Invasion Day 33 – Summary

The summary of the 33rd day of Russian invasion to Ukraine, as of 23:59 – 28th of March 2022 (Kyiv time).

The most critical situation for Ukrainian forces remains Donbas, mainly the city of Izium and Mariupol. Other frontlines remain rather stable and Ukrainian forces have been conducting a local counter-offensives to liberated captured areas.

Polesia Frontline

includes Kyiv and Zhytomyr Oblast

Kyiv Oblast

Russian forces attacked Ukrainian positions along Motyzhyn, Lychanka, Shpytky, Petrushky, Lisne and Dmytrivka line. Ukrainian troops reportedly sucessfully repelled the attacks. The mayor of Irpin announced the full liberation of the town in the afternoon.

Correction: Ukrainian forces liberated Yasnohorodka on March 25 and Motyzhyn a day or two after.

Zhytomyr Oblast

There was no change on the ground in Zhytomyr Oblast.


Northern Frontline

includes Chernhiv and Sumy Oblast

Chernihiv Oblast

Russian elements stationed in Snovks withdrew across the river nearby and blew up a bridge behind them. Ukraine’s officials reported several more bridges being destroyed today in Chernihiv Oblast by Russian troops.

Chernihiv was the subject of shelling through the day.

Sumy Oblast

Ukraine evacuated wounded civilians and military personnel from Trostianec to a hospital in Sumy. This indicated that the road between Trostianets and Sumy is safe and the Russian siege of Sumy is no more.


Sloboda Frontline

includes Kharkiv and Luhansk Oblast

Kharkiv Oblast

Ukrainian forces have launched a stabilization operation in the vicinity of Chuhuiv. Russian troops have continued to attack Ukrainian positions near Izium, namely at Topolske, Kamyanka and Tykhotske.

The spearheading element towards Slovyansk and Barvinkove has been reportedly stopped by Ukrainian troops.

Luhansk Oblast

Russian forces continue to assault Rubizhne, Lysychansk and Popasna without success.


Pryazovia Frontline

includes Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia Oblast

Donetsk Oblast

Russian forces attempted to breakthrough the lines near Vuhledar and Solodke. Ukrainian forces repelled the attacks. The enemy artillery worked near Pisky, Svitlodarsk and Marinka.

Russian forces attacked Ukrainian positions near Niu-York and attempted to break through the lines, without success.

Zaporizhzhia Oblast

Russian Army bombed Stepnohirsk and Huliaipole. Zaporizhzhia regional council confirmed that Fedorivka and nearby settlements are under Russian control.


Mariupol

Russian troops reached Drama Theater in the city center, a townhall in Kalmiuskyi District and the base of Azov Regiment in Livoberezhnyi District.


Southern Frontline

includes Kherson, Mykolaiv and Odesa Oblast

Mykolaiv Oblast

No combat was reported in Mykolaiv Oblast on Monday.

Correction:

Ukrainian forces liberated Vynohradivka on March 26. Thanks Augusto14 for pointing this out. Given the Vynohradivka location, it seems logical that Inhulka and Mykhailo-Laryne is under Ukrainian control as well.

Russian Army shelled Yavkyne on March 24, which means it has been under Ukrainian control since at least that date.

Kherson Oblast

Russian troops attacked Ukrainian positions near Blahodatne, but without success. Ukrainin artillery targeted Chornobaivka near Kherson.


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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Dr Dre

The Azov base in Mariupol was taken 5 days ago – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPCl4MOckg8

Dr Dre

Are you sure? They actually show 2 bases in the clip. The second one starts @39:20 and is close to the sea. I thought the Liverberezhniy District was close to the sea?

Zaporizhzhia's Local

According to a local Mykolayiv local press as well as Vitaliy Kim clips, Snigurivka is occupied.
https://www.0512.com.ua/news/3360082/usudi-e-problemi-mi-ih-virisuemo-po-cerzi-vitalij-kim-pro-situaciu-v-snigurivci-video

@Xsern on Twitter

– The media is slowly shrinking its coverage of Ukraine. Its been over a month and people are getting bored.

– “Peace talks” in Turkey today, nobody knows what will happen. Zelensky has said he will compromise over Donbass.

– Roman Abramovich handed Putin a note from Zelensky, to which Putin told him to go f*ck himself (https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/ukraine-war-roman-abramovich-skirts-sanctions-and-radar-in-role-as-the-go-between-7cg9vspqk).

– The Abramovich poisoning was fake according to Reuters, CNN, and a source “close to Ukraine’s presidency” (https://edition.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-putin-news-03-28-22/index.html).

– A large number of Russian troops are withdrawing to Russia or Belarus to replenish. Russia has more military equipment in Kursk than at the start of the invasion, this location is ideal to mount a new offensive in east Ukraine.

Truth will set you free

I wouldn’t trust anything CNN, Reuters, The Times, Daily Mail etc write they all write garbage lies. They all reported that Russian general Andrey Mordichev was killed supposedly the seventh Russian general to die, but then he magically appeared hugging and joking with Kadyrov during his visit to Mariupol – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSFw8KmqGzM

Augusto14

Ukrainian Prawda has somewhat more extensive situation briefings than the FB page of the UA Ministry of Defence. On March 28, timestamp 09:49, they reported for Cherson region hostilities in: “Wysokopol [Wyssokopilja], Welyka Oleksandriwka, Beryslaw, Snigurjiwka, Stanislaw.”
Stanislaw is clear, and captured on your map. I am unsure what to make of Beryslaw. If their was fighting, it would rather have been with partisans than with the UA army.
Interesting, however, especially when placed on the map, is the line Wyssokopilja – Welyka Oleksandriwka – Snigurjiwka. Might be advisable to wait for some more information from NW Cherson before changing the map, but this looks like something worthwhile keeping an eye on.

https://www.pravda.com.ua/articles/2022/03/28/7335126/

Augusto14

In this context, this pretty recent briefing by the Head of the Kryvyi Rih military administration looks notable. According to him, an offensive is under way, and several villages in northern Cherson Oblast have already been reconquered. No village names given, but he says that Russian troops are at least 40 km, rather 60 km away from the city now [raising the question whether he means the city limits, or the centre..]

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=548355153182899

AZOG

Looks like the Ukrainian Army attempted an attack on Kherson, without much success, and Stanislav was used as a staging area.

Timothy Hurley

Do we know definitively that the entire 1st GTA pulled out in it’s entirety or are elements left protecting highway H07?

CortoM
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Xabin

eyes continuously looking up and to the left clearly indicates that he is lying, making up what he is talking about

Anonymous