The summary of the 55th day of Russian invasion to Ukraine, as of 22:00 – 19th of April 2022 (Kyiv time).
Russian forces have captured Kreminna in Luhansk Oblast, but failed to advance in all other areas. Either Ukrainian defenders were well-prepared or it was just a probe and the real offensive haven’t started yet.
includes Kharkiv and Luhansk Oblast
Russian army launched an assault south of Izium towards Slovyansk. Ukrainian troops repulsed the attack. The shelling of Kharkiv has continued today as well.
The Ukrainian head of military administration in Luhansk Oblast confirmed that the majority of Ukrainian troops have withdrawn from Kreminna. The fighting reportedly continued on the outskirts during the day.
We are still waiting for confirmation of Russian advance towards Zarichne. Ukrainian forces repelled attacks in Rubizhne and Popasna, but Russian forces continue to maintain partial control of these cities.
includes Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia Oblast
Russian troops advanced deeper into Marinka, but were unable to hold the newly gained positions. Ukrainian forces conducted a successful counter-attack and regained the full control over the village in the afternoon.
Ukrainian defenders repelled all attacks on Avdiivka near Donetsk.
The main push of Russian offensive in Zaporizhzhia Oblast is in the area between Huliaipole and Velyka Novosilka. The enemy reportedly reached Malynivka, but there is no visual to confirm it. Ukrainian positions at Orikhiv and Huliaipole came under heavy artillery fire overnight.
The remaining Ukrainian units have withdrawn to Azovstal plant and the auxiliary complex nearby. The leaders of self-proclaimed DNR announced the start of operation to capture Azovstal in the afternoon.
includes Kherson, Mykolaiv and Odesa Oblast
The regional capital witnessed heavy shelling overnight. Snihurivka remains under Russian control.
Ukrainian artillery reportedly targeted Chornobaivka again. Apart from that, there was no change on the ground.
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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