Russia withdraws forces from north of Kyiv but continuing offense in south — Ukraine ministry

April 2, 2022      

The thirty-eights day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to the russian military invasion continues.

russian invaders continue to conduct full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine. According to available information, a russian enemy intends to encircle the Joint Forces and reach the administrative borders of Luhansk and Donetsk regions.

russian enemy will continue to maintain certain borders in the temporarily occupied territories of Kyiv and Chernihiv oblasts in order to restrain the actions of Ukrainian troops , probably in areas near the state border of Ukraine (with the republic of belarus and the russian federation, respectively).

In the Volyn direction, there are no signs of the formation of offensive groups by the russian enemy. Intensified operational and combat training measures are being carried out in the units of the Armed Forces of the republic of belarus. The enemy is building up the air defence system in the border areas with our state.

In the Polissya direction, the russian enemy continues to move some units to the territory of the republic of belarus. In order to slow down the advance of our units, the russian occupiers are mining abandoned positions, deployment routes, elements of transport infrastructure and equipment that cannot be evacuated.

In the Siversky direction, a russian enemy continues to hold separate units of the 41st All-Army to blockade the city of Chernihiv. According to available information, the main part of a russian occupiers' group is already concentrated on leaving for the territory of the russian federation.

A part of the units of the 2nd All-Military Army was withdrawn from the Brovary direction to the territory of the Kursk region of the russian federation. Other units are ready to move towards the russian border.

In the Slobozhansky direction, a russian enemy continues to blockade the city of Kharkiv. It is trying to continue the offensive in the Izium direction.

In the Donetsk direction, the russian enemy is concentrating its main efforts on taking control of the settlements of Rubizhne, Siverodonetsk, Popasna, Troitske, Avdiivka, Marinka, and Krasnohorivka. A russian enemy is trying to establish full control over the city of Mariupol.

In the South Bug direction, the enemy is carrying out assault operations in order to reach the administrative borders of the Kherson region.

As part of the russian occupying forces, up to 75 BTGs were involved in combat missions on the territory of Ukraine, up to 34 BTGs are on recovery, and 16 BTGs are completely destroyed (information to be specified).

Together to victory! We believe in the Armed Forces of Ukraine! Keep calm!

Glory to Ukraine!