Address of the President on the second morning of the large-scale war against Ukraine
— Russian armed forces continued to launch missiles on the territory of Ukraine. They say that civilian objects are not a targets for them, but they are liars!
— The purpose of the attacks is to pressure Ukrainian society, not just the Government of Ukraine, but all Ukrainian people. And today even more than yesterday.
— Ukrainian defenders prevented the enemy from realizing a one-day invasion as an operational plan.
— The enemy was stopped on most directions but fights are still going on.
— The enemy’s attack continues with the expectation that our forces will be tired, but we are not tired. Air defense forces are protecting our airspace.
— Rocket launch directed to one of the residential buildings reminds us an invasion of Kyiv in 1941. We are defending our state alone, as it was yesterday. Meanwhile, the external forces of the world are watching from far away.
— Russia was not convinced by yesterday’s sanctions.
— Ukrainian Armed Forces, National defense forces, intelligence are fulfilling their tasks. All our citizens demonstrated endurance and mutual support. Help people with access to verified information.
— The fate of Ukraine depends on us. We are defending our land; the truth is on our side.
— Russia will have to talk to us sooner or later. The sooner Russia starts this conversation, the less Russia will lose.
My appeal to citizens of the Russian Federation: We see that you came out to protest — it means that you heard us and begin to trust us. Fight for us, fight against the war.
Dmytro Kuleba (twitter): Horrific Russian rocket strikes on Kyiv. Last time our capital experienced anything like this was in 1941 when it was attacked by Nazi Germany. Ukraine defeated that evil and will defeat this one. Stop Putin. Isolate Russia. Severe all ties. Kick Russia out of everywhete.»
Kyiv mayor: According to preliminary data, three people were injured, one of them in critical condition, as a result of the wreckage of the rocket hitting a residential building on Kosice Street, 7-A. Ambulances take people to the hospital. The building is on fire, may collapse.
«Operational information on Russian invasion, 06:00 25.02.2022
The defense forces resist a significant offensive group of Russian occupiers.
The enemy inflicted an airstrike on units near the city of KROPYVNYTSKY.
Russian helicopters were seen in the areas above Vilkovo and Tiraspol.
Overwhelming enemy armored vehicles were stopped by airborne assault troops of the Ukrainian Armed Forces near settlements of DYMER and IVANKIV, near TETERIV River. The bridge across the river was destroyed.
Another tactical group of Ukrainian defense forces is holding the GOSTOMEL airfield, to which Russian airborne troops rushed yesterday.
The Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine protects the sky over Kyiv. Thus, after 04:00, the Ukrainian air defense system did not allow the two deadly gifts of the «»brothers»» to reach the capital.»
General Staff of Armed Forces of Ukraine
The Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine continues to fight in the southwestern part of the Black Sea.
The bases and ports of Odessa, Yuzhny, Ochakiv, and the Black Sea are being defended.
Certain forces and means were redeployed to the defense of Kyiv.
The Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine repulses enemy air strikes, conducts constant reconnaissance using UAVs, strikes on columns of occupation troops in the areas of Nova Zburivka, Kupyansk, Nova Kakhovka and enemy airborne troops near Gostomel airfield.
As a result of hostilities in some areas groups of the Joint Forces in Donetsk and Luhansk regions restored the position on the front line.
In the area of responsibility of separate units, the enemy is trying to wedge into the battle formations of our troops to the depth of platoon bases.
The estimated losses of the enemy: tanks — more than 30, armored combat vehicles — up to 130, aircraft — 7, helicopters — 6.
Tonight, the defense forces continued to resist a significant offensive group of Russian occupiers.
The enemy inflicted an air strike on units near the city of KROPYVNYTSKY.
Significant activity of enemy helicopters was noted in the areas above VILKOVO and TIRASPOL.
Airborne assault troops of the Ukrainian Armed Forces are fighting in the areas of the settlements of DYMER and IVANKIV, where a large number of enemy armored vehicles have moved forward, and stopped the overwhelming enemy forces on the border of the TETERIV River. The bridge across the river was destroyed.
Another tactical group of the Defense forces is holding the GOSTOMEL airfield, to which Russian airborne troops rushed yesterday.
The Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine protects the sky over KYIV. Thus, after 04:00, the Ukrainian air defense system did not allow the two deadly gifts of the «brothers» to reach the capital.
- As of 00:00 on February 25, a group of defense forces is conducting an organized defense operation in the south. Defensive battles are being fought in the area east of Kherson.
Mechanized units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine recaptured the road bridge and secured the left bank of the Dnipro.
- Our mechanized units in the Rykove area defeated the overwhelming forces of the enemy. The enemy is destroyed, no success.
- Defensive battles are being fought in the Siverskyi direction in the Peremoha and Hlukhiv areas. The enemy column has been stopped.
- Units of the first tank brigade on the Bilous River in the direction of Chernihiv stopped the overwhelming forces of the occupiers.
- In Volyn, mechanized units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine took up positions on certain borders in readiness to repel the enemy’s offensive.
- In Slobozhanshchyna, the operational group of the Armed Forces of Ukraine conducts defense in the areas of Dovzhanka, Kharkiv, Okhtyrka, Sumy.
- Defensive battles are being fought in the areas of Vovchansk, Bilyi Kolodiaz, and Prykolotnyi.
Security units in Okhtyrka stopped another enemy offensive.
- The Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine continue to conduct hostilities in the southwestern part of the Black Sea. The bases and ports of Odesa, Pivdennyi, Ochakiv, and Chornomorsk are being defended.
- Certain forces and means were transferred to the defense of the city of Kyiv. The Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine repulses enemy air strikes, conducts constant reconnaissance using UAVs, strikes on columns of occupation troops in the areas of Nova Zburivka, Kupiansk, Nova Kakhovka, and enemy landings near Gostomel airfield.
Groups of the combined forces in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions restored the position on the front line in some areas as a result of the combat activities. In the area of responsibility of certain units, the enemy is trying to wedge into the battle formations of our troops to the depth of platoon bases. (Center for Strategic Communications and Information Security)
State Border Guard Service of Ukraine
At 4.25 enemy attacked border guard unit in Zaporizzia region with rockets. As a result of attack there are casualties.
State Emergency Service
Around 04:20 on the Kosice street 7A, Kyiv due to the explosion of GNP in a residential building (consists of two sections: 1 section 10 floors was hit at the level of 1-2 floors, the second section 16-floors was hit at the level of 8-9 floors) with subsequent burning, there is a threat of destruction.
11 units were involved from the SES techniques. There are also reports from residents about explosions in the Bereznyaki, Osokorky and Troieschyna districts of Kyiv.
According to preliminary data, three people were injured, one of them in critical condition, as a result of the wreckage of the rocket in a residential building.
On February 25, rescuers eliminated the aftermath of the shelling on Vatutina and Starotaganrogska Streets, Starobilsk, Luhansk region. According to preliminary data 6 people were rescued, one person died. There are units of the SES of Luhansk region.
Russian military shelled residential districts of Kyiv. Ukrainian Air Defense stopped Russian rockets on their way to Kyiv.
Joint Forces Operation
As of 7 a.m. on February 25, the situation in the Donetsk operational district remains under control. Russian troops continue to fire on Joint Forces positions, cities and civilian infrastructure. In the area of Shchastya, Stanytsia Luhanska, Lobachevo and Belovodsk, enemy sabotage and reconnaissance groups repeatedly tried to engage our troops from the rear at night, but were detected and destroyed in time. Ukrainian defenders fired artillery at firing positions and clusters of Russian equipment. Information about the losses of the enemy is being clarified. The combined forces are confidently holding their own positions and giving a decent rebuff to the invaders.
On the Chernihiv route and directly on the approach to Chernihiv, the Ukrainian military managed to hold the defense and repel the breakthrough of Russian troops.
Enemy vehicles were forced to retreat from Chernihiv in the direction of Sedniv and from Hrodna to Semenivka.
Enemy trophies in the form of equipment and documents with personal data of Russians were seized.
Near Starobilsk, Ukrainian artillerymen inflicted losses against the occupiers. In the area of Starobilsk, Ukrainian artillery smashed a column of Russian equipment preparing to cross the Aidar River. The enemy broke through the Ukrainian border and tried to enter from the rear, strike and break the line of defense of Ukrainian troops. As a result, the occupiers suffered losses and retreated.