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Results 02.03: Effect on Odessa and reduced “drying”

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The Russian Federation destroyed the entrance to a high-rise building in Odessa, the Ukrainian Armed Forces shot down a Russian “drying” missile. Athletistic highlights yesterday’s key events.

On the night of March 2, the Russians attacked Odessa and the region with drones

After one o’clock in the morning, explosions were heard in the city, then it was learned that one of the enemy’s drones had hit a high-rise building. Among the victims of the Russian attack on the city was a three-month-old baby and his mother. The rescuers took out their bodies.

The body of a small child was also brought out. The child was less than three years old when he died.

Rescuers found the bodies of eight dead, two of them children. Nine people were injured, five were rescued. The search continues. In Odessa, mourning was declared for the victims.

As a result of a Russian drone strike on a residential building in Odessa, 18 apartments were destroyed and seven others were damaged. Power supply has been restored to the damaged building. There is no heat supply in 11 houses, one school and one kindergarten. Work continues to restart the boiler room. There is no gas supply in the two houses.

Zelensky chided Western partners for playing political games

President Vladimir Zelensky rebuked Western partners over political disputes amid another Russian terrorist attack in Odessa, which killed eight people, two of them children. In an evening video message, he emphasized that delays in military aid partners lead to casualties. Commenting on Russia’s “shahed” attack on Odessa, Zelensky said that it was an ordinary residential building, and there “is not and cannot be any military meaning” in such attacks. He emphasized that Ukraine did not ask for “nothing more than necessary to protect life.”

The Russians have fewer Su-34s

Another Russian Su-34 fighter-bomber flew over Ukraine. This was announced by the commander of the Air Force of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Nikolai Oleshchuk. In the past two weeks, the Ukrainian military has destroyed several Russian aircraft. So, on February 17, three Russian aircraft were destroyed – two Su-34 fighter-bombers and one Su-35 fighter, and on February 18, another Su-34 was “grounded”. The next day, the Air Force commander reported the destruction of two more Russian aircraft in the east. The military “landed” another Su-34 on February 21. In addition, on February 23, a Russian A-50 aircraft was shot down over the Sea of ​​Azov. Two more Su-34s were shot down on February 27. And on February 29, Ukrainian troops destroyed one Su-34 in the Eastern direction and two more Su-34s in the direction of Avdeevsky and Mariupol.

Syrsky announced personnel changes in the army

Personnel changes were made to commanders in individual combat brigades. The purpose of the change is to protect the life and health of the defenders. According to Syrsky, combat capabilities, first of all, depend on the brigade commander, his level of training, experience, and ability to make adequate and informed decisions.

The Ministry of Defense is testing special “floating body armor” for special forces

The Ministry of Defense has begun testing special modular body armor for the needs of the Navy and Engineering Troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The peculiarity of this body armor is that when it comes into contact with water, there is a special module that reacts and the body armor acts as a life saver. So far, several samples of such floating body armor have been transferred to units for testing.

Russian planes were intercepted near Latvian territorial waters

German Eurofighters intercepted Russian aircraft near Latvia for the first time. Latvian Defense Minister Andris Spruds drew attention to the fact that NATO air patrols are fully operational and that the allies can respond immediately.

Parliamentary elections were held in Iran

Iran held parliamentary elections on March 1 – the country’s first vote since mass protests in 2022 that sparked the death of Mahsa Amini. About 25 million Iranian citizens took part in the elections to the country’s parliament and the Council of Experts, accounting for about 40% of the electorate. In total, 61 million Iranians could exercise the right to vote, of which 3.5 million could vote for the first time. A record number of candidates were allowed to participate in the parliamentary elections – more than 15.2 thousand people, which accounted for almost 75% of the total number of the first registered applicants. About 1.7 thousand candidates admitted to the election are women.

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Source: korrespondent

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