22:29 February 24, 2022
In Okhtyrka, a small supply unit, armed only with small arms, cleared the hometown of the Russian assault battalion.
The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine has provided operational information as of 20:00 on the Russian invasion, writes Dailylviv.com.
As of 20:00 on February 24, the enemy continues to conduct full-scale aggression against Ukraine. At present, out of 90 BTGs, more than 60 battalion tactical groups have been deployed on the territory of Ukraine. The enemy focuses its main efforts on the Slobozhansky, Seversky, and Tavriya directions.
With the permission of another “fraternal people” from the Republic of Belarus, demonstration actions are being carried out along the northern part of the state border of Ukraine by Su-25SM aircraft from LUNINETS airfield.
The insidious plan of the Russian invaders is already clear. The main purpose of the operation is to block Kyiv, create a land corridor to the Crimean peninsula and a self-proclaimed Transnistrian region.
To do this, an air tactical landing was landed: up to 200 Russian soldiers at the GOSTOMEL airfield.
Another goal of the invader is to inflict damage on critical civilian infrastructure, which is regularly hit by air and missile strikes.
Fighting is taking place on the approaches to Kherson. The enemy is trying to bypass the city from the east and continue the offensive in the direction of MYKOLAIV. Two missile strikes were inflicted on BUYALIK.
The Defense Forces group continues to conduct a defense operation to repel armed aggression.
Mechanized and tank units are defending in the north along the Peremoha-Hlukhiv border. The column of Russian occupiers is stopped. 1 otbr continues the battle on the outskirts of Chernihiv.
In the suburban direction, the defense is conducted along the border.
The enemy has an extremely low morale. An eloquent example is the defense of Sumy and Okhtyrka. In Okhtyrka, a small supply unit, armed only with small arms, cleared the hometown of the Russian assault battalion.
The military appeals to citizens: every bottle of incendiary mixture from the roof on an enemy tank, every shot from a hunting weapon at the occupier’s car sharply reduces the offensive appetites of the invaders, gives a significant advantage to the defense forces in repelling armed aggression.
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As of 20:00, the situation in the Donetsk operational district is tense, but controlled by the Joint Forces. The shelling by the Russian occupation forces continues.
All military units are fiercely resisting the Russian invasion, and Ukrainian soldiers are showing unprecedented courage and heroism. Allied forces were able to thwart the Kremlin’s plan of rapid offensive.
Despite numerous enemy attacks, aircraft, artillery and missile strikes, as well as a large number of armored vehicles, the enemy was unable to advance deep into Ukraine in the eastern direction.
Ukrainian defenders managed to repel attacks, defend and hold all key settlements and infrastructure.
In the Luhansk direction during the day the fiercest battles were fought for Happiness, Stanitsa Luhanska, Lobachevo, Belovodsk, Starobilska. In the battles for Happiness, two enemy tanks were destroyed and one tank and one ZU-23-2 were captured.
In the area of occupied Sentyanivka, our artillerymen stopped a mixed column of armored vehicles, hailstones and automobiles with enemy fire.
In the Donetsk direction, the hottest was in the areas of Novotroitskoye, Novognativke, Pavlopov and Pishchevyk.
As of now, no new attempts to break through the enemy have been recorded, there is a decrease in fire activity in some areas.
Ukrainian soldiers firmly hold their positions and inflict losses on the aggressor.