The Russians are talking about a secret operation
Russian forces destroyed the command post of the Ukrainian Azov formation near the village of Marijivka in the Zaporizhzhya county, said Lieutenant General Igor Konasenkov, the spokesman of the Russian Ministry of Defense, according to MTI.
The general listed two additional command points, a drone control and radio electronic warfare center, an artillery and missile depot, a Buk-M1 anti-aircraft missile system, a Mi-8 helicopter, as well as an American-made M777 towed and an M109 self-propelled howitzer. Konasenkov gave the loss suffered in the personnel of the Ukrainian armed forces as about 540 people, of which more than 210 soldiers were killed during the fighting in the Donetsk region.
Ukrainian combat report
According to the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense on Sunday evening, 930 Russian soldiers were killed in the last 24 hours. With this, according to their claim, the loss of the Russian army is 153,120 people.
The ministry also said that since the start of the war, 302 military aircraft, 2,071 drones and 6,692 armored fighting vehicles have been destroyed by the Russians.
Did the Russians gain an advantage?
Russian forces have gained a “positional advantage” in the battle for Bahmut, according to an assessment by the Institute for the Study of War.
Russian troops have established a position that will allow them to carry out a “turning movement” against parts of the eastern city.
The exodus from the city of Bahmut has slowed
Speaking to CNN, the deputy mayor of the city, Oleksandr Marchenko, reported that the evacuation of people slowed down on Sunday. There was a day when up to 600 people were evacuated from the city shot by Russian troops, but today this number has decreased to 5-10 people.
The city leader also talked about the Russians attacking everything, including residential buildings, with airstrikes, artillery shells and mortar shells.
According to Marchenko, 4,000-4,500 people could still be trapped in the besieged city.
Turkey is working on extending the grain agreement
The agreement that guaranteed the export of grain from Ukrainian ports expires in mid-March. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu reported on Sunday that his country was working hard to extend the agreement, according to state media Anadolu.
CNN’s coverage recalls that last week, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that thanks to the initiative, more than 22 million tons of food have been sent to more than 43 countries.
Meanwhile, the Reuters news agency writes that Moscow will agree to the extension only if the interests of its own agricultural producers are taken into account in the agreement.
Three Ukrainian civilians died in Kherson region
CNN reports that three Ukrainian civilians lost their lives in the Kherson region of Ukraine on Sunday as a result of the Russian shootings, two of them were children.
In a Telegram post, Andriy Jermak, the chief of staff of the Ukrainian president, reported on Sunday’s shelling of the village of Poniativka and its civilian casualties.
The Russians have counted themselves out, will the outcome of the battles at Bahmut be reversed? – Our war news on Sunday
On March 4, 2023, 5,117 people entered the territory of Hungary on the Ukrainian-Hungarian border between midnight and midnight. Among those who entered the Romanian-Hungarian border section, 4,757 people declared that they came from Ukraine. Among those admitted, the police issued a temporary residence certificate to 93 people, which is valid for 30 days. Within this period, they must visit the office of the National Directorate General of Immigration, which is responsible for their place of residence, in order to obtain the final documents. Before the war in Ukraine, on March 4, 2023, 71 people arrived in Budapest by train, according to the announcement of the National Police Headquarters.
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