The summary of the 28th day of Russian invasion to Ukraine, as of 23:59 – 23rd of March 2022 (Kyiv time).
Another day of Russian invasion to Ukraine has passed by. Ukrainian resistance remains strong on all fronts, despite the air superiority of the enemy. Russian Army seems to prioritize Donbas area and focus its main forces there.
includes Kyiv and Zhytomyr Oblast
Russian troops assaulted Teterivske in the afternoon, but the defenders repelled the attack. The mayor of Bucha reported that Ukrainian forces encircled the remaining Russian troops in Bucha and Hostomel. We cannot verify such information and based on reports by Ukrainian Army officials, it’s not true.
The enemy launched an assault near Brovary. Ukrainian troops repulsed the attack without much trouble.
There was no change on the ground in Zhytomyr Oblast.
includes Chernhiv and Sumy Oblast
Russian Airforce destroyed a bridge near Desna, the only bridge in the area under Ukrainian control. The closest bridge now is all the way down near Vyzhorod (Ukraine controlled) or near Zolotynka (Russia controlled). Russian troops appear to be building a defensive positions and checkpoints near Novyi Bykiv, Makiivka, Losynivka, Monastyryshche, Velyka Doroha, Prokhory, Berestovets and Talalaivka.
It has become clear that the town of Slavutych near the border with Belarus is under Ukrainian control. Russian forces bypassed the town on February 24. Thanks CortoM for the heads-up!
Administration of Sumy Region clarified the situation in Trostyanets. The city is contested and reportedly the hottest point of Sumy Oblast at this moment. The local authorities reported heavy shelling and street fighting inside the city on Wednesday.
includes Kharkiv and Luhansk Oblast
Russian forces crossed the Seversky Donets near Izium and attempted to gain control of Donetske, Topolske and Kamianka. They did not succeed and retreated to the original positions. According to the Ukrainian intelligence, Russian troops lost about 60% of its strength in the area of Izium.
Russian troops continued to hit Rubizhne, Sievierodonetsk, Popasna with artillery and rocket launchers. The situation on the ground didn’t change.
includes Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia Oblast
Russian forces advanced north of Donetsk and entered Verkhnotoretske. They reached a school located in the center, but haven’t captured the town fully. If we take into account the recent breakthrough of Russian forces near Panteleimonivka, Ukrainian command most likely decided to withdrew its forces from the area to avoid encirclement. However, this is not confirmed by Ukrainian forces.
There was no change on the ground in Zaporizhzhia Oblast.
Mariupol is slowly becoming just a mark on the map. The destruction of the city is enormous. Ukrainian troops remains in control of the city center and part of Azovstal plant.
includes Kherson, Mykolaiv and Odesa Oblast
Ukrainian sources reported a counter-offensive in the north. The troops liberated Khrystoforivka, Hreihove, Kyselivka and Pervomaiske. It’s most likely the yesterday’s counter-attack of Ukrainian AirAssault Brigade.
There was no change on the ground in Kherson Oblast.
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)
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