Battle of Vasylkiv

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Battle of Vasylkiv
Part of the Kyiv Offensive (2022) and the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine
Date26 February 2022
Location
Result Ukrainian victory
Belligerents
 Russia  Ukraine
Units involved

 Russian Armed Forces

 Ukrainian Armed Forces

Casualties and losses
2 Ilyushin Il-76 planes shot down (according to Ukraine) Unknown killed, 200+ wounded[2]

The Battle of Vasylkiv was a military battle between Russia and Ukraine which began on 26 February 2022, during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.[3]

In the early morning of 26 February, Russian paratroopers began landing near the city of Vasylkiv, just 40 kilometers south of Kyiv. They tried to secure Vasylkiv Air Base. Heavy fighting between the Russian paratroopers and Ukrainian defenders occurred in the city.[4][5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Васильків – під контролем українських військових, бої закінчуються – влада". www.radiosvoboda.org (in Ukrainian). Archived from the original on 26 February 2022. Retrieved 26 February 2022.
  2. "Васильків: бої тривають на центральній вулиці міста – міська голова". Archived from the original on 26 February 2022. Retrieved 26 February 2022.
  3. Tsvetkova, Maria (2022-02-26). "Kyiv braces for assault as Russia, Ukraine signal possibility of talks". Financial Post. Retrieved 2022-02-26.
  4. "Окупанти намагаються висадити десант у Василькові, йдуть бої". www.ukrinform.ua (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 2022-02-26.
  5. "У Василькові збили винищувач та два гвинтокрили окупантів". www.unian.ua (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 2022-02-26.