Military Situation in Ukraine 22-III-22

Military situation in Ukraine 22 March 2022.

During 22 March 2022, Ukrainian forces counterattacked in the Mykolaiv area, forcing the Russians to retreat several miles to the east and south of Mykolaiv. Just a few dozen miles further east, in the salient between the Russian group operating outside of Mykolaiv, and that operating south of Kryvyi Rih, Ukrainian forces pushed south and recaptured the towns of Yavkyne and Snihurivka. This action in turn reduced the Russian salient separating Ukrainian forces operating in the Mykolaiv area, and the Snihurivka salient. However, Russian forces regrouped and within hours recaptured Snihurivka, as well as a few of the eastern suburbs of Mykolaiv. Russian forces have also secured most of the peninsula, located opposite to the mouth of the Pivdenniy Buh River, that is, on the southern shore of the Dniprovska Zatoka, except for the Bilobererzhia Sviatoslava National Park. The Tendrevskyi Peninsula to the south of it, has been completely swept by Russian forces. So while Russian forces have retreated a short distance around Mykolaiv, they have also made gains, on the other side of the Dnipro Estuary. Compare the first and second maps, and the respective territorial gains and losses for the Ukrainians and Russians; then compare those maps with the third map below, in order to gain some insight into Russian gains and losses, since 20 March 2022.

Above: military situation in Ukraine, evening of 22 March 2022.

Above: Military situation in Ukraine 20 March 2022.

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

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