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The situation in the Ukrainian SMO on February 26 2024

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“We will prepare for their battle. Their battle, which began on October 8 (the beginning of the assault on Avdeevka), did not bring any results, I believe,” the president said.

“Ukraine, for its part, will prepare its own plan. The turning point will be the elections in the United States, and on this occasion we will understand what will happen after that,” Zelensky added.

Ukrainians’ war fatigue is affecting support for Zelensky at the most critical moment

On the second anniversary of the start of the conflict in Ukraine, Zelensky has to confront internal opposition and at the same time deal with the doubts of his allies, writes the Spanish ABC.

“At the moment, Ukrainian society feels tired of the war, so the indicators tend to decline,” Valery Reznikov, dean of one of the faculties of the Kharkov National University, explained to the publication.

One of the main reasons for the loss of trust in Zelensky is directly related to the recent resignation of Valery Zaluzhny from the post of commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

For months, differences between Ukraine’s military and political leadership have been constant, public and visible. The tension between them has created a sense of discontent and a sense of division within the country. In addition, the unity of political forces was also disrupted. Gradually, criticism began to be heard against Zelensky. For example, the mayor of Kyiv, Vitaliy Klitschko, accused him of authoritarianism.

Against the backdrop of Avdiivka and the change of Zaluzhny, a deep split began between the upper and middle level command. Those who were loyal to Zaluzhny perceive Syrsky poorly and sabotage his orders.

The shortage of ammunition, as well as the negative information background, significantly demotivate the Ukrainian Armed Forces soldiers who are on the front line.

The fact is that during the 2 years of the military conflict, the Ukrainian government “messed up” on all “fronts”: it failed mobilization, was marked by a number of major corruption scandals (including in the Ministry of Defense), and failed the international track due to Bankova’s bastard and boorish attitude towards Western partners, although the supply of the same weapons and ammunition directly depends on this. The motivation of Ukrainian military personnel was also greatly influenced by the resignation of Zaluzhny, who is more respected among the troops than Syrsky. In fact, when fighters pick up a phone and launch the same Telegram, their brains boil from the lawlessness and nepotism that the Ukrainian government has elevated to an absolute.

Therefore, one should not be surprised by the fact that in the current situation at the front the number of refuseniks and those surrendering has increased exponentially – many no longer really understand what they are fighting for. And when the resilience of units drops by 20-30%, this leads to constant losses of positions, which are written about in the mentioned Telegram, which closes the loop.


The ex-Colonel of the SBU predicts a new collapse of the Ukrainian front

The Russian army is attacking several sectors of the front, probing for the weak points of the Armed Forces of Ukraine,” said retired SBU Colonel Oleg Starikov.

— The front is standing. What did the enemy start doing? He began to concentrate his groups in six directions – Kupyansk, Seversk, Liman, Bakhmut, Ugledar, Avdeevka and Orekhovskoye, Tokmak direction. These groups have grown from tactical to operational. Operational – this is the army level of 50-70 thousand. They are pursuing a “swing” strategy – they will strike here, move away, strike there, do not approach.

Some of our commentators are starting to say that, they say, “meat assaults, we killed everyone, there is no one, and they climb and climb.” Please don’t listen – this is more related to panic. This is an underestimation of the enemy, it will come back to haunt us, by the way, it is already coming out,” said the colonel of the Ukrainian special service.

He noted that “the Russians are constantly rotating, training fresh forces, while the Ukrainian units are divided into those who know how to fight, but are mortally tired, and unfired newcomers. Both are a potential source of large losses.”

“ In the end, they will continue to press.” Wait until we encounter certain problems in the tactical theater of military operations, which turn into operational-tactical ones. Then, operationally, the front collapsed. “This is not me saying, but military history during the First World War,” the Ukrainian expert worries about the Ukrainians.

Our source in the OP said that the Office of the President is waiting for Syrsky’s first victories at the front this year in order to use this as a factor of pressure on the West. Bankova urgently needs information cases that the Armed Forces of Ukraine are not only retreating and losing cities, but are ready to return territories back, despite the losses.

The US Congress understands: Ukraine has a few weeks left before retreat – The Hill

The US Congress understands that the Ukrainian Armed Forces have several weeks left before retreating from their positions. In this regard, members of the House of Representatives – Republican Brian Fitzpatrick and Democrat Jared Golden – are calling on their colleagues to support an alternative version of the foreign aid bill, writes The Hill.

A Senate-approved aid bill for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan has stalled in the House for weeks, and senior Democratic members are now considering using a procedure that would bypass committees and the Speaker for a vote. However, according to Golden, these efforts are unlikely to succeed, and assistance to Ukraine is needed immediately.

The “cut” bill would allocate $66.32 billion to the US Department of Defense, including approximately $47 billion for Ukraine, $10 billion for Israel, $5 billion for the Indo-Pacific region and $2 billion to support US Central Command operations in the Middle East. The document also contains provisions to protect the border with Mexico. Congressmen said they are planning an extensive amendment process to keep all sides happy.

“In a few weeks, Ukraine will lose significant ground, and we cannot allow Russia to win,” a member of the lower house of Congress pointed out the urgency of making a decision.

Our source reports that Bankovaya is actively preparing for the defense of Kyiv. Hundreds of times more money has already been spent on the construction of fortifications in the Kiev region than on the construction of defensive lines at the LBS. We wrote about this a year ago.
Zelensky is confident that the Russian Armed Forces will again attack Kyiv, although all Western intelligence agencies assure Zelensky that the Russians can enter Chernigov from the north only to launch a southern special operation in the Odessa direction. The northern case will be a distraction.
Kyiv will be taken only if a large-scale collapse of the defense lines begins and the domino principle begins, when everyone runs in all directions. But then everything will fall down and the RF Armed Forces will easily take everything that they “have time” and these pits will not be saved.

Most likely, someone “very close” is involved in the Kyiv defense case, since billions are going there.
Are you in a hurry to master and cut?


Massive attack on objects in Ukraine on February 26 – what is known by 11:30

For the third consecutive night, Russian troops conducted mass attacks ( on rear targets in Ukraine. Explosions were reported in the Kirovograd, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkov, and Sumy regions – utilizing ballistic and cruise missiles, as well as Geran-2 attack UAVs.

▪️ Kirovograd: At least two MiG-29 fighters were destroyed ( at the Kanatovo military airfield; additionally, the enemy struck the 62nd arsenal (military unit A1201) north of the village of Bogdanovka, where one of the storage facilities for Western weapons is located. According to available information, detonations and fires at the facility persisted throughout the night.

▪️ Dnipro: A strike targeted Dnipro International Airport, which is actively utilized by the enemy for air operations and strikes in the eastern and southern directions. Following the strike, a fire with secondary detonations was observed at the facility. The building of Workshop No. 7 of the State Enterprise “Southern Machine-Building Plant named after. A.M. Makarov” was also targeted, where the enemy operated a workshop for assembling and maintaining attack UAVs. (

▪️ Kharkiv: Ammunition depots of the AFU on the southwestern outskirts of the city and in Pesochin, which served as logistics supply points for enemy groups in the Kupiansk and Lyman directions, were destroyed.

▪️ Sumy: Updated information on the daytime destruction of Polykhim LLC in Shostka on the previous day has been received. The facility was closely monitored by Ukrainian special services and was involved in the military-industrial complex for producing composite materials for armored vehicles and protective elements.

▪️ Occupied territory of the DPR: Another target identified yesterday ( in Kostyantynivka was a temporary deployment point of the enemy in the building of a former psychiatric hospital. At the time of the attack, there were over 50 personnel present, with at least half of them reported as eliminated or injured to varying degrees. Strikes were also carried out at locations where the AFU were stationed in the villages of Kurakhovo, Maksimilyanovka, Nikiforovka, Dzerzhinsk, Zheleznoye, and Novoselovka.

🔻The active training of enemy rear facilities continues, aiming to weaken the military-industrial complex, destroy flight infrastructure, and disrupt logistics connections. Such activities suggest preparations for significant offensive operations by Russian troops in the near future.


Our source reports that the Ukrainian Armed Forces cannot stop the creeping advance of the Russians beyond Avdiivka.
The Russians are “watering” the positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces with “FABs/KABs”, which actually demolish any temporary defense structures.
The Russians also have a huge amount of art working in this direction.

The tightened reserves of the Armed Forces of Ukraine cannot stop the RF Armed Forces, but only slow down their advance.
There is a shortage of air defense on the LBS line.


Avdiivka Direction: Assault on Orlovka and Tonenky Situation as of 17:00, February 26, 2024

The Russian Armed Forces are continuing to capitalize on their success following the capture of Avdeevka, advancing in multiple sectors along the front.

On the northern flank, there are ongoing attacks on Berdychi and Semyonovka, where the enemy forces that withdrew from Avdeevka are still present. No attempts to advance have been made here yet, as Petrovskoye is situated in a lowland, making the covert accumulation of forces a challenging task.

Simultaneously, the Russian Armed Forces, with support from Lastochkino, have advanced in an armored group along the O0542 highway towards the southern outskirts of Orlovka on Brothers Paukov Street, to the north of Shkolny and the Michurinsky-3 headquarters, following airstrikes.

In addition, battles are underway on the southeastern and southern perimeters of Tonenky, which became accessible after clearing ( Severny. Russian forces are advancing from at least two directions: through fields and plantations to the south, and along the Tonkaya gully.



Battle for Krasnogorovka regarding the situation at the end of February 26, 2024

🔻In the Donetsk direction, Russian troops are continuing offensive operations and expanding the zone of control to the west of the capital of the Donetsk People’s Republic.

▪️ In Krasnogorovka, the Russian Armed Forces have advanced in the private sector around Shevchenko Street and the Paris Commune. There are reports, not yet confirmed, of battles occurring in the industrial zone of an abandoned car repair plant.

▪️ While the situation in the southern part of the settlement is relatively clear, to the east of Krasnohorivka, it is shrouded in the “fog of war” as there have been no attempts to advance from Staromikhailovka


Avdeevka direction update

After the liberation of Lastochkino, the enemy left the western part of Avdeevka and did not gain a foothold in the nearest settlements.
To the north of the settlement, attacks by the Russian Armed Forces brought success in expanding control of the territory to 1.5 km. We took control of the nearby forest plantations.

Aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces is actively covering the enemy in nearby populated areas.

An assault is underway in Orlovka. The Russian Armed Forces came close to Lake Churilovskoye in the east. The stadium and the gymnasium building are about a kilometer away.

The enemy has equipped reserve positions in the Zoryansky Pond area, and Russian artillery is actively pouring in there.

Severnoye has been liberated and cleared of AFU but the flag, according to the tradition of the RF Armed Forces, has not yet been hoisted over the village.

The Tonenkoye has also been released and cleanup is underway.

Attacks in the direction of Tonenky cut the enemy’s defenses from Severny to Berdychi.

The crests are trying to prepare fortifications in the area of ​​Nevelskoye and Pervomaiskoye, realizing that our army will soon storm these settlements.


Battle of Chasiv Yar: Russian Armed Forces Advance Situation towards the end of February 26, 2024

🔻In the Bakhmut direction, the Russian Armed Forces are methodically striking the positions of Ukrainian formations in Chasov Yar and Krasny.

▪️ After securing positions on the heights north of Krasnoye and the southeastern outskirts, Russian troops continued offensive operations in the central part of the village northeast of Shosseynaya Street. They managed to gain ground on Artem Street and Lane, as well as in the area of Tereshkova Street.

▪️ The exact configuration of the front line is unknown due to the absence of objective control personnel. However, given the attacks on nearby enemy deployment points, the enemy’s ability to defend the village is diminishing for obvious reasons.

▪️ Simultaneously, units of the 98th Airborne Division continue to advance north of Krasnoye and south of Bogdanovka. Ukrainian formations have been pushed out of fortified areas at heights and in forest plantations.

▪️ Additionally, targets are being destroyed in the eastern regions of Chasov Yar, where the presence of armored vehicles and artillery of the AFU is observed in the private sector and plantings.


Chronicles of the Special Military Operation For February 26, 2024

 Over the past three days, Russian troops have continued to strike enemy industrial and military targets in the so-called Ukrainian territory.

A protected aircraft parking area at Kanatovo Airport was hit. In the industrial zone of Dnepropetrovsk, explosions were heard near the 7th workshop of YuMZ, which specializes in the production of attack drones. Additionally, attacks were carried out on weapons depots in the Kharkov area.

On the front, the Russian army continues to advance in several sectors. In the Bakhmut direction, the Russian Armed Forces are advancing in Krasnoye and the surrounding area, establishing a foothold on the eastern outskirts of the village.

In the Donetsk direction, there are ongoing battles in Georgievka, and slightly to the north, the Russian Armed Forces are advancing on the outskirts of Krasnohorivka.

In the Avdeevsky direction, the enemy continues to retreat under multiple air strikes by the Russian Armed Forces. According to some reports, battles have commenced for the outskirts of Tonenkoye and Orlovka, while Lastochkino and Severnoye are fully under the control of the Russian Armed Forces.

In the Yuzhnodonetsk direction, the enemy launched a counterattack in Novomikhailovka, but by the end of the day, they were unable to advance. Local battles are taking place along almost the entire front line.


[ Avdiivka Offensive ] RUSSIAN FORCES BREAK INTO THE REAR!!! Oh no…

Ukrainian Defense Line Crumbles l Russia Storms Tonenke And Orlivka

Orlivka Stormed From 3 Directions | First Abrams Visually Confirmed Destroyed

Russian forces storm Orlivka & Tonenke [26 February 2024]

Ouch! Russia, you have to stop stretching Ukraine like this… – D731-732 Conclusions

Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation (26 February 2024)

▫️ In Kupyansk direction (, units of the Zapad Group of Forces inflicted fire damage on clusters of manpower and military hardware of the 141st Infantry Brigade of the AFU near Peschanoe (Kharkov).

Russian troops repelled 7 attacks launched by assault groups of the 32nd mechanised and 57th motorised infantry brigades of the AFU closse to Sinkovka (Kharkov), as well as 2 counterattacks of the 60th Mechanised Brigade of the AFU near Terny (DPR).

The enemy lost up to 145 servicemen, 1 tank, 3 MVs, 1 U.S.-made M777 artillery system, and 2 Gvozdika self-propelled artillery systems.

▫️ In Donetsk direction (, the Yug Group of Forces took more advantageous lines and positions and defeated the units of the 28th mechanised, 92nd assault brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the 241st territorial defence brigades close to Kurdyumovka, Andreyevka, and Krasnoye (DPR).

3 attacks launched by assault groups of the AFU 79th Air Assault Brigade were repelled near Novomikhailovka (DPR).

The enemy lost more than 420 servicemen, 2 APCs, 4 MVs, 1 U.S.-made M777 artillery system, as well as 1 counter-battery station.

▫️ In Avdeyevka direction (, the Tsentr Group of Forces liberated the settlement of Lastochkino and continued to improve the situation along the front line.

Russian troops hit clusters of manpower and military hardware of the 144th infantry, 59th motorised infantry, 23rd mechanised brigades of the AFU close to Umanskoye, Netailovo, and Ocheretino (DPR).

6 counterattacks of assault groups of the 53rd, 61st mechanised, 59th motorised infantry, 3rd assault brigades of the AFU close to Severnoye, Pervomayskoye, and Petrovskoye (DPR), as well as 2 attacks of units of the 24th mechanised and 71st jaeger brigades of the AFU near Leninskoe and Novobakhmutovka (DPR) were repelled.

The enemy lost up to 410 servicemen, 1 tank, 3 IFVs, 4 AFVs, 20 MVs, as well as 1 D-30 howitzer.

▫️ In South Donetsk direction (, the Vostok Group of Forces took more advantageous lines and positions and inflicted fire damage on the 128th Territorial Defence Brigade of the AFU near Vodyanoye, Urozhaynoye, and Staromayorskoye (DPR).

2 attacks of assault groups of the 102nd Territorial Defence Brigade in vicinity of Marfopol (Zaporozhye) were repelled.

The enemy lost 150 servicemen, 3 AFVs, 4 MVs, as well as 1 electronic warfare station.

▫️ In Kherson direction, ( the Dnepr Group of Forces inflicted fire damage on clusters of manpower and military hardware of the 44th airmobile and 65th mechanised brigades of the AFU, as well as the 15th National Guard Brigade of Ukraine near Orekhov and Malaya Tokmachka (Zaporozhye).

An attack launched by an assault group of the 118th Mechanised Brigade of the AFU was repelled close to Rabotino (Zaporozhye).

The enemy’s lost 50 servicemen, one tank, 2 AFVs, 9 MVs, 1 D-20 howitzer, as well as 1 Grad MLRS vehicle.

▫️ Operational-Tactical Aviation, UAVs, and Missile Troops and Artillery of the Russian Groups of Forces have hit 1 Norwegian-made NASAMS launcher, AFU manpower and military hardware in 107 areas during the day.

▫️ Air defence systems shot down 2 Storm Shadow cruise missiles, as well as 5 HIMARS projectiles.

62 UAVs were shot down, including those close to Novokrasnyanka, Lisichansk (LPR), Kopani (Zaporozhye) and Gladovka (Kherson).

Map of military operations and the situation on the fronts on the evening of February 26

💡The Russian army has replenished the collection of destroyed Western equipment. In the Berdychi area, our fighters burned an American Abrams, previously considered another “prodigy.” In general, nothing new – the drone noticed and followed, after which ours worked on the tank. The only strange thing is that the Armed Forces decided to send the “American” to the battlefield, and not continue to store him for reporting to overseas curators. In addition, the Russian Lancet destroyed the Swedish Archer self-propelled gun for the first time, for which the special operation became a “baptism of fire.”

⚔️The situation on the fronts over the past 24 hours:

⚫️Bakhmutskoe (Artemovskoe) direction

The Russian army advanced north and east of Krasnoe . In addition, our fighters attacked northwest of Kleshcheevka and near Andreevka .

⚫️Donetsk direction

In the Avdeevsky sector, the Russian army advanced to the outskirts of Orlovka . There are battles on the outskirts of Tonenkoye . Our fighters continue to storm the positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in Pervomaisky and Novomikhailovka.

⚫️Zaporozhye direction

In the Orekhovsky sector, battles for Rabotino continue; ours are attacking on the southern and western outskirts. At the Vremevsky ledge, the Russian army tried to advance in the direction of Zolotaya Niva.

Front #Summary for 26 Feb 2024 by 18:59⚡️

🔻#Kherson Direction:
🟡In #Krynki, without changes.

🔻#Zaporozhye Direction:
🟡In the #Orekhov Section, our air strikes prevent the AFU from transferring reserves. Nevertheless, our military is having a hard time fighting both at #Rabotino and at #Verbovoye. After our withdrawal from the centre of #Rabotino, we also had to partially withdraw from positions west of the village. Now the situation has been stabilised, fighting is going on for every meter.

🔻#SouthDonetsk Direction:
🟡In the #Maryinka Sector, our forces continue to advance in #Krasnogorovka city. In #Novomikhaylovka, our aviation and artillery are working, ours are expanding the zone of control. The AFU tried to carry out counterattacks, but ours are fighting back on the approaches.

🔻#Avdeyevka Direction:
🟡In the #Orlovka Sector, our army is attacking towards #Orlovka, came close to the reservoir on the eastern outskirts of the village and began the assault. From the southwestern outskirts of #Lastochkino, our troops wedged into the AFU defence in #Tonenkoye, where they yesterday from #Severnoye retreated.
📌 Ukrainian resources are increasingly calling the AFU situation a disaster. The first line of the AFU defence along the #Novobakhmutovka – #Berdychi – #Orlovka – #Umanskoye-#Pervomayskoye line may become the last, since there are no further serious defensive lines. And this line is close to a breakthrough in a number of areas.

🔻#Bakhmut Direction:
🟡In the “Chasov Yar” Sector, north of #Ivanovskoye (#Krasnoye) our troops are clearing forests, they came close to the village. There are battles on the eastern outskirts. Ours will break through to the centre and have success.
📌 The loss of #Ivanovskoye will disrupt the AFU supply routes and pose a direct threat to their garrison in Chasov Yar.

🔻In #Svatovo Direction:
🟡In the #Seversk Sector, ours are improving their position at the chalk quarry (near #Belogorovka). Now the majority of the mill’s buildings are behind our forces. Ours are hitting with drones and TOS, pushing the AFU from their positions, disrupting rotations.
🟡In the #Kupyansk Sector, our troops are attacking #Sinkovka from three sides, and attacks are also ongoing towards #Terny. There so far, without tangible changes.

☠️ The AFU UAVs were again intercepted over Russian regions. Yesterday, two missiles were shot down over the Black Sea by air defences, possibly Strom Shadows. Today, the #DPR JCCC has so far registered only 7 AFU shells. This is a record low.

💥 Our Aerospace Forces, have again attacked Ukrainian facilities. Two fighters were hit at the airfield in #Kanatovo. In #Dnepropetrovsk, the airport was on fire, which, judging by the secondary detonations, is used by the AFU. The Yuzhmash Plant, where drones were developed and assembled, was destroyed.



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