Warfare in southern Ukraine during the Russo-Ukrainian War

military offensive in the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine

Fighting in southern Ukraine during the Russo-Ukrainian War has been going on since 2014. The war between Russia and Ukraine became bigger in February 2022, when Russia invaded Ukraine. Fighting is still going on in southern Ukraine, as of 2023's fourth quarter.

The 2023 Ukrainian counteroffensive started in June.

Battles and taking control of land change

  • Battle of Huliaipole, ongoing (as of 2024's first quarter). Earlier (2022's fourth quarter), more and more Ukrainian soldiers were gathered around Huliaipole; In response, more and more Russian soldiers gathered around Melitopol.[1] During 2023's third quarter, the city (Huliaipole, Zaporizhzhia Oblast) sometimes gets hit by artillery (or canon shots).
  • Dnieper clashes; In 2023, Ukrainian soldiers have (again) been making incursions and taking part in skirmishes on the eastern bank of the Dnieper River.
    • As of May 2023, ISW said that some Ukrainian soldiers (were in control of, or) were staying on the southern part of the island Ostriv Velykyi Potomkin.[2]
    • In May 2023, the ISW said that Ukrainian soldiers had taken control of Toloka Island and the Zburivsksyi Kut bay at the mouth of the river delta. Also, the ISW said that there was significant (fighting or) partisan activity in Hola Prystan and Oleshky against the Russian administrators at those places.[2]
      Dachi (village) touches the bridgehead on the left side of the picture. Antonivka (town in Kherson "municipality") is on the right. In the picture, the river is flowing to the West before it turns to the South.
A map of the Kinburn Peninsula (yellow) and Kinburn Spit (green)

Ended in 2023 change

Ended in 2022 change

Ended in 2014 change

During the Offensive on Mariupol, Russian and Russian-backed separatist troops supporting the Donetsk People's Republic moved towards the city of Mariupol. Fighting started in the outskirts of the city on September 6, 2014.

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  1. "General staff: Russia amassing additional troops near occupied Melitopol". Kyiv Independent. 19 December 2022. Retrieved 20 December 2022.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, May 12, 2023". Institute for the Study of War. Retrieved 13 May 2023.
  3. Hird, Karolina; Bailey, Riley; Philipson, Layne; Barros, George; Kagan, Frederick W. (6 January 2023). "Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, January 6, 2023". understandingwar.org. Institute for the Study of War. Archived from the original on March 22, 2023. Retrieved 11 January 2023. A Russian milblogger claimed that Ukrainian forces are currently conducting reconnaissance activities in the area of the Kinburn Spit.
  4. "LIVE: Day 319 of Russian aggression against Ukraine". tvpworld.com. Telewizja Polska. 8 January 2023. Archived from the original on January 13, 2023. Retrieved 11 January 2023. According to Ukrainian military spokesperson Natalia Humeniuk, the section of the Kinburn peninsula between the Dnipro-Buzka estuary and the Black Sea, is currently "the demarcation line, the front line, where the battles are going on."
  5. "Neither side has full control of Mykolaiv's Kinburn Spit and Kherson's islands – Operational Command South". euromaidanpress.com. Euromaidan Press. 8 January 2023. Retrieved 11 January 2023. neither side fully controls the Kinburn Spit in Mykolaiv Oblast, and the islands next to Kherson in Ukraine's south, according to Nataliia Humeniuk, the spokeswoman of Ukraine's Operational Command South
  6. Drummond, Michael (2023-07-27). "Ukrainian troops reportedly break through Russian defences in Zaporizhzhia". Sky News. Retrieved 2023-07-27.
  7. "Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, April 23, 2023". Institute for the Study of War. Retrieved 25 April 2023.
  8. "Ukraine's Military Advances to East Bank of Dnieper River". Democracy Now!. Retrieved 25 April 2023.
  9. "Russian shelling as Ukraine forces reportedly cross Dnieper River". Al Jazeera. Retrieved 25 April 2023.
  10. "Expectations Rise Of Ukrainian Counteroffensive After Unconfirmed Reports Of Dnieper Crossing". Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Retrieved 25 April 2023.
  11. "Ukrainian troop positions spark counteroffensive speculation". CNBC. Retrieved 25 April 2023.