• 12/04/2024 22:55

The main thing for the night and morning of Saturday, February 24: the battles near Marinka, the second anniversary of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine

Night air attack, 84 military clashes, losses of the occupiers, enemy shelling, UAV attack on the metallurgical plant in Novolipetsk.

The Ukrainian Air Force reported the downing of 12 enemy drones and two X-59 missiles in the south. Enemy targets were destroyed within the Kirovograd, Odessa and Nikolaev regions.

On the night of February 24, 2024, the invaders attacked with two Iskander-M ballistic missiles (from the Rostov region), three X-59 guided aircraft missiles (from TOT Kherson region) and 12 attack drones of the “Shahed” type (Primorsko) – Akhtarsk, Chauda).

Anti-aircraft missile units, mobile fire groups and electronic warfare equipment of the Ukrainian Defense Forces were involved in repelling the air attack.

On the second anniversary of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, the prime ministers of Italy, Canada and Belgium, as well as the head of the European Commission, Ursula, came to Kiev von der Leyen.

Georgia Maloney, Justin Trudeau, Alexander de Croo and Ursula von der Leyen arrived in the Ukrainian capital together by train from neighboring Poland, the Italian government said in a statement.

In this way, Western diplomats are demonstrating solidarity with Ukraine on the second anniversary of the full-scale Russian invasion.

Georgia Maloney is expected to hold a video conference from Kyiv with the participation of G7 leaders. Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky will also join the discussion.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson also arrived in Kyiv on the occasion of the second anniversary of the full-scale Russian invasion.

He spoke about this on the X network. “On this grim second anniversary of Putin's invasion, I am honored to be here in Ukraine. With their unwavering courage, I have no doubt that the Ukrainians will prevail and dislodge Putin's forces – provided we give them the military, political and economic assistance they need.” need,” the message says.

Meanwhile, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reports that 84 military clashes occurred during the day.

In total, the enemy carried out 10 missile and 93 air strikes, carried out 141 attacks from multiple launch rocket systems on the positions of our troops and populated areas.

In the Maryinsky direction, defense forces continue to contain the enemy in the areas of Georgievka, Pobeda and Novoma, where the enemy tried to break through the defenses of our troops 44 times.

In the Zaporozhye direction, 8 enemy attacks were repulsed near Robotiny.

More details about the operational situation as of the morning of February 24 are in our news.

The General Staff also informs that Ukrainian defenders destroyed another 770 Russian invaders per day. In total, Russia has already lost 409,010 military personnel in Ukraine.

Other enemy losses are in the news.

Today’s drone attack on the metallurgical plant in Novolipetsk was organized by two Ukrainian special services: the SBU and the Main Intelligence Directorate.

Lb.ua sources report this.

“This is one of the largest metallurgical plants in Russia. He works for the Russian military-industrial complex and carries out a large number of government contracts. Raw materials from this enterprise are used to manufacture Russian missiles, artillery, drones, etc. Therefore, this is a legitimate goal for Ukraine,” the source notes.

After powerful explosions at the Novolipetsk Metallurgical Plant, a large-scale fire began and the entire plant personnel were evacuated.

Ukrainian intelligence services add that the SBU and GUR drones got into installations designed for the primary cooling of raw coke oven gas. The defeat of these facilities, according to sources, will lead to a shutdown of the entire production process of the metallurgical plant for a long time. By the way, the owner of the affected plant is Russian oligarch Vladimir Lisin, who is close to the route. According to Forbes, he is one of the three richest people in the Russian Federation.

According to media reports, until recently the Novolipetsk Metallurgical Plant produced raw materials for Russian companies involved in nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.

The most complete picture of today will definitely be on our website.

Let's hold on and bring Victory closer!

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