The summary of the 34th day of Russian invasion to Ukraine, as of 18:00 – 29th of March 2022 (Kyiv time).
Russian Army announced a withdrawal of some units from Kyiv and Chernihiv Oblasts, claiming finishing desired goals in the area. If it’s true or not remains to be seen. Anyhow, Ukraine is at the important decision crossroad. They may try to launch a counter-attack and liberate the occupied areas (if Russian troops are indeed withdrawing), or send some units defending Kyiv to reinforce the Donbas frontline.
Ukrainian and Russian representatives met in Istanbul for talks. In the regards of military operations, it seems Ukraine is not interested in liberating Donbas and Crimea by force (if that moment comes). You can read all key points here: https://twitter.com/Militarylandnet/status/1508783933399392260
includes Kyiv and Zhytomyr Oblast
Russia has announced the withdrawal of some of its elements towards Belarus, but the days ahead will show us the truth. Russian artillery has continued to hit Ukrainian positions alongside the current contact line west of Kyiv.
There was no change on the ground in Zhytomyr Oblast.
includes Chernhiv and Sumy Oblast
Chernihiv remains besieged. Russia has announced the withdrawal of some of its elements towards Belarus, but the upcoming days will show if it’s true or not.
The situation haven’t changed much on Tuesday. Ukrainian volunteers delivered aid to the residents of Trostianec, while Ukrainian troops have continued to secure the area around the city.
includes Kharkiv and Luhansk Oblast
Ukrainian troops have secured the highway between Kharkiv and Chuhuiv. The vicinity of Izium remains to be the hottest point in the Kharkiv area.
Russian forces have shelled Rubizhne, Lysychansk and Popasna. The humanitarian situation in these cities is approaching catastrophic stage.
includes Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia Oblast
Ukrainian Army has reported fighting alongside the whole contact line in Donbas. All attacks were reportedly repelled.
There was no change on the ground in Zaporizhzhia Oblast.
Ukrainian defenders continue to hold on in Mariupol, despite constant attacks on their positions inside the city. Macron held a phone conversation with Putin about Mariupol. He asked for a humanitarian mission and the evacuation of the remaining civilians. Putin will reportedly think about it, but stated that any humanitarian mission is possible only if Ukrainian forces in Mariupol lay down their arms and surrender.
includes Kherson, Mykolaiv and Odesa Oblast
A Russian cruise missile hit a regional administration building in Mykolaiv. Ukrainian officials reported 12 victims.
Based on several posts on social media, I was able to verify that there is no enemy presence in Chervone, Partyzanske and Novoolesandrivka. Situation in Snihurivka is unclear. Russian forces reportedly left the town a few days ago, but Ukrainian forces haven’t entered it yet. There are heavy battles and artillery duels in the vicinity.
There was no change on the ground in Kherson Oblast.
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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