The summary of the 56th day of Russian invasion to Ukraine, as of 22:00 – 20th of April 2022 (Kyiv time).

Russian army is slowly advancing in Popasna and Zaporizhzhia Oblast. Ukrainian troops conducted another breakthrough operation in Mariupol and helped fellow units near the port area.

The situation on the battlefield requires new, more detailed maps. I divided Sloboda frontline into two – Kharkiv and Siverskyi Donetsk, replaced Mariupol by Azovstal and Southern frontline by Kherson frontline.

Kharkiv Frontline

includes the area of Kharkiv and Chuhuiv


Russian forces attacked Ukrainian positions at Stara Hnylytsia. The defenders successfully repelled the attack. The shelling of Kharkiv hasn’t stopped, and civilian casualties continue to raise.

Siverskyi Donets

includes the area of Slovyansk, Kramatorsk and Bakhmut


Russian forces advanced south and reached the outskirts of Dibrovne. Russian soldiers, dressed in Ukrainian uniforms, tried to seize the village of Dovhenke, but the attempt was unsuccessful.

The enemy forces are slowly advancing in Popasna. They captured a police station and residential block.

Pryazovia Frontline

includes Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia Oblast


Donetsk Oblast

Fighting have continued in the vicinity of Avdiivka, Ukrainian defensive line continues to hold. Heavy shelling was reported in Marinka.

Zaporizhzhia Oblast

Russian troops have advanced on the western flank of Staromlynivka towards Temyrivka and captured a few small settlements in the area.


includes the Azovstal Plant in Mariupol


The rumors of Ukrainian resistance pocket near the harbor were confirmed. Ukrainian Marines and soldiers of Azov Regiment conducted a successful breakthrough operation towards the harbor to help fellow servicemen defending the area. About 500 fighters of Ukrainian Border Guards and National Police reportedly requested assistance after the latter one was running low on ammo. They have been successfully evacuated to Azovstal Plant.

Kherson Frontline

includes the vicinity of Kherson


Mykolaiv Oblast

There was no change on the ground in Mykolaiv Oblast.

Kherson Oblast

Ukraine reported shelling and skirmishes in the area between Mykolaiv and Kherson.

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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