Day 728 of the Invasion of Ukraine: Russian Su-34 Shot Down

Day 728 of the invasion of Ukraine. Summary of key events in the last 24 hours:

  • Midnight Russian attack in Kramatorsk, there are wounded people
  • Russia claims to have captured a village in the Kherson region, Ukraine denies
  • A Russian Su-34 fighter jet was shot down by Ukrainian air defense
  • Russian hackers have hit government websites in Belgium
  • New EU sanctions against Russia are set to be announced
  • Radio Free Europe has been declared an "undesirable organization" by Russia


Midnight Russian attack in Kramatorsk, there are wounded people

Six people were injured in a midnight Russian attack in the Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk, authorities in Kyiv said.

At the same time, Moscow released footage of a visit by top general Valery Gerasimov to Russian troops in Ukraine. According to the announcement, the Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Army awarded the participants in the battle for Avdiivka. The Russians recently took control of the city in Donetsk Oblast, their first major victory since capturing Bakhmut in the middle of last year.

According to Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, this would not have happened if the US Congress had approved the new military aid package for his country.

Russia claims to have captured a village in the Kherson region, Ukraine denies

Ukraine's Southern Operational Command denied Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu's claim that the village of Krynky in Kherson Oblast was captured by Russia on February 20.

"After failing in their assault operations on the left bank of...

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