The summary of the 21st day of Russian invasion to Ukraine, as of 18:00 – 16th of March 2022 (Kyiv time).

The map didn’t change much today. The situation on the ground remains stable. Russian forces didn’t advance further, and all attacks had been repelled by Ukrainian forces.

Polesia Frontline

includes Kyiv and Zhytomyr Oblast

Kyiv Oblast

According to Ukrainian Army, Russian forces are preparing to storm and capture Vyshorod and the Kyiv Hydroelectric Power plant nearby. The enemy forces attempted to gain new grounds on the western bank of Dnieper towards Kyiv, but they weren’t successful. On the eastern bank, Russian Army amass troops in the area of Bohdanivka.

Zhytomyr Oblast

Enemy UAVs were spotted flying over the region, but there was no change on the ground.

Northern Frontline

includes Chernhiv and Sumy Oblast

Chernihiv Oblast

Russian Army didn’t launch any offensive operation towards Chernihiv today.

Sumy Oblast

Enemy forces paused all offensive operations in the area and focus on establishing supply routes for forwarded units and regrouping its forces in the rear. Sumy, Lebedyn and Okhtyrka remains besieged.

Sloboda Frontline

includes Kharkiv and Luhansk Oblast

Kharkiv Oblast

The enemy had no success in conducting offensive operations to encircle Kharkiv from the east. All attacks were repulsed.

Luhansk Oblast

Russian troops entered the outskirts of Rubizhne. The enemy made another attempt to enter the city of Popasna, but the attack was repelled by Ukrainian troops stationed in the city.

Pryazovia Frontline

includes Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia Oblast

Donetsk Oblast

Russian forces moved towards Velyka Novosilka today, but didn’t achieve its goal. The situation remains tense.

Zaporizhzhia Oblast

No changes in the area.


Russian forces struggle to advance deeper into the city in the western part of Mariupol. Situation in the eastern part of the city is currently unclear.

I zoomed the map a bit more to see the details of the city.

Southern Frontline

includes Kherson, Mykolaiv and Odesa Oblast

Mykolaiv Oblast

Russian Army resumed offensive operation towards Velkya Kostroma and Kryvyi Rih. Ukrainian forces stopped the enemy movement before reaching its goals.

Kherson Oblast

Kherson Region remains mostly under Russian control and there were no changes today.

Full map

The full overview map of current situation.

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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