Invasion Day 14 – Summary

The summary of the 14th day of Russian invasion to Ukraine, as of 23:59 – 9th of March 2022.

Both sides agreed on a silence regime and evacuation of civilian population. The humanitarian corridors worked to some degree on Polesia, Northern and Pryazovia frontline (except not Mariupol).

Russia forces pushed to suburbs of Mariupol and towards Kryvyi Rih, stretching its forces in the south even more.

Polesia Frontline

includes Kyiv and Zhytomyr Oblast

Kyiv Oblast

The situation in the area was relatively calm. The enemy continue to amass its forces in direction of Bucha, Hostomel and Yasnohorodka. The civilian evacuation from Irpin continued today. According to British/US intel, Russian forces will launch a massive attack on Kyiv no later than Sunday.

Zhytomyr Oblast

A Russian plane conducted an airstrike on Zhytomyr, damaging infrastructure in the vicinity of Berdychivsky Bridge. No ground combat reported from this area.


Northern Frontline

includes Chernhiv and Sumy Oblast

Chernihiv Oblast

The civilian evacuation from Chernihiv did not happen today. Russian forces continue to regroup its forces in the north of the city.

I marked Kozolets as under Russian control because I found evidence that Russian troops indeed reached it a few days ago.

Sumy Oblast

The civilian evacuation from Sumy successfully continued today. Ukrainian sources reports up to 50 thousand civilians left the city in total (yesterday and today). Romny is reportedly under siege, confirming that the Russian forces bypassed the city when moving from Sumy towards Pryluky.


Sloboda Frontline

includes Kharkiv and Luhansk Oblast

Kharkiv Oblast

Russian recon/sabotage group (DRG) attacked a Ukrainian checkpoint in the village of Andriivka at night. The assault was repelled by a Ukrainian Border Guard unit stationed there. Ukrainian forces conducted a successful counter-attack in the direction of Dernachi, liberating the settlement and lifting the enemy pressure in the area.

The situation in Izium reached a critical stage. Some civilians were able to left towards Slovyansk, but most remained in the town. It’s unclear if there are still some Ukrainian elements in Izium. The town is heavily damaged.

A Russian spearheading element approached Petrivkse and attempted to push towards Hrushuvakha. Ukrainian forces reportedly repulsed the attack, but the situation remain tense.

Luhansk Oblast

Russian forces reached the outskirts of Rubizhne and gained fire control over the road connecting Rubizhne and Sievierodonetsk. In the south, Russian troops reportedly entered to Popasna, but we cannot verify it.


Pryazovia Frontline

includes Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia Oblast

Donetsk Oblast

Russian forces gained control of Nikolske. A spearheading element pushed north and reached Staromlynivka, where a Ukrainian ambulance was ambushed. This push puts Ukrainian units at Huliapole under pressure, and it might complicate things for Ukrainian forces stationed south of Donetsk.

Zaporizhzhia Oblast

A humanitarian corridor was working today from Enerhodar towards Zaporizhzhia. The frontline remains unchanged in this area.


Mariupol

Ukrainian units continue to repel attack from all sides. The planned evacuation of civilians didn’t happen again. Instead, Russian bombed a maternity hospital and damaged several buildings.

Based on the ongoing events in the north of Mariupol, and unless Ukrainian forces suddenly shift its defensive tactics to more offensive ones, the situation for Mariupol doesn’t look good.


Southern Frontline

includes Kherson, Mykolaiv and Odesa Oblast

Mykolaiv Oblast

Russian forces shelling Mykolaiv from the north-east and north, Ukrainian forces continue to dig trenches and setting up barricades. The moment of Russian attack on the city is approaching.

Meanwhile, the enemy pushed north of Mykolaiv, alongside Inhulets river and connected with its forces near Bashtanka. Fighting was also reported from Voznesensk, but Ukrainian forces are successfully holding the ground.

Kherson Oblast

Russian troops pushed north towards Kryvyi Rih from Nova Kakhovka. They captured Mylove, Dudchany and Bila Krynytsia, despite Ukrainian air strikes in the area. The cities of Nikopol and Kryvyi Rih prepares for defense.


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 DPR and LPR (taken with grain of salt)

Visit our Deployment map for updated interactive map of captured areas and Ukrainian units.

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• It is now Day 15 and according to the captured invasions plans by Ukraine, Russia was supposed to have finished the invasion by now. Russia has officially bungled their invasion.

• Russia screwed up in the north – you don’t send an army down a single road with no exit other than a bridge at the end of it (Irpin River bridge). Someone should have sent Russia a copy of the film “Bridge Too Far”.

• Regardless, Ukraine cannot defeat Russia – no matter how hard Russia bungles the invasion.

• Zelensky is starting to compromise: “items regarding temporarily occupied territories and pseudo-republics not recognised by anyone but Russia, we can discuss and find a compromise on how these territories will live on”.

• The possibility of capitulation by Zelensky is rising: “I have cooled over the issue a long time ago after we understood that Nato is not prepared to accept Ukraine”.

• In my opinion . . . Ukraine should no longer fight – we should be doing our best to broker a cease-fire and sponsor negotiations on a long-term diplomatic solution.

• Russia has still been consolidating – expect what
could be the final blow within the next week, where Russia brute forces its way into Kyiv.

• Due to US Oil Ban, they are having to do deals with Saudi Arabia . . . Yemen Houthi’s escaped the world’s love. . .

Dis Tance

Thank you for including the distance scale! Great work!