Ukrainian Front: the Russian View 14-III-22

For there being a definitive lack of information about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, this page will be presenting some information of the war, as the Russian/State Media sees it, for the benefit of readers who want to compare and contrast reports on the progress of the war. To begin with, Anti-Comintern Blog will display a military situation map, as published by Wikipedia, followed by a map published by Russian media. Following this, we will post excerpts of Russian reporting from the front, from various newspapers, such as Izvestia. For Western media narratives, the reader may find them in the New York Post, the Washington Times, and other outlets.

Above: a Wikipedia map showing the Russian invasion of Ukraine, to 13 March 2022. The territory of Ukraine under Russian control appears to be a minimalist estimate, based on battlefield reports.
Above: Ukrainian territory controlled by Moscow to 13 March 2022, as seen through Russian eyes. As the reader will readily observe, Russian estimations of territory under Moscow’s control, are more significantly more than that of Wikipedia.


The special military operation to protect the Donbass is in its 19th day. The operation was announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin on February 24. Up to 180 foreign fighters and a large batch of foreign weapons have been liquidated in Ukraine. According to sources, Kyiv has now suspended the recruitment of mercenaries. 

According to the People’s Militia of the Donetsk People’s Republic, seven divisional subunits of the Armed Forces of Ukraine have lost 1211 people since the beginning of the special operation. The 53rd mechanized brigade suffered the greatest losses – 279 people.

During the special operation, Russian troops destroyed 145 drones, 1,298 tanks, 124 multiple rocket launchers, almost 500 artillery pieces and more than a thousand vehicles, said Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov.

Donetsk People’s Militia: Since the beginning of the special operation, 170 Ukrainian soldiers have defected to the side of the DPR; 20 of them are in medical facilities.

Russian troops took control of the settlement of Stepnoe, the official representative of the Russian Defense Ministry, Major General Igor Konashenkov, informed.

People’s militia of the DPR: the shelling of Donetsk with “Tochka-U” missiles, was carried out by nationalists of the 19th Ukrainian Missile Brigade from the vicinity of Krasnoarmeysk. The DPR also reported that they got a laptop from Ukrainian troops, with data on the targets of the Tochka-U strikes, including the Government House, a radio and television center and a military registration and enlistment office.

The troops of Russia and the people’s republics of Donbass continue to move forward. LPR units blocked the eastern and southern parts of Severodonetsk. During the liberation of the settlement of Nikolskoye, the Russian military clashed with Aidar militants who were holding civilians and monks hostage.

Blog Editor Patrick Cloutier is the author of Mussolini’s War in the East 1941-1943.

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