Invasion Day 10 – Summary

The summary of the tenth day of Russian invasion to Ukraine, 5th of March 2022.

The situation on the ground is tense, but stable. Russian forces didn’t gain much new ground and lost several jets and helicopters. Ukrainian forces are holding the defense lines firmly.

Southern frontline

Mykolaiv area

Russian troops landed near Voznesensk and attacked the town. After fierce fighting, Ukrainian troops maintain the control over the town. A reconnaissance element attacked a Ukrainian checkpoint near Mykolaiv, but the assault was repelled.

At least two Russian helicopters were downed in Mykolaiv Region today.

Tokmak area

Russian forces pushed towards Orikhiv, bypassing Tokmak. Ukrainian Army suspected they might launch the attack on Orikhiv today, but nothing happened. There is a reasonable suspision they are pushing towards Zaporizhzhia instead.

Note: We have visual confirmation that Tokmak was under Ukrainian control on March 3. There is no information on current situation, but neither side reported the gain/lose of Tokmak since then.

Northern frontline

Kyiv area

Russian forces attacked Irpin from the western flank and entered the town. Latest reports suggest this flanking maneuver was successfully pushed back.

The enemy jets hit Zhytomyr Armored Plant and caused vast damage.

Chernhiv area

Ukrainian 1st Tank Brigade and attached elements continue to hold on. Ukrainian anti-air crews downed a Russian jet above Chernihiv today.

Ichnia area

Ukrainian forces reported a destruction of Russian convoy near Rusaniv again. There is probably a much larger Russian element in the area than we thought.

Eastern frontline

Sumy area

Russian forces established a base in Trostianets. The city of Sumy continues to be under heavy shelling, but Ukrainian forces are holding.

Kharkiv area

We’re still waiting on the result of the Ukrainian offensive east of Kharkiv. Meanwhile, Russian forces pushed south of Balakliia, but were ambushed by Ukrainian 25th Airmobile Brigade.

We assume Russian forces from Balakliia tried, and will try again, to push south and link up with Russian forces from the Southern frontline. However, they still have a long way to go.

Donbas frontline

Izium area

There’s been no changes reported from this area today.

Luhansk area

Ukrainian SBU announced that Russian troops entered the town of Bilovodsk today. There was no resistance as the town was abandoned by Ukrainian troops. We are still waiting on confirmation of the rest of the towns in the area.

Ukrainian 57th Mechanized Brigade ambushed Russian forces in the area between Svatove and Slovyansk, and destroyed several enemy vehicles.

Donetsk area

Russian troops reached Kalchynivka and ambushed a Ukrainian convoy heading from Nikolske to Rozivka. As a result of the ambush, at least ten Ukrainian soldiers were killed.

Ukrainian forces still control a small portion of Volnovakha. They managed to kill the commander of Sparta Battalion, the infamously known battalion of DPR.


Both sides agreed on a temporary ceasefire and humanitarian corridor from Mariupol and Volnovakha, but the evacuation didn’t happen. Ukrainian forces and Red Cross accused Russian forces of breaking the agreed ceasefire. The fight goes on.

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most of the losses on the part of Russia are due to the fact that Russia is trying to avoid civilian casualties, and Ukraine is actively using this by placing military personnel in schools and kindergartens. military equipment in the courtyard of high-rise buildings, putting them under attack to show the picture to the Western media

Dr Dre

No offence, but from time to time i get the feeling the posted summaries are biased towards Ukraine. The Russian army referred to as ‘the enemy’ and very low numbers of Ukrainian army losses. The Mariupol situation is not as you say. Russia has provided the safe corridor and buses, however Ukrainian forces in Mariupol many of which are from the notorious Azov battalion are not letting citizens leave and are using them as human shields and bargaining chips.

Damashii Sensei

It is not certified that Azov members didn’t let people go. As mayor of Mariupol state it, Russian army started bombardment gathering points from where civilians would go out of Mariupol. That is why the y cancel it. Probably the truth is somewhere in between.

@Xsern on Twitter

-Russia has been fighting in the Irpin area for over one week and so it has been a blockage for Russia. In response, Irpin is under intense shelling, it is a dense urban area. The railway connection between Irpin and Kyiv has been destroyed so people are having to go to Kyiv for shelter on foot.

-The blown bridge at Irpin is still the primary reason the Russians have not met their objective.

-Borodyanka 20km up the road from Irpin has been totally destroyed and has no water or electricity.

-Attacking civilian buildings has been a major Russian military error and is the same that Hitler made by ordering the Luftwaffe to bomb London which allowed British military facilities to repair and regroup. Russia has limited munitions and every moment they shell civilian buildings is a moment of relief for Ukraine army. In addition, rubble creates a good defensive position – more than an intact building. Some people don’t believe this, but search up the monastery at Monte Cassino in 1944 and you will see why. Lastly, shelling civilian buildings does not cause submission – it strengthens resolve. THIS IS A MAJOR MILITARY ERROR.

-Zelensky isn’t thinking straight: a no-fly-zone over Ukraine would cause direct engagement between NATO and Russia. This is likely because he is under a lot of pressure and is tired.

-The invasion is still 50/50: all to play for.


most of the losses on the part of Russia are due to the fact that Russia is trying to avoid civilian casualties, and Ukraine is actively using this by placing military personnel in schools and kindergartens. military equipment in the courtyard of high-rise buildings, putting them under attack to show the picture to the Western media


Thank you for your effort
How can we know about the Russian units deployed in the Battle field?


Ahh the Putin apologist.


And another day passes on. But at least one where the Russian advance is halted. What a disturbing world it is sometimes.

I have an odd question, but I was wondering if you all had a list of sources you use. I’ve slowly compiled a few sites, forums, and media to understand the war better, but it always feels incomplete or partisan. I guess part of this is the way of the war, we don’t know what we don’t know, and sometimes must rely on our own assumptions and the word of influencers to guide us closer to (or farther from) the truth.

Regardless, again these reports strike the best balance, even if they weigh heavily upon the heart.

To Another Day,



Waiting with baited breath on the results of that Ukrainian counter offensive near Kharkiv… heard nothing but baseless rumors of the Russians being pushed back, but nothing concrete.


Your anxiety is shared here, too. I’m hopeful they have relieved the city. There are times when I can grow tired of bring realistic at the prospects and simply hope for good news. The Ukrainians are professionals though, and with that, some fears slip away.