The summary of the 27th day of Russian invasion to Ukraine, as of 23:59 – 22nd of March 2022 (Kyiv time).
The map didn’t change much on Tuesday. Russia seems to halt all operations in order to regroup and resupply its units. The primary focus is on Mariupol and the last cities under Ukrainian control in Luhansk Region at this moment. Russian jets bombed a railway station in Pavlohrad and damaged the railway, which was used as the primary supply route for Ukrainian troops in Donbas.
includes Kyiv and Zhytomyr Oblast
Several Ukrainian media and users claim that Ukrainian forces launched a counter-offensive near Kyiv and de-facto surrounded Russian soldiers in Bucha and Hostomel. While we cannot deny it, we also cannot confirm it. Let’s wait a few hours to see the results.
There was no change on the ground in Zhytomyr Oblast.
includes Chernhiv and Sumy Oblast
The enemy forces didn’t conduct any offensive operation towards Chernihiv. Russian artillery has continued to shell the city and the position of Ukrainian Armed Forces in the area
Russian troops reportedly withdrew from the vicinity of Okhtyrka, but other than that, no change in Sumy Oblast.
includes Kharkiv and Luhansk Oblast
Russian has been regrouping its combat group near Izium after the heavy loses during the previous days. The enemy artillery didn’t stop to shell Kharkiv, but the frequency is much lower now.
The enemy forward elements reached Yampil, but the assault was repelled. Nevertheless, there is a large concentration of Russian forces in the area and will most likely give it another try the next day.
includes Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia Oblast
Russian forces attempted to storm Avdiivka and Marinka. All attacks have been repulsed so far. It looks Russian troops are just testing the Ukrainian defense, instead of full scale operation.
There was no change on the ground in Zaporizhzhia Oblast.
Situation remains tense. Azov Regiment released a footage of its tank division engaging the enemy on Tuesday. The footage is most likely a few days old, but it’s the first confirmation that Azov’s tank company is in Mariupol.
includes Kherson, Mykolaiv and Odesa Oblast
Russian reconnaissance group reached Bereznehuvate in the north. Ukrainian troops attacked the reconnaissance force and the enemy retreated. We still don’t know what villages/settlements had been liberated by Ukrainian troops yesterday.
Russian reconnaissance group assaulted Oleksandrivka in the south, but the attack was repulsed. Russian troops left one BMP-3 behind.
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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