The Fourth Day of the Russian peace enforcement operation in Ukraine started.
In the morning of February 27, Russian forces launched an operation to take control of Kharkov city. During the first days of the operation, Kiev regime forces showed notable resistance in the area and were able to to destroy some reconnaissance units of the Russians there. Additionally, initial reports about the blocking of the city were not confirmed.
Nonetheless, now it seems that the Russian military is set to really take control of Kharkov and destroy the crucial military logistical infrastructure of the Kiev regime there. This city and its surroundings are among the key defense points of the regime in the northeast of Ukraine.
Actions of Russian troops on the ground also show the readiness to employ direct force against resisting units of formations of radical nationalists that are the core of the pro-Kiev force.
Russian troops are entering Kharkov. The last moments of the video show the reaction of the Russian to an attempt to attack them from a building:
A destroyed Tigr (Tiger) vehicle of Russian forces in Kharkov:
The advance of Russian forces also continue in the Kiev region. The Russians aim to block the city contrary to Ukrainian claims about the ‘ongoing clashes for it’. The chaos in the Ukrainian capital is created by the loss of coordination of Kiev regime forces and the ‘wise decision’ to give thousands of automatic weapons to civilians (mostly various criminals).
Russian forces enter the town of Bucha in Kiev Region. Pro-Kiev sources claim that there were ‘fierce clashes’ in the area:
Russian missile strike destroyed at least six MiG-29 warplanes of the Kiev regime’s air force at Ivano Frankovsk airbase:
Tolerant and democratic residents of the ‘patriotic Ukrainian city’ of Lvov:
A missile strike reportedly hit a military base of Kiev forces in the area of Arciz, Odessa Region:
Meanwhile, the Russian Defense Ministry reported that during the past 24 hours Russian forces blocked the cities of Kherson and Berdyansk, the town of Genichevsk and Chernobaevka air base.
The same report said that LPR forces reportedly took control of Novoakhtyrka, Smolyaninovo, Stanichno-Lugansk. Since the beginning of the offensive operation, they have advanced 52 km. DPR forces advanced 12 km in the past day and took control Pavlopol and Pishchevik.
Taking into the account the direction of the advance in the south, the city of Mariupol, a key regime stronghold in Donetsk Region, is under the threat of encirclement.
In Kharkov Region, the Defense Ministry said, the 302nd anti-aircraft missile regiment of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, equipped with Buk M-1 systems, voluntarily laid down its arms, 471 servicemen were detained.
In total, the Russian Armed Forces destroyed 975 objects of the military infrastructure. This includes 23 command posts and communication centers, three radar posts, 31 S-300, Buk M-1 and Osa anti-aircraft missile systems, 48 radar stations. The Russian military shot down eight combat aircraft and seven helicopters, 11 drones and two Tochka-U tactical missiles. 223 tanks and other armored vehicles, 28 aircraft, 39 multiple rocket launchers, 86 field artillery pieces and mortars, 143 military vehicles were destroyed on the ground.
In own turn, the Kiev side insists that its forces inflicted thousands of casualties to the Russians, shot down dozens of aircraft and detained hundreds of ‘Russian spies’. Kiev officials change these numbers change almost every hour and create Twitter victories all around. The apparent media hysteria of the Kiev regime is the sign of the collapse of its defense. Despite this, it is important to note that the Russian really suffered casualties and lost (according to video evidence) at least several reconnaissance units and supply columns as well as advancing columns of military equipment that found themselves too deep inside the territory controlled by the regime. The very soft approach of the Russian military towards troops of Kiev regime forces was among the key reasons of these situations. Now, on the fourth day of the operations, moving Russian troops have likely adapted their approach to deal with aggressive and well armed units of pro-Kiev radicals.
As to the diplomatic process and possible negotiations, the Kiev regime sabotages any Russian attempts in this direction.
On February 27, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters that the Russian delegation has already arrived in Belarus for talks with Kiev representatives. According to him, the delegation consists of representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Defense and other departments, including the presidential administration.
In own turn, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky rejected talks insisting that Kiev is not happy with the proposed place. Earlier, Kiev claimed that it will dictate own terms for negotiations and be fine with talks in some place like Poland.
The case of the Minsk agreements on the conflict in Donbas clearly demonstrated that the Kiev regime is not able and does not want to follow any signed accords. Therefore, the current diplomatic dead end will likely be overcome only when all military infrastructure and forces of the criminal NATO-backed regime established in Ukraine are eliminated.
Source: South Front