The summary of the 35th day of Russian invasion to Ukraine, as of 23:59 -30th of March 2022 (Kyiv time).
Ukrainian troops continue to mount counter-attacks and drive enemy forces away from the western outskirts of Kyiv. Okhtyrka is no longer besieged, Russian troops withdrew across the border. Ukrainian counter-offensive is also reported from Kharkiv Oblast.
includes Kyiv and Zhytomyr Oblast
Ukrainian officials reported heavy fighting from the area of Irpin, Bucha and Hostomel. Russian troops have reportedly begun to withdraw from Chornobyl zone towards Belarus. Ukrainian Army liberated Svitylnia, Hrebelky and Ploske in the east and have also reached Nova Basan. Locals report heavy battle in the area.
There was no change on the ground in Zhytomyr Oblast.
includes Chernhiv and Sumy Oblast
Russian Army intensified the shelling of Chernihiv. Ukrainian forces managed to reach and liberated Sloboda village in the south, unclear from which direction at this moment.
According to Sumy deputy governor, the road connecting Sumy and Poltava is open again. The remaining Russian troops in the area withdrew across the border.
includes Kharkiv and Luhansk Oblast
Russian Army have resumed shelling of the outskirts of Kharkiv. Ukrainian troops have launched a counter-offensive in the direction of Derhachi and Mala Rohan.
The most critical point in Kharkiv Oblast remains Izium. Russian forces have reportedly strengthened their forces and prepare to intensify the attacks towards Izium.
Russian forces shelled Sievierodonetsk, Rubizhne, Lsysychansk and Kreminina. Ukrainian forces are holding defensive positions within the city limits. Evacuation of the civilians is ongoing.
includes Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia Oblast
There was no change on the ground in Donetsk Oblast. However, Russian Army is reportedly amassing large amount of troops in the vicinity of Svitlodarsk and Horlivka. Slovyansk and Kramatorsk are the main target of Russian forces, and a morale boost for whichever side controls these two iconic towns.
The situation on the frontline remains under the control. Russian artillery shelled Orikhiv and Huliaipole, but didn’t launch any ground offensive in the area.
The fog of war prevents to report anything new. The battle is still ongoing.
includes Kherson, Mykolaiv and Odesa Oblast
There was no change on the ground in Mykolaiv Oblast.
Russian forces shelled Novovorontsovka in the north. Preparations for a public referendum regarding Kherson’s People’s Republic have reportedly resumed.
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 a grain of salt)
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Chernihiv: Lukashivka and neighbouring Sloboda back in Ukrainian hands. Seems more of a voluntary Russian retreat, than active re-conquest.
Well we do not know this yet. More and more UA forces have been trained, armed and sent to frontline as we speak. I am not sure about moral of Russian forces as well.
Hard to tell. I know that some RA forces had been on polluted (Chernobyl) area and my opinion that is reason to pull them back from NW Kyiv area.
Time will tell.
Russian shelling of Prudyanka, Slatyne, Bezruky N of Charkiw suggests that all three towns are back under Ukrainian control, or at least contested.
Good catches for Kiew and Chernihiv Oblasts – I had missed those.
Yesterday’s Russian afternoon briefing on FB reported a “break through” Ukrainian defences, towards the outskirts of Velikaya Novoselka. They furthermore report fighting in Житловка (next to Kreminna), and cleaning of Золотая Нива (no idea where that is) from “nationalist forces”.
Visuals from Nova Basan, recaptured by Ukrainian forces. Two Russian BTR-82a captured by Ukrainian forces, one damaged.
Izum is cut off.
well yeah, that’s what the map is implying
Ukraine took back control of Orlove, Zahradivka, and Kochubeyevka today from the Russian control salient Northeast of Kherson.
IMO as much I wish this is true, twitter account is not sufficient enough to claim something. Some photo, video or local mayor statement might prove this claim.
I somehow missed this, sorry. It’ll be part of the next summary.
The message came in the Ukrainian midnight briefing, i.e. 1 minute after your deadline. So, technically, you haven’t missed anything yet.
Might however be advisable to shift your deadline to after that midnight briefing..
Since when are Ukrainian General Staff announcements regarded as trustworthy? Remember, it’s not UGS’s job to tell the truth. Their job is to manage public perception of Ukraine’s war effort. Nothing more. For this reason, everything reported by UGS must be taken with a grain of salt.