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Latest information on Russia-Ukraine war as of 12:00 March 16, 2022


The twenty-first day of the Russia-Ukraine war 2022 continues. The enemy is trying to change the position of additional reserves of the Eastern Military District.

Over the past 24 hours, the enemy partially reached its targets in the Donetsk direction, but was stopped in the Mykolaiv direction, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reports.

"Over significant losses in the southern direction, the command of the armed forces of the aggressor country refused to reinforce the grouping of troops in Polisia with additional reserve units from the 5th Combined Arms Army," the report reads.

Volyn direction

The enemy did not conduct offensive actions. Aerial reconnaissance was noted using the Orlan-10 UAV.

In the armed forces of the Republic of Belarus, it is planned to carry out a rotation of units performing tasks to cover the Belarusian-Ukrainian section of the border.

Polissia direction

The enemy is trying to resume offensive operations in the direction of Vyshhorod. During the day, the enemy tried to advance towards Kyiv. The invaders were not successful and were forced to assume a defensive.

Siversk direction

The enemy was stopped here. The invaders are trying to gain a foothold on the achieved lines, regroup troops and restore the combat effectiveness of units.

The enemy does not abandon hope to capture Chernihiv, but does not not conduct active offensive actions. They regroup their troops and try to organize logistics support. However, they have no success.

In the direction of Brovary, there is a movement of small groups of invaders’ equipment within the occupied area of the settlements of Bohdanivka and Velyka Dymerka. Aerial reconnaissance of the positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces is carried out using the Orlan-10 UAV.

Slobozhanshchyna direction

The invaders are trying to gain a foothold on the captured lines, regroup troops and replenish stocks of ammunition, fuel and lubricants.

The blockade of the cities of Sumy, Lebedin, and Akhtyrka by the enemy continues. The enemy does not conduct active offensive actions. The invaders continue unsuccessful attempts to block Kharkiv.

Donetsk and Tauride direction

As a result of the assault actions near Popasna, the enemy suffered losses and was forced to withdraw to regroup.

Near Severodonetsk, the invaders carried out reconnaissance in force. They were not successful in advancing. They are trying to gain a foothold in the eastern and western environs of the city of Rubizhne. According to available information, on March 15, enemy army aviation delivered a "friendly" strike on the positions of its troops near the settlement of Smolianynovo.

In the Volnovakha region, the invaders are trying to develop an offensive in the direction of the Velyka Novosilka settlement.

Kryvyi Rih direction

The enemy is making attempts to resume the offensive in the direction of the settlements of Velyka Kostroma, Mala Kostroma, and Kryvyi Rih. As a result of the fire strike inflicted by the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the enemy was stopped, suffered losses and retreated to disadvantageous lines.

In the Black Sea Operational Zone

Warships carried out shelling of the sea coast near the settlements of Lebedivka, Sanzheika, Zatoka, and Bilenke.

During the past 24 hours, the invader continues to inflict air raids and missile and bomb strikes on military and civilian infrastructure in the Kyiv, Chernihiv, Zhytomyr, Vinnytsia, Sumy, and Donetsk regions. They actively use the airfield network of the Republic of Belarus and the occupied Crimea.

The command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine once again calls attention of military experts, bloggers, and active users of social networks to stop demonstrating the consequences of hostilities, trophies and other information about the combat situation. It can be used to the advantage of conducting future operations of the defense forces.

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