The Russian peace enforcement operation in Ukraine entered its sixth day.
In the morning of March 1, a spokesperson for forces of the Donetsk People’s Republic, Eduard Basurin, announced that the DPR will soon fully encircle the city of Mariupol in Donetsk Region.
Mariupol is a key stronghold of the Kiev regime in the area. DPR units reached its outskirts during the advance on February 28.
The Ukrainian military responds with massive shelling of civilian targets in Donetsk and Gorlovka cities.
Meanwhile, the Lugansk People’s Republic announced that its forces have liberated 15 settlements from regime forces.
“The units of the defense department liberated the settlements of Putilino, Artema, Shiroky, Shulginka, Teploe, Nizhneteploye, Verkhneteploye, Plotina, Petrovka, Bakhmutovka, Gerasimovka, Malinovoe, Nihnyaya Olhovaya, Verhnaya Olhovaya, Kamyshnoe from the armed formations of Ukraine,” the statement says.
A day earlier, a spokesperson for the Russian Ministry of Defense, Igor Konashenkov, said that the LPR group of forces, with the fire support of the Russian military, is conducting successful offensive operations and has advanced 23 kilometers.
An impact of the strike on the military facility of Kiev regime forces in Ahtyrka (Sumy Region). Ukrainian media claim that at least 70 soldiers were killed there:
Russian forces continue their offensive operation in the countryside of Kiev. The current goal is to block the city and prevent the Kiev regime from deploying even more military formations in its residential areas.
Units of the Russian Armed Forces from Chechnya film their movement in the outskirts of Kiev:
The situation is tense in the area of Kharkov where clashes continue in the city’s countryside.
Strike hits the area in the center of Kharkov where members of Azov battalion (a neo-Nazi formation of Kiev forces) declared a mobilization point:
More videos that show the situation in Kharkov and its outskirts:
On February 28 evening, Ukrainian sources reported that Russian troops blocked Kherson city (in the southern sector). On March 1, it appeared that Russian troops started entering it.
Russian forces are in Kherson city:
The Russian Defense Ministry released videos showing the work of military helicopters during the operation.
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