The summary of the 33rd day of Russian invasion to Ukraine, as of 23:59 – 28th of March 2022 (Kyiv time).
The most critical situation for Ukrainian forces remains Donbas, mainly the city of Izium and Mariupol. Other frontlines remain rather stable and Ukrainian forces have been conducting a local counter-offensives to liberated captured areas.
includes Kyiv and Zhytomyr Oblast
Russian forces attacked Ukrainian positions along Motyzhyn, Lychanka, Shpytky, Petrushky, Lisne and Dmytrivka line. Ukrainian troops reportedly sucessfully repelled the attacks. The mayor of Irpin announced the full liberation of the town in the afternoon.
Correction: Ukrainian forces liberated Yasnohorodka on March 25 and Motyzhyn a day or two after.
There was no change on the ground in Zhytomyr Oblast.
includes Chernhiv and Sumy Oblast
Russian elements stationed in Snovks withdrew across the river nearby and blew up a bridge behind them. Ukraine’s officials reported several more bridges being destroyed today in Chernihiv Oblast by Russian troops.
Chernihiv was the subject of shelling through the day.
Ukraine evacuated wounded civilians and military personnel from Trostianec to a hospital in Sumy. This indicated that the road between Trostianets and Sumy is safe and the Russian siege of Sumy is no more.
includes Kharkiv and Luhansk Oblast
Ukrainian forces have launched a stabilization operation in the vicinity of Chuhuiv. Russian troops have continued to attack Ukrainian positions near Izium, namely at Topolske, Kamyanka and Tykhotske.
The spearheading element towards Slovyansk and Barvinkove has been reportedly stopped by Ukrainian troops.
Russian forces continue to assault Rubizhne, Lysychansk and Popasna without success.
includes Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia Oblast
Russian forces attempted to breakthrough the lines near Vuhledar and Solodke. Ukrainian forces repelled the attacks. The enemy artillery worked near Pisky, Svitlodarsk and Marinka.
Russian forces attacked Ukrainian positions near Niu-York and attempted to break through the lines, without success.
Russian Army bombed Stepnohirsk and Huliaipole. Zaporizhzhia regional council confirmed that Fedorivka and nearby settlements are under Russian control.
Russian troops reached Drama Theater in the city center, a townhall in Kalmiuskyi District and the base of Azov Regiment in Livoberezhnyi District.
includes Kherson, Mykolaiv and Odesa Oblast
No combat was reported in Mykolaiv Oblast on Monday.
Ukrainian forces liberated Vynohradivka on March 26. Thanks Augusto14 for pointing this out. Given the Vynohradivka location, it seems logical that Inhulka and Mykhailo-Laryne is under Ukrainian control as well.
Russian Army shelled Yavkyne on March 24, which means it has been under Ukrainian control since at least that date.
Russian troops attacked Ukrainian positions near Blahodatne, but without success. Ukrainin artillery targeted Chornobaivka near Kherson.
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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