba said that Ukraine hopes to hold a peace summit at the UN in February 2023.
December 26 The Ministry of Defense reported an attack by a Ukrainian drone on the Engels airfield in the Saratov region, the air defense system worked, three soldiers were killed.
December 24 Russia and Ukraine have blamed each other for the shelling of Kherson, in which ten people were killed and more than 50 were injured.
December 23 The FSB reported on the detention of Russians and Ukrainians in the Perm Region, the Jewish Autonomous Region and the Rostov Regions on charges of helping the SBU and the AFU.
Dmitry Peskov spoke about “significant progress in the demilitarization of Ukraine”. The head of the European Council, Charles Michel, said that the EU should continue negotiations with Russia on Ukraine in order to avoid a serious escalation of the conflict and the nuclear threat. He also added that the UN Security Council needs to be reformed by suspending Russia’s membership in it.
December 22 The ex-head of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin and two other victims of the Ukrainian shelling were taken to the military clinical hospital of Rostov-on-Don. Rogozin was wounded above the right shoulder blade the day before during the shelling of a hotel in Donetsk, where, according to him, a working meeting was held.
On this day, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu arrived in the zone of his own, where he checked the placement of personnel and talked with the military on the front line.
During his visit to the United States, Vladimir Zelensky discussed with Joe Biden the “formula for peace”, and also enlisted the support of the US Congress. The American “Law on Additional Allocations to Ukraine” establishes assistance for 2023 in the amount of $45 billion.
December 21 Vladimir Putin at the board of the Ministry of Defense said that Russia will not engage in the militarization of its economy. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that the number of military personnel in the Armed Forces should be increased to 1.5 million, including 695 thousand contract soldiers, adding that the draft age of citizens in the army should be changed from 18 to 21 years, and the age limit – up to 30 years.
On this day, the State Duma adopted amendments to the Criminal Code in the third reading, according to which the punishment for organizing and financing sabotage can be up to life imprisonment.
December 20 The Russian Defense Ministry reported on the continuation of the offensive in the Donetsk direction. The ministry also reported the destruction of Ukrainian aerial military equipment: two MiG-29 aircraft, a Su-25 aircraft and two Ukrainian Mi-8 helicopters.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky arrived on an unannounced visit to Artemivsk (Bakhmut), where he visited the advanced positions and awarded the Ukrainian military.
December 19th The Ministry of Defense reported that four American HARM missiles were shot down in the airspace of the Belgorod region. They also said that in the Donetsk direction, the troops occupied “more advantageous frontiers”. The day before, the department reported on taking control of Yakovlevka in the DPR.
On the night of December 19, the Kiev authorities reported on the work of the air defense. An air alert was sounded in other parts of Ukraine. Later, “Ukrenergo” reported that emergency blackouts were being carried out in Kiev, the region and other regions.
The Governor of the Belgorod region Vyacheslav Gladkov said that December 18 was an extremely difficult day: as a result of the shelling of the AFU region, one person was killed and 10 were injured.
The leadership of the DPR reported that during the shelling of Donetsk, shells hit the Kalinin hospital, one person was killed.
Adviser to the office of the President of Ukraine Alexey Arestovich confirmed that the Ukrainian military tried to kill the head of the Russian General Staff Valery Gerasimov when he came to the front line in the spring. Earlier, The New York Times reported that American intelligence learned about Gerasimov’s upcoming trip, but did not transmit this information to Ukraine. Nevertheless, according to the NYT, the Ukrainian side found out about these plans, and then Washington asked Kiev not to attack the head of the General Staff out of fear that this would lead to a greater escalation, but the attack has already begun, the publication said.
December 16 An air alert was declared throughout Ukraine. The authorities of the country’s regions reported explosions, the operation of air defense systems and power outages: sections of railways were de-energized in the Kharkiv, Kirovograd, Donetsk and Dnepropetrovsk regions; the metro was stopped in Kiev, Kharkiv and Dnipro. The next day , the Russian Defense Ministry reported on a massivethe impact “on the systems of military control, the military-industrial complex and the energy facilities providing them”. As explained in the department, as a result, the transfer of foreign weapons and ammunition was disrupted, the advance of reserves to combat areas was blocked and defense enterprises for the production and repair of weapons were stopped.
December 15th Donetsk Mayor Alexei Kulemzin said that in the morning the city was subjected to the most massive blow since 2014. Acting head of the DPR Denis Pushilin reported taking control of more than 80% of Maryinka (DPR). According to him, this will help stop the shelling of the Petrovsky district of Donetsk.
The Russian Defense Ministry reported that an attempt to attack the APU was thwarted in the Kupyansk direction, and an attempt to counterattack the APU in the Krasno-Limansky direction.
December 14th Russian troops again took control of the main part of the settlement of Vodiane (DPR).
Vitali Klitschko announced the explosions in Kiev. Later it became known that Ukrainian air defense systems shot down 13 drones over the capital, their debris damaged one administrative building and four residential buildings, there were no casualties.
The Ukrainian authorities reported the return of 64 AFU servicemen and one American from captivity. The Russian side has not yet announced anything about the new exchange.
December 12 as a result of the explosion, a bridge in the village of Konstantinovka, Zaporozhye region, was damaged, two spans sank. The representative of the regional administration, Vladimir Rogov, said that, according to preliminary data, explosives were planted at the bridge support. The same evening, the acting head of the Kherson region, Vladimir Saldo, reported that an attempt had been made on his first deputy, Vitaly Bulyuk, in Skadovsk. When the car exploded, the driver was killed, Bulyuk was injured.
The head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrel, said that the EU countries have not yet been able to agree on the ninth package of sanctions against Russia.
Vladimir Zelensky held telephone talks with Joe Biden. The President of Ukraine announced the destruction of 50% of the country’s energy infrastructure.
The Russian Defense Ministry reported on the continuation of the offensive of Russian troops in the Donetsk direction, as well as on the suppression of an attempt by the AFU brigade to counterattack Russian positions in the direction of the village of Peski (DPR).
December 11 Acting Governor of the Zaporozhye region Yevgeny Balitsky said that as a result of the AFU strike on the recreation center in Melitopol on December 10, two people were killed, ten were injured.
December 10th Vladimir Rogov, a member of the main council of the administration of the Zaporozhye region, said that the AFU fired at the coastline of Energodar from heavy weapons. On this day, the head of the IAEA, Rafael Grossi, said that a safety zone in the area of the Zaporozhye NPP could be established in the near future.
December 9th The Russian Defense Ministry reported that six MLRS and MARS-II multiple launch rocket systems were defeated in the area of the settlement of Shevchenkovskoye, Zaporozhye region. The ministry also reported on the continuation of the offensive by Russian troops in the Red-Liman direction.
The court sentenced Ilya Yashin (listed in the register of foreign agents) to eight and a half years in a general regime colony for spreading “fakes” about the Russian army.
December 8th The Russian Defense Ministry announced the destruction of MLRS, MARS-II and HIMARS multiple rocket launchers in the Zaporozhye region and the DPR, as well as the continuation of offensive actions in the Krasno-Limansky direction.
December 7th The Russian Defense Ministry reported on the strike on the missile and artillery weapons depot at the ArcelorMittal plant in Krivoy Rog. The ministry also reported on the continuation of the offensive by the Russian military in the Red-Liman direction. An officer of the People’s Militia of the LPR, Andrei Marochko, with reference to intelligence data, reported that Ukraine was pulling additional troops to Artemovsk.
A member of the Main Council of the administration of the Zaporozhye region, Vladimir Rogov, reported on the attempted assassination of the deputy head of Melitopol, Nikolai Volyk, on the eve.
December 6th The Russian Defense Ministry announced the return of 60 Russian servicemen from captivity. The head of the DPR Denis Pushilin wrote in his telegram channel that the exchange of prisoners with Kiev took place according to the formula “60 to 60”.
The Russian Defense Ministry reported on the application of December 5th a massive strike on the military and related energy facilities of Ukraine. According to the ministry, the purpose of the strike was achieved, the release and repair of Ukrainian weapons was stopped, the transfer of reserves of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was difficult.
The governor of the Belgorod Region Vyacheslav Gladkov said that the formation of territorial defense detachments had begun in the region.
December 5th The Russian Defense Ministry reported on the continuation of offensive actions in the Donetsk direction. The ministry also reported on attempts by the Ukrainian Armed Forces to counterattack in the direction of the settlement of Nikolskoye (DPR), Ukrainian troops were pushed back to their original positions.
December 4th The representative of the Turkish President Ibrahim Kalyn said that Turkey continues to work on the organization of Russian-Ukrainian negotiations.
December 3rd Defense Ministers of Russia and Belarus Sergei Shoigu and Viktor Khrenin signed a protocol between the countries on amendments to the agreement on joint provision of regional security in the military sphere.
December 2nd The Ministry of Defense reported on taking control of Kurdyumovka (DPR). The ministry also reported two downed Ukrainian aircraft: a MiG-26 in the area of Ukrainka (DPR) and a Su-25 in the area of Nikolsky (DPR).
On this day, the Border Committee of Belarus reported that on December 1, an unmarked drone was forcibly planted over the Mokran checkpoint on the Belarusian-Ukrainian border. The department noted that similar cases were also on November 2 and 16.
December 1st The Russian Defense Ministry reported on taking control of the settlement of Andreevka (DPR).
The head of the DPR Denis Pushilin announced the exchange of prisoners of war. According to him, the exchange took place according to the formula “50-50”.
November 30 The Russian Defense Ministry announced the taking of control of the settlements of Belogorovka and Pershe Travnya in the DPR. Later that day, the department reported on the capture of Andreevka (DPR) and the continuation of offensive actions by Russian troops in the direction of the settlement of Vodiane (DPR).
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that over the past two months, more than 300 thousand reservists have been trained at more than 100 training grounds in Russia and Belarus.
An explosion occurred at the Embassy of Ukraine in Madrid, as a result of which an embassy employee was slightly injured.
November 29 The Russian Defense Ministry reported on the continuation of the offensive in the Donetsk direction. The headquarters of the territorial defense of the DPR reported taking control of the settlements of Pershe Travnya and Andreevka.
November 28 The FSB reported on the prevention of a series of terrorist attacks in Melitopol and the detention of three saboteurs.
November 28 The head of the LPR Leonid Pasechnik announced the return of 23 soldiers from Ukrainian captivity. On November 26, the Defense Ministry announced that nine servicemen had returned to Russia during the exchange. The head of the office of the President of Ukraine, Andriy Ermak, confirmed the information about the exchange and announced the return to Ukraine of 12 people, including nine military and three civilians.
November 27 Vatican Foreign Relations Secretary Paul Richard Gallagher said that the Vatican is ready to become a platform for peace talks between Russia and Ukraine. Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin welcomes the initiative of the Vatican, but believes that Kiev will not go to a dialogue in this format.
November 25 Vladimir Putin held a meeting with the mothers of the participants of the military operation.
The head of the DPR Denis Pushilin reported on the exchange of prisoners with Ukraine according to the formula “9 to 9”. A day earlier, he reported on the exchange according to the formula “50-50”, this information was confirmed by the Ministry of Defense. On November 23, the Russian Defense Ministry and the head of the office of the President of Ukraine, Andriy Ermak, also reported on the exchange of prisoners, according to which 36 people returned to Ukraine, 35 to Russia.
November 24 The Russian Defense Ministry reported on a massive strike on military and energy facilities on the territory of Ukraine a day earlier. The strikes disrupted Ukrainian military logistics. The department stated that there were no targets in Kiev.
Earlier, the mayor of Kiev Vitali Klitschko wrote in his telegram channel that after the strikes 70% of the city remains without electricity.
November 23 “Energoatom” reported that the power units at three Ukrainian nuclear power plants were automatically turned off. The Ministry of Energy of Ukraine announced emergency power outages for most residents of the country.
November 23 The Russian Defense Ministry reported five downed drones near gas condensate fields in the Black Sea and Sevastopol.
November 22 The Russian Defense Ministry reported on the continuation of the offensive and the repulse of the enemy’s counterattack in the Donetsk direction. The ministry also reported that over the past day, the Armed Forces of Ukraine fired eight shells at the industrial zone of the Zaporozhye NPP.
The authorities of the Belgorod region reported on the construction of a zasechnaya line on the border with Ukraine.
November 21 The Russian Defense Ministry reported on the defeat of two installations of the multiple launch rocket system “Hurricane” in the area of Dusty (Kharkiv region). According to the department, they fired at the territory of the Belgorod region.
November 20 The Russian Defense Ministry said that during November 19 and in the morning of November 20, the Ukrainian Armed Forces fired at the Zaporozhye NPP. According to the agency, the radiation situation in the area of the NPP remains normal. The head of the IAEA, Rafael Grossi, said that the shelling of the NPP should be stopped immediately.
November 19th The deputy official representative of the UN Secretary General, Farhan Haq, said that the organization called for investigating information about the shooting of military personnel in Ukraine. Members of the HRC Commission on Relations with International Organizations joined the UN appeals. A day earlier, on November 18, the Russian IC opened a criminal case on the fact of the mass shooting of captured Russian servicemen.
November 18 The Ministry of Defense reported on taking control of the settlement of Opytne (DPR), as well as on the eve of strikes on military command facilities and fuel and energy infrastructure. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky reported that as of the evening of November 17, more than 10 million people in Ukraine remained without electricity.
The head of the Crimea, Sergey Aksenov, said that fortification works are being carried out on the territory of the peninsula.
November 17th the parties extended the grain deal for 120 days.
The authorities of the Dnipropetrovsk and Odessa regions announced damage to infrastructure facilities after the shelling.
The Ministry of Defense of Russia reported on the destruction of the workshops of the defense enterprise for the production of fuel and rocket engines in Pavlograd (Dnipropetrovsk region) and the workshops of the scientific and production complex “Iskra” in Zaporozhye.
November 16 The Russian Defense Ministry reported on a massive strike on the military command system of Ukraine and related energy facilities. The ministry noted that the strikes were carried out only on targets in Ukraine, no closer than 35 km from the Ukrainian-Polish border. The Ministry of Defense also clarified that it did not launch missile strikes against targets in Kiev.
Polish President Andrzej Duda called the fall of the rocket in Poland “an accident”, specifying that the Polish authorities have no evidence that the missile was fired by the Russian side. On this day, Reuters, citing a NATO source, reported that US President Joe Biden called the work of the Ukrainian air defense system the cause of the explosions in Poland.
November 15th the Ukrainian authorities reported explosions and the work of air defense almost throughout the country. Due to the shelling, emergency power outages began in the country. On this day, the Polish authorities announced the fall of two missiles on the territory of the country 8 km from the border with Ukraine.
The acting governor of the Kherson region, Vladimir Saldo, announced the termination of the work of the Kakhovskaya HPP and the evacuation of residents deep into the region. On this day it became known that the employees of the administration of Novaya Kakhovka left the city, the crews of municipal enterprises and services of the city are working in a standby mode.
November 14th President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky visited Kherson and addressed Ukrainian servicemen at the city administration building.
The Ministry of Defense of Russia reported on taking control of Pavlovka (DPR). A day earlier, the department reported that the village of Mayorsk in the Donetsk direction had been taken under control.
November 13 Dmitry Peskov said that Vladimir Putin instructed to demobilize students from the DPR and LPR.
November 11 The Russian Defense Ministry reported on the completion of the transfer of units of Russian troops to the left bank of the Dnieper. It passed without loss of personnel and military equipment. The ministry also noted that over the past two days, the advance of the Ukrainian military in certain directions amounted to no more than ten km.
Acting Governor of the Zaporozhye region Yevgeny Balitsky said that an attempt was made on the Deputy Minister for Culture, Sports and Tourism of the region Andrey Boyk in Melitopol.
In the evening November 9th The Ministry of Defense announced the withdrawal of troops from Kherson to the left bank of the Dnieper. The commander of the group of troops in the special operation zone, Sergei Surovikin, called it a “very difficult decision” and explained that it was necessary to preserve the lives of the military and the combat capability of the group, “it is hopeless to keep it on the right bank, in a limited area.” The General noted that 115 thousand residents were evacuated from Kherson and neighboring districts.
In the morning of November 9th Deputy head of the administration of the Kherson region Kirill Stremousov said that Ukrainian attacks were repulsed in all directions of the Kherson region. The day before, he reported on heavy fighting in the area of the settlement of Snigirevka, as well as attempts by the AFU to conduct reconnaissance by combat in the Posad-Pokrovsky and Berislavsky sections.
In the middle of the day Kirill Stremousov died in an accident near Genichesky.
November 8th Kirill Stremousov said that “in the coming days, events are expected to come to an end in Kherson.” “We are ready for any solutions, even the most difficult ones,” he added. According to him, the mass evacuation of the right bank has been completed, residents of Kherson can then evacuate themselves privately.
November 7th The Governor of Primorsky Krai Oleg Kozhemyako instructed to check the messages in social networks about the “large unjustified losses” of the 155th Separate Guards Brigade of the Pacific Fleet Marines in the battles in the Pavlovka area in the DPR. Later that day, the Russian Defense Ministry reported that “the losses of the Marines for this period do not exceed 1% of the combat personnel and 7% of the wounded”.
November 6th the dam of the Kakhovskaya HPP came under fire from the AFU. Ruslan Agayev, a representative of the administration of Novaya Kakhovka, said that there was no critical damage due to a shell hit. On this day, Vladimir Rogov, a member of the Main Council of the administration of the Zaporozhye region, reported on the construction of fortified areas in the north of the region in case of an attack by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
November 6th Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said that due to Russian strikes on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure, Kiev may be left without electricity, water supply and heating.
November 3rd The Ministry of Defense reported that 107 soldiers returned from captivity. Earlier, the head of the DPR Denis Pushilin announced that Ukraine will be given the same number of prisoners.
On November 3, Deputy Head of the administration of the Kherson region Kirill Stremousov admitted that Russian troops would leave for the left-bank part of the region. He advised the residents of Kherson, who have not yet managed to move out of the city, “as soon as possible” to go to the left bank. He also said that the APU fired at the administration of the city of Naked Pier at night. The building is completely destroyed, there are no victims or injured, Stremousov said. This city is located south of Kherson.
On November 3, the Russian Foreign Ministry summoned British Ambassador Deborah Bronnet and protested to her in connection with the drone attack on the ships of the Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol on October 29. Moscow accuses London of involvement in this attack. Britain denies these accusations.
November 2nd The Ministry of Defense announced that Russia is resuming participation in the grain deal. The agency explained this by the fact that Kiev gave Moscow guarantees that the humkoridor would not be used for military purposes.
November 4th Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that he had agreed with Vladimir Putin on free grain supplies to countries in need, “especially in Somalia, Djibouti and Sudan, which in July faced a serious food crisis and famine.”
November 1st Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that the army continues to hit military infrastructure facilities and facilities that affect the reduction of Ukraine’s military potential with high-precision weapons.
Presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said that an additional decree on the abolition of mobilization is not needed and this was confirmed by the state legal department of the president. The day before, Vladimir Putin said that the partial mobilization has been completed, “the point has been set.”
In the Kherson region October 31 they announced the expansion of the evacuation zone by 15 km from the Dnieper. 70 thousand people are going to be resettled there, the reason was called possible damage by Ukrainian troops to the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric dam, which could cause flooding of the left bank.
October 31 The Ministry of Defense again reported strikes on the military control and energy systems of Ukraine. Prime Minister of Ukraine Denis Shmygal reported in the afternoon that 18 objects in different regions were damaged.
October 30 Turkey, the UN and Ukraine have decided to continue sending grain from Ukrainian ports. They resumed inspections of vessels. On October 31, the UN announced the passage of 12 vessels along the humanitarian corridor.
October 29 The authorities of Sevastopol reported an attack by Ukrainian drones on military facilities of the Black Sea Fleet. Later, the Defense Ministry clarified that the attack occurred early in the morning, nine UAVs and seven autonomous marine drones were involved in it. Minor damage, according to the department, was received by the sea minesweeper Ivan Golubets and a boom in the Yuzhnaya Bay. After that , the Ministry of Defense announcedthe suspension of participation in the grain deal, explaining this by the attack of drones on ships involved in ensuring the security of the gumkoridor. The same evening, Russia notified the UN of its decision and requested a meeting of the organization’s Security Council. On October 31, Russia’s permanent representative to the UN, Vasily Nebenzia, said that the agreements on the passage of ships through the Black Sea without Moscow’s participation should not be fulfilled.
October 29 there was an exchange of prisoners according to the formula “50-50”. 50 Russian military decided to deliver to Moscow for treatment and rehabilitation, the Defense Ministry reported. The head of the office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Ermak said that Kiev received 52 people.
October 28 Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reported to Vladimir Putin that the task of conscripting 300 thousand people as part of partial mobilization has been completed. No additional tasks are planned, he noted. On October 31, the Ministry of Defense announced the termination of the delivery of subpoenas. In the future, military enlistment offices will be engaged in the reception of volunteers and contract candidates, the department noted.
October 28 it became known about the new shelling of the Antonovsky Bridge in Kherson. Earlier this day, the authorities of the Kherson region announced the end of the evacuation from the right bank of the Dnieper.
October 27 Ramzan Kadyrov said that as a result of shelling in the Kherson region, 23 Chechen soldiers were killed and 58 were injured.
October 26 President of Guinea-Bissau Umaru Sisoku Embalo at a press conference conveyed to Vladimir Zelensky a message from Vladimir Putin about the need for negotiations between Moscow and Kiev. On October 27, Dmitry Peskov said that the Russian president had not conveyed any “specific message”. According to him, the President of Guinea-Bissau expressed a desire to convey Putin’s position to the Ukrainian side.
October 26 Sergei Shoigu held telephone talks with colleagues from India (Rajnath Singh) and China (Wei Fenghe), during the talks the minister expressed concern about possible provocations from Ukraine with the use of a dirty bomb.
Morning October 25 it became known about a powerful explosion near the building of the TV company “ZaTV” in Melitopol. According to the UK, five people were injured.
October 23 Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu held telephone talks with the defense ministers of France, Turkey and the United Kingdom. With each of them, he discussed possible provocations from Ukraine using a dirty bomb. On this day, Sergei Shoigu discussed the situation in Ukraine with the US Secretary of Defense.
The governor of the Kursk region, Roman Starovoit, announced the completion of work on staffing and construction of two reinforced defense lines in the region. He also added that the third line will be ready by November 5.
October 22 The governor of the Belgorod region Vyacheslav Gladkov announced the installation of protective structures in the regions of the region. Earlier, he reported on the shelling of the city of Shebekino: on October 19, civilian infrastructure facilities came under fire, on October 20, three shells flew into the territory of an agricultural enterprise, on October 21, an industrial enterprise, on October 22, two people were killed as a result of the shelling.
October 21 The UK has opened a criminal case in connection with the shelling of the crossing near the Antonovsky Bridge in Kherson. Four people were killed and 13 were injured. Among the dead and wounded were children and journalists, the ministry noted. According to the investigation, the APU struck at the crossing from the HIMARS MLRS.
In the evening October 19 The adviser to the Minister of Energy of Ukraine reported that about 40% of the energy infrastructure was damaged. From October 20 in Ukraine, an electricity saving mode has been introduced.
October 19th Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the introduction of martial law in the territories of the DPR, LPR, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions from October 20. Another presidential decree establishes different levels of response in the regions of Russia.
October 18 The Ministry of Defense announced the taking of Gorobyivka under control in the Kharkiv region.
on October 18 The acting governor of the Kherson region, Vladimir Saldo, announced the organized relocation of residents of the right-bank districts of Kherson to the left bank of the Dnieper. On the same day, the commander of the grouping of troops in the SVO zone, Sergei Surovikin, announced a “difficult situation” in Kherson and did not rule out making the “most difficult decisions”.
October 17th The head of the DPR Denis Pushilin reported on the exchange of prisoners between Moscow and Kiev. Russia received 110 people, Ukraine – 108. As Pushilin explained, two women refused to go to Ukraine and decided to stay. According to the Ministry of Defense, 72 sailors from civilian vessels were among those who returned to Russia.
October 14th Vladimir Putin said that massive strikes are no longer necessary, and the military is gradually finishing off those objects that are left to hit. The Ministry of Defense reported on the continuation of strikes with precision weapons on military control and energy systems in reports and on other days until October 20.
October 13 The Ministry of Defense reported on the exchange of prisoners with Kiev. According to the ministry, 20 Russian servicemen have been returned from the territory of Ukraine. Earlier, on October 11, the head of the office of the President of Ukraine, Andriy Ermak, said that Moscow had returned 32 soldiers and the body of an Israeli to Kiev.
October 10th The Russian Defense Ministry reported on the massive strike on the objects of the military command, communications and energy systems of Ukraine. In the morning of the same day, the authorities of several regions and cities of the country, including Kiev, reported about the explosions. In some cities, electricity and water supply were lost, communications were disrupted, and transport was suspended. The Ministry of Defense reported on massive strikes on military administration and energy facilities in the following days.
October 8th it became known about the explosion of a truck on the Crimean Bridge, automobile and railway traffic on it was suspended. The UK opened a criminal case under Part 2 of Article 205 of the Criminal Code (terrorism). Putin said that Russia’s responses to the terrorist attacks will be tough.
October 8th It was announced that Sergei Shoigu appointed General of the Army Sergei Surovikin as the commander of the Combined Group of Troops in the area of the SVO.
September 30th Vladimir Putin and the leaders of the LPR, DPR, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions signed agreements in the Kremlin on the entry of new territories into Russia. On October 5, Vladimir Putin signed laws on the ratification of treaties, as well as a decree on the publication of the text of the Constitution with amendments related to the admission of new regions into the country. The integration of the new territories into Russia will last until January 1, 2026.
The heads of the LPR, DPR, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions appealed to Putin to consider their accession to Russia after the referendums that took place in these territories from September 23 to 27. Before the referendum, the Kherson Regional State Administration reported that residents of the city of Snegirevka and the village of Alexandrovka in the Mykolaiv region asked to join them to the Kherson region.
September 30th Vladimir Rogov, a member of the General Council of the CAA, reported on the shelling of a convoy of refugees who were leaving the car market on Orekhovsky Highway (Zaporozhye) towards the territory controlled by Russia. 23 people were killed. During the night shelling of Kherson, the first deputy head of the Kherson Regional State Administration for Security, Alexey Katerinichev, was killed.
September 29 The LNR ambassador to Russia, Rodion Miroshnik, reported on the shelling of a convoy of civilians who left Kupyansk, Kharkiv region, for Russia. More than 30 people were killed. Later in the day, the head of the CAA of the Zaporozhye region, Yevgeny Balitsky, reported the crash of a drone on the territory of the NPP. According to him, the radioactive background remained normal.
September 26 The deputy head of the CAA of the Kherson region, Kirill Stremousov, announced a new shelling of the Antonovsky Bridge in Kherson. On this day, the Ministry of Defense reported the shelling of the dacha village “Volna”, which is located in the immediate vicinity of the Zaporozhye NPP.
September 25 The head of the CAA of the Kherson region, Vladimir Saldo, reported on the shelling of a hotel in Kherson. Journalists and other civilians lived in the hotel. Two people were killed. Among them – former deputy of the Verkhovna Rada from the Party of Regions Alexey Zhuravko.
September 22 The Ministry of Defense reported on the exchange of 55 servicemen of the Armed Forces of Russia, the DPR and the LPR. The head of the DPR Denis Pushilin said that Ukraine also handed over Viktor Medvedchuk among them. According to Kiev, as part of the exchange, 215 prisoners were handed over to Ukraine.
September 21 Vladimir Rogov, a member of the General Council of the Zaporozhye region CAA, said that the cooling system, transformers, and an open switchgear were disrupted at the NPP due to shelling.
September 21 Vladimir Putin signed a decree on partial mobilization. He also said that Russia will support the choice of residents of the LPR, DPR, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions, which they will make at their referendums. Representatives of these Territories announced plans to hold referendums on September 19-20.
After the announcement of partial mobilization, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu explained that 300 thousand people were planned to be called up. Putin said that we are talking only about those who are in the reserve, first of all, who have served, have the appropriate military accounting specialty and experience. Later, speaking about the course of mobilization, the Presidenthe said that there were questions about the organization of the process and demanded that all errors be corrected. On October 14, Putin said that he would instruct the Security Council to check how the training of the mobilized was going. At a press conference, he was asked about the news about the deaths of those mobilized at the front just three weeks after the announcement of mobilization.
On September 19, the DPR reported the death of 13 civilians during the shelling of the Kuibyshev district of Donetsk.
September 16 A missile strike was launched against the administration of the Kherson region. During the shelling, the head of the Department of Labor and Social Policy of the region, Alla Barkhatnova, was wounded, her driver was killed. On this day, an explosion occurred in the building of the Prosecutor General’s Office in Lugansk, which killed Prosecutor General Sergei Gorenko and his deputy EkaterinaSteglenko. It also became known about the murder of the deputy head of the Berdyansk Regional State Administration Oleg Boyko and his wife Lyudmila Boyko, who headed the city territorial election commission for the referendum. Vladimir Rogov, a member of the Zaporozhye CAA, reported on the new shelling of the Energodar, where the Zaporozhye NPP is located.
September 15th The head of the LPR Leonid Pasechnik said that the APU tried to go on the offensive along the entire front line in the LPR. He also noted that there is no reason to panic. On the same day, the deputy head of the CAA of the Kherson region, Kirill Stremousov, said that the forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were pulling together on the highway between Nikolaev and Kherson.
September 14 The headquarters of the DPR defense Ministry reported that the settlements of Nikolaevka and Nikolaevka Two were taken under control. On the same day, the People’s militia of the LPR stated that the contact line came close to the borders of the republic, but the allied forces control the territory.
Vladimir Zelensky said in his Telegram channel that he had arrived in the Izyum of the Kharkiv region.
On September 14, the Ministry of Defense reported on the losses suffered by the Ukrainian army in the Mykolaiv-Krivoy Rog direction during unsuccessful offensive actions.
On September 10 The Ministry of Defense decided to regroup troops in the areas of Balakleya and Izyum “to increase efforts in the Donetsk direction.” The operation for folding and transfer took place within three days. The agency explained that this is necessary “to achieve the stated goals of a special military operation to liberate Donbass”. At the same time, the troops continued to strike at the units and reserves of the Ukrainian troops in the Kharkiv region.
September 9th The Kharkiv civil-military administration reported that they were evacuating the civilian population of cities shelled by Ukrainian artillery, among them Kupyansk and Izyum. On the same day, the Russian Defense Ministry published a video of the transfer of troops to the Kharkiv direction.
September 9th The head of the IAEA, Rafael Grossi, announced the increased risks of an emergency due to the shelling around the Zaporozhye NPP, as they led to a complete power outage in the Energodar, and also create dangers for personnel. On September 8, he said that the agency offers Russia and Ukraine to conclude a “simple agreement” on the inviolability of the NPP.
According to the Ministry of Defense of September 9, The APU lost three tanks, other armored vehicles and more than 270 military personnel in the Mykolaiv-Krivoy Rog direction during the day. The department began to report on the attempts of the offensive of Ukrainian forces in the south from the end of August.
September 7th The Ministry of Defense announced the taking control of the village of Kodema in the DPR.
September 6th an explosion occurred in the center of Berdyansk (Zaporozhye region). According to the city authorities, the car of the city commandant Artem Bardin was blown up near the CAA building, he was hospitalized in serious condition.
September 1st The mission of the IAEA experts arrived at the Zaporozhye NPP. The road from Kiev to Energodar took the experts almost two days: at the demarcation line, their motorcade joined the queue of others entering the part of Zaporozhye occupied by Russian forces. The mission’s visit was associated with regular reports of shelling of the NPP and became possible after receiving clear security guarantees from Russia and Ukraine. On September 5, the IAEA mission left the station. Two representatives of the delegation remained there on a permanent basis.
August 28 it became known about the shelling of Novaya Kakhovka and Kakhovskaya HPP. On August 29, the head of the civil-military administration, Vladimir Leontiev, announced the evacuation of city residents from their workplaces to bomb shelters.
August 23 The Ministry of Defense announced the taking under control of the settlements of Komsomolskoye and Blagodatovka. Also, the Ministry reported on taking control of 36 sq. km of the Kherson region and 12 sq. km of the Mykolaiv region.
August 19 The headquarters of the territorial defense of the DPR reported the capture of the settlements of Zaitsevo and Dacha.
August 14 The Ministry of Defense announced that the Russian military had taken control of the settlement of Udy in the Kharkiv region.
On August 13, it became known that the settlement of Peski (DPR) had been taken under control.
August 11 The head of the civil-military administration of the Zaporozhye region, Yevgeny Balitsky, reported at least three strikes in the area of the radioactive isotope storage. On the same day, a meeting of the UN Security Council was held in connection with the shelling and their possible catastrophic consequences. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for “agreeing on a secure demilitarization perimeter at the technical level to ensure the security of the area.” Vladimir Rogov, a member of the main council of the military-civil administration of the region, said that if the shelling continues, the NPP will be mothballed.
August 8th The Ministry of Defense reported that the Zaporozhye NPP came under fire, it also became known that another blow was struck on the Antonovsky Bridge in Kherson.
August 1st The first grain merchant ship left the port of Odessa after the signing of grain export agreements by representatives of Russia, Turkey, Ukraine and the UN. The Razoni vessel under the flag of Sierra Leone is to deliver a cargo of corn to the port of Istanbul the next day, the Defense Ministry said. The documents on grain export were signed by the parties on July 22. On June 30, the Russian Defense Ministry announced that it had withdrawn the military from the island of Zmeiny in the Black Sea to demonstrate the absence of obstacles to the organization of a humanitarian corridor for the export of grain from Ukraine.
July 29 The Ministry of Defense and the DPR authorities reported the shelling by the AFU from the HIMARS MLRS colony in Yelenovka, where Ukrainian prisoners of war were being held. According to the Ministry of Defense, 50 prisoners were killed in the strike, and more than 70 were injured.
July 16 Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu gave instructions to increase the actions of Russian groups of troops in all operational areas. In a statement, the Ministry of Defense noted that this is necessary to “exclude the possibility of the Kiev regime to inflict massive missile and artillery strikes on civilian infrastructure and residents of settlements in Donbass and other regions.”
July 3 The Ministry of Defense reported the capture of the settlements of Verkhnekamenka, Zolotarevka and Belogorovka. Later that day, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that control had been established over the city of Lisichansk and a number of nearby settlements: Belogorovka, Novodruzhesk, Maloryazantsevo and Belaya Gora. In his report to President Shoigu, he also reported on the liberation of the LPR.
July 1 The Ministry of Defense announced the capture of the Lisichansk oil refinery, the Matrosskaya mine, the Gelatin Plant and the village of Topolevka.
June 25 The Ministry of Defense reported taking control of the cities of Severodonetsk and Borovskoye, as well as the settlements of Voronovo and Sirotino.
June 24 The Defense Ministry reported progress in the Luhansk direction in five days: several settlements in the Popasnyansky district, including Loskutovka and Nyrkovo, were taken under control.
June 21 The Defense Ministry reported on an attempt by Ukrainian troops to take the island of Zmeiny on June 20, during which drones and artillery were involved. As noted in the department, “convinced of the failure of the attempt to capture the island,” the APU struck at drilling platforms in the Black Sea. This was announced on the morning of June 20 by the head of the Crimea Sergey Aksenov. According to him, seven people are missing after the strike.
On June 20, the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, announced the capture of Toshkovka in the LPR.
On June 19, the Ministry of Defense reported taking control of Metelkino in the Severodonetsk direction.
June 9th The headquarters of the DPR defense Ministry reported about the battles for Slavyansk – this is one of the transport hubs of the region, it is located about 100 km north of Donetsk.
On June 9, the Ministry of Defense announced the beginning of work on clearing roads and forests in the national park “Holy Mountains” (in the areas of the settlements of Svyatogorsk, Yarovaya, Studenok and Sosnove). The head of the Defense Ministry, Sergei Shoigu, announced on June 7 that Svyatogorsk and other places had been taken under control. According to him, a significant part of the DPR and LPR along the left bank of the Seversky Donets River is occupied. Residential quarters of Severodonetsk have also been taken under control, the struggle for the industrial zone and the nearest settlements continues.
May 28 The Ministry of Defense reported taking control of the city of Krasny Liman (Estuary). It is located 60 km northwest of Donetsk, in the Kramatorsk district, near Slavyansk. The day before, his capture was reported at the headquarters of the DPR. May 28 The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, announced the capture of Severodonetsk (in the LPR). He later said that by the evening of May 29, about 70% of the residential sector had been cleared of mines in the city.
May 20 Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reported to Putin on the complete takeover of Mariupol, including the territory of the Azovstal plant. According to the Ministry of Defense, since May 16, 2,439 soldiers of the AFU and the Azov regiment have surrendered (its symbols are recognized as extremist in Russia). Earlier in the day, Shoigu announced the proximity to the completion of the operation to liberate the LPR. May 25 The Ministry of Defense announced the completion of mine clearance and demilitarization of the seaport of Mariupol. The port began to function in a daily mode.
The battles for Mariupol were going on almost from the very beginning of the military operation. Shoigu reported to Putin about the capture of the city back on April 21. At that time, according to the minister, the remnants of nationalist formations were hiding on the territory of the Azovstal plant. Putin called the storming of the plant impractical, ordered it to be canceled, and the territory of the plant to be blocked.
April 11 The Ministry of Defense reported that Russian tank crews took the village of Kamenka. The ministry noted that this is one of the most fortified defense lines in the Izyumsky district. Tankers were awarded state awards after the battle.
April 8 The Ministry of Defense denied involvement in the missile attack on the station in Kramatorsk. The ministry said that on this day the Russian army had no firing tasks in this city, and the tactical missiles “Dot-U”, the wreckage of which was found at the train station and the pictures of which were published by eyewitnesses, are used by the Ukrainian military. Kramatorsk is under the control of Ukraine.
April 3 The agency called the published photos and videos a provocation, “allegedly testifying to some “crimes” of Russian servicemen in the city of Bucha, Kiev region.” The footage in question began to appear on the night of April 3. Photographers of the foreign agencies Reuters and AFP began to publish pictures with the bodies of people in civilian clothes on the streets of the city. The Defense Ministry claims that during the time that the settlement was under the control of the Russian military, not a single local resident was injured.
March 30 The Ministry of Defense reported on “planned regrouping of troops in the Kiev and Chernihiv directions”. At the first stage of the operation, it was planned to force the Ukrainian army to concentrate forces and resources on major cities, including Kiev, the ministry explained. The tasks in these areas have been completed, and the purpose of the regrouping is to activate actions in priority areas and complete the operation to liberate Donbass, the military said. The reduction of military activity in the Kiev and Chernihiv directions was announced following the results of the Russian-Ukrainian talks in Istanbul on March 29.
On March 25, the military department reported that during the first stage of the special operation, the Ukrainian Navy was destroyed, most of the aviation was disabled.
march 24 The Defense Ministry said that the Russian armed forces took full control of the city of Izyum in the Kharkiv region of Ukraine.
According to the Ministry of Defense, hypersonic missile systems “Dagger” were used in the operation. So, March 21 It was said about the destruction with their help of underground storage facilities of Ukrainian aircraft destruction and combat units for missile systems “Tochka-U” in Delyatin, Ivano-Frankivsk region. Sea-based cruise missiles “Caliber” March 24 the largest fuel base of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the village of Kalinovka near Kiev was destroyed.
March 15th The Ministry of Defense announced the taking under full control of the entire territory of the Kherson region, as well as the city of Balakleya in the Kharkiv region. Also, the military previously reported that they had established control over Melitopol, Berdyansk, Vasilevka (Zaporozhye region), the Chernobayevka airfield near Kherson, the city of Energodar and the Zaporozhye NPP.
February 24 the agency reported on the unblocking of the North Crimean Canal. The dam, which blocked the supply of Dnieper water to the Crimea, was blown up by the military, said the head of the Crimea Sergey Aksenov.
The Ministry of Defense reported three times about losses during the military operation. march 2 The ministry announced 498 dead and 1,597 wounded. According to information on on March 25, 1,351 servicemen were killed, 3,825 wounded. September 21 Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that during the special military operation, losses on the part of Ukraine amounted to more than 100 thousand people (among them more than 61 thousand were killed and more than 49 thousand wounded). On the part of Russia, the losses amounted to 5,937 dead.
At the request of Roskomnadzor, RBC provides data on the details of the military operation in Ukraine based on information from Russian official sources.
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