Latest updates: Saturday, February 26 According To Forbes
11:40 AM EST/6:40 PM Kyiv time. By Daryna Antoniuk
Ukraine destroyed all railway junctions with Russia, according to the press service of Ukrzaliznytsia, Ukraine’s railway operator.
Russian troops opened fire at a bus with passengers near Kharkiv. One person was killed.
Russian military equipment occupied the territory of Berdyansk airport. Berdyansk is a city of 108,000 people in the Zaporizhzhia Oblast.
Ukrainian military destroys Russian Su-30 fighter aircraft in Black Sea.
According to the United Nations, at least 100,000 Ukrainians have already left the country: nearly 25,000 refugees have reached Moldova, and 29,000 have fled to Poland. Ukrainians go to Slovakia, Romania and Hungary. They are gathering in long lines at border checkpoints trying to escape the country.
Russian citizens can no longer create new Twitter accounts from the territory of their country, according to Ukraineʼs Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov. He has previously called on YouTube, Meta and Netflix NFLX +0.2% to confront Russian propaganda.
Ukrainian cybersecurity officials say hackers from Belarusian cyber espionage group UNC1151 are targeting the private email addresses of the Ukrainian military. The group includes officers of the Belarus Ministry of Defense.
10: 40 AM EST/5:40 PM Kyiv time.
At least 6 Russian government websites our down due to cyberattacks. The list includes Russiaʼs telecom regulator, State Duma and presidentʼs websites. Russian TV channels had also been hacked and now broadcasts Ukrainian songs.
9:00 EST/4:00 PM Kyiv time
Russian forces in occupied Donetsk are handing out gas masks to their troops and local militants. According to the Security Service of Ukraine, Russia can blow up industrial tanks with chemicals, then accuse the Ukrainian military of “sabotage against the civilians.”
Ukrainian state road agency, Ukravtodor, calls on local authorities and road organizations to destroy road signs across the country. The main priorities are signposts and names of settlements. “The enemy has bad internet connection, they have no sense of direction. Letʼs help them get straight to hell,” Ukravtodor said.
Chernihiv, a Ukrainian city in northern Ukraine, is preparing for street fights tonight. Local authorities have urged all hunters to join the defense.
Latvian airline Air Baltic suspends flights to Russia until March 26, due to Russiaʼs invasion of Ukraine.
Kyiv extended the curfew from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. Monday, February 28. Anyone outside between these hours would be considered “members of sabotage and reconnaissance groups,” according to Kyiv Mayor Vitalii Klitschko.
Sat, Feb 26. 5:25 AM EST/12:25 PM Kyiv time
Region. As of the morning of February 26, Volnovakha – a small city in Donetsk Oblast – is under Ukrainian control. The city has electricity and water shortages.
The eastern cities of Stanytsia Luhanska, Krymske, Markivka are now occupied by Russia.
In Sumy, Russian aircraft are scattering children’s toys, mobile phones, and valuables stuffed with explosives, according to the local military administration.
Forbes sources have said that the city is under attack, people are hiding in bomb shelters or houses. Poland has refused to play the upcoming World Cup qualifier against Russia due to the invasion.
The Netherlands will send 200 Stinger missiles to Ukraine. Estonia announced that its airspace is off limits to Russian aircraft.