Information about situation in Ukraine – 24 February, 23:00 CET

2022-02-24 | Russian Aggression against Ukraine


As of 23:00 Brussels time (February 24)

State Border Guard Service of Ukraine

Infrastructure of Zmiiniy Island was destroyed after shelling by the enemy ship artillery.

Besides, connection lost with border guards and warriors of the Ukrainian armed forces.

According to last information Zmiiniy Island was captured by the enemy.

During the day enemy tried to scare Ukrainian defenders of the island with the requirements to surround.

The SBGSU together with the Ukrainian armed forces and the National Guard of Ukraine continues to fight actively against enemy.


General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine 

As of 19:00 CET, Russia continues to conduct full-scale aggression against Ukraine. More than 60 battalion tactical groups (BTGs) have been deployed on the territory of Ukraine (in total 90 BTGs were placed at Ukraine`s borders). The enemy focuses its main forces on the Slobozhansky (Kharkiv region), Seversky (Donetsk region), and Tavriya (southern regions) directions.

Using the territory of Belarus (Luninets airfield), Russian armed forces carried out demonstration actions along the northern borders of Ukraine by Su-25SM aircrafs.

The nature of the military invasion indicates that the main purpose of kremlin regime is to block Kyiv, create a land corridor to the occupied Crimean peninsula and a self-proclaimed Transnistria. Another goal of the aggressor is to inflict damage on critical civilian infrastructure, which is regularly hit by air and missile strikes.

On Kyiv direction, an air tactical landing troops (up to 200 Russian soldiers) were landed at the Gostomel airfield. As of 22:00 CET the Armed Forces of Ukraine did not allow the main forces of the enemy to land in Gostomel. The battle continues with the advanced group, which suffered losses (some sources reported that Ukrainian forces overtook control over Gostomel).

The battle continues in Kherson area. The enemy is trying to bypass the city from the east and to continue the offensive in the direction of Mykolaiv. Buyalik (railway node in Odesa region) was hit by two missile strikes.

Mechanized and tank units are defending in the north along the Peremoha-Hlukhiv border (Sumy region). The column of Russian occupants stopped.

1st Separate Tank Brigade continues the battle on the outskirts of Chernihiv.

The enemy has an extremely low morale. An example is the defence of Sumy and Okhtyrka (Sumy region), where a small supply unit, armed only with small arms, has cleared the hometown of the Russian assault battalion. (in English)


Minister of Defence of Ukraine

22:30 CET

Defence Minister Oleksiy Reznikov says that heavy battles continue in Luhansk and Sumy regions, north of the capital. The situation remains difficult in the southern regions.

The minister said the Kremlin was preparing a new wave of attacks, including the airborne landings, but Ukrainian army is ready to meet them.

“We are actively using samples of modern weapons received from partners. The world is imposing sanctions. Anti-war demonstrations have begun in Russia. Tomorrow Russians will learn about the price of Putin’s madness,” he said.



19:00 CET

Operation of the power system

During the evening peak of consumption on February 24, Ukraine’s power system is operating in a normal way. The frequency is controlled at the level of 50 Hz, the actual amount of reserves is provided.

At the same time, despite the extremely difficult working conditions, NPC Ukrenergo fully carried out the measures provided for February 24 under the test programme of the isolated operation mode of the power system of Ukraine for the preparation of synchronization with ENTSO-E.


The peak of consumption on February 24 was at 18:50 and amounted to 16.97 MW. The NPP load was 10 GW, TPP – 3.4 GW, and CHP – 1.1 GW. Hydroelectric power plants more than doubled their load during the peak period – from 0.845 GW at 3 pm up to 2.05 GW at 7 pm.

As of 20:00, 13 out of 15 NPP power units are operating in the power system, due to lack of fuel, three CHP power units and two TPP power units are not operating.

A shell hit the coal depot of Trypilska TPP, however, the power plant continues to provide the load of 203 MW. The connection with Kakhovska HPP and Chornobyl NPP has been lost.

Operation of power grids

OHL 330 kV Nizhyn-Konotop was disconnected after the damage, but this did not lead to consumer outages.

Due to the DDoS attack, access to the NEC Ukrenergo website is temporarily restricted. Access from mobile gadgets is currently prohibited. Follow all the news and announcements in the official accounts of Ukrenergo on social networks.


Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine

20:43 CET

The prosecution offices, like the rest of Ukraine, are united and mobilized and continue to carry out their constitutional functions. No crime committed by Russia will go unrecorded and unpunished – it is our duty and we do not betray our oath.

Prosecutors actively respond to all crimes in armed conflict. Information on the number of wounded and killed servicemen and civilians, the movement of military equipment, and the shelling of military units and civilian infrastructure is continuously updated.

We continuously keep documenting all facts and entering information into the Uniform Register of Pre-Trial Investigations regarding encroachment on the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine, sabotage, illegal crossing of the Ukrainian state border, planning, preparation and unleashing, and waging of the war of aggression.

The facts of civilian deaths are investigated under the article of violation of laws and customs of war. Such actions are a serious violation of international humanitarian law, a war crime and an international crime subject to the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court.

We thank all Ukrainians, journalists, who also record these crimes and show to the whole world the real face of the aggressor and his invading actions. We are grateful to everyone who sends photos and video evidence to our hotline.


Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine

22:32 CET

Fake information is spreading on social networks and some media.

The message that at 23:30 it is necessary to turn off all appliances and reduce energy consumption at homes to zero, apparently through the connection of the Ukrainian network to the European system, is FAKE.

This is exactly how the enemy is working to hit the Ukrainian energy system. NPC Ukrenergo officially denies this information and states that the power system is working in normal mode and will work further as usual.

MFA of Ukraine

Dmytro Kuleba: The United States has imposed tough sanctions on Russia and is preparing to supply new defensive weapons to Ukraine

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba had a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

The heads of Ukrainian and American diplomacy exchanged their assessments of the security situation during the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Antony Blinken expressed great appreciation of the actions made by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the Armed Forces of Ukraine, all national defense forces to resist the Russian attack and protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our state.

Secretary informed Dmytro Kuleba on the content of the new US sanctions against Russia to force it into peace.

Secretary Blinken also confirmed that Washington is considering supplying new defensive weapons to strengthen Ukraine’s defense capabilities.

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

As of 7:00 p.m. CET, the situation in the Donetsk area of ​​operations has been tense, but controlled by the United Armed Forces. The shelling of the Russian troops continues.

All military units and Ukrainian soldiers show unprecedented courage and heroism. The United Armed Forces were able to demolish the Kremlin plan of a quick surrender.

Despite the numerous enemy attacks, aviation, artillery and missile attacks and a large amount of armed equipment, the enemy was not able to move deep into Ukraine in an easterly direction.

Ukrainian defenders managed to fight back the attacks, defending all important settlements and infrastructure objects.

Towards Luhansk during the day, the most fierce battles were for Shchastya, Stanytsia Luganska, Lobacheve, Bilovodsk, Starobilska. In the battle for Shchastya, two enemy tanks were destroyed and one tank and one ZU-23-2 seized.

In the area of ​​the occupied Sentyanivka, our gunners stopped the fire of the enemy mixed column of armored equipment, fences and car equipment.

In the direction of Donetsk, the hottest was in the settlements Novotroíitske, Novognativke, Pavlopiv and Pishchevyk.

So far, no new attempts to break through the opponent have been recorded, in some directions there is a decrease in fire activity.

Ukrainian soldiers hold their positions tightly, inflicting losses on the attacker.

Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine

19:32 CET

Russia is trying to work on the breakthrough or capture of objects with the active use of aviation. The enemy is trying to actively use helicopters and assault aircraft for fire support and landing. Most attacks have failed.

 Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Lieutenant General Valery Zaluzhny

“Dear generals, officers, sergeants and soldiers! Dear friends in battle!

Thank you to everyone who is waiting in line today to defend our country from the Russian occupier. Thank you for waiting.

Thank you to the Ukrainian people for their trust, help and prayers.

Thank you to all our foreign partners. But now is the time to act, not talk.

We pray for the souls of the fallen brothers and for the speedy recovery of the victims.

We continue to fight! The whole security and defense sector is resisting. It will be difficult, but we will endure. Blitzkrieg did not work with the Russians. Wash away with your own blood! The truth is behind us. God be with us. And victory is approaching!

 Prime Minister of Ukraine

19:06 CET

Banning Russia from SWIFT must be included in the package of broad sanctions against the aggressor. We are looking forward to the robust response of our partners.

Prime Minister of Ukraine

19:18 CET

Government decided to implement the civil protection plan in order to provide most effective defence of the state and protection of the population in the context of hostilities against the Russian aggressor.

The decision will allow effective coordination among authorities and regional state administrations in the conditions of martial law. Moreover, it allows to direct all the necessary resources and use it quickly and efficiently for the needs of the military.

Regional state administrations have been instructed to intensify the evacuation of civilians in places of active hostilities. Social services are working to help Ukrainians who had to evacuate.

19:36 CET

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine is currently working in a coordinated and responsible manner. The Government will work 24/7 so that our military is provided with everything necessary and our economy works for the needs of the army.

State Emergency Service of Ukraine (SES)

19:00 CET

SES regional departments throughout Ukraine continue to carry out tasks to eliminate the consequences of the shelling of settlements by Russian troops, to provide assistance to the affected population and local authorities in organizing the evacuation of the population.

Donetsk region

The SES has deployed and ensured the operation of the point of providing assistance to the population on the basis of the secondary school № 5 in Krasnohorivka, with the help of a diesel power plant provided power supply and boiler house, which provides heat to the school building. Since the beginning of its work, 814 people have applied to the aid point.

Cherkasy region

The fire in a two-storey residential building in the village of Palanka, which arose as a result of a projectile. Measures are being taken to extinguish fires in the private sector and warehouses in the city of Uman (on an area of ​​3 thousand square meters).

Kirovograd region

SES units eliminated fires in ammunition depots in the village of Bogdanivka.

Vinnytsia region

SES units extinguished fire on the territory of the arsenal in Kalynivka.

In total, 7,300 people and 2,000 special fire and rescue equipment were involved in the SES operations to eliminate the consequences of shelling, extinguish fires and provide assistance to the affected population.


16:00 CET

On Thursday, February 24, from 7:00 am to 4:20 pm, the level of consumption in the power system decreased from 18.3 GW to 15.8 GW. Currently, the level of consumption begins to increase before the evening peak: as of 17:00 – 16.1 GW. The load of the NPPs is 10.98 GW, TPPs – 3.3 GW, HPPs – 1.39 GW.

Large-scale generation facilities, except Luhanska TPP, are operating in a normal way. Despite the explosion near the power plant and damage to the high-voltage line, currently, there are two power units (№1 and №4) operating at Trypilska TPP with a total load of 203 MW.

13 out of 15 NPP power units are in operation. Only 1 power unit №10 of Luhanska TPP is in emergency repair, due to lack of fuel 2 power units at Trypilska TPP are not operating, as well as one at Kharkiv CHP-5, Kyiv CHP-5, and CHP-6.

Operation of power grids

OHL Trypilska TPP – Novokyivska was damaged. At the same time, Trypilska TPP operates at full capacity (209 MW).

OHL 35 kV Verkhnya Typlovska – Plotyna was disconnected from the distribution network of Luhansk Energy Association LLC at 7 am due to the damage, and OHL 35 kV Raihorodska-Shchastya was disconnected at 8 am.

Dispatch service personnel of DTEK Odesa power grids was evacuated due to explosion.

Dispatch service personnel of Bakhmut regional network service centre of NPC Ukrenergo was evacuated due to hostilities.

RES curtailment

From 8:56 to 13:38 due to the significantly reduced level of consumption in the power system, commands were given to unload RES (via RES curtailment management system) for a total of 897 MW, as well as commands for RES unloading due to operational security reasons. As of 17:00, RES load was 80 MW.

Up-to-date information on functioning of Naftogaz Group operation as of 4 p.m.


A number of Ukrainian cities and regions have introduced a curfew, namely:

the city of Kyiv and Kyiv region – from 22.00 to 7.00

the city of Odesa and Odesa region – from 23.00 to 6.00

the city of Dnipro and Dnipropetrovsk region – from 22.00 to 6.00

the city of Mykolayiv – from 22.00 to 6.00

the city of Zaporizhzhia – from 22.00 to 6.00

the city of Brovary – from 17.00 to 7.00

the city of Kremenchuk – from 22.00 to 6.00

Rivne region – from 22.00 to 6.00

Kharkiv region – from 22.00 to 6.00

Cherkasy region – from 22.00 to 6.00

Public transport will not work during curfews in cities and towns. At the same time, metro stations in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Dnipro and Kryvyi Rih will remain available for shelter around the clock. Citizens are urged to stay at home and take to the streets only when absolutely necessary. To travel in the region during curfew, you must have proof of identity.


19:46 CET

A total of 8 thousand people have been evacuated since 13h00.

Kyiv City Administration

Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko held an online briefing, addressed Kyiv residents and told what actions the city authorities are taking in the face of Russian military aggression. And he called on all those who are ready to defend their city to join the defense.

“Friends! Dear Kyivans, Ukrainians! I inform you about the situation in Kyiv and the actions of the city authorities. Which we carry out in coordination with public authorities, the Armed Forces, law enforcement. Today Ukraine is under fire from the aggressor. Impunity and fierce hatred of the dictator erupted into war in central Europe. Bloody attacks by the aggressor continue in many regions of Ukraine. Our soldiers who heroically defend our land are dying. Peaceful people are dying. They are trying to literally destroy our state. But no one will give up! ”The mayor of Kyiv emphasized.

He noted that the city authorities in Kyiv are doing everything to keep the situation under control. “I know how everyone is worried and watching the news, but the important thing now is not to panic! The city authorities ensure the functioning of the city’s critical infrastructure. Infrastructure of housing and communal services. Public transport – on routes, the subway rides. Travel is now free. But I urge to use public transport only those who work at strategic enterprises of the city. And goes to work or from work. Everyone else – I appeal again – please stay at home. But at the alarm – follow to the shelter! “, – said Vitali Klitschko

He added that the city authorities in Kyiv are doing everything to protect the city.

“It is for the safety of Kyivites and counteraction to possible provocations, from today – from 10 pm we are introducing a forced but necessary step in Kyiv. Curfew. Because, let me remind you, there is a state of war in Ukraine. Curfew will be in effect from 22:00 until 07:00. Public transport will not work during curfew. But all subway stations – in case of alarm – are available to people at any time of day. “To overcome the danger,” Vitali Klitschko stressed.

The mayor asked everyone to understand the seriousness of the situation and follow the rules that apply in the city today. “Given the curfew, return home on time. If it is absolutely necessary to move around the city during curfew – in particular, employees of critical infrastructure companies – it is necessary to have identity documents, “he said.

Vitali Klitschko also reminded that the city equips protective structures at the entrances to Kyiv and at checkpoints. Therefore, entering the city can be difficult. But not closed.

“I will note that today there is a lot of misinformation, which is widely disseminated in order to sow panic. This is also part of Russia’s war against Ukraine. Therefore, we trust only information from official sources! And please do not spread information about the movement of our military and aircraft,” – Vitali Klitschko stressed.

“Join the ranks of territorial defense! Now this procedure is simplified as much as possible. Phones on resources, including social networks, Terro Defense and the Department of Municipal Security. Come and join. We will defend our city together! ”Said the mayor of Kyiv.


Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal: Chornobyl exclusion zone is under Russia’s military control.

17:20 CET

The enemy continues to act aggressively along the entire line of the common border. Using the airfields of Belarus, Russian armed forces performs demonstration activities along the northern part of the Ukraine`s state border.

In the Sivers’kyi region, the enemy was stopped on the Uzh River near the Velyki Osnyaky and Rivnopillya (Chernihiv region). The tank battle continues. Units of the First separate tank brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine stopped columns of enemy armoured vehicles near Baturyn and on the outskirts of Chernihiv.

The enemy attempted to land a tactical landing troops along the Kyiv reservoir (to the north of the capital).

20 helicopters KA-52 and Mi-8 of the Russian Federation landed at Gostomel airfield. The battle continues (Kyiv region).

The National Guard of Ukraine is fighting near the city of Pripyat (close to Chernobyl zone).

The enemy landed a tactical landing troops in the Bessarabian and Tavriya operational areas (Odesa region).

After an unsuccessful landing attempt and an unsuccessful missile strike, the enemy missile cruiser “Moscow” started shelling Snake Island (Black Sea).

The mixed column of vehicles up to 300 units approached the settlement of Konotop. Mechanized units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine entered the battle. Enemy troops have been stopped in the areas of Gremyach and Krolevets (Sumy region).

In the Donetsk operational area Armed Forces of Ukraine restored position along all contact line. The battle continues in Mariupol area (Donetsk Region).

The forces of the “South” group of Armed Forces organized the defence of Melitopol and conducted a defence operation on the border of the settlements of Abrikosivka, Rykove, Azov (Kherson region).

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

The Russian occupiers, having encountered total opposition from Ukrainian defenders, surrender. A whole reconnaissance platoon of the 74th Motorized Rifle Brigade surrendered near Chernihiv. Sergeant Buinichev Konstantin Sergeevich. 74th Motorized Rifle Brigade, Kemerovo Region, Russia. They studied in Yelnya, learned about the attack on Ukraine yesterday, and thought they would return home.

16:39 CET

Combat actions continue throughout Ukraine. Severe fight takes place near Chernobyl. Totally, 6 bridges are damaged in Ukraine due to military operations.

 Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine


17:33 CET

The police, together with volunteers, are stepping up security to provide security in the regions.

Employees of all structural subdivisions, as well as veterans of internal affairs and volunteers are involved in patrolling settlements.

Law enforcement officers are also on duty at checkpoints, inspecting documents and inspecting vehicles, assisting drivers on the roads and explaining to the citizens how to act in the event of shelling.


16:55 CET

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine informs that police officers, along with volunteers, are intensively protecting law and order in the regions. Employees of all structural units, as well as veterans of the internal affairs and volunteers, are involved in patrolling settlements.

Law enforcement officers are also serving at checkpoints, conducting document checks and searching vehicles, helping drivers on the roads and explaining to citizens the procedure to be followed in case of shelling.

MFA of Ukraine

Dmytro Kuleba and Josep Borrell coordinated further steps of Ukraine and the EU to stop Russian aggression

The head of Ukrainian diplomacy called on the EU to immediately apply severe sanctions on Moscow to stop the invasion of Russian troops into Ukraine.

HR/VP Josep Borrell assured that tough EU sanctions on Russia will be imposed within 24 hours.

Dmytro Kuleba also called on the high-ranking EU official to provide Ukraine with European perspective.


Gas TSO of Ukraine

17:19 CET

As of 18.00 on February 24, Gas TSO of Ukraine continues to perform its functions of natural gas transmission to consumers. Due to military operations in the areas where the company’s facilities are located, GTSOU is operating in the mode with maximum security measures. There are no victims or injured among employees of the company. Given the possible changes in the situation, we are planning additional measures to keep employees of facilities in the high-risk area safe.

Gas TSO of Ukraine continues to reliably balance the system by promptly fulfilling the requests of customers of transmission services, which change due to the hostilities.

Today, due to the threat of fire as a result of shelling and at the request of gas distribution network operators, Gas TSO of Ukraine was forced to suspend the operation of two gas distribution stations (GDS) in the collision zones in Luhansk and Kharkiv regions. This, accordingly, led to the disconnection of consumers that receive gas through these GDSs. As soon as the threat passes, the gas supply will be promptly resumed.

Also during the day several GDSs were temporarily de-energized as a result of damaged power grids in Kherson, Kharkiv and Zaporizhzhia regions and therefore backup power supply facilities were used.

Despite the emergency conditions, the company continues to work in the normal mode. Our task is to provide the country with the necessary fuel, and we are doing everything we can to ensure it.


Minister for energy of Ukraine Yaroslav Demchenkov

16:47 CET

In his comment to Radio Svoboda, Minister for Energy of Ukraine German Galushchenko assured that the Ukrainian energy system operates autonomously and steadily.

“The power system works reliably. Nuclear generation is working as planned (13 out of 15 NPP units are operational). Heat and hydro generation also work full-time”.


Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine

17:12 CET

The Ministry of Social Policy together with the National Social Service and the Pension Fund of Ukraine have established a coordination headquarters to ensure the stability and smooth operation of social protection in martial law.

Alternative ways of paying pensions and social benefits in case of failures in the work of a banking institution, as well as for internally displaced persons who receive a pension through a postal operator. They will ensure uninterrupted payment of pensions and social benefits.


State Service for Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine

16:47 CET

There will be a curfew in Ukrainian cities: Kyiv (from 22:00 to 7:00), Cherkasy region, Dnipro and Mykolayiv (from 22:00 to 06:00).



State Service of Ukraine for Transport Safety

18:00 CET

Operating transport permitting point Kovel will be open until 20:00 today. Tomorrow from 8:00 it will work as usual. Take this information into account when planning transportation.


Picture: REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko