Ukrainian Air Force Showing High Effectiveness in Defeating Targets, Inflicting Heavy Losses on Enemy Forces

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Ukrainian S-300 air defense system knocked down two Russian aircraft – a helicopter and a Su-25 assault aircraft around midnight February 26 / Photo credit: Air Force Command of the Ukrainian Armed Forces
Ukrainian S-300 air defense system knocked down two Russian aircraft – a helicopter and a Su-25 assault aircraft around midnight February 26 / Photo credit: Air Force Command of the Ukrainian Armed Forces

Russia-Ukraine War Update as of 11:00 AM February 26

Here the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is briefing on the situation in the theater of operations as of 11:00 AM February 26.

The Armed Forces of Ukraine are extensively using tactical aircraft and Bayraktar TB2 drones to hold back the enemy's advance. Under strikes from our aircraft, the aggressor suffers heavy losses while its forces have to reduce the tempo of advance.

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In particular, during the last 24 hours, the Air Force aircraft had performed 34 sorties to attack concentrations of enemy troops and vehicles in an area close to Horodnya railway station, Chernihiv oblast, and a road bridge outside Kherson. A Bayraktar TB2 was destroying targets south of Hostomil Airport.

Russian intervention forces are slowing momentum of their advance, awaiting reinforcements to go into the battlefield and having to make stops to replenish supplies.

On the Polissya theater of operations, the advance of up to seven enemy battalion tactical groups (BTG’s) had been stopped in locations surrounding Borodyanka, Bucha and Vyshhorod. The Russian intruders have lost part of their combat effectiveness and are trying to regroup after recent losses.

The Russian intruders had unsuccessfully attempted to land on parachutes in the district of Tomylivka and in Vasylkiv airfield (the landing unit was destroyed).

Outside of Novhorod-Sivers'ky, Chernihiv Oblast, Russian occupiers continued their offensive with a force comprised of up to 14 BTGs tasked to lay siege of the capital city of Kyiv from the northeast, but had been stopped by units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the vicinity of the towns of Nizhyn, Velyka Doroha, and Obychiv. The occupiers' offensive had been also stopped in areas outside of Sumy, Pryluky and Kyiv.

For this operation, the enemy had had to deploy 17 more of its BTGs, meaning the occupier has no reserves left now.

In Slobozhanshchyna, Northeastern Ukraine, up to 12 BTGs from the occupier’s 1st Tank Army and 20th Combined Arms Army (CCA) had been stopped in front of Okhtyrka and in locations surrounding Bohodukhiv, Derhachi and Pechenegs.

In the Tavriya theater of operations, the enemy continues its offensive operations and has had to deploy to the area second echelons and reserves comprising up to 3 BTGr from the 58th CCA of the Southern Military District.

In total, the intruders are losing dozens of tanks, hundreds of armored vehicles and thousands of Russian soldiers every day.

Slobozhanshchyna grouping of the Armed Forces of Ukraine continues to conduct its defensive operation, stopping and containing outnumbering Russian invasion forces.

The Joint Forces grouping are conducting a defensive operation, holding positions seized along the separation line. The enemy has no success on any of these tracks.

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