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.


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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