“The fourteenth day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to the Russian military invasion continues. The enemy significantly reduced the pace of troop advance, but did not refuse to conduct an offensive operation. The Russian occupier is losing manpower and equipment, demoralized personnel, surrender or desertion,” the press service of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine posted on Facebook.
As noted, the enemy continues to focus its efforts on encircling the city of Kyiv, capturing the cities of Sumy, Kharkiv, Mariupol, and Mykolayiv; providing a land corridor between the TOT of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the mainland of the Russian Federation. It does not stop trying to reach the administrative borders of Luhansk and Donetsk regions.
The formation of the enemy's reserves in the points of permanent deployment continues in order to further transfer them to certain areas of Ukraine.
“Due to the fierce resistance of the residents of Kherson, the occupiers are trying to impose an administrative-police regime, for which units of the Russian Guard were deployed in Kherson region that illegally detained more than 400 citizens of Ukraine,” reads the report.
In the Volyn direction, the enemy does not carry out offensive actions, but there is a high probability of sabotage at military facilities and civilian infrastructure in Rivne and Lviv regions by sabotage and reconnaissance groups of the occupiers.
In the Polissya direction, the enemy is acting with the help of separate units of the 29th, 35th, and 36th all-military armies of the Pacific Fleet and the Airborne Forces of the Russian Federation. After an unsuccessful offensive, a significant number of units of the occupiers' strike group suffered casualties and were hastily withdrawn to recovery areas. Combat equipment is usually not evacuated by the enemy.
According to available information, the enemy is regrouping in preparation for another attempt to take Kyiv. After an unsuccessful offensive in the direction of the town of Fastiv, enemy is trying to resume offensive operations in this direction.
In the northern direction, the enemy, with the help of separate units of 2, 41 general armies and 90 tank divisions of the Central Military District, is trying to resume the offensive.
By forces to BTGr the enemy made crossing over the river Trubizh, blocked the highway E95 in the area of settlement Zalissya. The enemy suffered losses on the outskirts of Chernihiv and other areas. In order to restore the fighting capacity of the group, BTGr from 55 separate motorized infantry brigades of 41 all-military armies of the Central Military District from the operational reserve was transferred to the territory of Ukraine.
In the Slobozhansky direction, the enemy forces separate units of the 1st Tank Army (up to 11 BTGr), the 20th All-Military Army (up to 8 BTGr), the 6th All-Military Army (up to 3 BTGr) of the Western Military District, the 14th Army Corps of the Northern Fleet (to 1 BTGr) tries to keep the line from city Severodonetsk to the city of Sumy. The main efforts are focused on trying to surround the city of Kharkiv and reach the barrier on the Dnieper River. Preparations for the attack on Sumy are underway. The enemy is concentrating army aircraft to ensure airborne action.
In the Donetsk direction, the occupiers of the 1st, 2nd Army Corps and separate units of the 150th Motorized Rifle Division of the 8th General Army (up to 7 BTGr) are trying to continue offensive operations in previously selected areas to reach the administrative borders of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
In the Tavriya direction, the enemy, with the help of separate units of the 49th General Army, the 22nd Army Corps, the 20th Motorized Rifle Division of the 8th General Army and the Airborne Troops (up to 17 BTGr) holds the border from Kherson to Rozivka. Attempts to force the Southern Bug River were unsuccessful. Uses Kherson International Airport to base combat aircraft.
In the South-Buh operational area, the Russian occupiers are holding the border from the city of Kherson to Kakhovka. Separate units of the 49th All-Military Army of the Southern Military District were stopped northeast of the city of Mykolayiv along the Ingul River.
As reported, the Russian aggressor lost more than 12,000 personnel from February 24 to March 9.