In the morning of March 4, the Ukrainian authorities that remain in Zaporizhzhia Region confirmed that Russian forces have established control of Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant located at the town of Enerdogdar. The Ukrainian side added that the plant is manned by local workers and the facility works without incidents.
Russian troops established control of the facility and secured it after a series of clashes with the Ukrainian Army and so-called territorial defense units. These units had positions just in the vicinity of the plant. This allowed Zelensky government to speculate that the Russian advance may endanger the nuclear plant.
Videos of the night clashes:
Clashes and artillery duels continue near the city of Kharkiv. Russian forces deliver precise strikes on positions of the Ukrainian Army and nationalist battalions. The full-scale operation to take control of the city is yet to be launched.
The video shows the outskirts of Kharkiv. The filmed vicinity of the city is almost empty. Kiev forces retreated to the residential areas where they create positions near civilian buildings:
Russian media released a video report from Hostomel Airfield 20km to the northwest of Kyiv. The work of Russian journalists in the area confirms that this facility is fully secured and Russian forces have significantly expanded buffer zone around it. Earlier, Kyiv authorities repeatedly claimed that their forces ‘took back’ Hostomel.
The video shows Hostomel as well as some of Kiev troops that surrendered to the Russians:
People wait for Russian humanitarian aid to Kherson city in the southern sector of the operation:
Fighting and artillery strikes were reported in Sumy Region. Russian forces have not established control over the regional capital yet, but already blocked it.
A photo from the village of Trostyanec in Sumy Region:
The advance of joint forces of Russia, the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Lugansk People’s Republic continue in the Mariupol area.
The video below shows the destruction of facilities that were used by Ukrainian nationalist battalions (including the infamous Azov battalion):
A map summary of the situation in Ukraine on March 3:
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