Operational information on 19.03.2022
The twenty-fourth day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to the full-scale armed aggression of the Russian Federation continues.
The operational situation has not changed significantly. Defenders of Ukraine are holding on to the frontiers of defense, concentrating their main efforts around strategically important cities – Kyiv, Chernihiv, Kharkiv, Mariupol, Mykolayiv, and forcing the enemy to abandon the continuation of the offensive.
Due to the professional and heroic actions of the Defense Forces and strong national resistance, the enemy did not fulfill the tasks set by the kremlin leadership: the encirclement of Kyiv, access to the administrative borders of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, and establishing control over the left bank of Ukraine.
Even hostile intelligence has concluded that it is impossible to establish pro-russian rule in the territories temporarily controlled by the occupiers due to strong Ukrainian opposition.
The enemy continues to launch missile and bomb strikes on military and civilian infrastructure using high-precision weapons, unguided aircraft bombs and high-impact munitions.
Violating international law and human morality norms, the russian invaders are attacking densely populated Ukrainian cities and villages, critical and industrial infrastructure, schools, hospitals, and government agencies.
russian troops continue to suffer heavy losses. In the temporarily occupied Crimea, some marine units have lost up to 90 percent of their personnel, and there are no reserves to recover.
There are attempts to recruit companies to be sent to Ukraine at the expense of those sent from other military units. In these units, more than 20 people wrote reports of refusal to take part in the war against Ukraine, and repressive methods of influence were applied to “deniers”.
In recent days, enemy units in the Mykolayiv direction, manned by mobilization in the temporarily occupied Donetsk region (recall that forced mobilization of the population in the occupied territories is a direct violation of the Rome Statute and the Geneva Conventions), have also suffered significant losses. During the two days of fighting, the irreparable losses of the enemy amounted to more than 200 people, the rest are demoralized and refused to take part in hostilities. The mobilized openly accuse the russian command of using them for “combat reconnaissance” to identify the positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
Refrigerators with a load of “200” arrive at the Luhansk Regional Hospital every day. This is the bodies of a soldiers of the 2nd Army Corps, which has suffered significant losses. Queues of relatives of the dead lined up near the district executive committees on death certificates.
Unsuccessful in open combat, the occupiers continue to terrorize the local population. With the help of propaganda stories, the enemy is trying to form a picture of the loyal attitude of the local population to the occupying power. In the settlements of the Chernihiv region, russian invaders tried to distribute “humanitarian aid”. The locals did not take anything from the enemy, even under pressure. The enemy is trying to carry out similar measures in Kyiv and Kherson regions.
We keep peace and faith in the Armed Forces of Ukraine! Glory to Ukraine!