Russian forces continue to evacuate north-central Ukraine; Armed Forces of Ukraine follow in their wake and reclaim towns that were captured just weeks ago. However, in the south, Russian forces regained control of the territory north of Mariupol, while in the east, the Russian Army captured significant amounts of territory in Kharkiv Oblast, in the region around Izyum. Compare Russian withdrawals and gains in the map above, with the territory under their control on 2 April 2022, in the map below.
Russian forces have withdrawn from areas immediately to the north and northwest of Kyiv, the capital; meanwhile, Russian withdrawals are taking place east of Kyiv; Ukrainian Army units are harassing Russian rearguards and re-occupying towns and villages as the Russian Army withdraws. It is believed that a number of the withdrawing Russian units will be sent to reinforce the efforts to capture all of the Donbass.
In the south, reports of Ukrainian recapture of most of the territory north of Kherson may have been false, as it appears that the Russian military again controls most of the region west of the Dnipro River, including Velyka Oleksandrivka and Borozenske. The town of Lyubymivka is contested between Russian and Ukrainian forces.
Compare Russian control of Ukrainian territory at the end of this week on the map above, with that controlled by Russia at the beginning of this week, on the map below.