Invasion Day 35 – Summary

The summary of the 35th day of Russian invasion to Ukraine, as of 23:59 -30th of March 2022 (Kyiv time).

Ukrainian troops continue to mount counter-attacks and drive enemy forces away from the western outskirts of Kyiv. Okhtyrka is no longer besieged, Russian troops withdrew across the border. Ukrainian counter-offensive is also reported from Kharkiv Oblast.

Polesia Frontline

includes Kyiv and Zhytomyr Oblast

Kyiv Oblast

Ukrainian officials reported heavy fighting from the area of Irpin, Bucha and Hostomel. Russian troops have reportedly begun to withdraw from Chornobyl zone towards Belarus. Ukrainian Army liberated Svitylnia, Hrebelky and Ploske in the east and have also reached Nova Basan. Locals report heavy battle in the area.

Zhytomyr Oblast

There was no change on the ground in Zhytomyr Oblast.


Northern Frontline

includes Chernhiv and Sumy Oblast

Chernihiv Oblast

Russian Army intensified the shelling of Chernihiv. Ukrainian forces managed to reach and liberated Sloboda village in the south, unclear from which direction at this moment.

Sumy Oblast

According to Sumy deputy governor, the road connecting Sumy and Poltava is open again. The remaining Russian troops in the area withdrew across the border.


Sloboda Frontline

includes Kharkiv and Luhansk Oblast

Kharkiv Oblast

Russian Army have resumed shelling of the outskirts of Kharkiv. Ukrainian troops have launched a counter-offensive in the direction of Derhachi and Mala Rohan.

The most critical point in Kharkiv Oblast remains Izium. Russian forces have reportedly strengthened their forces and prepare to intensify the attacks towards Izium.

Luhansk Oblast

Russian forces shelled Sievierodonetsk, Rubizhne, Lsysychansk and Kreminina. Ukrainian forces are holding defensive positions within the city limits. Evacuation of the civilians is ongoing.


Pryazovia Frontline

includes Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia Oblast

Donetsk Oblast

There was no change on the ground in Donetsk Oblast. However, Russian Army is reportedly amassing large amount of troops in the vicinity of Svitlodarsk and Horlivka. Slovyansk and Kramatorsk are the main target of Russian forces, and a morale boost for whichever side controls these two iconic towns.

Zaporizhzhia Oblast

The situation on the frontline remains under the control. Russian artillery shelled Orikhiv and Huliaipole, but didn’t launch any ground offensive in the area.


Mariupol

The fog of war prevents to report anything new. The battle is still ongoing.


Southern Frontline

includes Kherson, Mykolaiv and Odesa Oblast

Mykolaiv Oblast

There was no change on the ground in Mykolaiv Oblast.

Kherson Oblast

Russian forces shelled Novovorontsovka in the north. Preparations for a public referendum regarding Kherson’s People’s Republic have reportedly resumed.


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 a grain of salt)

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

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Augusto14

Chernihiv: Lukashivka and neighbouring Sloboda back in Ukrainian hands. Seems more of a voluntary Russian retreat, than active re-conquest.

https://t.me/chernigivskaODA/758

CortoM

Well we do not know this yet. More and more UA forces have been trained, armed and sent to frontline as we speak. I am not sure about moral of Russian forces as well.
Hard to tell. I know that some RA forces had been on polluted (Chernobyl) area and my opinion that is reason to pull them back from NW Kyiv area.

Time will tell.

Augusto14

Russian shelling of Prudyanka, Slatyne, Bezruky N of Charkiw suggests that all three towns are back under Ukrainian control, or at least contested.

https://www.pravda.com.ua/news/2022/03/31/7335968/

Augusto14

Good catches for Kiew and Chernihiv Oblasts – I had missed those.

Yesterday’s Russian afternoon briefing on FB reported a “break through” Ukrainian defences, towards the outskirts of Velikaya Novoselka. They furthermore report fighting in Житловка (next to Kreminna), and cleaning of Золотая Нива (no idea where that is) from “nationalist forces”.

MK

Visuals from Nova Basan, recaptured by Ukrainian forces. Two Russian BTR-82a captured by Ukrainian forces, one damaged.

https://twitter.com/arslon_xudosi/status/1509614365485502470?s=21

CortoM
Anonymous

well yeah, that’s what the map is implying

Mike K

https://twitter.com/War_Mapper/status/1509307126707109888

Ukraine took back control of Orlove, Zahradivka, and Kochubeyevka today from the Russian control salient Northeast of Kherson.

CortoM

IMO as much I wish this is true, twitter account is not sufficient enough to claim something. Some photo, video or local mayor statement might prove this claim.

Augusto14

The message came in the Ukrainian midnight briefing, i.e. 1 minute after your deadline. So, technically, you haven’t missed anything yet.
Might however be advisable to shift your deadline to after that midnight briefing..

Stu

Since when are Ukrainian General Staff announcements regarded as trustworthy? Remember, it’s not UGS’s job to tell the truth. Their job is to manage public perception of Ukraine’s war effort. Nothing more. For this reason, everything reported by UGS must be taken with a grain of salt.