DavesPaper.com | by Vadim Pikus | February 26, 2022 11:45 AM EST
Situation in Ukraine as of 18:45 today, February 26, 2022:
An air raid alert has been announced in all major cities of Ukraine, including in our city of Kyiv. In our city, travel is closed on all bridges that connect the two parts of the city. A curfew has been announced from 17:00 today to 08:00 February 28!!! And this suggests that terrible events await us …. I can hear explosions right now.
In Kyiv, while checking documents, unknown people shot a policeman.
In Kyiv, there are local battles with sabotage groups.
“This night (it was the night of February 26 – Channel 24) the enemy will use all forces to break us. They will storm Kyiv. We must all understand what awaits us. We must persevere, because the fate of Ukraine is being decided,” said the president Zelensky.
About 370 units of equipment of the occupiers in the area of the village of Zdvizhivka, Borodyanka district, it is 37 killometers from Kyiv. Stand for six hours. (see photo)
Fierce fighting continues throughout Ukraine, many fights take place in large cities. On the border of the Kiev and Zhytomyr regions, together with the cars from the explosion, the bridge of the Kyiv-Kovel-Yagodin highway collapsed. 4 four people were injured, a child died.
As noted, at the time of the rescuers’ arrival, it was established that 5 cars fell from the destroyed bridge, one of which was completely destroyed by fire. (see photos)
Rescuers removed from the mutilated car and transported to the Borodyansk Central District Hospital the body of the deceased boy, approximately 8 years old.
A Russian landing party landed on 3 helicopters in Brody district of Lviv region at 9 am. About 60 people. Our troops repulsed. Now they are retreating towards the forest in the area of Leviatyn. The armed forces are repelling the occupier!
The mayor of Lviv wrote: “This morning, the Ukrainian air defense shot down a Russian missile, which was launched in the direction of the dam of the Kiev reservoir, located north of Kiev,” – said in a statement.
It is noted that “if the dam is destroyed, the flood will lead to catastrophic casualties and losses – including flooding of residential areas of Kiev and suburbs.” If this missile had not been shot down, hundreds of thousands of Kyiv residents could have died at once.
In particular, the destruction of the Kiev dam could lead to the destruction of the Kanev, Kremenchug and other dams of the cascade and even an accident at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant.
The invaders captured the city of Melitopol.
In Melitopol, the Russian military fired on the city hospital. The oncology department came under fire. The information was confirmed by local doctors. There were patients in the department. Fighting continues in the city at the moment. The occupier is chasing the Armed Forces from residential areas, hiding behind the civilian population.
Ukrainian women are forced to give birth in basements and bomb shelters
Putin – you scum! (see photo)
A seven-year-old girl who was wounded in the shelling of the village of Okhtyrka by Russian troops has died.
“Glans Alice, May 26, 2014 – February 26, 2022, time of death 13.15 She did not live 3 months to 8 years.
A girl from Okhtyrka in the Sumy region is another victim of a bloody aggressor. The day before, this child was seriously injured during the shelling of a preschool from “Hurricane” and “Hail”.
Doctors are fighting for the second wounded child in the intensive care unit .”The second army in the world” won the Kindergarten in the city of Chernihiv.
They completely destroyed it with rocket artillery. (see photo)
The famous Western group of hackers is stopping the work of state websites, institutions and TV channels of the Russian Federation one after another.
Turkey has closed the passage through the Bosphorus to Russian ships. Now their armada will not be able to get out of the Black Sea.
Strict censorship has been introduced in the Russian Federation. Close sites that write about the war and losses among Putin’s soldiers.
My daughter and our granddaughter are standing in a 20- kilometre queue to cross the Ukrainian-Polish border. I can’t even imagine when they will be able to cross the border, one thing is calming there safely and the queue was not fired upon.
Article by Ukrainian military journalist Yuriy Butusov:
“Ukraine does not capitulate.
Now the main goal of Putin’s special operation is obvious: Forcing the leadership of Ukraine to unconditional surrender.
This will allow you to comprehensively solve such problems:1. Voluntary refusal of Ukraine from Donbass and Crimea.2. Voluntary consent of Ukraine to the lifting of all sanctions against the Russian Federation.3. Establishment of a puppet pro-Russian government.
From here, the tactics of the actions of the RF Armed Forces were determined:
1. Targeted elimination of military infrastructure facilities, which would completely suppress the possibility of organized resistance.
2. Encirclement and coercion to leave without resistance Kyiv, as well as other major cities.
3. Demoralization and disorganization of power, defense forces.
4. Minimize losses on both sides through quick and sudden action. Russia dominates the air, and could inflict critical destruction on cities, centers of resistance. But this will lead to massive destruction and casualties among the military and civilians. And then there will be no one to sign the surrender. Therefore, Ukrainians are needed by Putin as hostages.
If Russia launches a war of annihilation, the thousands of victims and millions of refugees resulting from such a takeover will make it impossible to achieve Putin’s political goals. But Putin was mistaken in the main thing – it is not the government that protects the state, the Ukrainian state protects the Ukrainian people. Free people who are ready to fight for their country without any commands and even with the absolute superiority of the enemy.
All Ukraine has turned into an armed Maidan. And this Maidan will not allow any compromises with the aggressor. The Ukrainian people, and the government they have chosen, will not surrender. And so the Ukrainian adventure will become a tombstone for the Putin regime. Putin’s blitzkrieg failed. People do not meet invaders with Russian flags. People are looking for any weapon to kill at least one occupier.
Every day of Ukrainian resistance is a day of complete destruction of all international influence of Putin and Russia. The purpose of Putin’s special operation failed, in this war Russia has no chance to win. Because if the sanctions against Putin are not removed from Ukraine, the sanctions will be strengthened, up to a complete blockade of Russia. And without a political solution, a military campaign loses its meaning.
The entire civilized world is turning its back on Russia. Russia is becoming a despised country, and a Russian citizen would mean being involved in Putin’s crimes. Russia-it will be a shameful stigma.
Ukraine will fight until victory because we are Ukrainians, we will not exchange our country for anything – we have only one Ukraine.»