Invasion Day 52 – Summary

The summary of the 52nd day of Russian invasion to Ukraine, as of 22:00 – 16th of April 2022 (Kyiv time).

Russian forces slowly advance in Kharkiv Oblast towards Barvinkove and Slovyansk. Ukrainian Army continues to strengthen its forces in Donbas.

Sloboda Frontline

includes Kharkiv and Luhansk Oblast

Kharkiv Oblast

Russian troops have captured Andriivka, Mala Komyshuvakha Sulyhivka and attacked Dovhenske. Ukrainian defenders repelled the attack on the village.

Multiple civilian casualties were reported from Kharkiv as the result of Russian shelling of residential areas.

Luhansk Oblast

The hottest points in Luhansk Oblast remain Sievierodonetsk, Lysychansk and Popasna. Russian army shelled a defunct refinery near Lysychansk, no casualties.

Pryazovia Frontline

includes Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia Oblast

Donetsk Oblast

Sporadic shelling was reported from the vicinity Marinka and Avdiivka.

Zaporizhzhia Oblast

There was no change on the ground in Zaporizhzhia Oblast.


Russian forces captured a police station in the western part of Mariupol and most of the harbor. Prymoryki District is contested at this moment, but Ukrainian troops most likely withdrew towards Azovstal.

Southern Frontline

includes Kherson, Mykolaiv and Odesa Oblast

Mykolaiv Oblast

Russian army bombed Mykolaiv and its surrounding.

Kherson Oblast

There is an ongoing Ukrainian operation in the direction of Kherson. Ukrainian officials haven’t shared any detailed information yet.

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 Russian Army, DPR and LPR (taken with a grain of salt)

Visit our Deployment map for updated interactive map of captured areas and Ukrainian units.

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yeah, NO.. Azov knows what they can expect from russians… they wont surrender.




503 Marine Batallion near Donetzk. 503 was at Mariupol in full force and now near Donetzk. How can it be? Or its new batallion?


there is no evidence that all units of 36th marines brigade were in Mariupol on the moment when it was blocked


Uh, sorry, see theres another Andriivka.


Are you sure the Russians took Andriivka? Or is it a little mistake, and you mean Brazhkivka?
Thanks for your great work.



Volodymyr Akimov

Spelling errors on maps:
-“Derhachi” not “Dernachi” (to the North of Kharkiv)
-“Bakhmut” not “Bakmut” (to the North of Donetsk)
-“Slovyansk” not “Slavyansk” on the big map (if you follow Ukrainian spelling rather than Russian)


Thanks for updates.