The beginning of the war in Ukraine. Day 1

On the morning of February 24, russian President Vladimir putin announced in a video message a “special military operation” to “protect” Donbas.

“The People’s Republics of Donbas have asked Russia for help. In this regard, in accordance with Article 51, Part 7 of the UN Charter, with the sanction of the Federation Council and the implementation of ratified by the Federal Assembly agreements on friendship and mutual assistance with the “DPR” and “LPR”, I decided to conduct a special military operation, its purpose – to protect people who for eight years are subjected to bullying, genocide by the Kyiv regime, and to this end, we will seek demilitarization and denationalization of Ukraine, as well as bringing to justice those who committed numerous bloody crimes against civilians, including citizens of the russian federation,” – putin said.

At the same time, he said that the Russian occupation did not include the occupation of Ukraine.

Putin called on the Ukrainian military to lay down its arms, and those who will defend Ukraine are said to receive an answer that has never been seen before.

“I must appeal to the Ukrainian military, you took an oath to the people, not the junta, I urge you to lay down your arms immediately and go home,” – putin said.

Russian Invasion Started

Putin chose Hitler’s path and ordered to attack Ukraine at 5 am. “Grads” are hitting along the entire border, from Lugansk to Zhytomyr.

Estimated chronology from the first day:

04.35 Attack on the air force of V. Pisarivka from p. RF
05:00 From Chertkovo checkpoint (RF) shelling of Milove checkpoint
05:05 Air Force “N. Sloboda” shelling by hail from the Russian Federation
05:05 Attack on p / n in PPP “Goptivka”
05:15 Shelling of Kramatorsk airfield
05:20 Air Force “Vesele”, “Vovchansk”, “Dergachi” – artilleryman. shelling from p. RF
05:13 Shelling of Grabovske air defense system Krasnopillya air force
05:23 Armored vehicles enter Bachivsk checkpoint
05:25 Dnipro – 2 explosions on the runway
05:30 Air Force “Topoli” shelling from the Grad from the Russian Federation
05:30 Zolochiv Air Force mortar. shelling by the Russian Federation
05:50 Air force “Vovchansk” shelling from GRAD from the Russian Federation
06:07 Shelling of checkpoints from Crimea with mortars
06:28 Tanks came in from the Crimea

Putin has started a full-scale war against Ukraine. Strikes continue against peaceful Ukrainian cities. This is a war of aggression. Ukraine will defend itself and win. The world can and must stop Putin. It’s time to act – right now

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine – Dmytro Kuleba
Kyiv, st. Vasilkivska, morning. People are shocked and don’t know what’s happening around.

Belarus joined the war. Video by CNN

08:37 Information came from all over the country:

  • Odesa region, city of Podolsk, unit 0173, bombing, 6 dead, 7 wounded, 19 missing.
  • Khmelnytskyi, Kamianets Podilskyi district received information about the downed plane. The information is checked.
  • Kherson in the area of the village of Preobrazhenka of the Chaplinsky area, the column from ten tanks and one fighting car (on boards the letter “Z“) is fixed.
  • Kryvyi Rih – three strikes on the warehouses of the 17th tank brigade, the combat duty position 4608 Krasnopillya, a strike from a UAV, bombed the bridge over the river Ingulets.

08:51 Ukrainian military command posts in Kyiv and Kharkiv were hit by missiles. The National Police of Ukraine reported a deep breakthrough of Russian troops deep into Chernihiv and Kharkiv regions.
09:06 Mykolaiv region Mykolaiv district Kulbakin military airfield one person was wounded during the shelling; 17-year-old boy died during the shelling.
09:08 Information all over Ukraine:

  • Volyn region city Lutsk information about explosions.
  • Odesa near the airport explosion locator.
  • Zaporizhzhia near the airport explosion.
  • Chernihiv region the village of Nikolaevka of the Novgorod-Siversky area seen that from the Russian Federation there goes equipment.
  • Explosions can be heard in the Lviv region of the village of Batyatychi.
  • Poltava region city of Myrhorod explosion of two missiles.
  • Kherson region (Kalanchak) shelling of border guards.
  • Kirovohrad region city Znamyanka shelling of military base.
  • Lviv region Brody city three explosions on two military bases.
  • Chernihiv region airport UDSNS hit the locator (there are victims).
  • Kherson region post Azov Genichesk goes military equipment of the Russian Federation (number is unknown). They go towards Melitopol.
  • Vinnytsia region NP Bohoniki shelling military base.
  • Khmelnytsky Starokostiantyniv shelling of a military airport.
  • Odesa region, Podolsk, 2 planes flew in from Transnistria, shelling.
  • Zhytomyr region s.m.t. Lake shelling. One plane was destroyed.
  • Vinnytsia region, the city of Tulchyn and the city of Teplyk military base explosions.
  • I-Frankivsk region shelling military base.
  • Donetsk region Mariupol injured a child and three civilians.
  • Kharkiv shelling (anti-aircraft unit).
  • Zaporizhzhia on the outskirts of the shelling military base.
  • Information about explosions in the Kyiv region (Vasylkiv, Boryspil, Brovary, Polissya districts).
  • Lviv region, the village of Novyi Kalyniv, shelling of the fuel and lubricants base.
  • Kyiv region village Revne shelling military base.
  • Kherson region of the city of Chongar and Kalanchak shelling of the unit.
  • Brovarsky, military town № 161 during the airstrike the building burned down, and the 4-storey building was partially damaged on the 3rd and 4th floors, the military is evacuating, the SES is working and an ambulance according to preliminary information additionally.

09:46 Ukrainian troops repulsed an attack in Shchastia

10:58 “Smerch” strikes in Kharkiv

Russia attacks not only units on the border but also objects in the rear

14:46 The Russians seized the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power plant and the North Crimean Canal.

16:30 Occupant troops from the territory of Belarus entered the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Zone.
The National Guard, guarding the storage facility for unsafe radioactive waste, put up stubborn resistance. If the Kafir artillery strikes destroy the nuclear waste storage facility, radioactive dust could cover the territories of Ukraine, Belarus, and EU countries!
17:48 The aggressor used combat aviation against border guards and servicemen of the Ukrainian Armed Forces on Zmiinyi Island. Shelling of the island with shipborne weapons also continues. Border guards and the Ukrainian Armed Forces are holding their ground,” the press center of the Ukrainian State Tax Service said in a statement. The Russians gave the border guards and gunmen an ultimatum to surrender the island. The Zmiinyi Island defenders refused. The war slogan “Russian warship, go f*ck yourself” was born.
18:24 Sumy residents claim that there are Russian troops in Sumy. Locals say: “There was a heavy battle near the artillery school where my grandfather, a World War II veteran, a participant in the first combat tests of the legendary Katyusha, taught. This is Ukrainians fighting for their grandfathers against the fascists of the 21st century”.
18:37 The well-known investigative journalist Hristo Grozev, citing the Ukrainian government, writes that 18 IL-76 flew from Pskov in the direction of Kyiv. With a landing force. In about an hour they will be in Kyiv. It is clear that they will try to land either in Boryspil or in Gostomel.
19:42 The Russian Army detonated a tactical landing in the Bessarabian and Tavricheskiy operational areas. After an unsuccessful landing and a failed missile strike, the Moskva cruiser shelled Zmiinyi Island.
20:41 Chernobyl nuclear power plant seized by Russians, personnel held hostage.
22:28 According to preliminary estimates by foreign analysts, on the first day of the full-scale invasion, Russia used about 100 ballistic, cruise, and surface-to-air missiles, as well as 75 aircraft.
22:33 After heavy shelling and landing of the enemy, we lost the island of Zmiyinniy.
22:36 Gostomel. The enemy landing was defeated. The airfield was cleared. Wandering occupiers are caught in the surrounding forests.

Russian Army Loses (03:00 25th February):

  1. Aircraft – 7 units.
  2. Helicopters – 6 units.
  3. Tanks – more – 30 units.
  4. BBM – 130 units.
  5. The loss of enemy personnel is approximately 800 people (to be specified).

Russian military prisoners

Ukrainian defenders managed to capture the first prisoners of war. Most of them are poorly equipped. Some without bulletproof vests, and some lack ammunition. All as one affirm the memorized text:

We went to study, when we crossed the border we were told that we were in Ukraine. Combat tasks were not set.

It is worth mentioning that the same is repeated by paratroopers who flew with the clear task of capturing the airfield.


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