On Friday, Moscow’s Ministry of Defense said that its forces continued to strike along Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk front line, asserting to have killed nearly 240 Ukrainian personnel over the past day. The Ministry said in a daily briefing on February 24 that the Russian Armed Forces keep on carrying a co-called special operation.
The U.S. Defense Department announced a new weapons package to reassure the unwavering support of Washington for the courageous Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) and strengthen Kyiv’s Air Defense capability. According to the Defense Department’s press release, this latest security package, worth two billion dollars, is being provided under the US DoD-led USAI funding program as part of their solid commitment to Ukrainians’ short and long-term defense.
The Kremlin Defense Ministry said that in the eastern Donetsk direction, units of Forces in the Southern region inflicted a comprehensive military operation on buildups of the enemy’s presence and equipment along the entire boundary. However, media correspondents weren’t able to independently confirm Moscow’s claim.
According to media reports, the past few weeks have witnessed Kremlin intensify infantry attacks across the frozen ground in fights described by the conflicting parties as the bloodiest of the Kyiv-Moscow war. Previously on 23rd February, the Officials in Kyiv said that its military has strongly resisted attacks along the front.
On Saturday, Pavlo Kyrylenko, the Governor of Donetsk Province, reported that the latest Russian attacks injured five innocent civilians in the region. He added that two people were wounded in Bakhmut Raion’s Chasiv Yar city, one in Donetsk city, one in Bakhmut, and one in Kostiantynivka – a Ukrainian town on the Kryvyi Torets river.
US Defense Department Announces More Security Aid for Ukraine
Petro Andriushchenko, an advisor to Mariupol Mayor, reported that a blast was heard on 24th February at a Russian military storage facility in occupied Mariupol – a Ukrainian city located on the northern coast of the Azov Sea. It’s also reported that Putin-led forces heavily bombarded the Nikopolskyi district in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast on 25th February.
⚡️ Russian forces attack Nikopol, Marhanets.
Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Governor Serhii Lyask said Russian troops shelled Nikopolskyi District nine times with heavy artillery, damaging power lines, enterprises, over 30 homes, and three schools.
📷 Serhii Lysak via Telegram pic.twitter.com/VzhQo5X5bu
— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) February 25, 2023
The Pentagon said in a press release on Feb. 25 that America is committing more Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Electronic Warfare Equipment and Radar Capabilities, as well as critical artillery munition that would strengthen AFU’s ability to effectively resist Moscow’s barbarity. The military capabilities in USD 2 Billion defense assistance package include Switchblade 600 UAS; CyberLux K8 UAS; Altius-600 UAS; Jump 20 UAS; more ammunition for HIMARS; and additional 155-millimeter artillery shells.