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The main thing for Tuesday, February 20: attacks in the Avdeevsky and Maryinsky directions, attacks on Kramatorsk were repelled

50 military clashes, enemy shelling, execution of Ukrainian prisoners of war near Robotiny, Ukrainian grain on the tracks. How will the 727th day of a full-scale war be remembered?

The main thing for Tuesday, February 20: attacks on Avdeevsky and Maria were repelled Consequences of Russian shelling of the Dnepropetrovsk region

On the evening of February 20, the Russian occupation army launched attacks on Kramatorsk, Donetsk region. This was announced by the head of the Donetsk Regional Police Department, Vadim Filashkin. “Today, at about 20 o’clock, two explosions occurred in the city – the Russians hit an industrial zone and a residential area,” Filashkin wrote.

He clarified that three people are now known to be wounded.

Numerous high-rise buildings were damaged by shelling. The final consequences of the shelling are being established.

On February 21, a meeting of the Servant of the People faction will be held, headed by President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky.

This was reported to LB.ua by several sources from the Servant of the People faction.

“In the evening (Ed.: February 21) there will be a faction meeting. Will be the President of Ukraine. It is clear that where exactly the meeting will take place is still unknown. There is also no agenda for the faction meeting. But our forecasts are as follows: from very serious criticism (ed.: people’s deputies from the “SN” faction) to constructiveness. Or both,” said an interlocutor from the Servant of the People faction.

Another source from the party’s political council added that the agenda of the meeting of the faction led by the president “will be common. Two years of full-scale war. But, of course, the vision of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief on mobilization is valuable to hear (Ed.: The Rada plans to consider the project as a whole in early March),” the parliamentarian said.

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Meanwhile, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that 50 military clashes occurred within 24 hours. The enemy launched missile and 99 air strikes, carried out 82 attacks from multiple launch rocket systems on the positions of our troops and civilians. points.

In the Maryinsky direction, the Defense Forces continue to contain the enemy near Georgievka, Pobeda, Novomikhailovka, Donetsk region. Here the invaders, with the support of aviation, tried 17 times to break through the defenses of our troops.

In the Avdeevsky direction, they repelled 10 enemy attacks in the Stepnoy, Lastochkino, Severny, Nevelsk areas of the Donetsk region.

Defense Forces aviation attacked 10 areas where personnel were concentrated and 5 enemy anti-aircraft missile systems.

Rocket force units hit 9 areas where enemy personnel, weapons and military equipment and 10 artillery assets were concentrated.

More details about the operational situation in as of 18:00 February 20 – in our news.

The Office of the Prosecutor General has begun an investigation into the shooting of Ukrainian prisoners of war by Russian occupiers near Robotynoye in Zaporozhye. This was reported by the press service of the Office of the Prosecutor General.

Criminal proceedings have been initiated for violation of the laws and customs of war, involving premeditated murder (Part 2 of Article 438 of the Criminal Code).

“On February 20, a video was distributed on the Internet of the execution by Russian army soldiers of three Ukrainian defenders taken prisoner. The event occurred on February 18, 2024 near the settlement of Robotino, Zaporozhye region. The murder of prisoners of war is a gross violation of the Geneva Conventions and is qualified as a serious international crime,” it says in the message. in the message.

The pre-trial investigation is carried out by investigators from the SBU Department in the Zaporozhye region.

On the morning of February 20, Polish protesters intensified their protests near the Medika-Shegini emergency situation. Farmers blocked the railway and spilled grain from a freight car on the track, reports Public.

“This is a reaction to the influx of grain from Ukraine. This is very bad. People are desperate and cannot resist. Not controls: neither the Polish authorities, nor the Ukrainian ones,” says co-organizer of the protest of Polish farmers Roman Kondrów. According to him, the protesters are pouring out the grain “because of emotions.”

“We have no influence on people, they cannot stand it and pour out. We are bankrupt because everything is being transported from Ukraine uncontrollably,” adds the co-organizer of the protest.

By the evening, the State Border Service reported that Polish protesters have eased traffic restrictions near the border with Ukraine.

After 17:00, the movement of cars and buses through the checkpoint “Hrebene – Rava-Russkaya” resumed. The protesters also expressed their readiness to allow one truck to pass in both directions every hour. Border guards reported that the protest participants are ready to allow a small amount of transport through the Zosin-Ustilug checkpoint.

“In particular, they plan to allow 5 cars in both directions every 30 minutes , every hour 1 truck to enter Poland and 3 trucks to enter Ukraine. Buses in both directions will be processed as usual,” the State Tax Service added.

French President Emmanuel Macron may visit Ukraine in mid-March.

This was reported to LB.ua sources in the diplomatic corps.

“We can talk about preparations visit in March. Another point is more precisely about the agreement between France and Ukraine on providing a mandate to the Agence française de développement (AFD) to be active in Ukraine and support projects at the local level. Including specifically in the Chernihiv region,” the interlocutor said.< /p>

Recall that Macron canceled his visit to Ukraine on February 13 and 14 for security reasons. At the same time, he emphasized that he had not abandoned his intentions to come to Kiev.

On February 16, the presidents of Ukraine and France signed a bilateral agreement on security cooperation within the framework of the G7 framework declaration.

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