U.S. congressional leaders announced on Feb. 28 a tentative agreement to avert a government shutdown, days before a looming deadline that threatened to disrupt federal operations.
The child's mother was also reportedly injured. She is being provided medical care but is in serious condition, according to Deputy Head of the Presidential Office Oleksii Kuleba.
Russian troops keep conducting "human wave" assault efforts without using armored vehicles in the village of Krynky in Kherson oblast, Nataliia Humeniuk, a spokesperson of Ukraine's Southern Operational Command, said on Feb. 28 on national television.
Russia launched an artillery strike against Nikopol in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast on Feb. 28, killing a 61-year-old woman, Governor Serhii Lysak said.
Mobile firing groups from Ukraine's Southern Defense Forces and the Air Force's anti-aircraft missile units successfully destroyed all 10 drones in Odesa and Mykolaiv oblasts.
Debris from an intercepted drone caused a short circuit in the power grid of a critical infrastructure facility. A fire broke out at the site, but was soon extinguished.
Ukrainian forces shot down 11 of the 13 "kamikaze" attack drones and two of the four Kh-59 cruise missiles launched by Russia overnight, the Air Force reported on Feb. 27.
French President Emmanuel Macron said on Feb. 26 that the possibility of sending Western troops on the ground in Ukraine is not "ruled out" in the future, following discussions among European leaders as Russia's full-scale invasion entered its third year.
Russia launched an artillery attack against the village of Prymorske in Zaporizhzhia Oblast's Vasylivka district on Feb. 26, injuring two men, Governor Ivan Fedorov said.
Russian forces attacked Dnipro and Dnipropetrovsk Oblast with cruise missiles and drones on Feb. 25, injuring at least four people, Governor Serhii Lysak reported.
Russian forces attacked the village of Tiahynka in Kherson Oblast, killing two people, according to Governor Oleksandr Prokudin on Feb. 25.
The drones were destroyed over Poltava, Kyiv, Khmelnytskyi, Mykolaiv, Kirovohrad, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson oblasts.
Three civilians were killed in a Russian drone attack against Odesa overnight on Feb. 23, Odesa Oblast Governor Oleh Kiper reported on Telegram.
Russia targeted a total of nine Ukrainian oblasts — Chernihiv, Mykolaiv, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Kherson, Kharkiv, and Sumy. Casualties were reported in the latter five regions.
Russian forces shelled Sumy Oblast 236 times in 38 separate attacks throughout the day, injuring one civilian, the Sumy Oblast Military Administration reported on Feb. 20.
"As a result of the attack, a family has died: a mother and her two sons, as well as two of their distant relatives – a grandmother and a woman who came from another city," regional authorities said.
Russia targeted a total of 11 Ukrainian oblasts — Poltava, Kirovohrad, Chernihiv, Mykolaiv, Luhansk, Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Kherson, Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhia, and Sumy. Casualties were reported in the latter four regions.
Russian forces also launched two S-300/S-400 guided anti-aircraft missiles and a Kh-31 missile during the night.
According to Governor Filip Pronin, the attack hit an industrial facility and caused a substantial fire that required 85 firefighters to extinguish.
The plane was shot down at 6 a.m in eastern Ukraine. The drones and missile were downed in Chernihiv, Sumy, Poltava, Kirovohrad, and Dnipro oblasts in the early hours of Feb. 18.
Shelling in the community of Khotin killed one resident and left another injured, the authorities said. The attacks also damaged homes and a farm building.
The attack killed a woman in her late 40s and a 23-year-old man. Other victims are believed to be trapped in the rubble of destroyed buildings.
Russia attacked Kupiansk in Kharkiv Oblast with aerial bombs on the afternoon of Feb. 17, killing one woman and injuring at least five people, Governor Oleh Syniehubov reported.
Russia targeted Kramatorsk at around 8 p.m. with three missiles, hitting the industrial zone and residential areas, the governor reported.
Russia attacked Kupiansk in Kharkiv Oblast with aerial bombs on the afternoon of Feb. 17, injuring at least five people and damaging multiple buildings, the Prosecutor General's Office reported.
Russia launched an attack against the village of Zoria in Donetsk Oblast's Illinivka community on Feb. 15, killing an 83-year-old woman and injuring two men aged 71 and 41, the regional military administration reported.
A 19-year-old man injured in a Russian attack against Kherson earlier on Feb. 14 died in the hospital due to his injuries, said Roman Mrochko, the head of the city military administration.
Three men and two women were reportedly injured. Four people were rescued from the debris, Governor Oleh Syniehubov said.