General Staff: Russians has fired more than 30 Kalibr missile strikes, MLRS, artillery, uses aircraft

General Staff: Russians has fired more than 30 Kalibr missile strikes, MLRS, artillery, uses aircraft

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As of 13:00, on February 24, Russian-occupation forces fired more than Kalibr missile strikes, MLRS, aircraft weapons, and artillery on Ukraine's civilian and military infrastructure.

“As of 13:00 on February 24, the armed forces of the aggressor state, the Russian Federation, launched more than 30 attacks, using Kalibr cruise missiles, MLRS, aircraft weapons, and artillery on Ukrainian civilian and military infrastructure. The enemy continues the offensive with the support of army aircraft crossing the Ukrainian border in the directions of Armiansk – Kherson, Chaplynka – Kakhovka," the press service of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine posted on Facebook.

It is noted that the activity of sabotage and reconnaissance groups in Besarabsky operational area and in the Black Sea operational zone is observed. The Joint Forces launched a defensive operation, the General Staff said.

In particular, certain operational groups of troops regrouped and relocated to task areas to effectively repel Russian aggression. Operational and tactical groups conduct defensive battles in all directions of the enemy's advance, the press service assured.

At about 05:00, the state border of Ukraine in the sections near the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus was attacked by Russian troops supported by Belarus. Attacks on border units, border patrols, and checkpoints are carried out with the use of artillery, heavy equipment, and small arms in Luhansk, Sumy, Kharkiv, Chernihiv, and Zhytomyr regions.

In addition, the attack is carried out from the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions and from the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. The activity of enemy sabotage and reconnaissance groups is also observed. Information on casualties among border guards is being clarified.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that the Armed Forces had shot down seven planes and at least two helicopters of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

On the outskirts of Kharkiv, the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed four tanks of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

Ukrainian defenders repelled the attack on the town of Shchastia, Luhansk region. Fifty Russian mercenaries were killed.

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