Invasion Day 21 – Summary

The summary of the 21st day of Russian invasion to Ukraine, as of 18:00 – 16th of March 2022 (Kyiv time).

The map didn’t change much today. The situation on the ground remains stable. Russian forces didn’t advance further, and all attacks had been repelled by Ukrainian forces.

Polesia Frontline

includes Kyiv and Zhytomyr Oblast

Kyiv Oblast

According to Ukrainian Army, Russian forces are preparing to storm and capture Vyshorod and the Kyiv Hydroelectric Power plant nearby. The enemy forces attempted to gain new grounds on the western bank of Dnieper towards Kyiv, but they weren’t successful. On the eastern bank, Russian Army amass troops in the area of Bohdanivka.

Zhytomyr Oblast

Enemy UAVs were spotted flying over the region, but there was no change on the ground.


Northern Frontline

includes Chernhiv and Sumy Oblast

Chernihiv Oblast

Russian Army didn’t launch any offensive operation towards Chernihiv today.

Sumy Oblast

Enemy forces paused all offensive operations in the area and focus on establishing supply routes for forwarded units and regrouping its forces in the rear. Sumy, Lebedyn and Okhtyrka remains besieged.


Sloboda Frontline

includes Kharkiv and Luhansk Oblast

Kharkiv Oblast

The enemy had no success in conducting offensive operations to encircle Kharkiv from the east. All attacks were repulsed.

Luhansk Oblast

Russian troops entered the outskirts of Rubizhne. The enemy made another attempt to enter the city of Popasna, but the attack was repelled by Ukrainian troops stationed in the city.


Pryazovia Frontline

includes Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia Oblast

Donetsk Oblast

Russian forces moved towards Velyka Novosilka today, but didn’t achieve its goal. The situation remains tense.

Zaporizhzhia Oblast

No changes in the area.


Mariupol

Russian forces struggle to advance deeper into the city in the western part of Mariupol. Situation in the eastern part of the city is currently unclear.

I zoomed the map a bit more to see the details of the city.


Southern Frontline

includes Kherson, Mykolaiv and Odesa Oblast

Mykolaiv Oblast

Russian Army resumed offensive operation towards Velkya Kostroma and Kryvyi Rih. Ukrainian forces stopped the enemy movement before reaching its goals.

Kherson Oblast

Kherson Region remains mostly under Russian control and there were no changes today.


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.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest updates on Ukraine.

 
 
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
10 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Liam

Hello, thanks for putting these maps together, they are fantastic. I have one request. Would you be able to show change in land taken in a different colour? For example, territory that Russia takes in the past 24hrs could be orange, and land that Ukraine retakes could be blue? This would make it a lot easier to see what has changed.

Thank you.

MARTIN

Hi! this war will be decided on the south front. after conquering the corridor to the Crimea, russian orks will be negotiate peace.

rgfgrgf

We have only one side information now. Be related with something from Russia means support to world evil. Be Russian means unhuman. Anybody remember description of rasizm?

Rgfgrgf

Lot of Russian visual information exists. Videos from drones, videos from Donetsk forces.
I live in nearest city to Ukraine border. So many refugees from Mariupol arrived today and yersterday.
Let’s try to search in internet what they say about Azov battalion. And why they want to get in to Russia

G

Thank you for putting in the effort to collect all this information and sharing via this blog!! Hard to get a comprehensive view of the current state of affairs and the strategic momentum…

Augusto14

I feel that it is getting more and more difficult to extract meaningful information from official statements. Instead, we might need to use social media postings to get at least some idea of what is going on.

https://focus.ua/voennye-novosti/509510-artilleriya-93-y-brigady-unichtozhila-divizion-sau-msta-s-na-sumshchine-video shows the Ukrainian destruction of Russian troops in Trostianets near Sumy (the city layout displayed in the video corresponds to the Google map). I am not certain that after an attack of that size, Trostianets is still under Russian control.

https://www.pravda.com.ua/news/2022/03/16/7332032/ cites the head of the Charkiw Regional Administration as stating: “The situation is difficult in balakleya, Vovchansk, Kupyansk, Liptsi, Zirkuny. The government tries to provide humanitarian assistance” My reading is that the named locations are under Russian pressure, but Ukrainian control. Which would be a rather trivial statement for Zirkuny, a NE suburb of Charkiv, but not so trivial anymore as concerns Balaklija, russian-controlled acc. to your map. Things get really interesting when it comes to Kupiansk, N of Izjum, and even more so in the cases of Liptsi and Vovchansk that lie immediately south of the Russian border. Another Ukrainian counter-attack out of Charkiv, this time to the NE?

https://t.me/ressentiment_channel/19239 has a video from Cherson Airport, which appears to have been reconquered by Ukranian troops, with massive damage to Russian equipment. In https://t.me/mykolaivskaODA/711, the head of the Nikolaev District Administration declares, his city will no longer be a front city, as the occupants are moving out of Cherson and preparing a new line of defence. [This implicitly also means to me that there are no major Russian forces left in Nikolaev District].

Finally, https://www.facebook.com/GeneralStaff.ua/videos/516628983153783?locale=ru_RU, showing a thorough Ukranian air attack on what is claimed to be the field command of the 35th Russian Army, somewhere NW of Kiew.

In combination, this looks to me like a series of major blows to the Russian Army, and Ukrainians shifting from defence to counter-attack mode

TM

One sided information? Does the Russian MOD not release anything?

V

This site has the best maps. understandingwar.org has a nice write-up every day on the actions of Russia(and sometimes Ukraine), but most of this war is shrouded in mystery.