Ukraine, Armed Conflict / War, Level 5: Military invasion by the Russian army – Ukraine [Update 246]

Update 2022-03-31 (3): According to media reports, Russian forces attacked an evacuation convoy outside Chernihiv. At least one person died. According to further reports, Russian troops blew up the dam of the water reservoir in Oskil. Meanwhile, the localities of Maryanivka and Kolonschina (Kiev) were reportedly retaken by the Ukrainian army.

Update 2022-03-31 (2): Air strikes were reportedly carried out in various parts of the country on Thursday (31 March). Explosions were heard in Kiev and Kharkiv. The Ukrainian army reported the recapture of the localities of Sloboda and Lukashivka (Chernihiv) and the localities of Zavorychi and Mokrets (Kiev). Meanwhile, the Ukrainian nuclear agency reported that Russian troops had begun withdrawing from Chernobyl. However, a small number of forces remain on the territory of the power plant so far.

Update 2022-03-31 (1): According to British reports, significant missile attacks are still being carried out on Chernihiv. Despite the withdrawal of a limited number of Russian units, the Russian army continues to hold positions east and west of Kyiv. According to local authorities, 50 % of the recaptured town of Irpin has been destroyed. In addition, the Ukrainian army is reported to have recaptured the localities of Orlowe, Zahradivka and Koschubeyivka in south-eastern Ukraine. Russian attacks, on the other hand, were repelled in the areas of Popasna, Rubizhne, Novobahmutivka, Marinka and Zolota Niva. An oil depot was destroyed in a Russian attack on the city of Dnipro. In Novomoskovsk, a rocket hit a factory.