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EU Parliament approves €50 billion for Ukraine, Defense Forces destroy 2 Russian Su-34 jets - Tuesday brief

EU Parliament approves €50 billion for Ukraine, Defense Forces destroy 2 Russian Su-34 jets - Tuesday brief RBC-Ukraine collage

The European Parliament has voted to provide Ukraine with 50 billion euros in aid. Meanwhile, Ukrainian forces shot down two Su-34 aircraft.

RBC-Ukraine has compiled the main news for February 27.

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Ukrainian Armed Forces destroy Russian Su-34 fighter jet

It was reported by the Commander of the Ukrainian Air Force, Mykola Oleshchuk.

"Minus one more Su-34 in the eastbound direction! Yesterday, Russian pilots managed to evade our missiles, but it will not always be like that!" he writes.

Ukrainian Armed Forces destroy another Russian Su-34, second within 24 hours

"Around 2 p.m., we destroyed another Su-34. The direction is the same! The goal is the same!" reported Ukrainian Air Force Commander Mykola Oleshchuk.

The general notes that with such losses of combat and special aviation, the Russians should think about it and at least for a while stop "air meat assaults".

EU Parliament approves allocation of €50 billion in aid to Ukraine

536 members of the European Parliament voted in favor of the decision, while 40 voted against it.

President of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola, welcomed the positive vote on the financial support program for Ukraine.

"When it matters the most, Europe stands up to be counted," she wrote on X, noting that the European Parliament also approved a review of the long-term budget for EU states and new investments in critical technologies.

Ukrainian forces withdraw from Sieverne and Stepove on Avdiivka front

It was reported by the spokesperson for the Tavria group of forces Dmytro Lykhoviy.

"Our units have retreated from the small villages of Sieverne and Stepove on the Avdiivka front," Lykhoviy said.

According to him, there were up to 100 residents staying in these settlements before the war.

Poland may expand embargo on Ukraine's goods if EU takes no action

“We are discussing that it would be possible to extend the embargo to other products if the EU does not find a more effective way to protect the Polish and European markets,” said Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk.