Operational information at 24.00 on 21.03.2022 of the russian invasion

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: The twenty-sixth day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to the russian military invasion is coming to an end.

During the fighting, the enemy temporarily holds the land corridor with the occupied Crimea and blocks access to the Sea of ​​Azov.

Having lost its offensive potential, the russian occupation forces continue to form and move reserves from the depths of the russian federation to the borders of Ukraine.

Due to the large irreversible and sanitary losses of personnel (including command) in the armed forces of the russian federation, the planned discharge of officers, ensigns and sergeants from military service has been suspended.

The military-political leadership of the russian federation is carrying out aggressive propaganda activities aimed at servicemen of the Armed Forces of the republic of belarus regarding the need for military invasion of the territory of Ukraine.

In Polissya, during the day, the enemy tried to intensify offensive operations in several areas, suffered losses, but did not succeed. Continues to conduct air reconnaissance in order to find optimal ways to improve its position.

In the Northern direction, the enemy is not conducting active offensive operations, continues to restore offensive capabilities by introducing additional units on the territory of Ukraine, including a battalion tactical group from the 90th Tank Division.

Units of the invader continue to shell Chernihiv and other settlements, do not abandon attempts to attack in the direction of Brovary, but due to losses, have no success in advancing. They are trying to replenish stocks and conduct reconnaissance.

In the Slobozhansky direction the enemy does not carry out active offensive actions, continues to partially block the city of Sumy, carries out artillery shelling of the city of Kharkiv. Occupation forces are trying to rebuild the railway section from Valuyki to Kupyansk in order to improve the logistics of the group.

In the Donetsk and Luhansk directions, the enemy continues to try to advance and gain a foothold, but was unsuccessful.

Ukrainian defenders repulsed 13 enemy attacks and destroyed 14 tanks, 8 infantry fighting vehicles, 2 multi-purpose towing vehicle light armored, 3 artillery systems and 4 vehicles. Air defense units hit 2 enemy air targets. The losses of enemy personnel amounted to about 300 people (losses are being clarified).

Defenders of Mariupol destroyed the patrol boat “Raptor” and the electronic warfare complex “Leer-3”.

In the South Buh direction, the occupiers have taken defensive action, are taking measures to restore combat capability, trying to restore damaged armored vehicles.

In the Mykolayiv direction, owing to counterattack of divisions of Armed Forces of Ukraine, the enemy is compelled to retreat to unfavorable borders.

So, during the day, thanks to the heroic actions of our defenders, the state flag of Ukraine was raised over the city of Makarov, the enemy was rejected.

Enemy aircraft continue to destroy missile and bombings of infrastructure in Ukraine in Kyiv, Chernihiv, Kharkiv and Donetsk oblasts. At the same time, the occupiers continue to actively use the airfield network of the republic of belarus.

It is expected that the enemy will continue to launch insidious missile and bomb strikes and carry out artillery shelling of critical infrastructure of Ukraine using jet artillery, aircraft, high-precision weapons and indiscriminate munitions.