Invasion Day 42 – Summary

The summary of the 42nd day of Russian invasion to Ukraine, as of 22:00 – 6th of April 2022 (Kyiv time).

Ukrainian officials have asked all citizens located in Luhansk and Donetsk Oblast to evacuate immediately amid the reports of Russian army preparations to launch a new offensive to capture both regions. US intel suggests Putin wants to conquer Donbas before May 9 and the Victory Day Parade.

Northern Frontline

includes Chernhiv and Sumy Oblast

Chernihiv Oblast

There was no change on the ground in Chernihiv Oblast.

Sumy Oblast

The Sumy Oblast Council confirmed there are no villages/cities under the Russian control. However, there are still some scattered Russian elements roaming near the border. Ukrainian Army, in collaboration with the local Territorial Defense units, are clearing out these areas.


Sloboda Frontline

includes Kharkiv and Luhansk Oblast

Kharkiv Oblast

Ukrainian intelligence says Russian troops have successfully repaired a railway in the north and the first military echelons arrived to Kupiansk from Russia.

Luhansk Oblast

Russian forces shelled Kreminina, Sievierodonetsk and Lysychansk. The street fighting have continued in Rubizhne and Popasna. Neither side reported gains or losses.


Pryazovia Frontline

includes Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia Oblast

Donetsk Oblast

Russian forces shelled Vuhledar, Marinka, Pisky, Avdiivka and Novabakhmutivka. Russian media claims its forces fully captured Novobakhmutivka, but Ukrainian side didn’t it confirm and there is no proper visual confirmation.

Zaporizhzhia Oblast

Ukrainian Special Forces reportedly worked behind enemy lines and damaged a railway between Crimea and Melitopol, hindering the supplies to Russian frontline units. Russian artillery hit Ukrainian positions in Huliaipole.


Mariupol

Russian forces captured a building of regional SBU and building of Prosecutors office in the center of Mariupol. They are both located close to the Drama Theater.


Southern Frontline

includes Kherson, Mykolaiv and Odesa Oblast

Mykolaiv Oblast

There was no change on the ground in Mykolaiv Oblast.

Kherson Oblast

Ukrainian Army has regained control of Dobryanka, Novovoznesenske, Trudoliubivka and Osokorivka in the north.

Correction: Considering the Ukrainian advance mentioned above, it’s safe to assume Russian army controls the area between Bila Krynytsia and Dudchany.


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 Russian Army, 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

Russian troops have shelled Balaklia. This makes me think the town could have changen hands back to Ukrainians, or is at least contested.

https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3450640-three-killed-as-russian-forces-shell-town-of-balakliia.html

Augusto14

Malinivka, near Chuguev, has apparently been re-taken by Ukrainian forces over the last days.

https://www.facebook.com/MinistryofDefence.UA/videos/1025901598305392

Mike

They didn’t, that area has been controlled for a while. Just being painted over now.

Nicoo

comparing the maps of the Kherson Oblast between yesterday and today, I can see RU forces have gain some ground. It is a fact ? because the text doesn’t mention that.

ECV

It’s something like: Ukraine’s never stepped into that city but Russia had left it
https://twitter.com/Militarylandnet/status/1511605819485396993

Max

No, it’s not a fact, it’s a mistake.

nicoo

ok thank you!

LPP

I also do maps of the conflict for my company, and sometime you learn that you were wrong on some long term positions, so you correct it this way, trying to stick to reality. It’s a war so sometime it’s hard to be 100% accurate 😀

Nicoo

don’t worry I understand, “errare humanum est”. Plus you have to deal with the fog of war… also I remember that one of my teacher (like ~20 at the seconday school) told us, no map can be 100% accurate, they are a representation and he told us he was paid to teach us how to read them.

Since in communication people says that you should talk about your victories and avoid talking about your failures, two weeks ago I got a lot of inputs from the UA forces in that region, now I got less. I’m no expert but if russia looses Kherson, it will put the RU forces in south in danger… and Crimea…