Latest Military Situation in Ukraine, 1 April 2022 (Map Update)

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Review of the latest military changes in the north, east and south of Ukraine fronts until April 1.

Last week, on the northern front and around Kyiv and Chernihiv, Ukrainian forces recaptured a number of points.
In western Kyiv, after counterattacks by Ukrainian forces, Russian troops retreated behind the Kyiv-Zhytomyr road. Counterattacks by Ukrainian forces on the Ivankiv axis also led to the withdrawal of Russian forces from areas west of Ivankiv.
In northern Kyiv, Ukrainian forces released water from the Irpin Dam, halting Russian advance on the axis and taking control of the Moshchun and Horenka areas.
In eastern Kyiv, Ukrainian forces launched a counterattack and pushed back Russian forces from the Brovary area.

Around Chernihiv also, the UAF pushed back the Russian forces from the southwest of Chernihiv. On the other hand, Russian forces took control of the village of Slavutych, west of Chernihiv.

Following the withdrawal of the Russian army on major axes in Kyiv, Chernihiv and other fronts, the Russian Ministry of Defense issued a statement claiming that the withdrawals made last week were in a controlled manner and in line with the goals set by the army. The Russian Defense Ministry claimed that in the past month, the main goal was to keep Ukrainian forces busy to protect important and large cities, and now with this goal achieved, the forces have withdrawn from some fronts and the second phase of operation focused on liberating the Donbass region.

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On the western front, Ukrainian forces took control of the town of Trostyanets. Counterattacks by Ukrainian forces in southern Sumy also led to the withdrawal of Russian forces from some parts of the region.
In southeast of Kharkiv, UAF pushed back Russian forces from the Malaya Rohan area and cleared several kilometers of the Kharkiv-Chuguev road. The situation in Kharkiv has not changed from the last 10 days, and the city is still witnessing widespread bombing.

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Clashes between Russian and Ukrainian forces continue on the Donbass region. This front is currently the most active front in Ukraine, and according to the Russian MOD, Russian troops will be more concentrated in the Donbass region in the coming days.
On the Izyum front, the Russian army is advancing towards Slovyansk, passing through the town of Izyum. The Ukrainian army is said to have opened a local dam in the area to prevent Russian forces from advancing. Progress on this axis is slow.

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Clashes continue south of the town of Rubizhne on the Severodonetsk axis. Earlier, Russian troops had claimed control of the town, but images from inside the town revealed that Ukrainian troops were in the southern suburbs of Rubizhne and that the town was not fully under Russian and Luhansk control. Also in northwest of Rubizhne, Russian forces took control of Zhytlivka and Terny areas and a number of other villages.

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On the Popasna front, the situation on the ground is not entirely clear, but Russian troops are present in the southern part of the town, and the town is the contact line between the Russian and Ukrainian armies. It seems that Popasna is not a priority for the Russian army at the moment.
In the Gorlivka axis and the city of Donetsk, Russian military forces have made minor progress in recent weeks. In northern Donetsk, Russian and Donetsk (DPR) troops have taken control of the village of Verkhnotoretske village and are advancing north. The purpose of advancing on this axis could be to move to the southern road of Kramatorsk and complete the siege of Severodonetsk and Kramatorsk in this area. In west of Donetsk, clashes continue in Marinka area. The Ukrainian army is resisting well in the Marinka area. Breaking the Ukrainian army’s defensive lines in the Marinka could be the key to the Russian military advancing deeper and northwest of Donetsk.

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Latest military situation in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts – Click to view full size

On the Mariupol front, clashes continue in the city of Mariupol. Despite reports from some pro-Russian media outlets claiming that 80 percent of the city is under the control of Russian and DPR forces, this amount of progress is not correct and progress in the city of Mariupol is slow. According to one of the DPR forces from inside the city of Mariupol, the Ukrainian forces have good individual equipment such as night-vision goggles, American weapons, communication jamming systems, etc. On the other hand, the DPR forces have much weaker equipment.
By the way, due to the siege of Mariupol, the defenders in the city are doomed to failure and sooner or later the city of Mariupol will fall completely.
The map you see shows the latest field situation in the city of Mariupol. Regarding the map, it should be noted that the contact lines are depicted based on the latest available reports from Mariupol. Therefore, the accuracy of the map is not 100% and the lines change as the forces move.

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In the south, on the Kherson and Mykolaiv fronts, Ukrainian forces have carried out a series of counterattacks over the past 10 days, repelling Russian troops largely around the town of Mykolaiv. The advance of Ukrainian forces continued even near the city of Kherson, until the Russian army announced in a statement that it was repelling Ukrainian attacks near the Chornubayuka area west of Kherson. There are currently sporadic clashes on this axis between Russian and Ukrainian forces, and in the past few days there has been no significant progress on either side.

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Review of the latest military changes in the north, east and south of Ukraine fronts until April 1.
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