05:36 27 February
Kiev, intercepted and shot down 3 drones
Ukraine's Northern Operational Command said the Ukrainian military shot down a Shahed drone over Chernihiv Oblast. According to Kyiv Independent, the operations command later stated that two more drones were intercepted, without specifying in which region. The anti-aircraft alert is still active in many oblasts. Yesterday Russia - the Ukrainian authorities said - launched an attack against Ukraine using Iranian-made Shahed drones.
00:15 27 February
Belarusian opposition: 'Partisans destroy Russian plane near Minsk'
The Belarusian opposition in exile said a Russian plane was destroyed by a pair of partisans at Matchulishchy airport, near Minsk, in what it called "the most successful sabotage operation" since the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine. This was reported on Twitter by Franak Viacorka, one of the main advisers of one of the leading figures of the Belarusian opposition in exile, Svetlana Tikhanovkaya. No confirmation of the sabotage action came from independent sources and the Russian military did not comment. Belarus, Moscow's only European ally against Kiev, does not participate directly in the Russian offensive in Ukraine, but has made its territory available for attacks. And according to Kiev, Moscow is also using Belarusian airports to target Ukraine.