The summary of the 53rd day of Russian invasion to Ukraine, as of 22:00 – 17th of April 2022 (Kyiv time).

Ukrainian forces have reportedly liberated a few villages near Kharkiv and are slowly pushing towards Kupiansk. Russian troops in Mariupol captured the Prymorskyi District, and the remaining Ukrainian troops have withdrawn towards Azovstal.

Sloboda Frontline

includes Kharkiv and Luhansk Oblast

Kharkiv Oblast

Ukrainian forces have reportedly liberated Bairak, Kutuzivka (partly) in the north-east and Lebyazhe, Bazalievka in the east. It’s currently unclear how they managed to get there, most likely through the firing range of 92d Mechanized Brigade.

According to locals, Pecheniky remains in Russian hands. The situation in Kochetok remains unclear.

Luhansk Oblast

Russian troops have advanced south of Borova and reached the outskirts of Lozove. Ukrainian forces successfully repelled the attack on the village, but heavy battles have been ragging in the vicinity.

Ukrainian troops reportedly counter-attacked near Kreminna and pushed Russian forces a few kilometers north-east. However, there is currently not enough information to confirm it.

Pryazovia Frontline

includes Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia Oblast

Donetsk Oblast

Russian army shelled Avdiivka with self-propelled artillery, rocket launchers and airstrikes.

Zaporizhzhia Oblast

Russian troops reportedly launched an offensive in the direction of Malynivka. Ukrainian troops repelled all the attacks, but the situation remains tense.


Based on the available footage and reports, it’s safe to say the Prymorskyi District and the harbor area has been captured by Russian forces. The remaining Ukrainian forces have withdrawn towards Azovstal Plant.

Southern Frontline

includes Kherson, Mykolaiv and Odesa Oblast

Mykolaiv Oblast

There was no change on the ground in Mykolaiv Oblast.

Kherson Oblast

We’re still waiting on the results of the Ukrainian offensive towards Kherson. Meanwhile, Russian forces shelled the outskirts of Kryvyi Rih from Kherson Oblast.

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)

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