April 28, 2022

Invasion Day 64 – Summary

The summary of the 64th day of Russian invasion to Ukraine, as of 22:00 – 28th of April 2022 (Kyiv time). Day summary: Ukrainian forces made small gains near Kharkiv and managed to stop the Russian advance in Siverskyi Donets area, at least for now. The Russian army targeted key infrastructure across Ukraine again and…


The summary of the 64th day of Russian invasion to Ukraine, as of 22:00 – 28th of April 2022 (Kyiv time).

Day summary:

Ukrainian forces made small gains near Kharkiv and managed to stop the Russian advance in Siverskyi Donets area, at least for now. The Russian army targeted key infrastructure across Ukraine again and shelled two Ukrainian border posts in Chernihiv Oblast.

Kharkiv Frontline

includes the area of Kharkiv and Chuhuiv

mostly cloudy | ~17 °C

Shelling: outskirts of Kharkiv, Kutuzivka

Ukrainian forces regained full control of Kutizivka near Kharkiv and advanced towards Ruska Lozova. They have reportedly entered the outskirts in the afternoon.

Note: Kharkiv Regional Council claimed the liberation of Kutizivka a few days ago, but Ukrainian Command confirmed the full control just today.

Siverskyi Donets

includes the area of Slovyansk, Kramatorsk and Bakhmut

partly sunny | ~18 °C

Shelling: Velyka Komyshuvakha, Dibrovne, Lyman, Yampil, Rubizhne, Lysychansk, Orikhove, Popasna, Kramatorsk

Russian forces assaulted Ukrainian positions at Velyka Komyshuvakha, Dibrovne and Yampil, without success. Situation in Rubizhne remains complicated, Ukrainian forces are concentrated in the southern part of the city.

Ukrainian defenders repelled an enemy attack towards Orikhove.

South-Eastern Front

includes Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia Oblast

partly sunny | ~20 °C

Donetsk Oblast

Shelling: Zelene Pole, Velyka Novosilka, Vuhledar, Solodke, Novomykhailivka, Marinka, Avdiivka, Niu-York, Svitlodarsk

Russian troops attempted to break through Ukrainian lines in the area of Velyka Novosilka, but failed. The enemy also attempted to advance in the area of Solodke and Novomykhailivka, without success as well.

A fierce battle was reported from Marinka, but Ukrainian troops are holding the ground.

Zaporizhzhia Oblast

Shelling: Huliaipole, Malynivka

The day passed without a change on the ground.


includes the Azovstal Plant in Mariupol

partly sunny | ~22 °C

Russian troops de-facto captured the Azovstal North, they met close to none resistance in the area. It seems Ukrainian defenders have withdrawn towards the main complex.

Kherson Frontline

includes the vicinity of Kherson and Mykolaiv

partly sunny | ~21 °C

Mykolaiv Oblast

There was no change on the ground in Mykolaiv Oblast.

Kherson Oblast

Shelling: Tavriiske, Nova Zoria, Zahradivka and neaby area, the vicinity of Zelenodolsk

Russian forces pushed west and reached the outskirts of Tavriiske. The fighting has continued on the outskirts of Oleksandrivka as well.

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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Hey i’ve got a problem with the zoom-window, it works perfectly on my desktop but on my laptop i need to hover way above what i want to zoom, not sure what causes the problem, both PCs are 1920×1080 resolution, one has windows 10 and one has windows 11, it’s a minor problem but it’s kinda annoying, anyways, keep up witht he good work my dude.

Kris Wustrow

I still see error on your map, in the area northwest of Lyman. It’s been 2 days now with incorrect map. You are the only mapper not showing the RF advances there. Why?


Now hearing Ukraine has taken Ruska Lozova on that main E105 highway from Kharkiv… took them 17 hours from entering it to liberation.


Good, pushing RU away from Kharkiv will liberate UKr forces to go south to izium.
Anyway, as soon as RU are away enough not to be able to shell kharkiv, they will have to go back to Russia.
No more interest to stay in Uk there.


If ru dont counterattack, all the m20 will fall soon. Their position are impossible to défend in this area.


Момотово, Харьковская область -освобождена.


Русская Лозова, Харьковская область -освобождена.


I take a more skeptical view of what gets reported on CNN, etc. I’m still of the opinion the push towards Kiev was one, a feint and two, to do some attrition on Ukraine’s forces. And day after day, I come here and read “Russia is shelling” or “continues to shell”, etc. It’s assumed here in the west (in the media, anyway) that Russia was going to blitz right through. But they have shown no… Read more »


I don’t see how Russia can win this war. They tried it with the blitz tactic and failed. Looking at the numbers, the tactics and the official Russian statements Kiew was and is the goal to take. There are some other goals, for example, to have a landbridge to Krim and a buffer to the main cities in the Donbas region. Except for the landbridge Russia did not achieve any of this yet. For a… Read more »


Only with 300 k conscription.


My understanding is that the Russians were trying to persuade or intimidate Zelensky to accept their terms, not to take Kiev. Because: – forces committed to Kiev were certainly not sufficient to take it (in military sense). Kiev is a huge city, you’d probably need just as many police officers to control it even without any war. In WW2 it took months and millions of troops – there were negotiations (not anymore) – Russians advanced… Read more »


One of the early convoys bombed on the way to Kiev was full of police riot gear and many of the early prisoners claimed to be police officers rather than soldiers. It was an occupation force for sure. They sent their very best into the closest airport to Kiev wit the plan to take and hold it. That was not a feint, it was a failure.


Not to mention the tactics they were using, lining tanks nicely for Bayraktars and sending helicopter transports full of soldiers to Hostomel despite all the Stingers Ukraine had, only for them to be shot down with 200+ casualties each. Is that the kind of shock and awe that was supposed to distract Kyiv from Mariupol, do tactics so stupi the command is simply laughing so hard they don’t see Russia creeping up in the south?


Командование Украины, рассчитывало на подрыв мостов в районе Чонгара, а также в районе Херсона и Н.Каховки. Что к сожалению, не произошло, из-за предательства СБУ по Херсонской области. Руководство РФ, вливало миллиарды в партию ОПЗЖ. Депутаты этой партии, были все про-российские. И слезно уверяли, что в Украине войска РФ, будут встречать с хлебом и солью. Пример город Харьков, где в колонах после Спецназа РФ шла Росгвардия. Со своим оборудованием. Пластиковые щиты, каски и дубинки. Сейчас запчасти… Read more »

Dr Dre

I also believe it was a feint. Russia committed only 150,000 troops and around 50,000 from the DNR and LNR fighters making it 2-3X less than the number of troops Ukraine has. If they were to capture Kiev, they would have needed to bring in way more troops to secure the main roads leading into the city. If you look at the war maps, the Russians never secured the roads to the south or east… Read more »


I do agree that they would need way more troops to take Kyiv, like 200,000 just to take that one city. In other words, they would have to focus their entire invading army there to take it and hold it, which would also cause more Ukrainian troops to defend it than before. Not feasible. Russia would have to fully mobilize to take and hold any major Ukrainian cities. Now they only have Kherson and Mariupol,… Read more »


Your prophecies are there to reassure putin’s punishers. You, like putin’s followers, have no understanding what the Ukrainian people and their spirit are. I see you still have no understanding how Ukrainians can fight

Tokugawa Ieyasu

Bad comparison. Ukraine earned at least 15 countries’ (with some of the most powerful countries in the world) in supporting with military materials or finance. South USA never enjoyed such overwhelming foreign aid during the civil war, not even a single gun, warship or little money was offered by his potential ally Britain or France. Oh, what if the British Empire actively offered military aid to the South in the American Civil War, even offered… Read more »


You don’t commit over 30k soldiers losing surprise element and take heavy casualties like they did. Russian forces just for a distraction. They were in a big hurry to from at least two sides get to Kiev and they actually got pretty far the first days but it stalled for a number of reasons. In hindsight no matter what they were trying to achieve it failed and those forces would really have been better utilized… Read more »


its because you forgot the history lessons…. Czechoslovakia saw the same in 1968… strike at Kyiv was same as strike at Prague back then… VDV captured the airport, more troops landed, they captured the parliament and the government… but in Kyiv, Ukrainians fought back… so their entire plan failed… and their army was not ready for any sort of resistance.. they were not even ready for 200km march on the road… That now they manage… Read more »


Not only were they not ready, some of them didn’t even know where they were! Some soldiers only realized they were in Ukraine seeing the roadsigns that said “Fuck off” and “This road to Hague”.


And to comparison. Czechoslovakia was invaded by half million of soldiers. So comparing to Ukraine. For invansion there could be at minimum million russian soldiers and maybe even much more because of CS had nice shape for invansion by Kremlin and entire CS army was guarded west borders instead of borders with Warsaw pact countries.


finland 1939. Russia arrogance, that enemy will fly at their sight


Zaporizhzhia oblast: Ukrainian Partisans destroyed the railway bridge in Yakymivka


“The Russian army targeted key infrastructure across Ukraine” even explosions in Kyiv after UN chief meeting source: https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/ukraine-updates-explosions-in-kyiv-after-un-chief-meeting-1.5879692 “it seems Ukrainian defenders have withdrawn towards the main complex.” today on tweetet many posted about the field hospital at Azovstal in Mariupol bombed and shelled heavily during the last night. Video shows heavy destruction at what appeared to be an underground facility. source: https://twitter.com/xenasolo/status/1519648480691687425 from Nicholas Drummond, good thread about what can comes next: https://twitter.com/nicholadrummond/status/1519262083002601473, “It’s… Read more »


I’d take these estimates with a grain of salt. They also kept saying Russia is losing $20 billion each day to maintain this level of readyness, that Russia will run out of money from their $600 billion budget in a month, and yet here we are after TWO months…


they dont have $600 billion… part of that amount was frozen by US and EU… US can even use those frozen money to finance Ukrainian army… they do have a law for that…


On the short term The issue for Russia is not the financial cost of the war. The economic cost of the war (inlfation, GPB) is at start a politic cost for Putin, he has to explain to his population. Also, they have enough oil for their forces… In the short term The equipements are already there, military forces are not so well paid… The limitation is in the logistic task to repair or move existing… Read more »