• 18/07/2024 13:27

The main thing for Saturday, February 17: the destruction of three enemy landers, attacks on Kupyansk, Slavyansk and Kramatorsk

Battles near Avdeevka, 63 military clashes, enemy shelling, Munich Security Conference. How will the 724th day of a full-scale war be remembered?

The main thing for Saturday, February 17: the destruction of three enemy SUSHK,

Air Force Ukraine, during enemy airstrikes, destroyed three Russian Su-34 and Su-35 aircraft at once.

This was announced by the Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Alexander Syrsky.

“This morning in the Eastern direction, during enemy attacks with guided bombs on the positions of our troops, the Air Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed three Russian aircraft at once: 2 Su-34 and one Su-35,” the general said.

Slavyansk and Kramatorsk are under enemy fire, said the head of the Donetsk OVA Vadim Filashkin late in the evening of February 17.

The Russians fired three missiles at Kramatorsk, hitting the industrial zone and the private sector. In all likelihood, under the rubble of one of the houses there is a family of 4 people, including teenagers 14 and 16 years old. 2 houses were destroyed, 23 more were damaged.

In Slavyansk, a shell hit a school. According to preliminary information, there may be one person under the rubble.

Subsequently, it became known that one person was killed in Kramatorsk, reported Vadim Filashkin. Rescuers recovered the body of a woman born in 1977 from the rubble.

Probably, 2 more people are under the rubble. The rescue operation continues.

The occupiers have once again launched an air strike on Kupyansk, said the head of the Kharkov regional military administration Oleg Sinegubov.

“The occupiers continue to carry out air strikes on the border settlements of the Kharkov region. In just one day – more than 10 strikes Around 13:30, as a result of shelling in the city of Kupyansk, a two-story house with 2 entrances was destroyed, at least 5 private houses were damaged,” Sinegubov said.

Subsequently, the Kharkov regional prosecutor's office reported that the aggressor state dropped at least five aerial bombs on the city. There are wounded, destruction and damage to a number of civilian objects.

At 22:30 Oleg Sinegubov reported that rescuers unblocked the body of a woman from under the rubble of a two-story house. As of now, as a result of the invaders’ attacks on Kupyansk, it is known that one woman was killed and five were wounded – three women and two men.

Meanwhile, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that 63 military clashes occurred during the day, most of all in the Maryinsky in the Avdeevsky directions.

In general, the enemy launched 4 missile and 61 air strikes. using multiple launch rocket systems against the positions of our troops and populated areas. Russian terrorist attacks have unfortunately resulted in civilian casualties and injuries. Multi-storey and private houses, medical institutions, as well as critical infrastructure facilities were destroyed and damaged.

UAF aviation carried out strikes on 14 areas where personnel and 3 enemy air defense systems were concentrated. =”MsoNormal”>When the personnel of the Ukrainian units left Avdiivka, a number of Ukrainian military personnel were captured, said the commander of the Tavria operational-strategic group of troops, Alexander Tarnavsky.

According to the commander, the exit from Avdievka took place in accordance with a plan developed taking into account various scenarios and a possible change in the operational situation.

“Covering the organized exit of our units from Avdievka, the Tavria OVSU artillery carried out almost 400 fire missions… The withdrawal of personnel from Avdievka took place in accordance with a plan developed taking into account various scenarios and a possible change in the operational situation. And yet at the final stage operation, under pressure from superior enemy forces, a number of Ukrainian military personnel were captured,” says Tarnavsky’s commentary.

The commander noted that Ukraine will contact international humanitarian organizations and countries about this – intermediaries.

The G7 countries issued a joint statement saying, among other things, that Russia would have to pay for the damage and devastation of Ukraine. The joint statement was published by the Italian Foreign Ministry.

The G7 countries emphasized that Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine is a flagrant violation of the very provisions of the UN Charter and reaffirmed their firmness to continue to support Ukraine in defending its freedom, sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders and praised the outstanding fortress. .

Details are in the news.

On the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference, which takes place from February 16 to 18, a meeting of the International Working Group on Security and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine took place, which discussed, in particular, Ukraine's future membership in NATO.

This was announced by the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Ermak.

“Together with former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, ex-Prime Minister of Sweden Carl Bildt, co-chairman of the German Union party 90 – Greens” Omid Nuripour, former US Special Representative to Ukraine Kurt Volker, as well as former NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, with whom we co-chair this group, spoke about the importance of inviting Ukraine to NATO at the 2024 Washington summit and the future membership of our state in the Alliance,” he wrote, adding that they are working “on an important mission for our country.”

The most complete 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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