The summary of the 13th day of Russian invasion to Ukraine, as of 23:59 – 8th of March 2022.
The first humanitarian corridor has begun to work in Sumy. Mariupol is reaching a critical stage and Russian forces continue to regroup its forces in order to attack regional capitals.
includes Kyiv and Zhytomyr Oblast
On the right-bank of Dnieper, it’s confirmed Russian forces are in control of Borodianka, Kopyliv, Demydiv and they also entered to Bucha. Despite heavy losses in manpower and equipment, Russian troops were able to capture Yasnohorodka.
On the left-bank, Russian forces entered Bohdanivka and setup positions on the highway M-01 (Kyiv – Chernihiv).
Another strike was reported near Zhytomyr, but no details has been published yet.
includes Chernhiv and Sumy Oblast
Russian forces tried to assault the city from the east, but Ukrainian defense repelled the attack.
Russian planes bombed residential areas of Sumy and Okhtyrka. The airstrike in Sumy killed 21 people. Ukrainian forces attacked a small village of Kharkivshchyna (south of Sumi) and killed several Russian soldiers.
A humanitarian corridor has been opened today and civilians were able to leave Sumy. About 3 500 civilians used this opportunity.
includes Kharkiv and Luhansk Oblast
A Russian assault group of about 120 soldiers landed in Vovchansky district by three helicopters and tried to enter the city. Ukrainian response was quick and, together with Territorial Defense Units, they repelled the attack. A dozen of Russian soldiers were killed, the rest retreated towards the Russian border. The enemy continues to shell the city.
Difficult situation remains in Izium. Russian troops attempted to capture the town, but Ukrainian forces repulsed the attack. The town is without food, water, gas and heat.
Russian advanced elements reached Izium and Rubizhne, but both towns remains under Ukrainian control. Sievierodonetsk and Lysychansk are under the treat of being besieged.
includes Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia Oblast
Russian forces reportedly captured Novotroitske, Volnovakha and reached Staryi Krym from the north.
Russian forces continue to regroup its forces near Vasylivka and Tokmak. No gains or loses reported from this area.
Ukrainian forces had to dismantle fortifications and demine the main road to allow civilian evacuation from Mariupol. Russian forces used this opportunity and assaulted the town from Stary Krym and reached the outskirts of Mariupol. In the west, Russian forces captured Manhush and pushed alongside the Sea of Azov to Pokrovske. The maneuver puts the Ukrainian forces stationed at the Mariupol airfield at risk of being encircled. The planned evacuation of civilians didn’t happen.
includes Kherson, Mykolaiv and Odesa Oblast
The night was relatively quiet. Russian forces are reportedly preparing a large scale attack on Mykolaiv. Ukrainian forces set up additional checkpoints, fortifications and are ready to defend the city. Additional Ukrainian reinforcements arrived to the city during the day and there are talks about possible counter-offensive towards Kherson.
Residents of Kherson came to the streets again to protest against Russian occupation. No military action has been reported from this area.
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Maps and article are based on the following sources:
General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, official channels of Ukrainian regional administrations, Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), press released of DPR and LPR (taken with grain of salt)
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