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.
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.
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.
Russian forces have largely withdrawn from the area of capital city Kyiv and other parts of Ukraine’s north, and have shifted their focus to consolidating control of the country’s east.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.
While Russian and allied rebels have filled many gaps in their control around the country’s edges, they’ve made only small progress towards capturing any more cities in the invasion’s third week.
Russia and allied rebels have seized the small city of Kherson in Ukraine’s south, expanded separatist control to cover most of Luhansk province, and brought the port city of Mariupol under siege.
Russia has launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. As of Day 4, it had captured a significant chunk of the country’s countryside, but so far hadn’t gained control of any major cities.