The summary of the 29th day of Russian invasion to Ukraine, as of 23:59 – 24th of March 2022 (Kyiv time).
It’s been a month since the Russian invasion of Ukraine has begun. Iconically, it marks the first day when Ukrainian troops reported more successful operations than the invading force.
includes Kyiv and Zhytomyr Oblast
Ukrainian forces launched an offensive operation in the west and liberated Lukyanivka and Lukashi. During the operation, Ukrainian troops captured and destroyed a number of Russian tanks.
There was no change on the ground in Zhytomyr Oblast.
includes Chernhiv and Sumy Oblast
Russian troops, for the first time since the beginning of the invasion, attacked Ukrainian checkpoints at Slavutych. Ukrainian troops reportedly repulsed the attack, but the outlook doesn’t look promising. The city is too far from Chernihiv.
Russian troops shelled Okhtyrka again, the town is practically non-existing. The fierce battle of Trostyanets has continued on Thursday. Several buildings are on fire, but the local firefighters cannot get there due to ongoing fighting.
includes Kharkiv and Luhansk Oblast
Ukrainian forces denied Russian claims about the loss of Izium, they reportedly still control the south of the city. Russian troops seem to given up on Kharkiv and just continue to cause irreversible damage to the regional capital.
Russian forces struct Sievierodonetsk and Rubizhne today, killing at least five civilians. The fierce fighting continued in Popasna, with no success for the Russian attackers.
includes Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia Oblast
There was no change on the ground in Donetsk Oblast.
Ukrainian drone Bayraktar TB2 hit and reportedly destroyed a Russian landing ship in Berdyansk. The strike also caused damaged to two other Russian ships nearby.
Ukrainian elements attacked Malynivka from Huliaipole. The operation was successful and Ukrainian troops are now in control of the village.
Russian forces reached the Church of the Intercession in the center of Mariupol. Azovstal plant remains contested. The area under Ukrainian control is slowly shrinking.
includes Kherson, Mykolaiv and Odesa Oblast
There are unverified claims that Ukrainian forces reversed all Russian gains in Mykolaiv Oblast and pushed them back to Kherson Oblast. I’ll not rush the judgement and wait a day for clarification, just to be sure.
Ukrainian artillery shelled Chornobaivka area in the evening, most likely the airfield nearby. Russian artillery, on the other hand, hit Oleksandrivka in the south and caused vast damage to residential buildings.
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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