The summary of the 26th day of Russian invasion to Ukraine, as of 23:59 – 21st of March 2022 (Kyiv time).
Ukrainian forces conducted a counter-offensive in Mykolaiv Oblast and captured a number of settlements. In the north, Russian Army shelled Zhytomyr Region with missile artillery, for the first time since the invasion.
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includes Kyiv and Zhytomyr Oblast
Ukrainian media and several social media accounts spread an information about the liberation of Makariv near Kyiv. I’d like to point you that Makariv has been liberated on March 3 and has been successfully defended since. Ukrainian Ministry of Defense indeed reported about liberation of Makariv on Monday, but in connection with Mykolaiv Oblast.
Russian Army shelled Zhytomyr Region with GRAD rocket launchers for the first time since the invasion.
includes Chernhiv and Sumy Oblast
Ukrainian intelligence reports additional reinforcements from 90th Tank Division arrived to Chernihiv Oblast. Russian Army, however, didn’t launch any offensive operation on Sunday.
Ukrainian forces continue its guerilla tactics and ambushing logistical convoys in the rear. Russian Army has brought an engineering division to the oblast to reinforce defensive capabilities.
includes Kharkiv and Luhansk Oblast
Situation in Kharkiv Oblast remains unchanged. The regional capital remains under artillery fire, but the enemy didn’t advance on the ground. There were no reports on Izium on Monday. Russian Army reportedly rebuilding a railway between Valuyki (Russia) and Kupiansk (Ukraine).
Russian troops continued to attack Kreminna, Rubzhne, Sievierodonetsk, Lysychansk and Popasna without any success. Any new gains during the day are reversed by Ukrainian forces in the evening.
includes Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia Oblast
Russian forces attempted to break through Ukrainian lines near Avdiivka and Horlivka. The assault wasn’t successful.
Ukrainian forces destroyed at least one T-90 in Zaporizhzhia Oblast, most likely somewhere between Kamyanske and Orikhiv. Other than that, there is no report of any ground movement.
Russian forces entered Mariupol airfield without a fight. Ukrainian troops most likely withdrew a few days ago. The situation remains tense inside the city, heavy fighting was reported from Azovstal industrial complex. Azov Regiment reported a destruction of Russian patrol boat near Mariupol, but we cannot verify it.
includes Kherson, Mykolaiv and Odesa Oblast
Ukrainian 80th AirAssault Brigade liberated a number of settlements in Mykolaiv Oblast, most likely in the north near Pisky and Inhulka. We’re waiting for more details.
Ukrainian forces are reportedly pushing towards Kherson, but there is no visual proof. Russian National Guard stationed in Kherson opened fire on civilians attending a pro-Ukrainian rally, at least one person was wounded.
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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