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Russia-Ukraine war: Frontline update as of February 29

Russia-Ukraine war: Frontline update as of February 29 The situation on the front today, February 29 (photo: GettyImages)

Ukrainian military forces repelled 12 enemy attacks in the Lyman direction, held their positions, and repelled assaults by occupation forces in the Kherson direction. Aviation struck at the enemy's EW station, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Russian shelling

During the past day, there were 99 military confrontations. In total, the enemy launched 10 missiles and 105 aviation strikes and conducted 163 artillery shelling using multiple rocket launchers against the positions of our troops and populated areas.

Unfortunately, due to Russian terrorist attacks, there are casualties among the civilian population. Multistory and private houses, a church, and other objects of civilian infrastructure have been destroyed or damaged.

Aviation strikes hit:

  • Ploske, Budarky, Varvarivka, Kupiansk, Synkivka, and Kyslivka in the Kharkiv region;
  • Novoehorivka, Makiivka, Bilohorivka in the Luhansk region;
  • Terny, Rozdolivka, Vasutynske, Chasiv Yar, Oleksandropil, Ocheretyne, Novobakhmutivka, Novoselivka Persha, Orlivka, Netailove, Kurakhove, Novomykhailivka, Vuhledar, Vodiane, Kostiantynivka, Staromaiorske, Urozhaine in the Donetsk region;
  • Novodarivka in the Zaporizhzhia region.

Over 120 settlements in the Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, Kherson, and Mykolaiv regions were under artillery fire.

Frontline situation

In the Volyn and Polissia directions, the operational situation remains unchanged.

In the Siversk and Slobozhanske directions, the enemy maintains military presence in border areas, conducts sabotage activities to prevent the redeployment of our troops to threatened areas, and increases the density of mine-explosive barriers along the state border in the Belgorod region.

In the Kupiansk direction, the defense forces repelled 2 enemy attacks in the areas of the settlements of Synkivka and Tabaivka in the Kharkiv region.

In the Lyman direction, our troops repelled 12 enemy attacks in the areas of the settlements of Terny, Yampolivka in the Donetsk region, and Bilohorivka in the Luhansk region.

In the Bakhmut direction, the defense forces repelled 9 enemy attacks in the areas of the settlements of Ivanivske and Klishchiivka in the Donetsk region.

In the Avdiivka direction, our defenders repelled 25 enemy attacks in the areas of the settlements of Berdychiv, Orlivka, Tonenke, Pervomaiske, and Nevelske in the Donetsk region.

In the Novopavlivka direction, the defense forces continued to hold back the enemy in the areas of Krasnohorivka, Heorhiivka, Novomykhailivka, and Urozhaine in the Donetsk region, where the enemy attempted 38 times to break through the defense of our troops.

In the Orikhiv direction, the defense forces repelled 1 enemy attack in the area east of Robotyne in the Zaporizhzhia region.

In the Kherson direction, the defense forces continue to hold positions and repel the assaults of the occupation forces. Despite significant losses, the enemy continues to attempt to dislodge our units from their positions.

During the past day, the enemy attempted 4 unsuccessful assaults on the positions of our troops on the left bank of the Dnipro River.

At the same time, our soldiers continue active actions to inflict losses on the occupation forces in personnel and equipment, wearing down the enemy along the entire front line.

Enemy losses

During the day, the defense aviation struck 8 areas of concentration of enemy personnel.

Rocket troops units struck 1 command post, 2 areas of concentration of personnel, weapons, and military equipment, 4 artillery pieces, 1 air defense system, 1 REB station, and another 1 other important target of the enemy.

The total number of losses of the Russian army since the beginning of the invasion is 412,610 military personnel.