• Українською
  • Operational information on the russian invasion as of 12:00 on March 20
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 20 March 2022 12:56

    The twenty-fifth day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to the russian military invasion continues.

    The state, position and nature of the actions of the defence forces have not changed significantly in the last 24 hours. Defenders of Ukraine securely hold the occupied areas and borders.

    Due to heroic national resistance, russia did not achieve its aggressive goals in Ukraine.

    At the same time, there is a threat of long-range high-precision missile strikes by the enemy, including the "Kinzhal" hypersonic missile system.

    The next significant losses among the top management and command staff of units and military units of the russian federation were confirmed. During the fighting, the commander of the 346th separate special brigade from Prokhladny was wounded, the commanders of the 331st parachute landing Kostroma assault regiment were killed, "Forges of Commanders" - 247th Airborne Assault Caucasian Cossack Regiment from Stavropol; 6th Guards Tank Red Banner Regiment from Chebarkul.

    Signs of preparation of the Armed Forces of the republic of belarus for direct invasion of the territory of Ukraine have been recorded. The defence forces of our state are ready to fight back. The direct involvement of Belarusian troops in russia's armed aggression against Ukraine, against the will of ordinary soldiers and the vast majority of the belarusian people, will be a fatal mistake of Alexander Lukashenko.

    In the Polissya direction, the enemy is trying to gain a foothold on the occupied frontiers, expects the group to strengthen due to the arrival of reserves, and is preparing to attack the capital of Ukraine, the city of Kyiv.

    The invaders resumed air reconnaissance and shelling of the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with the use of army aircraft and artillery.

    There were no active offensive operations in the Siversky direction. The enemy continues to regroup and concentrate forces and means to resume offensive operations. According to the positions of the occupiers, our defenders inflicted a fire defeat. Having suffered numerous losses, the enemy is forced to move to the defence, resorting to mining.

    The occupiers did not carry out active offensive operations in the Slobozhansky direction. On the territory of the Belhorod region, near the State border of Ukraine, positions of high-power artillery were found. The enemy did not abandon its intentions to establish control over the city of Izyum, but lost the combat capability of its units and was stopped.

    In the Donetsk direction, the enemy's main efforts are focused on storming the settlements of Rubizhne, Severodonetsk, and Popasna. He tried to break through the defenses of our troops in the area of the settlement of Verkhnotoretske, suffered losses and was unsuccessful.

    The blockade and shelling of the hero city of Mariupol continues.

    There were no active offensives in the South Buh direction, the enemy moved to the defence in some areas.

    Let's keep the system! Let's win together!

    Glory to Ukraine!