Invasion Day 36 – Summary

The summary of the 36th day of Russian invasion to Ukraine, as of 23:59 – 31st of March 2022 (Kyiv time).

Russian Army have transferred some of its units from Kyiv and Chernihiv Oblasts to Donbas. They will join the operation to capture Donetsk and Luhansk Oblast. Ukrainian Army attempted to evacuate wounded soldiers from Mariupol, without success.

Polesia Frontline

includes Kyiv and Zhytomyr Oblast

Kyiv Oblast

On the western bank of Dnieper, Russian troops have been seen leaving the areas of Bucha, Hostomel, Chornobyl and heading towards the border with Belarus. Ukrainian troops haven’t moved into these areas yet.

On the eastern bank, Ukrainian forces liberated Zavorychi, Mokrets and cut the supply lines for Russian troops stationed in Bohdanivka.

Zhytomyr Oblast

There was no change on the ground in Zhytomyr Oblast.


Northern Frontline

includes Chernhiv and Sumy Oblast

Chernihiv Oblast

Ukrainian troops liberated Lukashivka and reportedly reached Yahidne. In the south, Ukrainian forces entered Nova Basan. It’s currently unclear if they regained the full control of the town or they control just a portion of it.

Sumy Oblast

There was no change on the ground in Sumy Oblast.


Sloboda Frontline

includes Kharkiv and Luhansk Oblast

Kharkiv Oblast

The hottest point remains Izium. Ukrainian forces continue to hold the southern part of the city. Russian troops managed to reach a Ukrainian vehicle graveyard somewhere near Izium and captured at least four BTR-4s and one Triton LAV. The condition of captured vehicles is unclear.

Luhansk Oblast

Russian troops captured Terny and have moved towards Yampil. A Russian spearheading element tried to break through Ukrainian lines north of Popasna. The attempt was stopped by Ukrainian defenders.


Pryazovia Frontline

includes Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia Oblast

Donetsk Oblast

Russian forces attacked Ukrainian positions near Vuhledar without success. The primary target in the area remains Mariupol.

Zaporizhzhia Oblast

Ukrainian forces liberated several small settlements in the vicinity of Malynivka.


Mariupol

Russian forces downed a Ukrainian Mi-8 helicopter south of Mariupol as the Ukrainian Army attempted to evacuate wounded soldiers from the city. The helicopter made it in, but was downed on the way back. A dozen of Ukrainian soldiers were killed, two made it alive and were captured by Russian troops.


Southern Frontline

includes Kherson, Mykolaiv and Odesa Oblast

Mykolaiv Oblast

There was no change on the ground in Mykolaiv Oblast.

Kherson Oblast

Ukrainian 60th Motorized Brigade counter-attacked from the north and liberated Krasnivka, Svobodne, Pryhiya, Kochubeivka, Orlove, Zahradivka, Mala Shestirnya, Topolyne, Knyazivka and pushed the enemy forces away from the Dnepropetrovsk – Kherson regional border.


Full map

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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TJ

I am almost certain the Ukrainians on the contact line in the Donbass are absolutely going to be encircled in the near future. The pull back in the Kiev region is just a repositioning of Troops and when Mariupol is finished the out look is not good for the Eastern Ukrainian forces. Just being realistic. As of today the Ukrainians have admitted Izium is completely in the control of the Russians.

Lobina

So you are saying, if I understand completely, that units which failed and suffered high casualty numbers, will now be reformed and successful in the area where Ukraine has held firmly for 8 years? I doubt much these units will help. Maybe fresh units that are prepared to take heavy casualties, because I fear that is what will be needed.

Tadas

It all depends on ukr tactics. As we see russizt are going to attack anyway, so they will take much larger casualities. Let us keep in mind that the elite Russian forces suffered a great deal of loss and there are reserves that are coming from ukr west.

Erny72

I’m interested to know what options with respect to tactics you’re refering to here. The only tactic available now is to sit in static defences and fire on assaulting tanks and infantry until ammunition and/or rations are expended. The trouble with static defence is those strong points can all be eliminated with indirect fire or air assault once identified. This is a case of world war 1 defence against modern combined arms offence (This is… Read more »

Mariupol

Ukraine forces tried to evacuate top Azov Commanders from Mariupol in the Mi-8 not wounded soldiers. Deputy Azov Commander Lieutenant Svyatoslav Palamar (callsign Kalina) was killed in the helicopter. They also prevented the evacuation of Azov Commander Denis Prokopenko and Commander of the 36th Marine Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) Volodymyr Baranyuk from Mariupol.

-https://tdpelmedia.com/deputy-commander-of-ukraines-nationalist-azov-battalion-killed-in-mariupol
-https://militarywatchmagazine.com/article/russia-downs-ukrainian-mi-8-helicopter-allegedly-evacuating-azov-battalion-leadership-from-mariupol

Tadas

Not true. That’s russizm propaganda. There were wounded soldiers and evacuation was done not the first time, it means there were times that it was succeeded. Steel balls on ukr side.

justme

Love the maps, you have vastly improved them a lot.

We tend to get a lot of daily updates as to how the war progresses, with focus on Russian strategy, however, there seems to be little to no analysis as to how Ukraine has prepared their defenses and how they operated during the war.
Is it possible you could be making a post of such kind?

Eckard Cain

Maybe after the war? But I guess there will be a LOT of books, publications and movies about how the Ukraine defend so good!

Sokil

Today (april 1st), Ukraine regain control on Demidov, Dymer, Litvinovka, Gavrylivka, Kozarovichi, Zhovtneve, Hlybivka, Yasnogorodka, Talakun, Suholuchchya, Lypivka, Gavronshchyna, Makovyshche, Mykolaivka, Khmilna on Polesia Frontline, and also Rudnya, Shevchenkove, Bobryk, Stara Basan, Nova Basan, Makeyevka, Pogrebi, Bazhanivka, Volodymyrivka, Shnyakivka, Salne, Sofiyivka, Gavrylivka on Northern Frontline – https://www.facebook.com/GeneralStaff.ua/posts/285392763773809

SERGIO

Plase hide locations ukrainian units

Krümmel

Do you really think that Russia relies on the intel of some US-military blog? Thats kinda dumb ngl.

SERGIO

wartime. journalists & bloggers don`t follow confidentiality. information for destroy ship “saratov” – create journalist. such cases more!

@Xsern on Twitter

– The media loss of interest begins – with lots of attention now being diverted to domestic inflation. – Despite what you will see on Reddit, it is true that Russia are withdrawing forces from Kyiv to Belarus on both sides of the Dnieper (https://www.pravda.com.ua/eng/news/2022/03/31/7336070/). – Russia has abandoned Hostomel, Chernobyl and lots of towns in Chernihiv oblast. – Russia Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu has said the focus is now on Donbass – so it… Read more »

Timothy Hurley

Today was crazy! UA has cut off RU troops in Bohdanivka and most likely other areas near there. There are close to 16 BTG’s in that area. 8 from the 90th TD and 8 from the 2nd GRMD. If they are all cut off… wowzers!

MK

Looks like in the Chernihiv oblast, from Nova Basan to a little before Monastyryshche has been reclaimed by Ukraine.

https://twitter.com/Arslon_Xudosi/status/1509675008708206594?s=20&t=d0ewcTKMWCPluEAeT_Xu3A

Anom

Ruskies will pull back from northern and upper east, realizing it’s no use to attack anymore. However what worries me is once they take Mariupol, they will rush heavy reinforcements and weapons in those areas to have that corridor from donetsk to crimea. If Ukraine manages to free Mariupol, this would be a big win for Ukraine.

Anonymous

no reason they couldn’t just drive around Mariupol in the first place. Not like that city is anything more than a dirt road with a maybe functional port.

Anonymous

Railroads

Anonymous

A railroad that might be unusable
leading to a port possibly with no cranes.

Mariupol is a complete pyrrhic victory. Unescicary bloodshed just so putin can say he won something

Erny72

Mariupol is the largest city in Donestk PR still occupied by Ukraine and since possession is 9/10ths of the law, when some kind of negotiated peace is finally acheived then a complete Dontesk PR will more likely be conceded by Kiev if it is fully occupied; thus the capture of Mariopul is presently a main objective. No matter how much anyone here wants it, the Ukrainian army, what’s left of the Azov Regiment and who… Read more »

Tadas

So for you, russia fascists, is better to get city that is doomed and there is nothing left, than to live peacefully? True russcism. And why do you talk about the names dnr, lnr coined in Putin’s wet dreams? Hello, russict troll.

Vlad

Still occupied by Ukraine? Putin is it you?

Anonymous

Kozelets, near Chernihiv, claimed to be liberated.
https://twitter.com/Nrg8000/status/1509365849207242753