Invasion Day 55 – Summary

The summary of the 55th day of Russian invasion to Ukraine, as of 22:00 – 19th of April 2022 (Kyiv time).

Russian forces have captured Kreminna in Luhansk Oblast, but failed to advance in all other areas. Either Ukrainian defenders were well-prepared or it was just a probe and the real offensive haven’t started yet.

Sloboda Frontline

includes Kharkiv and Luhansk Oblast

Kharkiv Oblast

Russian army launched an assault south of Izium towards Slovyansk. Ukrainian troops repulsed the attack. The shelling of Kharkiv has continued today as well.

Luhansk Oblast

The Ukrainian head of military administration in Luhansk Oblast confirmed that the majority of Ukrainian troops have withdrawn from Kreminna. The fighting reportedly continued on the outskirts during the day.

We are still waiting for confirmation of Russian advance towards Zarichne. Ukrainian forces repelled attacks in Rubizhne and Popasna, but Russian forces continue to maintain partial control of these cities.


Pryazovia Frontline

includes Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia Oblast

Donetsk Oblast

Russian troops advanced deeper into Marinka, but were unable to hold the newly gained positions. Ukrainian forces conducted a successful counter-attack and regained the full control over the village in the afternoon.

Ukrainian defenders repelled all attacks on Avdiivka near Donetsk.

Zaporizhzhia Oblast

The main push of Russian offensive in Zaporizhzhia Oblast is in the area between Huliaipole and Velyka Novosilka. The enemy reportedly reached Malynivka, but there is no visual to confirm it. Ukrainian positions at Orikhiv and Huliaipole came under heavy artillery fire overnight.


Mariupol

The remaining Ukrainian units have withdrawn to Azovstal plant and the auxiliary complex nearby. The leaders of self-proclaimed DNR announced the start of operation to capture Azovstal in the afternoon.


Southern Frontline

includes Kherson, Mykolaiv and Odesa Oblast

Mykolaiv Oblast

The regional capital witnessed heavy shelling overnight. Snihurivka remains under Russian control.

Kherson Oblast

Ukrainian artillery reportedly targeted Chornobaivka again. Apart from that, there was no change on the ground.


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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Tadas

Luhansk and Donetsk oblast.
Ukrainians defended attacks at Rubizhne and Severodonetsk. Fighting in Kreminna and east of Zarichne.
Russians tries to reach Lyman from north. Fightings in Zelena Dolina.

Simon Novikov

Since a new offensive is starting, maybe a new color for advances from day 53-54?

Ricardo

there are two of them.

the northern one is in mykolaiv oblast, the southern on in kherson oblast.

Sir Rheinholt

Your southern map seems to show 2 cities around Kherson called Oleksandivka? One is north of Kherson and one tot the west.

VanillaCakePeople

There are actually 6 towns and 103 villages called Oleksandivka in Ukraine.

jeb blount

That’s because there actually are two towns/villages with that name in Kherson Province. It caused some confusion in the Twitter world. But, Mr MilitaryLand shows things correctly…the one on the coast is defending against daily Russian attacks.

Ruben

You are mistaken they are not both in Kherson. One is just over the boarder in Mykolaiv oblast. But due to the close proximity of those 2 towns and the same name they get mixed up often.

Olo

2 out of over a hundred in Ukraine: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oleksandrivka

Brnne

They also appear on google maps, so i am assuming they actually both exist with that name

Tadas

Because there are many Oleksandrivka’s in Ukraine.

Dolgan

Yes . A lot of this city name in ukrain.

Mr.J.A.Richards

Your map shows two towns on the outskirts of Kherson with the same name. Oleksandrivka one Russian held and one Ukrainian held. I reported this yesterday, but you Deleted my comment without a polite explanation.

Augusto14

Actually, there is a third Oleksandrivka in Cherson region. It lies on the peninsula south of the Dnjepr Gulf. Currently, there is little danger to mistake it for one of the other two a/m, but that may change in the course of the war.
Olexandrivkas seem to be everywhere in Ukraine. A handful of them may date back to the time of Alexander the Great, but most of them seem to refer to Tsars Alexander I and Alexander II, both of which were quite active in sending Russian, and also German colonists into previously Osman/ Tartar-controlled areas close to the Black Sea.