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The main thing for Sunday, February 25: strikes on the Dnieper, execution of Ukrainian prisoners near Bakhmut, forum “Ukraine. Year 2024”

Battles near Marinka, 81 military clashes, enemy shelling, Zelensky’s press conference. How will the 732nd day of a full-scale war be remembered?

Ukraine believes that it is very correct to strengthen on the battlefield, but it is also correct to strengthen diplomatically. We do not want any formats of negotiations or peace formulas to be imposed on us, even if these are initiatives of countries- partners, President Vladimir Zelensky said in response to questions from the editor-in-chief of at a press conference.

The initiative for peace can only come from Ukraine. The peace formula was started at the G19 summit in Indonesia.

“Today we have come to the moment of the first summit. The first inaugural summit, it will take place, I hope it will be in the spring. We cannot lose this diplomatic initiative. It will be in Switzerland,” he said.

Ukraine wants to hold the second summit not on the European continent.

Details – in our news.

President Vladimir Zelensky said that Ukraine lost 31,000 military personnel during the full-scale war. He said this during a press conference in response to questions from a telethon journalist.

“31,000 Ukrainian military personnel died in this war. Not 300 thousand, not 150 thousand, whatever Putin is lying about his deceitful circle,” he said.

The President emphasized that every loss is a big loss for us. He called the first official announcement of losses “a serious moment.”

Zelensky said that different sides called different false losses: both 100,000 and 300,000 Ukrainians. “This is all a lie. All this is absolute nonsense,” the president said. After a short pause, he named the number of dead – 31,000. He added that 180,000 Russians were killed. And the total losses of Russia, including the wounded, were up to 500,000.

Meanwhile, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that 81 military clashes occurred during the day, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported.

In general, the enemy launched 4 missile and 73 air strikes, carried out 52 attacks from multiple launch rocket systems on the positions of our troops and populated areas.

In the Maryinsky direction, the defense forces continue to hold the enemy in the Novomikhailovka area of ​​the Donetsk region, where the enemy tried to break through the defense of our troops 18 times. In addition, our defenders repelled more than 10 enemy attacks in the areas of the settlements of Georgievka, Pobeda and Krasnohorivka in the Donetsk region. Read more about the operational situation as of 18:00 on February 25 in our news.

The Russians again shot Ukrainian soldiers who surrendered. This was announced by the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights Dmitry Lubinets.

Another war crime probably occurred on February 24, 2024 in the Bakhmut region. The video shows that the Ukrainian military are surrendering: their hands were raised, they showed that they were unarmed and did not pose a threat. The Russians were supposed to take them prisoner, but they were mercilessly shot.

The exact number of Ukrainians executed by the Russians is unknown, there were probably at least seven. These are SOU military personnel.

“Such an execution is a war crime! Now we also know from which military unit of the Russian army the soldiers who mercilessly executed the Ukrainians were from,” Lubinets emphasized.

In Dnepr, as a result of Russian shelling on Sunday, four people were injured, houses and cars were damaged.

This was reported by the head of the Dnepropetrovsk OVA Sergei Lysak in Telegram.

“A loud evening for the Dnieper. Thank you for the work of our air defense. All information – later. Unfortunately, not without consequences – houses, several cars, a truck were damaged in the city. Four people were previously injured,” he wrote.

Lysak added that after the lights out, an air raid warning was again announced in the city.

Subsequently, he noted: “Minus three cruise missiles. Minus five suicide bombers over the region.”

Russia is currently conducting an operation called “Maidan-3”. This is the official name in Russian documents, said Kirill Budanov, head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense, on the sidelines of the forum “Ukraine. Year 2024.”

According to him, this is the most expensive operation, and it will fail. Ukraine knows all the plans.

“However, as part of this operation, they planned the following: to create a situation in which to question not so much the president, but decision-making in general in Ukraine in the period after 21 and 20 May,” he said.

After this, the Russians expect that, against the backdrop of turmoil and ambiguity, the same will be projected on our army, and they will be able to inflict a military defeat in the east in the first half of June Ukraine.

In Poland, at the Kotomerz railway station, 160 tons of Ukrainian grain were poured out of gondola cars. This was reported by the Ministry of Development of Communities, Territories and Infrastructure of Ukraine.

A new act of vandalism occurred on the night of February 24-25. The cargo was in transit to the port of Gdansk, from where it was sent to other countries of the world.

“The Ukrainian side conscientiously fulfills its obligations and, in accordance with agreements with the Polish government, does not export certain types of agricultural products to Poland. This has been confirmed at the official level – neither grains, nor corn, nor rapeseed remain there,” said the head of the Ministry of Society, Alexander Kubrakov. He added that this is the fourth case of vandalism, impunity and irresponsibility at Polish railway stations.

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

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