Information about situation in Ukraine – 2 March, 21:00 CET

2022-03-02 | Russian Aggression against Ukraine

RUSSIAN AGGRESSION AGAINST UKRAINE, situation as of March 2, 21.00 CET


Ministry of Defence of Ukraine

Fellow Ukrainians!

160 hours of defence.

Russia is not able to handle it and starts to recognize the losses.

It happened thanks to the heroism of our defenders and warriors of an informational front, who breached an informational blockade.

It is a time to intensify pressure on the enemy, who lost the initiative.

It is time to switch to total resistance!

Our Armed Forces successfully counter front attacks of the Russian occupiers.

Our special purpose units of Special Operations Forces, Security Service of Ukraine, and Main Intelligence Directorate are efficiently destroying Russian troops on the move.

I urge the citizens of territories, temporarily seized by the enemy. With your assistance, our Armed Forces will defeat the enemy and kick the occupiers out.

It is necessary to deprive the enemy of rear support.

Do not engage the tanks.

Destroy rear columns. They are following the armored vehicles’ columns.

If the enemy will be left without fuel, ammo, food, engineering, and repair support, it will be miserable.

Hunters. Jaegers. Woodsman. You know every pass and every step on your land. That is your time. The enemy should experience that every uninvited step on Ukrainian land may be the last step. Тhe enemy should have only one motivation – to run away from our land as fast, as possible.

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

In Volyn, units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine have created a reliable defense system. The nature of the enemy’s actions, which is demonstrating along the Ukrainian border, is constantly being monitored.

In the coastal direction, Ukrainian defenders continue to conduct a defensive operation, successfully deterring the overwhelming forces of the enemy. Our divisions neutralized the landing party which tried to land near the city of Mykolayiv.

Cases of surrender of groups of Russian soldiers and officers, as well as refusals to continue the offensive, continue.

The Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine repels attacks from the air. Since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the enemy has fired more than 180 missiles. In addition to military facilities, civilian infrastructure and residential areas were severely damaged.

Russian occupying forces violate the norms of international humanitarian law by looting and killing local people, including children. The morale of the occupying army is extremely low.

During the current day, up to thirty fighter jets violated the airspace of Ukraine, mostly from the Republic of Belarus, and bombed the civilian population.

Units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine liberated Makariv, Kyiv oblast, and positioned themselves in the city.

Certain forces and means are defending the city of Kyiv, continue to conduct systematic hostilities and hold certain areas.

Commander in Chief if the Armed Forces of Ukraine Lieutenant General Valerii Zaluzhnyi

I have conducted a telephone conversation with the Commander of the U.S. European Command and NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe, General Todd Walters, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Millie.

I have informed the partners about the course of the defense operation to repel the open armed aggression of the Russian Federation. It was a pleasure to hear and I would like to recite the words of the generals to the entire Ukrainian people, that our military service members, our President and our nation are the pride of the whole world today.

I am grateful for the support and look forward to further effective assistance from the partners to the State Defense Forces.

Residents of Enerhodar came out to protect their city and Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Station from Russian invaders. What we mean by saying itʼs a Peopleʼs War for Ukraine:



President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy

I praise the approval by the UN GA with an unprecedented majority of votes of the resolution with a strong demand to Russia to immediately stop the treacherous attack on Ukraine. I’m grateful to everyone and every state that voted in favor. You have chosen the right side of history.

Destructive results of the vote in the UN for the aggressor convincingly show that a global anti-Putin coalition has been formed and is functioning. The world is with us. The truth is on our side. Victory will be ours!

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

Statement of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine on Foreign Students in Kharkiv and Sumy

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine calls on the Russian Federation to immediately cease its hostilities in Kharkiv and Sumy so that we can arrange the evacuation of the civilian population, including foreign students, to safer Ukrainian cities.

There are students from India, Pakistan, China and other counties who cannot leave because of the indiscriminate shelling and barbaric missile strikes by the Russian Armed Forces on residential areas and civilian infrastructure.

The Government of Ukraine stands ready to assist foreign students to relocate from Kharkiv and Sumy should Russia commit to a ceasefire. Attempting to arrange evacuations through cities that are being subjected to Russian bombing and missile strikes is extremely dangerous.

We urgently call on the governments of India, Pakistan, China and other counties whose students have become hostages of the Russian armed aggression in Kharkiv and Sumy, to demand from Moscow that it allows the opening of a humanitarian corridor to other Ukrainian cities.

The Ukrainian government is committed to providing foreign students with all necessary assistance to enable them to return safely to their home countries.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has launched an information platform for foreign audiences concerning the war in Ukraine war.ukraine.ua

The main goal of is to provide verified information about the situation in Ukraine, to share specific ways to support Ukraine and also to show the human dimension of the resistance.

“This website is de-facto a live documentation of war developing before the eyes of the entire world”, said the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba. “When we ultimately win this war, this will become a thoroughly collected archive of Russia’s crimes, atrocities and barbarism, and more importantly – the heroism and unity of Ukrainian people”.

On the website you can currently find information and answers to the following key questions and themes:

  • Understand why Russia is invading Ukraine
  • Find out, through verified information, what is happening in Ukraine right now. The site provides the latest updates from official sources
  • Learn how you can help the Ukrainian people. This includes useful links and instructions on how to donate to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, join the Foreign Legion of the Territorial Defence of Ukraine, provide humanitarian assistance or organize protests against the war, taking place right here in the heart of Europe.
  • Discover the real faces behind Ukraine’s resistance. What is happening in Ukraine right now is a people’s war. This chapter is dedicated to the Ukrainians who are putting up a heroic and unprecedented resistance to the Russian occupiers. Every Ukrainian man and woman who defends freedom, common values and the security of the whole continent deserves having the world know about them.

The site is based on the platform which, prior to Russia’s invasion, was used to present Ukraine to the world – a country of freedom and dignity, a modern European country with a thousand-year history and culture. Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the platform’s goal has changed. It now has a critical role providing the international community with free access to truthful information about the war in Ukraine.

By spreading information about, each of you is helping the people of Ukraine to defend their land and the freedom of the whole of Europe.

Prosecutor’s General Office of Ukraine

Ten servicemen of the Russian Armed Forces were detained in the Kyiv Region.

According to the investigation, among the detainees are the tank commander of a separate Guards Motorized Rifle Brigade and ordinary soldiers of the aggressor’s military units.

In the Kyiv region a boy born in 2008 was killed by shell shrapnel fired by the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.



Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority

According to the Olbia branch of the USPA at 17:25 02.03.22 on the ship “Banglar Samriddhi” (flag of Bangladesh), which is raiding the port of Olvia anchorage № 363, the Russian Navy was hit by a missile. One rocket hit the superstructure. There is a fire on the ship. 2 tugs were sent to rescue the crew.

According to preliminary data, there are no victims.

The ship came on 23.02.2022 and was waiting for the load, without the possibility of exit through the coastal warning of the Russian Navy



Gas TSO of Ukraine

Gas pipeline branch in Kharkiv region was damaged by airstrike.

As of 14:55 on March 2, 2022, the employees of the Gas TSO of Ukraine were forced to shut down the Izium and Brazhkivka gas distribution stations (GDS) because of the damage to the gas pipeline branch. Because of this, the gas supply to the city of Izium was terminated. Over 40 thousand people will be left without gas.

«The targeted attack on the critical infrastructure is an act of terrorism against the peaceful population of Ukraine», Sergiy Makogon, Director General of Gas TSO of Ukraine, said.

The company is preparing an appeal to law enforcement authorities in this regard.

According to the preliminary information, there are no victims or injured among the employees. Gas transmission will be resumed after appropriate repair works are performed as soon as it is possible.

It should be reminded that the administration buildings of the Gas TSO of Ukraine in Mykolaiv and Kharkiv, the GDS in Mykolaiv region were also damaged by the shelling today.