UPDATED MAP FOR END OF DAY, 1 MARCH 2022, BELOW:
Russian forces continued to consolidate their hold on the territory bounding the southern bank of the Dnipro River, between Kakhovka and Zaporizhzhia, while also pushing west towards the Tendrivska Gulf and the mouth of the Dnipro River. Contact was re-established between Russian forces advancing east along the Sea of Azov, and those advancing west from Donetsk Oblast. Fighting continues in Mariupol.
In the north, Russian forces continue to develop the offensive against Kyiv, with spearheads advancing to the northeast and northwest of Kyiv, in evident attempts to isolate the Ukrainian capital. Compare the positions of Russian forces towards the end of 1 March 2022 (above), with those in the first half of 1 March 2022 (below).
Blog Editor Patrick Cloutier is the author of Mussolini’s War in the East 1941-1943.