Russia and its allies from the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) have completed their control of the area corresponding to Ukraine’s Luhansk province, while abandoning Snake Island in the Black Sea.
Russia and its allies have defended most of the frontlines in recent weeks, and mostly captured Sievierodonetsk, the biggest remaining Ukraine-held city in Luhansk.
Pro-government forces led by the Russian Wagner Group have penetrated deep inside the once-rebel-dominated northeast, while the UPC rebel group has rejoined the CPC anti-government coalition.
Russia-led forces have nearly surrounded the last Ukraine-held city in Luhansk after capturing two long-contested towns nearby, and have just about completed their control of Mariupol, but have been pushed back by Ukrainian forces around Kharkiv.
Recent changes to the map of control in Ukraine have been subtle, with Russia continuing its gradual advance, but Ukrainian forces also recapturing some areas.
After expanding their control a bit farther into neighboring Afar state, Tigray rebels have reached an informal truce with the Ethiopian government. Meanwhile, the insurgency in Oromia state continues.
Russia has completed its withdrawal from Ukraine’s north, refocusing on increased control of the east. Russian and Donetsk forces now control most of southern port city Mariupol.
Houthi forces have rolled back their rivals’ recent gains, but still not been able to move on the central city of Marib. Amid this stalemate, a surprise truce and government shake-up may mean a new chance for peace.
Russian forces have largely withdrawn from the area of capital city Kyiv and other parts of Ukraine’s north, and have shifted their focus to consolidating control of the country’s east.
One month into the Russian invasion of Ukraine, forces of the Ukrainian government have managed to recapture some ground from Russia. while Russian troops have made smaller, but still significant, advances along other fronts.