• 02/03/2024 21:05

The main thing for Friday, February 9: the new head of the General Staff, air bombs in the Sumy region, the assaults near Bakhmut and Avdiivka repelled

Battles near Avdeevka, 91 military clashes, enemy shelling, Max Levin Art School. How will the 716th day of a full-scale war be remembered?

The main thing for Friday, aerial bombs and Avdiivka

During the day, 65 clashes occurred at the front

Today, at about 2 p.m., the Russians dropped seven aerial bombs on border communities in the Sumy region.

According to the prosecutor's office of the Sumy region, the enemy struck the Yunakovsky, Khotyn and Nikolaev communities with KABs. The attack killed two civilian men, and another woman may be trapped under the rubble. Four people were injured. At least four private residential buildings, a farm area and a warehouse were also damaged.

Subsequently, the Sumy Regional Military Administration reported three deaths.

The procedural leadership of the Sumy Regional Prosecutor's Office is conducting a pre-trial investigation into violation of the laws and customs of war, coupled with premeditated murder (Part 2 of Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

Today, the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky was replaced Head of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. He announced this in his address.

“At the suggestion of Commander-in-Chief Alexander Syrsky, he appointed Major General Anatoly Bargilevich as the new Chief of the General Staff. An experienced person understands the tasks of this war and Ukrainian goals,” the president said.

Vladimir Zelensky thanked Lieutenant General Sergei Shaptali for his service during two years of war.

“Today, Commander-in-Chief Syrsky identified candidates for deputies, and I will sign the corresponding decrees. Deputy Chiefs of the General Staff have also been identified. All the guys are combative, professional, each with a clear knowledge of the front and the real needs of Ukrainian soldiers,” noted the Supreme Commander-in-Chief. combat encounter.

In total, the enemy carried out 49 air strikes and carried out 52 attacks from multiple launch rocket systems on the positions of our troops and populated areas. Russian terrorist attacks have unfortunately resulted in civilian casualties. Multi-storey and private buildings, as well as other civilian infrastructure, were destroyed and damaged.

In the Bakhmut direction, the Defense Forces repulsed 18 attacks in the areas of the settlements of Bogdanovka, Ivanovskoe and Kleshchievka in the Donetsk region, where the enemy unsuccessfully tried to improve the tactical situation.

In the Avdeevka direction, our defenders repulsed 17 attacks in the areas settlements of Novobakhmutovka, Avdeevka and 10 more attacks in the Pervomaiskoye and Nevelskoye areas of the Donetsk region, where the enemy tried to break through the defenses of our troops.

Defense Forces aviation carried out strikes on 5 areas where personnel were concentrated. and enemy military equipment.

More details about the operational situation as of 18:00 on February 9 are in our news.

Under the procedural leadership of the Donetsk Regional Prosecutor's Office, an investigation into the murder of unarmed Ukrainian prisoners of war has begun.

As reported by the Office of the Prosecutor General, we are talking about the shooting of Ukrainian defenders by Russians during the seizure of positions of the Defense Forces near the village. Kleshchievki, Bakhmut district. This crime was recorded on video, and it appeared online on February 9.

“The video from the enemy drone recorded that, probably, the commander of one of the army units of the aggressor state, during the assault on the trenches of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, gives the order not to take the enemy prisoner. During the attack on the position, the Russian military shot one unarmed prisoner who came out to them. With his hands raised. And they killed the second one by throwing a grenade into the dugout,” the Office of the Prosecutor General reported. The prosecutor's office emphasized that the murder of prisoners of war is a gross violation of the Geneva Conventions and is classified as a serious international crime.

The pre-trial investigation is being conducted by investigators from the Main Directorate of the SBU in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions.

This video of the execution of Ukrainian defenders is not the only such crime recorded.

More information is in the news.

By decision of the Borodyansky village council, the local children's art school is changing its name. Now this is the Borodyansk Children's School of Arts named after Max Levin.

This was reported by the acting. Borodyansky village head Irina Zakharchenko.

The school charter in the new edition already includes updated provisions and reflects its new name.

“Thanks to Max Levin’s videos and photographs, the whole world learned about the atrocities committed by the Russian occupiers in Borodyanka. Everyone saw the terrible destruction that the enemies left in our village. Therefore, when the mother of the deceased photographer approached us with a request to perpetuate the name of her son, we agreed and decided to name our art school in his honor. We will definitely open an artistic photography class at the school so that children can master this art,” Zakharchenko noted.

Photographer Maxim Levin died on March 13 2022 in the village of Moshchun. Posthumously awarded the title “Hero of Ukraine”, as well as the Order “For Courage”.

Max came to Borodyanka to evacuate his relatives, among whom was a small child. Then he returned and took legendary photos and videos of high-rise buildings on Tsentralnaya Street burning after airstrikes. After publication on the same day, these photos and videos spread all over the world and were published in the world's leading publications.

More details in the news.

The picture of today is on our website. We hope that tomorrow there will be more good news.

Let's hold on and bring Victory closer!

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