• 24/06/2024 13:50

The main thing for Sunday, February 18: the exit from Avdiivka, repulsed attacks in the Robotiny area, the execution of captured Ukrainians

Battles near Avdeevka, 56 military clashes, enemy shelling, a memorial service in honor of the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred, a protest of Polish farmers. How will the 725th day of a full-scale war be remembered?

The main thing for Sunday, February 18: exit from Avdiivka, attacks in the Robota area repelled> /p> Kiev, February 18 </p>
<p class=Ukrainian units completed their withdrawal from Avdiivka.

The speaker of the operational-strategic group of troops “Tavria” Dmitry Likhovoy announced this on air at the telethon. “This completion took place, it took place yesterday (February 17 – Ed.),” Likhovoy said.

When asked about the number of captured Ukrainian fighters, the OSMU speaker replied that there was no new information about them Not yet. At the same time, information about the quantity will change, Likhovoy believes.

“This number may still decrease when, probably, some of them will return to their units after leaving, which took place in difficult conditions, this may be the case. We need painstaking verification of all those who have left, but have not yet joined their units… This is a process taking a certain amount of time,” said the speaker of the Tavria OSUV.

Likhovoy added that “this quantity is not enough to talk about any large scale of this phenomenon.”

Meanwhile, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that 56 military clashes occurred during the day.

In total, the enemy launched 3 missile and 33 air strikes, and carried out 64 attacks from multiple launch rocket systems on the positions of our troops and populated areas. Russian terrorist attacks have unfortunately resulted in civilian casualties and injuries. Multi-storey and private houses, as well as infrastructure facilities, were destroyed and damaged.

In the Maryinsky direction, the Defense Forces continue to contain the enemy near Georgievka, Pobeda, Novomikhailovka, Donetsk region. Here the invaders tried to break through the defenses of our troops 12 times.

In the Zaporozhye direction, the Defense Forces repelled 7 enemy attacks in the Robotinoy area of ​​the Zaporozhye region.

More details about the operational situation as of 18:00 on February 18 are in our news. =”MsoNormal”>This morning, Russian invaders shot two Ukrainian defenders who were captured in eastern Ukraine. The Ukrainian Ground Forces reported this on Telegram.

“This morning, in the zone of responsibility of the OSUV “Khortitsa”, the Russians once again showed their attitude towards International Humanitarian Law by shooting two Ukrainian prisoners of war,” the message says.

OSUV “Khortitsa” is operating in the Eastern operational zone, responsible for the eastern section of the combat line (Kharkovskoe, Izyumskoe, Limanskoe, Lisichanskoe, Kurakhovskoe, Kupyanskoe, Bakhmutskoe, Avdeevskoe and Ugledarskoe directions).

On the night of February 17, the Russian army struck Slavyansk in the Donetsk region from the Iskander-M missile system, and Kh-22 missiles were probably fired at Kramatorsk.

This was reported by the speaker of the Donetsk prosecutor's office region Anastasia Medvedeva in a commentary to Ukrainskaya Pravda. She also added that the final type of weapons used by the enemy will be established after a detailed study by specialists of the wreckage of the weapons and carrying out proper examination.

Let us remind you that as a result of rocket attacks by the Russian Federation on Kramatorsk and Slavyansk, four people were killed and two people were injured.

In Kiev, a procession of memory was held and a memorial service was held in honor of the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred.

< p class="MsoNormal">The correspondent of LB.ua reports this.

The events were organized by the NGO “Family of the Heavenly Hundred” and the National Museum of the Revolution of Dignity.

First, they celebrated a memorial service in St. Michael's Golden-Domed Cathedral, which 10 years ago, during the Maidan, became a refuge for protesters, and during the days of executions and clashes it turned into a field hospital. ty, laying flowers and lighting lamps. This year, the participants of the procession walked along Mikhailovskaya Square, then along Trekhsvyatitelskaya Street, European Square, along Khreshchatyk and reached the Alley of Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred.

On the road direction of the international checkpoint “Dorogusk – Yagodin” “from 9.00. the movement of trucks in both directions was completely blocked by Polish farmers.

This was reported by the State Customs Service of Ukraine. A large-scale protest continues on the access roads in front of Dorogusk.

“Contrary to the protesters' promises to allow perishable, dangerous or humanitarian cargo through, not a single truck has crossed the border since then. Regular buses are allowed through as usual orderly, without queues,” Ukrainian customs officers noted.

The State Customs Service added that the participation of farmers from other European countries in the Polish protest, announced the day before, was not confirmed.

In addition, from 15:30 to 17:30 hours. At the Dorogusk railway station, protesters tried to block the railway circles. The Polish police prevented this, so train traffic continued as normal.

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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