Battle for Kyiv
It’s about 4:00 a.m. in Kyiv. The latest news is fighting in and around Vasylkiv Airbase, about 40 kilometers southeast of capital. Ukraine’s military says it has shot down a Russian Il-76 military transport plane with paratroopers on board attempting to land there. Fighting for control of the airport is heavy.
Lots of maps of Russia’s further invasion have been posted to the Internet. Here’s one c/o Andriy Tsaplienko, who has spent years reporting about the mess.
Yuriy Butusov says Russian military commanders are attempting to lay claim to the maximum amount of Ukrainian land before “peace talks” begin. They are flying in paratroops to areas near several cities in order to create bridgeheads and divert reserve Ukrainian units.
Russian troops who manage to reach Kyiv will be hunted down and liquidated.
I’ll probably update this page throughout the course of Day 3. Shout-out to all the Det-A vets who haven’t (yet) died of alcoholism or drug overdoses. Your advice, however deranged, is appreciated.
09:04 - Friend just send me this pic she took on Lobanovska. Same building where we celebrate birthdays. Looks like a direct hit.
08:38: - Orc column of 100 vehicles from Vyshhorod spotted in Kozarovychi reportedly heading heading south towards Kyiv. Expect liquidation.
08:00 - Ze, Podoliak post self-aggrandizing vids, say everything 100% a-okay.
06:52 - LIVE updates of the mess at The New York Times, CNN and WAPO.
06:30 - censor.net has put up some video clips of some of the nighttime skirmishes.
06:16 - CNN’s timeline is okay. Don’t want to rag on them too much.
06:05 - It’s Saturday, February 26, 2022. Ten hours of sunlight in Kyiv starting in 43 minutes, from 06:48 to sunset at 17:34. Have a great day!
06:02 - Kyiv City State Administration’s Telegram channel providing official updates on the madness.
05:49 - So much for the “qulet lull.” Shitload of gunfire near Beresteiska and around Polytech. Bridge at Beresteiska on Prospekt Peremohy blown up to impede orc advance.
05:39 - lol ))
05:30 - The orcs are all over the place. Fighting near Beresteiska Station, along Prospekt Peremohy, near Shuliavska Station and Kyiv Polytech across from the Zoo. The boys and girls at Korrespondent posting pics/vids of the mess.
05:00 - Lots of automatic gun fire now. Fighting near power-generating plant across the river in Troieshchyna.
04:58 - Small arms fire in Kyiv. Dunno where from. Maybe on the left bank of Dnipro. Not fireworks.